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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Aleksandar Kovacevic.
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)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Georgi Tringov, Arandjelovac, 1993
kr6/q5p1/4pb2/2N5/bQP5/4K3/rP2N3/R5R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Miroslav Tosic, Kladovo, 1994
5r1k/7p/8/4NP2/8/3p2R1/2r3PP/2n1RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ ]

c)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Boban Nikolic, Tivat, 1995
5rk1/ppr1pp1p/3p2p1/3PbP1n/1q1nP2Q/2NRB3/PP4PP/1R3B1K w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Nxf5 Qxh5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Evgeni Bebchuk, Tivat, 1995
1r3rk1/1pR2p2/p2Q3p/1b1P1ppB/1P6/q6P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

e)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Radovan Brajovic, Niska Banja, 1996
2qr1b2/1p3pk1/p1n1rNp1/5b1p/7Q/4BBP1/PP3P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8 Qxd8 Rxc6 w/Nxh5+ ]

Aleksandar Kovacevic Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Miroslav Markovic, Belgrade, 1999
3Q4/2N2pk1/1pbR1pp1/p1r4p/P3Pq2/1P3P2/1KP3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7 if Kh6 Na6 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Goran Todorovic, Herceg Novi, 2001
4rbk1/6pp/4P1q1/4P3/1p6/1P2BQ2/6PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ ]

c)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs D Kassinopoullos, Leon, 2001
r4r2/pbp2pbk/1p2p1pp/4N1q1/2BP1n1n/2P2P1P/PP1N1QPB/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf4 if Qxf4 g3 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Bui Vinh, Bled, 2002
3r1rk1/1q2b1n1/p1b1pRpQ/1p2P3/3BN3/P1PB4/1P4PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

e)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Bojan Vuckovic, Budva, 2003
6k1/2b2pp1/3p3p/pPq1p3/2p1P3/N1P2PP1/1P4KP/3Q4 w - - 0 1
[ Qg1 ]

Aleksandar Kovacevic Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Sebastian Plischki, Internet, 2003
4b1r1/5kp1/3Qp2p/3pPp1N/2pP3P/2P5/4B1q1/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 Qg1+ Kd2 Qa1 Qc7+ mates ]

b)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Mladen Kelecevic, Banja-Luka, 2004
1rbqrb1k/1p3pp1/2pp1N1p/p1n2P2/Pn2P1PQ/1PB4P/2P3B1/1N1RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 Be7 Nxe8 if Qxe8 Qxh6+ or if Bxg5 Qg3 Qxe8 h4 ]

c)
White mates in 5. Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Vanja Cengija, Novi Sad, 2006
r1b5/1p2rppk/pBnR3p/P3pP1B/4P3/2P5/6PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ ]

d)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Zoran Runic, Croatia, 2007
4k2r/1p3pp1/2b4p/1pbqp3/8/3B1P2/rPP3PP/R1BQ1R1K w k - 0 1
[ c4 ]

e)
White mates in 3. Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Anto Rmus, Herceg Novi, 2007
1r4k1/1r2ppb1/4bPp1/3pP3/2qB2P1/p7/1PP4Q/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ ]

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Aleksandar Kovacevic Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Elvis Klasan, Rijeka, 2007
rnb1k1nr/pp2pp1p/3p2p1/8/4P3/q1P1B3/P2N1PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bd4 if Nf6 Bb5+ Bd7 Nc4 ]

b)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Goran Dizdar, Murska Sobota, 2007
1r5r/2q1nkpp/pN1Rp3/3pP1p1/Q7/P7/1P3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4 ]

c)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Marko Krivokapic, Novi Sad, 2009
r1bqkb1r/3npppp/p2p1n2/3N4/Pp1NP3/7P/1PP2PP1/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

d)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Sinisa Saric, Novi Sad, 2009
1k6/1p2rppp/p1p2n2/4b3/PP4B1/2P1B2P/2K2PP1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kc7 Rc8+ Kd6 Bc5+ ]

e)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Ljilja Drljevic, Rijeka, 2009
4rqk1/2n3bp/pp4p1/2ppP1Q1/7B/2N4P/PPP3P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

Aleksandar Kovacevic Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Normunds Miezis, Nova Gorica, 2010
5k2/1R5p/5P2/1Bp2K2/7P/P1r5/b7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Kf7 Be8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Samo Kralj, Nova Gorica, 2011
3k4/2p1q1p1/8/1QPPp2p/4Pp2/7P/6P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Kd7 c6+ ]

c)
Aleksandar Kovacevic vs Radu-Cristian Toma, Arad, 2017
1rbr2k1/1q3ppp/pp2p3/4Q3/1P2P3/4B3/P3BPPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rc7 Qa8 2.Bd4 if 2...Rxd4 3.Qxd4 Bb7 4.Qd7 or if 2...f6 3.Rxg7+ ]

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