Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Baadur Jobava. White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
White Mates in 4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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#
]

f)
White Mates in 7. 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# ]



Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Baadur Jobava vs Martin Neubauer, Rijeka, 2010
7r/p5k1/1p1Pp1p1/n1p3Q1/P1P4q/2P5/5RPP/2B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Namig Guliyev, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/29/2011
5r1k/1bqn1R1p/p2pp3/1pp1b1BN/3nP1QP/2NP4/PPP3B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ if Bxf6 Nxf6 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Marcin Dziuba, Warsaw, 12/18/2011
2r1b3/5p1k/pq2pP1p/1p1pP1pQ/1B1Pn3/8/PP4PP/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4+ dxe4 Bf8 ]

d)
S Nitin vs Baadur Jobava, Dubai, 4/16/2012
6rk/p2p3p/1p2pP2/1P6/2Pn4/5p1R/P6P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...f2 if Rf1 Ne2 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Baadur Jobava, Dubai, 4/23/2012
8/1p3k2/2p1n3/P1b1PK2/1r6/8/4N1B1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng7+ Kg5 Be7+ ]

Baadur Jobava Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Baadur Jobava vs Zilun Lan, Tianjin, 5/3/2013
r4r1k/p1B1Nppp/qn6/2p2QP1/3b4/1B5P/PP3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4 cxd4 Be5 if Nd7 Bc2 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Merijn Van Delft, Wijk aan Zee, 1/14/2014
3R4/1pr2p1k/pn3P2/7p/7q/1P2Q1p1/P5P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kg6 Rg8+ or if Kxh8 Qh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Baadur Jobava vs Sundar Shyam, Dubai, 6/20/2014
r1n1R3/5p1k/6pp/2P5/3N1qP1/1PQ4P/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Nf5+ ]

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

e)
White mates in 3.
Baadur Jobava vs Jan Timman, Hoogeveen, 2014
6k1/3r1p2/p6p/1b1q1N2/1P3Q2/P5PP/5R1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ ]

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