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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Smbat Lputian.
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)
Black mates in 3.
Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Smbat Lputian, URS, 1980
1r5k/p4Q2/2q4p/5P2/2p1R3/2P3P1/r6P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Vladimir Bagirov vs Smbat Lputian, Telavi, 1982
3Q1R2/pkp5/1pbp4/1P6/K1P3p1/P3q3/8/7r b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb5+ cxb5 Qe4+ Kb3 Qd3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Valery Chekhov vs Smbat Lputian, Telavi, 1982
3R3R/pr2k3/4b3/8/1bpP2r1/4P3/1P3P2/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ Kc2 Bf5+ ]

d)
Smbat Lputian vs Alexey Vyzmanavin, Tashkent, 1984
3qrnk1/1br1bpp1/p1p4p/1p1pNB1n/3P1P2/1Q2P1B1/PP2N1PP/2R2RK1 w - -1 0
[ Be1 if Qa8 Ba5 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Julian Hodgson vs Smbat Lputian, Moscow, 1987
1k6/ppr2r1p/2qbp1p1/1bP3Q1/6P1/P3P3/1B1P1P1P/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2+ Kxh2 Rxf2+ Kg3 Qg2+ ]

Smbat Lputian puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Smbat Lputian vs Ralf Lau, Dortmund, 1988
6k1/pb2pp1p/1p4pb/3P4/q1rNP3/3QB3/P4PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 Rxd4 Qg3 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
C Hansen vs Smbat Lputian, Uzhgorod, 1988
5r2/6k1/5R1N/3p2K1/Q2P2P1/4P3/Pr5q/R4Bn1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

c)
Petar Velikov vs Smbat Lputian, Saint John, 1988
r2qr1k1/pp3ppp/8/2P5/3p2b1/1PnQBBP1/4PP1P/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 exf3 dxe3 Qxc3 e2 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Smbat Lputian vs Leonid Yudasin, Podolsk, 1990
1r3nk1/1p3Nb1/p1p3pp/P7/1P2P1K1/1Q4P1/1B3q1P/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Kh7 Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Smbat Lputian vs Efim Geller, New York, 1990
1k1rr3/6Q1/1p3p2/p2pNP2/6P1/P6P/5q2/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ if Kc8 Nxa5+ ]

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Smbat Lputian puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nikolaus Stanec vs Smbat Lputian, France, 1994
r3q1k1/pp3ppp/3b4/3p1Q2/2pP4/2P1B2P/PP1NnPP1/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Milan Drasko vs Smbat Lputian, Ubeda, 1996
1Q2R3/2r2p1k/p2N2p1/q6r/6n1/4P1P1/5PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

c)
Stephen Boyd vs Smbat Lputian, Cannes, 1996
r2q1r1k/pb2b1pp/5p2/8/1npN4/6P1/PP3PBP/R1BQR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 Kxg2 Nd3 if Ne6 Nxe1+ Qxe1 Qd5+ ]

d)
Vasik Rajlich vs Smbat Lputian, New York, 1998
2r3k1/ppqb2bp/4pr1p/3p4/PP1P1n2/R2NN3/4BPPP/2RQ2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Smbat Lputian vs Kevin Spraggett, Bled, 2002
5r1k/1R4b1/p3R2p/2Q3p1/6B1/3q2PP/1P3PK1/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Bxh6 Qe5+ Kg8 Qe6+ ]

f)
Smbat Lputian vs Tatjana Vasilevich, Internet, 2004
2br1rk1/1p3pp1/2pb1n1p/q1NnN3/3P4/P2B1QB1/5PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4 Qc7 Nxd6 ]

g)
Smbat Lputian vs Robert Fontaine, Calvia, 2004
3r2k1/pp2r1p1/1bp1bnBp/8/2P2B2/3N3P/P4PP1/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ c5 Ba5 Bd6 ]


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