Here are some puzzles from games of the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku.
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)
Yi Wei vs Bedn Sadiku, Baku, 2016
rn4kr/4bp1p/b2q2pQ/1B1pN3/3P4/1P6/2P2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be8 ]

b)
Laurent Fressinet vs Wilson Lorenzana, Baku, 2016
2r3k1/5qpp/ppb1p3/4Q3/8/1N1P2R1/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Qxg7 Qxe6+ Qf7 Qxc8+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Santosh Gujrathi Vidit vs Luis Miguel Aguilar, Baku, 2016
r3r3/pbq1ppk1/1p1p1bp1/3Pn1B1/1PPN4/6R1/P2QBPPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ if Kxf6 Qg5+ Kg7 Nf5+ or if exf6 Nf5+ ]

d)
Ferenc Berkes vs Shinya Kojima, Baku, 2016
6k1/1p2n3/p2q2p1/3p2Np/8/2P4Q/PP2rPP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Csaba Balogh vs Alex Averbukh, Baku, 2016
6rk/R6p/3p1N1B/4n3/8/5P2/Pr4PP/Rb4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs A Raes, Baku, 2016
3r4/1p2q1bn/pNpr1kpp/4N3/2Q1P3/2P3P1/PP3PK1/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4+ Kg5 f4+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Devarajen Chinasamy, Baku, 2016
1q1bbrk1/r7/p1n1pPpQ/1p6/1P4NP/P2B4/1B3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f7+ ]

c)
Enamul Hossain vs Paul Rossini, Baku, 2016
rn1qkb1r/p1p2ppp/1p2p3/4N3/3Pn3/1Q6/PP3PPP/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bb5+ if c6 Nxc6 Bxc6+ Ke7 Bxe4 ]

d)
Mohammad Minhaz Uddin vs Massiniliano Maccapani, Baku, 2016
r4k1r/ppq2ppp/3b4/1B2pR2/1P6/P1n1BQ2/2P3PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf1 if f6 Rxf6+ Kg8 Qg4 mates ]

e)
Jingyao Tin vs Jonathan Molod, Baku, 2016
1r1r2k1/1pqnb2p/p3p1pB/P1P1pp2/1PP1Q3/5B1P/3R1PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Rxd7 Rxd7 if Qxd7 Qxe5 ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Algimantas Butnorius vs Hemed Mlawa, Baku, 2016
5q1k/3n1p1p/pb3p2/1n3N2/p1p3Q1/5N2/1P4PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Re8 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Bela Khotenashvili vs Olga Lagutina, Baku (w), 2016
1r3r1k/p1q2Pnp/2b5/Pn1pN2N/2pP3P/4Q1PB/3R4/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Elitsa Raeva vs Ariel Barrett, Baku (w), 2016
r4nk1/pR1rQN1p/6p1/2pq4/P2P4/4P2P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Qf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Atousa Pourkashiyan vs Julissa Figueroa, Baku (w), 2016
3r1rk1/1p5p/p2Pb1p1/2b3R1/1q3B2/6Q1/PPP2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if hxg6 Qxg6+ or if Kf7 Rg7+ Ke8 Re7# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Sabrina Vega Gutierrez vs Alice O'Gorman, Baku (w), 2016
4brk1/pqr4p/1pp3pP/3pN3/1P1Q1P2/6PB/P7/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ Bf7 Nxf7 Rfxf7 Qg7# ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Michal Lahav vs Yaribeth Gonzalez, Baku (w), 2016
b3qnk1/7p/3p1Q2/1p1Pp1pp/1Pp1P3/2P3N1/2B2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]

b)
Paula-Alexandra Gitu vs Alshaymaa Safar, Baku (w), 2016
2r1nk2/5pq1/b3p1p1/3p2Q1/pprP1NN1/5PP1/PPPR2K1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if R4c7 Nexg6+ Kg8 Ne7+ ]

c)
Esmat Guindy vs Gloria Sukhu, Baku (w), 2016
rnbqk2r/1pp1bppp/p7/3p2B1/3Pn3/2N1P3/PPQ2PPP/R3KBNR w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bxe7 Qxe7 Nxd5 Qd6 Qxe4+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Erik Blomqvist vs Lobognon Mambe, Baku, 2016
3rr3/ppqbbp1k/2p1p3/6Q1/2PPN3/6P1/PP4BP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Be4+ Kh8 Qh6+ ]

e)
David Navara vs Hannes Stefansson, Baku, 2016
3r1n1k/5Qpp/p2qr3/1p1pR3/8/8/PP4PP/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if Qxd5 Qxf8+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Farhan Mohannad vs Taione Sikivou, Baku, 2016
4kr2/p1q2b2/2p5/4n2B/1p2P3/2N4Q/PP4PP/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Qe7 Qc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Zozek Mohammed vs Waldyr Espirito Santo, Baku, 2016
4Q1rk/pp5p/1q1p4/4pNb1/1r2P3/2NR4/PP6/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

c)
Araz Al-Saffar vs Adelino Semedo, Baku, 2016
r1bqr1k1/pp3pp1/2p2np1/3pb3/2P5/1PN1PNP1/PB2QP1P/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 Rxe5 Nxd5 ]

d)
Jorge Ernesto Giron vs Jacques Luxama, Baku, 2016
4q1k1/4Pnp1/7p/2pQ2bP/8/6P1/5R1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Stanislav Babarykin vs Elton Joseph, Baku, 2016
r2kr3/qb1n1p1p/p4Pp1/2Q5/8/1N4P1/PPP4P/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rd1+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ticia Gara vs Tilsia Varela La Madrid, Baku (w), 2016
r1b2rk1/pp4pp/5p2/4p1n1/2PR4/B5PP/P3PPB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 Be6 Bxf8 ]

b)
Zainab Saumy vs Neeshmy Nunez Gonzalez, Baku (w), 2016
2k2b1r/1pp2ppp/p7/2Pqp3/5Q2/4B3/PP3PPP/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Anastasia Nazarova vs Mirai Ishizuka, Baku (w), 2016
1r1kr3/5Q2/2qpR2B/3N3p/1Pp1P3/P7/1P6/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Onkemetse Francis vs Esperanca Caxito, Baku (w), 2016
3rrb2/1pq2p1k/pn1p1Q1p/8/2p5/1P3B2/PBP3PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kg6 Qg8+ ]

e)
Maria Moraga vs Linda Wong, Baku (w), 2016
r1b5/ppqn1kp1/2p2n1p/4p3/1b2P2B/2N5/PPP1QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ ]


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