Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Kateryna Lagno.
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)
Lagno vs Vera Nebolsina, Oropesa, 1999
r2r2k1/1p2qp1p/2pb2pP/p3p3/n3P3/P3BQ2/BPP2PP1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]

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

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

d)
Lagno 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 Lagno, Antalya, 2002
1nr3k1/p1r1q2p/1ppb2p1/3p1p2/Q2P4/1P2PNP1/PBR2PP1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 Qa5 Bb4 ]



Lagno Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 6. Tatiana Grabuzova vs Lagno, 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. Lagno 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. Lagno vs Maarten Etmans, Wijk aan Zee, 2004
3R4/1p6/p1b1Q2p/6pk/1P6/P6P/1q4PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ Kh4 Rd4+ ]

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

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