Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nazi Paikidze.
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)
Paikidze vs Keti Tsatsalashvili, Batumi, 2006
3q1bk1/7p/ppR2pp1/3p4/3P1BQP/5P2/PP2r1PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8 ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Paikidze vs Nafisa Muminova, Gaziantep, 2008
3r1k2/1rq2P1p/b3RQ2/2pP1p2/2p5/2N4P/1P4P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Kxf7 Rf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2.
Paikidze vs Mariya Muzychuk, Gaziantep, 2008
3Q4/1p3rnk/3R4/5p2/8/q6P/8/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rh6+ ]

d)
Paikidze vs Paul Kendall, St. Petersburg, 2009
r1bq1n2/pp4kp/3NQ3/2pP1pb1/2P5/5PP1/PP4BP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ if Kh8 Qe5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 2.
Paikidze vs Csaba Balogh, Wroclaw, 2010
2b2r2/4k2p/p3pq1P/4Q2B/1r1pP3/2N5/1PP5/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Nd5+ ]



Paikidze Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Paikidze vs Dina Belenkaya, St. Petersburg, 2010
7k/ppq2p1P/4p1p1/4N1n1/3r4/P7/1PP1Q3/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qh2 if Qd6 Rxf7 or if Qe7 Nxg6+ fxg6 Qe5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Paikidze vs Valentina Gunina, Moscow, 2010
2r2rk1/1b2q1n1/pp4Bp/2ppP3/P4Nn1/1P2PR2/1B4PP/1Q3R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ Kh8 Ng6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Paikidze vs Valeriy Neverov, St. Petersburg, 2010
6k1/5r2/3pQ3/1P1Pp3/pP3p2/P2b3R/3r1qPP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ Rg7 Qc8+ Kf7 Qe6+ ]

d)
Paikidze vs Tatiana Kosintseva, Moscow, 2010
4r3/1r1qn1kp/6p1/2pp4/8/2P3QN/P5PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5+ Kg8 Ng5 if Rf8 Rxf8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3.
Paikidze vs Tatiana Shadrina, Moscow, 2010
3q2k1/1b2b1p1/3p4/3P1B1Q/2P5/8/1B3PPK/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kf7 Bg6+ ]

Paikidze Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3.
Paikidze vs Keti Tsatsalashvili, Tbilisi, 2011
r2r2k1/3n1R2/3qpBPp/pp1p3N/2nP4/P5Q1/6PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 if Nxf6 Nxf6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Paikidze vs Eli Kopelevitch, Albena, 2011
r7/p2b3p/1p1P2pk/1q3p2/3Q3P/1B2R3/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4+ Kg7 Re7+ ]

c)
Paikidze vs Galina Crigan, Albena, 2011
1r4k1/2q2b1p/p5p1/n7/2pBQ3/2N5/P1B3Pb/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qd6 Nf6+ Kf8 Bc5 or if Qg3 Qe7 or if Bxd5 Qxd5+ ]

d)
Paikidze vs Elmira Mirzoeva, Moscow, 2012
3r1rk1/3b1p2/5q1p/2R1R1p1/1p6/3BQ1P1/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5+ if Kh8 Qe4 or if hxg5 Rxh5+ Kh8 g4 Qh6 Rg8+ ]


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