Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Salome Melia.
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)
Black Mates in 3. Nelly Aginian vs Melia, Batumi, 2000
8/5kB1/3p4/1p3q1p/7P/KPPn2Q1/P7/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Melia vs Maria Fominykh, Oropesa, 2001
1r3rk1/5pb1/p1pp2p1/q2n4/3p3R/1BP2PN1/PP1Q1P2/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
Melia vs Bela Khotenashvili, Tbilisi, 2002
1n1n4/2p1q1k1/p5pp/1pN1p3/1P2Pp2/N1P4P/P2Q1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd8 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Ana Butskhrikidze vs Melia, Tbilisi, 2002
r6k/2p4p/2P1Rqp1/3B4/2P5/5p2/6bP/4Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ if Qe3 Ra1+ mates ]

e)
Salome Melia vs Guerror Carlos Vinas, Caleta, 2012
2r4k/5p2/3p1Np1/p3n3/1pr1P2q/4Q2P/PP3RP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ g3 ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Salome Melia vs Gulnar Mammadova, Batumi, 2012
4R3/kp5q/p2N4/2Pp3p/1P5P/8/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nc8+ ]

g)
Black mates in 6.
Antoaneta Stefanova vs Salome Melia, Belgrade, 2013
3Rr1k1/pB3ppp/4q3/Q5B1/6b1/2P3P1/P4P1P/4n1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Bxf3 Qe1+ Kg2 Bxf3+ Kh3 Qe6+ ]



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