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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rout Padmini.
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)
White mates in 5.
Rout Padmini vs Shalmali Gagare, New Delhi, 2005
3q3r/5pk1/4p1p1/4P1P1/3P1Q1p/pr3Pn1/7R/KBR5 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Qxf6 exf6+ Kg8 Rc8+ ]

b)
V Srilakshmi vs Rout Padmini, Teheran, 2006
2r2r1k/p6p/1p4p1/4b3/q1P1R2P/4N2R/P3QPP1/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4+ Kf1 Qb1+ if Nd1 Rfd8 ]

c)
Rout Padmini vs Maftuna Orzikulova, Tashkent, 2007
rn1q2k1/6rp/1pp3pQ/p7/3PN3/8/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Nxh7 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Rout Padmini vs Dronavalli Harika, Yerevan, 2007
2r2r1k/2n4p/p2Q4/Pp1PP3/1Pp2p2/4R2P/1q3P2/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 if Ne6 dxe6 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Rout Padmini vs Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury, New Delhi, 2007
8/1p4p1/p1bp4/P2kpq1p/1P5P/4QP2/3B1KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ ]

Rout Padmini Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Rout Padmini vs D Eshwanth, New Delhi, 2007
3r1rk1/q2P1p1n/p1pRb1p1/2N1Q1Pp/2B4P/8/PPP5/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ Rf7 Bxf7+ ]

b)
Krishnan Ram vs Rout Padmini, Dindigul, 2007
1Qb2rk1/5pbp/6p1/8/3pB3/3N4/1Pq2PPP/2R2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1+ Nxc1 Ba6+ ]

c)
Kulkarni Bhakti vs Rout Padmini, Tashkent, 2007
8/1p1k4/5p1p/P7/Pn2p1P1/2p1P2P/6B1/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if Kc2 Ne1+ or if Kd1 c2+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Rout Padmini vs Chintan Baxi, Mumbai, 2008
r6k/3b2pp/p1p5/1p1B1pN1/3P4/2P2Q1P/PP3PPK/r7 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if h6 Qg6 ]

e)
Rout Padmini vs Angelina Fransson, Vung Tau, 2008
r1b1k2r/2qnbppp/p1npp3/1p4P1/3NPP2/2N1B3/PPP3BP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxc6 Qxc6 e5 d5 Nxd5 if Bb7 Nf6+ ]

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Rout Padmini Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Rout Padmini vs Manisha Kiran, Chennai, 2008
6k1/p3Rq2/6pP/3N1p1n/1rQ2P2/5K2/P6P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

b)
Natia Jalabadze vs Rout Padmini, Vung Tau, 2008
1r4k1/5pp1/3p3p/p1rPbPq1/4R3/1B6/R1P2QPP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb3 if cxb3 Rc1+ Re1 Qf4 ]

c)
Rout Padmini vs Pieter Quist, Vlissingen, 2009
4k2r/1bq2p2/p3pPnp/1p3r2/4N3/5QP1/P1P1R1BP/5R1K w k - 1 0
[ Nd6+ if Qxd6 Qxf5 ]

d)
Rout Padmini vs Lena Miladinovic, Kemer, 2009
1n3b1k/2q2ppp/p7/1p1r2PN/5P2/PP5P/1BP1Q3/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ if Kg8 Nf6+ Kxg7 Ne8+ or if Bxg7 Qe8+ mates ]

e)
Joop Bakker vs Rout Padmini, Leiden, 2009
7k/2r1q2p/6p1/p1P1Pp2/4pP2/1PPr3P/2R3RK/6Q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 Rg3 Qxf4 w/...h5 ]

Rout Padmini Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Olga Kalinina vs Rout Padmini, Puerto Madryn, 2009
3Q4/1p2P1bk/p2p2r1/P7/8/1P1b2P1/3q1RKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4+ ]

b)
Bersamina Paulo vs Rout Padmini, Olongapo City, 2010
8/p5k1/6p1/1p6/3Rq1N1/4p2P/P1r1Q3/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4 Qxc2 e2+ Kg2 e1/N+ ]

c)
Pallabi Roy vs Rout Padmini, Puri, 2010
6k1/1p3p1p/1q1p4/1P2b1p1/4P3/3Q1P1P/1r2N1P1/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2 ]

d)
Rout Padmini vs Laszlo Gonda, Kecskemet, 2010
r7/4b1k1/p3pp1p/3b2rB/1p3N2/8/PPP3PP/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if Rxd5 Nxe6+ Kg8 Bf3 or if exd5 Ne6+ ]

e)
Prantik Roy vs Rout Padmini, Aurangabad, 2011
4qr1k/1bp1r1bp/p7/3P2P1/1Q2n3/N5BP/P3BPP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3 fxg3 Rxe2 Qxb7 Qe4 Rf3 Rxg2+ mates ]

f)
Himal Gusain vs Rout Padmini, Aurangabad, 2011
2r3k1/1pq2ppp/8/r5P1/6QP/pPN3R1/PnP5/2K2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc5 if Rff3 Rd8 or if Ne2 Rxc2+ Kb1 Rxe2 Qxe2 Qxg3 ]


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