Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tigran Nalbandian.
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)
Tigran Nalbandian vs Johan Eriksson, Hallsberg, 1993
1r3k2/p2rbpp1/3np1p1/4B3/NP6/P5P1/5P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc6 ]

b)
Tigran Nalbandian vs Cyril Marcelin, Paris, 1994
2r2k2/pp1r1qpQ/2n1pb2/3p4/n2P1PBB/4P3/PP6/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qh8+ if Qg8 Qxg8+ Kxg8 Bxe6+ ]

c)
Tigran Nalbandian vs Ernesto Ma, Yerevan, 1996
r1bq2k1/pp3ppp/2pb4/3n3r/8/5NP1/PPQ1PPBP/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ e4 if Nb6 Bf4 or if Nb4 Qd2 ]

d)
Tigran Nalbandian vs Vladimir Kosyrev, Moscow, 1998
6rk/5Rrp/2p2Q2/pp1q3P/4p1P1/PP6/5PBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Rxg7 h6 ]

e)
Tigran Nalbandian vs Elina Danielian, Alushta, 2003
5r1k/1bqn1Qpp/p1n5/1pp3bP/2Pp4/1P1P2P1/P4PB1/R3RNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8 if Qd6 Qxd7 ]



Tigran Nalbandian Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Stephan Berndt vs Tigran Nalbandian, Sas Van Gent, 1992
2r4R/5kP1/p3pP2/1p6/2q4P/1bP5/1P6/1KQ5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ Ka1 Qa4+ ]

b)
Eric Goulenok vs Tigran Nalbandian, Paris, 1994
4r1k1/1p3bb1/p1n3pp/P4p2/Q4P2/B1P1qN2/1P4BP/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ Qxe1+ ]

c)
Richard Kaiser vs Tigran Nalbandian, Dortmund, 2009
8/pp3pk1/5n2/2Pn2p1/3P2q1/P3r3/BP1Q4/1K1R2N1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 Qc2 Ndc3+ bxc3 Nxc3+ Ka1 Nxd1+ ]


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