Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dragan Paunovic.
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)
Dragan Paunovic vs Emanouel Pandavos, Albena, 1977
3q1rk1/2pn1ppp/5b2/1NPb4/3p4/1N1B4/4QPPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Dragan Paunovic vs Carsten Pieper-Emden, Odenthal Eikamp, 1981
r5k1/2p2rpp/8/p1n1QP2/2p5/P1B2q2/KP5P/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kf8 Rg8+ ]

c)
Dragan Paunovic vs Spasoje Cabarkapa, Bela Crkva, 1983
r3r2k/pq2n1p1/4Q2p/R2pP1N1/2pP4/2P4P/6P1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kh7 Nd6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Dragan Paunovic vs Branko Stojakovic, Yugoslavia, 1989
5bk1/2qn1pp1/n3p2B/3pP2N/1p1P2NP/6P1/r4P2/1R1Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ngf6+ if Nxf6 Nxf6+ gxf6 Qg4+ Kh7 Bxf8
or if Kh8 Bxg7+ Bxg7 Qg4
]

e)
Dragan Paunovic vs Cedomir Micic, Yugoslavia, 1993
2r1r1k1/3n1ppp/1qNp1n2/1p1P1P2/1P2p3/P5PP/4Q2K/2R1RB2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]



Dragan Paunovic Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dragan Paunovic vs Diego Suarez Pousa, La Coruna, 1995
5rk1/4nr1p/1p2qBp1/3p4/P4R2/1B2PQP1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7 if Rxf4 Qxd5 or if Qxe7 Bxd5 ]

b)
Dragan Paunovic vs Momcilocilo Despotovic, Tivat, 1995
2rb4/p7/5p1p/2rk2p1/2Rp4/PP1K2P1/4PP1P/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4+ if Kc6 Rxc5+ Kxc5 Rc4+ ]

c)
Dragan Paunovic vs Georgios Vlassis, Korinthos, 1997
3rn1k1/q4pp1/p1r1pb1p/3nB3/PpN5/1P2PBP1/1Q3P1P/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Nexf6 e4 ]

d)
Dragan Paunovic vs Diego Adla, Zaragoza, 2001
2rq1rk1/p5pp/1p2bp2/1B1pB1b1/3P4/6Q1/PP3PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7 Qe7 Bd6 ]

e)
Dragan Paunovic vs Jose Candela Perez, Dos Hermanas, 2004
5bk1/5p1p/2qn2p1/1p2Q3/pB6/P2PP1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc3 f6 Qe6+ Kh8 Qxf6+ Kg8 Qe6+ Nf7 Qxc6 ]

Dragan Paunovic Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Dragan Paunovic vs Sergio Guerrero Olmos, Ourense, 2006
8/1p6/3p1r2/pq1P2R1/5Bnk/P3P3/1PQ3KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg4+ Kxg4 h3+ Kh5 Qh7+ ]

b)
Dragan Paunovic vs Sergio Navarrete Delgado, Mondariz, 2006
1r4k1/1q1nbp1p/2p3pP/2P1p3/p3P3/2Q1BP2/1P2BP2/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 if Qxd7 Qxe5 ]

c)
Dragan Paunovic vs Mariano Romero Garcia, Sevilla, 2007
1nb2bk1/4pp1p/3p1np1/3P4/3BN3/5NPP/4rPB1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ if exf6 Ra8 ]

d)
Dragan Paunovic vs Galder Salterain Gonzalez, San Sebastian, 2007
1rb2rk1/pp3pp1/3qp2p/5n2/8/4P1P1/P4PBP/1RBQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 Nxd6 Ba3 if Rd8 Rfd1 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Dragan Paunovic vs Srinath Narayanan, Elgoibar, 2008
5N2/2R3pp/5k2/8/1Pp1K1Pb/1r2B3/1n3P1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ Bxg5 Bd4# ]

Dragan Paunovic Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dragan Paunovic vs Graciela Redondo Arguelles, Figueira da Foz, 2009
6k1/5rpn/Q1Np3p/2pqp3/7b/4B2P/1PP2PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ if Nf8 Ne7+ ]

b)
Dragan Paunovic vs Luis Cabrera Ruiz, Jaen, 2010
3r2k1/p3r1b1/N1p3pp/3q1p2/P3p3/3P2P1/2Q1PP1P/1RR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb4 Qd6 Nxc6 if Rc7 Qb3+ ]

c)
Dragan Paunovic vs Mateo Uldemolins Nivela, Zaragoza, 2011
6k1/1R3b1p/6pb/8/8/7P/2r2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]


More Serbian GMs

Back to the Index