'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Predrag Nikolic.
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)
Predrag Nikolic vs Daniele Taruffi, Rovigo, 1976
4r2k/pp4pp/2nq2b1/2pB2N1/2Pp3Q/8/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ if Bxh7 Nf7+ w/Nxd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Predrag Nikolic vs Bjorn Tiller, Groningen, 1978
3R2b1/p5rk/1p3Q2/3B2pq/8/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Predrag Nikolic vs Ivan Farago, Sarajevo, 1983
2R5/4k1p1/nr2P2p/3PK3/4N1PP/8/1p6/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Predrag Nikolic vs Dragan Paunovic, Yugoslavia, 1983
2b1n1k1/2q1rp2/2prp1p1/p1P3Rp/3P3P/6R1/P1Q2PP1/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ fxg6 Qxg6+ Ng7 Qh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Predrag Nikolic vs Stefan Djuric, Yugoslavia, 1983
1q1N4/3k1BQp/5r2/5p2/3P3P/8/3B1PPb/3n3K w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Ke8 Qd7+ Kf8 Bh6+ ]

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