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.
Padmini vs Shalmali Gagare, New Delhi, 12/14/2005
3q3r/5pk1/4p1p1/4P1P1/3P1Q1p/pr3Pn1/7R/KBR5 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Qxf6 exf6+ Kg8 Rc8+ ]

b)
Padmini vs Maftuna Orzikulova, Tashkent, 7/4/2007
rn1q2k1/6rp/1pp3pQ/p7/3PN3/8/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Nxh7 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Padmini vs Dronavalli Harika, Yerevan, 10/4/2007
2r2r1k/2n4p/p2Q4/Pp1PP3/1Pp2p2/4R2P/1q3P2/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 if Ne6 dxe6 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Padmini vs Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury, New Delhi, 12/3/2007
8/1p4p1/p1bp4/P2kpq1p/1P5P/4QP2/3B1KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Padmini vs D Eshwanth, New Delhi, 12/6/2007
3r1rk1/q2P1p1n/p1pRb1p1/2N1Q1Pp/2B4P/8/PPP5/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ Rf7 Bxf7+ ]



Padmini Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Padmini vs Chintan Baxi, Mumbai, 5/11/2008
r6k/3b2pp/p1p5/1p1B1pN1/3P4/2P2Q1P/PP3PPK/r7 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if h6 Qg6 ]

b)
Padmini vs Angelina Fransson, Vung Tau, 10/20/2008
r1b1k2r/2qnbppp/p1npp3/1p4P1/3NPP2/2N1B3/PPP3BP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxc6 Qxc6 e5 d5 Nxd5 if Bb7 Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Padmini vs Manisha Kiran, Chennai, 12/13/2008
6k1/p3Rq2/6pP/3N1p1n/1rQ2P2/5K2/P6P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

d)
Padmini vs Pieter Quist, Vlissingen, 8/1/2009
4k2r/1bq2p2/p3pPnp/1p3r2/4N3/5QP1/P1P1R1BP/5R1K w k - 1 0
[ Nd6+ if Qxd6 Qxf5 ]

e)
Padmini vs Lena Miladinovic, Kemer, 11/22/2009
1n3b1k/2q2ppp/p7/1p1r2PN/5P2/PP5P/1BP1Q3/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ if Kg8 Nf6+ Kxg7 Ne8+ or if Bxg7 Qe8+ mates ]

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Padmini Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Padmini vs Laszlo Gonda, Kecskemet, 1/27/2010
r7/4b1k1/p3pp1p/3b2rB/1p3N2/8/PPP3PP/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if Rxd5 Nxe6+ Kg8 Bf3 or if exd5 Ne6+ ]

b)
V Srilakshmi vs Padmini, Teheran, 6/25/2006
2r2r1k/p6p/1p4p1/4b3/q1P1R2P/4N2R/P3QPP1/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4+ Kf1 Qb1+ if Nd1 Rfd8 ]

c)
Krishnan Ram vs Padmini, Dindigul, 6/16/2007
1Qb2rk1/5pbp/6p1/8/3pB3/3N4/1Pq2PPP/2R2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1+ Nxc1 Ba6+ ]

d)
Kulkarni Bhakti vs Padmini, Tashkent, 7/5/2007
8/1p1k4/5p1p/P7/Pn2p1P1/2p1P2P/6B1/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if Kc2 Ne1+ or if Kd1 c2+ ]

e)
Natia Jalabadze vs Padmini, Vung Tau, 10/29/2008
1r4k1/5pp1/3p3p/p1rPbPq1/4R3/1B6/R1P2QPP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb3 if cxb3 Rc1+ Re1 Qf4 ]

Padmini Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Joop Bakker vs Padmini, Leiden, 7/12/2009
7k/2r1q2p/6p1/p1P1Pp2/4pP2/1PPr3P/2R3RK/6Q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 Rg3 Qxf4 w/...h5 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Olga Kalinina vs Padmini, Puerto Madryn, 10/25/2009
3Q4/1p2P1bk/p2p2r1/P7/8/1P1b2P1/3q1RKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4+ ]

c)
Bersamina Paulo vs Padmini, Olongapo City, 4/27/2010
8/p5k1/6p1/1p6/3Rq1N1/4p2P/P1r1Q3/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4 Qxc2 e2+ Kg2 e1/N+ ]

d)
Pallabi Roy vs Padmini, Puri, 10/2/2010
6k1/1p3p1p/1q1p4/1P2b1p1/4P3/3Q1P1P/1r2N1P1/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2 ]

e)
Prantik Roy vs Padmini, Aurangabad, 6/17/2011
4qr1k/1bp1r1bp/p7/3P2P1/1Q2n3/N5BP/P3BPP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3 fxg3 Rxe2 Qxb7 Qe4 Rf3 Rxg2+ mates ]

f)
Himal Gusain vs Padmini, Aurangabad, 6/22/2011
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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