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

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


a)
Nino Khurtsidze vs Xue Zhao, Batumi, 6/2/2012
r6k/5R1p/np6/p3q3/8/8/Q4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb1 ]

b)
Nino Khurtsidze vs Maka Purtseladze, Batumi, 6/5/2012
rr4k1/4b1p1/4pn1p/pq1p4/3P4/1Q2BN2/1P3PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ if Kh7 Qxb5 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Andreu Sos vs Nino Khurtsidze, Caleta, 1/28/2012
5rk1/pr2bpp1/2p5/2Pp4/3Pp1Pp/RPN1PqP1/Q4P1K/R3B3 b - - 0 1
[ ...h3 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Nino Khurtsidze vs Sopiko Guramishvili, Tbilisi, 5/27/2013
2nR1b2/2q3kp/1p2prp1/1P2p1Q1/2B1P3/4BP1P/6P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Kg8 Bxe6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Zoja Schleining vs Nino Khurtsidze, Belgrade, 7/26/2013
6k1/pp1n2p1/2b5/5q2/2pPp2Q/P1Pr4/2K1RB2/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4+ Kb1 Qb5+ Rb2 Rd1+ ]




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