Here are some chess puzzles from the games of David Navara.
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)
White Mates in 5. Navara vs Jakub Lahner, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1994
1rb2rk1/pppp1pp1/7p/3QP3/2B2P2/7R/P1P5/q1BK3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6 if gxh6 Qg2+ Kh7 Bd3+ ]

b)
Navara vs Nikolai Danilov, Szeged, 1994
r3r1k1/pbp2p2/6pp/2p1q3/6QB/3Bn1R1/P1P3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe3 Qxe3 Bxg6 Bf3 Bxf7+ w/Rxf3 ]

c)
Navara vs Tomi Nyback, Cannes, 1997
r1b1k2r/pp1nppbp/2np2p1/qB1N4/3NP3/4BP2/PPP3PP/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ b4 Nxb4 (if Qd8 Bxc6) Bd2 Qd8 Bxb4 ]

d)
Navara vs Miroslav Muron, Czech Republic, 1997
r2q2k1/2p1n2p/p2pb1p1/1p6/3QPr2/2N5/PPP1B1P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7 Kxh7 Rh1+ if Kg8 Qh8+ mates ]

e)
Navara vs Zdenek Ruzicka, Czech Republic, 1998
2rqr1k1/2p2p1p/1p1pnbp1/p2N4/Q3P3/1P2BP2/P1P3PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe8+ ]



Navara Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Navara vs Jan Smeets, Marina d'Or, 1998
r4r2/pp1R4/6R1/2kbp3/B1p4p/2P1K3/PP5P/8 w - - 0 1
[ b4+ cxb3 Rc7+ Bc6 Rcxc6+ bxc6 Rxc6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Navara vs Jan Helbich Jr, Olomouc, 1998
r3Rnkr/1b5p/p3NpB1/3p4/1p6/8/PPP3P1/2K2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 ]

c)
Navara vs Henrikas Asauskas, Oropesa, 2000
rr4k1/4ppbp/8/2Q2p2/pq6/4BP2/P1P3PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Navara vs Manfred Keller, Passau, 2000
5rk1/3p1p1p/p4Qq1/1p1P2R1/7N/n6P/2r3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

e)
White Mates in 9. Navara vs Jean Netzer, Balatonlelle, 2001
1r6/qp2k1p1/2rp1p1p/pR6/4PR2/1Q2n1PB/PPP4P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ Kf8 Rxf6+ ]

Navara Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Navara vs Hans-Juergen Doeres, Germany, 2001
r2r2k1/1p3ppp/p1n5/8/1P6/P1Nq3P/6P1/2RQR2K w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

b)
Navara vs Manuel Feige, Germany, 2002
3r2k1/4R3/5Qp1/1p6/2bq3P/6P1/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Kh7 Qe7+ Kh6 Qf8+ ]

c)
Navara vs Alexandar Panchenko, Pardubice, 2002
2r1r1k1/1b1nqp2/p2b2p1/2p5/2BP3N/1Pn3N1/P2R1PPP/1Q1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6+ w/Qh6+ & Ng6+ ]

d)
Navara vs Jonathan Tisdall, Rethymnon, 2003
6k1/1pq1rpPp/r3bR2/4p1QB/1p2P3/8/1PP4P/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 w/Bg6 ]

e)
David Navara vs Wouter Spoelman, Wijk aan Zee, 1/25/2011
4brk1/5q2/2p2P1p/pp1n1Q2/8/1P3R1P/6P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ if Kh8 Rg7 ]

David Navara Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Navara vs Vladislav Tkachiev, Wijk aan Zee, 1/28/2011
3rn3/5p1k/2P3pp/1r1p1N2/8/4R1PP/6P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 Rxe8 Nd6 ]

b)
David Navara vs Lazaro Bruzon, Habana, 5/12/2011
4r1k1/1R2bpp1/p6p/2p1P3/q2nN1QP/2B3P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 Rxe7 Nf6+ ]

c)
David Navara vs Mihail Kopylov, Germany, 11/10/2012
r1b3k1/pp3ppp/1q2p3/1N1r2Q1/8/8/PPP2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 if Bd7 Rxd5 Bc6 Nc7 ]

d)
Pawel Czarnota vs David Navara, Gorzow, 2014
2r2rk1/p4ppp/3Q2n1/1N2Bq2/3R3n/4R3/PP3PB1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Kh2 Qxf2 if Rg3 Nf5 ]

e)
Igors Rausis vs David Navara, Ostrava, 5/3/2014
3r1k2/p3b2r/5p2/2P2q1p/4Q3/5p2/PPR4P/4RKB1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kf2 Bxc5+ Rxc5 Qg2+ Ke3 Re7 ]

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