Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eltaj Safarli.
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)
Safarli vs Sanan Guliyev, Chalkidiki, 2001
3r2k1/1p3p1p/3p2p1/R1PPp3/1P2P3/2n3PB/7P/7K w - - 0 1
[ c6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Safarli vs Konstaninos Liodakis, Heraklio, 2002
1q3k1r/5p2/Q2R1N1p/2p5/8/8/P1r2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd7+ if Kg7 Rg6+ ]

c)
Safarli vs Janez Kavcic, Peniscola, 2002
2rq1b1k/pp3pp1/1n3n1p/3pB3/3P1Q2/2NB1P2/PP3P1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qf5 if Rxc3 Bxf6 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Safarli vs Ruben Miguel Pereira, Halkidiki, 2003
6n1/4q1k1/p2p2Pp/1p1Pp3/1Pn1B2Q/8/2P5/2B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh6+ if Kh8 Bf8+ ]

e)
Safarli vs Ronald Ducalang, Dubai, 2004
r1b1nr1k/bp1pNppp/p1nq4/4p1B1/4P3/1N4P1/PPP2PBP/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxd6 Nxd6 Nxc6 w/Be7 ]



Safarli Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Safarli vs Raphael Delivre, Heraklio, 2004
5rk1/pp2ppbn/3p2pp/n2P4/1r4PP/4BP1B/PPP1N3/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ c3 if Rb5 a4 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Safarli vs Sergei Simonenko, Abudhabi, 2005
4r1k1/3r1p1p/bqp1n3/p2p1NP1/Pn1Q1b2/7P/1PP3B1/R2NR2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Nh6+ ]

c)
Safarli vs Bjoern Bente, Dubai, 2006
5r1k/1q1n1p2/4pP1p/2rpP1pP/1p1N2P1/2PQ4/1P3R2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Qg6 ]

d)
Safarli vs Kateryna Lahno, Moscow, 2007
r5k1/1Rnb1pp1/p2N4/3Pp1B1/4P1p1/7P/2r2P2/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc1 ]

e)
Safarli vs Stelios Halkias, Moscow, 2007
4nrk1/p1q1br1p/6p1/1p1PQ1pN/2p1P1B1/2P5/PP3RP1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qe6 if Nd6 e5 ]

Safarli Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Safarli vs Sergei Zhigalko, Kirishi, 2007
3rr3/1R4pk/p5bp/P1pNN1b1/2B1pB2/3P4/6K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5 if hxg5 Nf6+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Safarli vs Bela Khotenashvili, Baku, 2008
5r2/7p/3R4/p3pk2/1p2N2p/1P2BP2/6PK/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ g4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Safarli vs Aydin Duman, Kocaeli, 2008
2r1r2k/1q3pb1/p3b2p/3p3Q/3n3B/2pB2RP/PP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if Nf5 Bxf5 ]

d)
White Mates in 9. Safarli vs Babu Lalith, Delhi, 2010
r4rk1/ppBbbpp1/2q1pn2/6Rp/3P4/P4N2/1P3PPP/RBQ3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg5+ Kh8 Be5 ]


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