Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gil Popilski.
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 3.
Gil Popilski vs Andrey Stukopin, Sibenik, 2007
3rr1k1/1b3pp1/ppqb3B/2nN1B1Q/2P5/1P6/P5PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Qh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Gil Popilski vs Richard Vedder, Hoogeveen, 2011
2b1BR2/r1q3pp/pR3p2/3p1k2/3P4/4Q1PP/PP3P1K/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3+ ]

c)
Gil Popilski vs Adam Deszczynski, Warsaw, 2014
3r3k/p4qb1/1pp1b2p/3n3Q/1P6/P3P2P/1B4P1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Kg8 Bxg7 if Qxg7 Qxe6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Gil Popilski vs Ehylon Nakar, Israel, 2015
1R2B3/2r1k1pp/1N2np2/2n1p3/2P1P3/6PP/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ if Kd6 Rb6+ or if Kf8 Bh5+ ]

e)
Gil Popilski vs Levy Rozman, Irving, 2018
6k1/p4ppp/2n5/8/2B5/4PP2/Pr3P2/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6 if Rb6 Bd5 ]



Gil Popilski Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Kaplivatski vs Gil Popilski, Haifa, 2008
3brrk1/1b3pnp/p1qpp1pQ/8/1p1BPP2/1P1BR3/P1P2NPP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5 if Ng4 f6 ]

b)
Djakhangir Agaragimov vs Gil Popilski, Pardubice, 2010
r3r1k1/6bp/2q3p1/1p1R2N1/p1p1RP2/P5PK/1P1Q3P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 Nxe4 Qe6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Jorden Van Foreest vs Gil Popilski, Douglas, 2014
6k1/5p1p/p3b1p1/Np2n3/1P2P3/PB6/5PPP/2r2NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ gxf3 Bh3 ]

d)
Advait Patel vs Gil Popilski, Dallas, 2015
4rrk1/2pR1pbp/p7/8/npN1N2q/5Q2/PPP2P1P/2K1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 ]


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