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

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


a)
Lahno vs Vera Nebolsina, Oropesa, 1999
r2r2k1/1p2qp1p/2pb2pP/p3p3/n3P3/P3BQ2/BPP2PP1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Lahno vs Mariya Romanova, Kramatorsk, 2001
r5k1/4rppp/pn6/1p3N2/1q6/1P3Q2/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Lahno vs Sofia Shepeleva, Kramatorsk, 2001
4r3/5p1k/2p1nBpp/q2p4/P1bP4/2P1R2Q/2B2PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ ]

d)
Lahno vs Iosefina Paulet, Oropesa, 2001
2r4r/2k2p2/1q2pN2/p2pn3/1p6/5R2/PPPQ2PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 if Qd6 Ne4 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Lela Javakhishvili vs Lahno, Antalya, 2002
1nr3k1/p1r1q2p/1ppb2p1/3p1p2/Q2P4/1P2PNP1/PBR2PP1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 Qa5 Bb4 ]



Lahno Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 6. Tatiana Grabuzova vs Lahno, Varna, 2002
8/1p3pkp/pQp1b1p1/2P1pP2/4P3/1P4P1/Pq1r2BP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2 f6+ Kh6 Rxg2 Qb1+ Rg1 Qxe4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Lahno vs Berfu Dincok, Antalya, 2002
r2qr3/pbpnb1kp/1p2Q1p1/3p4/3P4/2P3NP/PPBB2P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ Kh8 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qxg6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Lahno vs Maarten Etmans, Wijk aan Zee, 2004
3R4/1p6/p1b1Q2p/6pk/1P6/P6P/1q4PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ Kh4 Rd4+ ]

d)
Lahno vs Ekaterina Plovnikova, Elista, 2004
r3r2k/p1p4p/1p2n1pQ/3p1q2/3P2N1/2P1Rp1P/PP4P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf3 w/Rxe6 ]

Kateryna Lahno Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Anastasiya Rakhmangulova vs Kateryna Lahno, Kharkov, 2012
8/6R1/1b4p1/p2B1p2/P7/5P1P/5k1K/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3 ]

b)
Elizaveta Bronnikova vs Kateryna Lahno, Eilat, 2012
3r2k1/1b3p1p/1N2p3/6p1/R2P1n2/8/7P/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kf2 Nc3 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Kateryna Lahno vs Lilit Mkrtchian, Reykjavik, 2015
4k3/1n3p2/4r1p1/2pN3p/1b2P3/3B1qPP/1Q3P2/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ w/Qh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Kateryna Lahno vs Qian Huang, Huai'an, 2016
7r/3R2p1/2p1p1qp/8/1kP5/1P2Q1B1/r4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Kateryna Lahno vs Lela Javakhishvili, Khanty Mansyisk, 2017
r2qk3/5p1p/p3p3/1pQ4N/1P6/P4N1P/5PP1/2b3K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ng7+ ]

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