Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zurab Sturua.
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)
Sturua vs Vladimir Kozlov, Cheliabinsk, 1975
2r4k/3r1p1p/1p2pP2/p2pPp1P/P2P1Q2/6R1/4B1PK/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
Sturua vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Trnava, 1980
6k1/p2r2b1/4rBpp/2R1pn2/4N3/5PP1/4P1KP/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ w/Nc5 ]

c)
Sturua vs Iivo Nei, URS, 1980
2krr3/2b4p/pp4q1/2np4/3B1p2/5BP1/P1Q2P1P/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6 w/Bxc5 & Bh3+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Sturua vs Janis Klovans, URS, 1984
7k/p5p1/5b1p/q1p2Q2/1nB5/4PN2/4KPPP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 Qa2+ Bxa2 Bxg5 Qf8+ ]

e)
Sturua vs Valeriy Neverov, Lvov, 1985
4b1k1/r5b1/4p2p/4Nq2/p2rnP2/P2N2Q1/2B3R1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe3 ]

e)
Sturua vs Igor Efimov, Tbilisi, 1991
8/5pk1/1R2bn2/2r4p/2p3pP/2B1K1P1/2B2P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be4 if Rc7 Rb5 w/Rg5+ ]

f)
White Mates in 5. Sturua vs Evangelos Kaloussis, Katerini, 1992
1r2kb1r/1P2pp1p/p3q1p1/Q2pN2n/3P4/4P3/PP3PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 Rxb7 (if Rd8 b8=Q Qd6 Qbxd8+ Qxd8 Qc6+) Qxb7 Kd8 Rc1 ]



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