Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Levan Pantsulaia.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Pantsulaia vs Alexandre Kasrashvili, Tbilisi, 2001
8/p2r3p/1p2k1p1/3n1p2/Pn1R4/4P3/1P1N1PBP/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ e4 if fxe4 Bh3+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Alexandre Kekenadze vs Pantsulaia, Tbilisi, 2001
1n2r3/2b2kp1/2r2pp1/3K2P1/1B3P1P/3N4/1R6/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8+ Ke4 f5+ Ke3 Rxd3+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 4. Akaki Sharashenidze vs Pantsulaia, Tbilisi, 2001
8/R5p1/1R4p1/6k1/5p2/3r4/P3K3/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...R3d2+ Kf3 Rf1+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Pantsulaia vs Igor Smirnov, Heraklio, 2002
1R6/5qpk/4p2p/1Pp1Bp1P/r1n2QP1/5PK1/4P3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Boris Chatalbashev vs Pantsulaia, Izmir, 2002
8/8/4bk2/7p/4K1pP/1p6/1R6/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5+ Ke3 Bc2 ]



Pantsulaia Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Pantsulaia vs Arusiak Grigorian, Batumi, 2003
8/6pk/2qrQ3/5P1p/5PNK/2n5/7P/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Qf7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Pantsulaia vs Hrant Melkumyan, Batumi, 2003
4r2k/2q3pp/1p1RB2P/p3p1Q1/2P1n3/1P4P1/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8 Nd6 Bd7 Qxd7 Rxd7 ]

c)
Pantsulaia vs Mladen Palac, Rethymnon, 2003
2r3k1/5pp1/2rnp2p/1q6/1Q2N3/1P1R2P1/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd6 if Rxd6 Nxd6 ]

d)
White to move and win. Pantsulaia vs Tommi Luukkonen, Saint Vincent, 2005
5R2/1p1r4/2p3p1/2n5/2p1k1P1/P1B1bN1P/1P4K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Kf4 Be1 Ne4 Rf8+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 3. Emanuel Berg vs Pantsulaia, Goteborg, 2005
8/kp1R4/2q2p1p/3Qb2P/p7/P5P1/KP6/N1r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa1+ ]

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