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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Baadur Jobava.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Dennis De Vreugt, Yerevan, 2000
qr3b1r/Q5pp/3p4/1kp5/2Nn1B2/Pp6/1P3PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ a4+ w/Na5+ & Qf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Baadur Jobava vs Petr Herejk, Schwabisch Gmund, 2001
6k1/1R3p2/4b2P/4KpP1/4p3/4P3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ g6 fxg6 Kxe6 Kh8 Kf6 Kg8 Kxg6 Kf8 h7 Ke8 h8/Q# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Zviad Izoria, Tbilisi, 2001
2q4k/5pNP/p2p1BpP/4p3/1p2b3/1P6/P1r2R2/1K4Q1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ w/Ng5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Ara Minasian, Batumi, 2002
8/pR3Nk1/2p3p1/7r/4N2p/4K3/P7/2n5 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5+ Kf8 Rf7+ Ke8 Nd6+ Kd8 Nxc6# ]

e)
White mates in 7.
Baadur Jobava vs Ana Matnadze, Tbilisi, 2002
1r1br1k1/3q1pPp/3p4/2n3P1/p1BQ3R/8/PPP4P/1KB1R3 w - - 0 1
[ g6 Bf6 (if Bxh4 gxh7+) gxh7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ Kf8
h8/Q+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ Ke7 Bg5+ f6 Bxf6#
]

Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 7.
Baadur Jobava vs David Arutinian, Batumi, 2003
3kb1Rr/5p2/3P4/2N1p3/1pB2n2/1P6/1K5p/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ d7 Nd3+ Bxd3 Rxg8 Rxg8 h1/Q Rxe8+ Kc7 Rc8+ Kb6 d8/Q+ Ka7 Qa5# ]

b)
Baadur Jobava vs Zoltan Almasi, Wijk aan Zee, 2006
4rkn1/5p1p/1p2q1pN/p2p4/3BnQPP/P3P3/1P3P2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc6 if Qd7 Rc7 ]

c)
Yuri Yakovich vs Baadur Jobava, Sochi, 2007
3r2k1/4bpp1/p1q2nnp/3rNQ2/8/1P1p3P/PN1R1PPB/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 if Bxe5 Nh4 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Baadur Jobava vs Zoltan Almasi, Novi Sad, 2009
2RQ4/p3r1pk/1p1b3p/3q4/7P/P4pP1/1P3P2/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ h5 ]

e)
Baadur Jobava vs Mikhail Kobalia, Budva, 2009
6k1/q1r2p2/P3b1pp/1p6/3Q4/2P3P1/6BP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ Kg7 Qxc7 ]

Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Michal Krasenkow vs Baadur Jobava, Rijeka, 2010
q5k1/3R3p/p5p1/1p1n1p2/3R1P2/1P2r3/P5QP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ if Kf2 Re2+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Baadur Jobava vs Martin Neubauer, Rijeka, 2010
7r/p5k1/1p1Pp1p1/n1p3Q1/P1P4q/2P5/5RPP/2B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Namig Guliyev, Khanty Mansyisk, 2011
5r1k/1bqn1R1p/p2pp3/1pp1b1BN/3nP1QP/2NP4/PPP3B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ if Bxf6 Nxf6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Marcin Dziuba, Warsaw, 2011
2r1b3/5p1k/pq2pP1p/1p1pP1pQ/1B1Pn3/8/PP4PP/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4+ dxe4 Bf8 ]

e)
S Nitin vs Baadur Jobava, Dubai, 2012
6rk/p2p3p/1p2pP2/1P6/2Pn4/5p1R/P6P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...f2 if Rf1 Ne2 ]

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Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Baadur Jobava, Dubai, 2012
8/1p3k2/2p1n3/P1b1PK2/1r6/8/4N1B1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng7+ Kg5 Be7+ ]

b)
Baadur Jobava vs Zilun Lan, Tianjin, 2013
r4r1k/p1B1Nppp/qn6/2p2QP1/3b4/1B5P/PP3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4 cxd4 Be5 if Nd7 Bc2 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Merijn Van Delft, Wijk aan Zee, 2014
3R4/1pr2p1k/pn3P2/7p/7q/1P2Q1p1/P5P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kg6 Rg8+ or if Kxh8 Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Baadur Jobava vs Sundar Shyam, Dubai, 2014
r1n1R3/5p1k/6pp/2P5/3N1qP1/1PQ4P/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Nf5+ ]

e)
Baadur Jobava vs Jan Timman, Hoogeveen, 2014
2r1nk2/p1q2Npp/2P1Qb2/r7/8/P5PP/5PK1/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Nd8 Rxd8 Rd7 ]

Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Baadur Jobava vs Jan Timman, Hoogeveen, 2014
6k1/3r1p2/p6p/1b1q1N2/1P3Q2/P5PP/5R1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ ]

b)
Baadur Jobava vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Tbilisi, 2015
3R4/pp3kr1/2b1p1p1/1q5p/3Q4/1P3P2/P1P3PP/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qf4+ if Qf5 Qc7+ ]

c)
Bogdan Belyakov vs Baadur Jobava, Sochi, 2015
3r2k1/pppr2bp/6p1/1P6/2P2p2/4qP1P/P1Q2NP1/2RR1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Baadur Jobava vs Aleksey Goganov, Sochi, 2015
2r3k1/p5b1/5Pp1/3p1b2/qp1B4/5P2/P1P4Q/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ ]

e)
Baadur Jobava vs Revanth Krishna, Dubai, 2016
1r6/p4pk1/p1p2q2/2PpR1pP/3Qb3/PP3p2/2PKN3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5+ Bg6 h6+ ]

Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Baadur Jobava vs Constantin Lupulescu, Baku, 2016
4rk2/pp3pR1/6n1/3N4/1Prpq3/P5P1/2PQ4/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 Nf6+ Kg7 Nxe4 if Rxe4 Qd3 ]

b)
Baadur Jobava vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Tbilisi, 2015
3R4/pp3kr1/2b1p1p1/1q5p/3Q4/1P3P2/P1P3PP/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qf4+ if Qf5 Qc7+ ]

c)
Weiming Goh vs Baadur Jobava, Helsingor, 2017
4kr2/1p3pQ1/p1q1p2p/3n4/3N2P1/bP5P/Pr1B1P2/K2R3R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qc3 if 2.Bxc3 Nxc3 mates or if 2.Nxe6 Qc2 ]

d)
Aleksey Goganov vs Baadur Jobava, Sweden, 2017
5r2/pp4k1/2b1p3/2P1N1pp/2PR1nPP/5PK1/r7/1R3B2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ng6 ]

e)
Baadur Jobava vs P Harikrishna, Riyadh, 2017
8/4kp2/p1bq2p1/Np1pn2p/1P6/P1Q1P2P/3PB1P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxe5+ if 1...Qxe5 2.Nxc6+ ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Baadur Jobava vs Marco Gallana, Spilimbergo, 2018
r1bq1rk1/5pn1/p4p1Q/1pp1pR2/P2pP1P1/1P1P2NP/2P3B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5 if Nxh5 Nxh5 ]

g)
Baadur Jobava vs Davit Magalashvili, Tbilisi, 2019
r2bq1k1/pp4p1/8/3NnR2/2P3Q1/P3P3/1P4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe4 if 1...Bf6 2.Rxf6 ]

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