Here are some chess puzzles from the top rated games of 2019.
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 2.
Babu Lalith vs Alexander Donchenko, Stockholm, 2019
7r/pp2qPkp/2p5/5Qb1/P3B3/1P4P1/7P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.f8/Q+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Marcin Tazbir vs Martin Nayhebaver, Roquetas de Mar, 2019
3qrnk1/p5bp/2p5/2pp1RNQ/4p2P/1P1PB1P1/P1P5/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Bharathakoti Harsha vs Mohapatra Sidhant, New Delhi, 2019
1r3r2/Q6p/4B1k1/p2P1p2/Pb3P2/8/1P6/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg1+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Valentina Gunina vs Marie Sebag, Saint Louis, 2019
r3k2r/1b3RQ1/7p/2qnp3/2n1P2P/1p5B/PP5K/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Adrian Gschnitzer vs Matthias Dann, Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, 2019
2b1n1k1/4q2p/r5BQ/3Pp1pN/npp5/2P4P/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf8+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
George Stoleriu vs Radu-Cristian Toma, Olanesti, 2019
2kr3r/1Nqb2p1/p3pp2/8/3p3p/1P3QP1/P1Pb1PBP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Yuriy Kuzubov vs Miguel Santos Ruiz, Dubai, 2019
R7/8/3q1p1k/2pB1P1p/1p1p3P/1P1PrQPK/8/2b5 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxh5+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Luis Paulo Supi vs Kevin Noboa, Guayaquil, 2019
r1bR4/1p3qnk/4p1p1/4Q2p/p3BP2/2B3PP/P6K/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Radoslaw Barski vs Stefan Pogosyan, Chorzow, 2019
3r2k1/p2b4/1p1PnBq1/nP6/6NQ/P5P1/5P2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand, Stavanger, 2019
1Q6/3q1r2/2pP3R/4kp1p/4p1pP/4P3/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qb2+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Denis Kadric vs Ezra Terryn, Lisbon, 2019
2b2k2/4b1p1/p4p2/5q1B/8/2p3P1/PP5K/R2QR3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Manuel Petrosyan vs Cristiano Manish Anto, Bhubaneswar, 2019
q5rk/pb2R1p1/1p5p/3pb1NQ/1P6/4P3/Pn3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Alexandr Predke vs Artyom Timofeev, Yaroslavl, 2019
r3qr2/3b1pp1/p1n3k1/2B1p1N1/Pp5R/2bP4/5PPP/3QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nh7 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Fabien Guilleux, Nancy, 2019
5k2/2R5/2NpB1P1/3pbP2/1p6/5K2/2r5/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.g7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Zhen Low vs Krzysztof Jakubowski, Lisbon, 2019
3R1n2/4rnkp/5Np1/6P1/1P6/1KP5/8/7R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh7+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Chiara Polterauer vs Cristhian Cruz, Forni di Sopra, 2019
2r4k/1Q3pbp/5N2/3p1pP1/p3b3/8/2P4q/5KR1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bd3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Jim Murray vs Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Porto Mannu, 2019
5rk1/2pn2bp/p1p3p1/3p1P2/r2B2Q1/qP4NP/2P3P1/1K1RR3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qa1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Amit Doshi Moksh vs Miguel Santos Ruiz, Gibraltar, 2019
8/p4p1k/4pp1p/Q7/3rP3/P2q4/1P1N1PPP/2rBK2R b K - 0 1
[ 1...Rxe4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Seshadri Srija vs Thai Dai Nguyen, Gibraltar, 2019
r4B1k/1p4pp/p7/8/3Qp2P/1BP2p2/PP1K1nq1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nd3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Georg Halvax vs Maxime Lagarde, Teplice, 2019
4k3/7p/b5p1/8/7N/2B2pbP/P4rP1/2R3KR b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxg2+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Florian Mesaros vs Jergus Pechac, Radenci, 2019
3rk1r1/1p5p/p1b1pP2/8/5K2/2B4q/PP2B2P/3RQ2R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qh6+ 2.Ke5 Qe3# ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Orkhan Abdulov, Baku, 2019
6k1/p4ppp/4p3/3p4/3P2n1/Pnq1P2P/2bNKPP1/4QB1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nxd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Borko Lajthajm vs Giuseppe Lettieri, Paracin, 2019
5rk1/p4Rbp/6p1/6B1/Q1B1r1qP/5n2/P4PP1/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxh4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Martin Hollan vs Stanislav Jasny, Czech Republic, 2019
5rk1/7p/8/1P1P4/5q2/3B1prP/5Q1K/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rg2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Khamparia Akshat vs Alan Merry, St Clement Bay, 2019
8/pp3k2/3p1p2/2pPnKp1/4P2r/2P1P3/P5P1/4B1R1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ng4 ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Parham Maghsoodloo vs Kaido Kulaots, Moscow, 2019
1r4k1/5p2/3p3p/p2P2pP/4B1P1/1r3P2/KPR4Q/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ra3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Teodora Injac vs Viktor Gazik, Graz, 2019
6rk/p6p/5pr1/1p2qp2/2p5/8/P1Q2RPP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxh2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Andres Aguilar vs Konstantin Kavutskiy, Gibraltar, 2019
4r1k1/R1b4p/1pp5/8/2PnNr2/1P1K2N1/2Q2P2/3R2q1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rf3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Sundar Shyam vs Srivatshav Rahul, Villorba, 2019
7r/5p1P/3p1k2/1p2pB2/1Pb1P3/1q2Q3/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh6+ Ke7 2.Qxd6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Guanchu Liu vs Maciej Swicarz, Marianske Lazne, 2019
1r5r/4q1bp/pNn1k1p1/4p3/3pN3/5Q2/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qb3+ Kf5 2.Qh3+ Kxe4 3.Qf3# ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Cristobal Henriquez Villagra vs Cristobal Torres, Santiago, 2019
1rb5/1p2k2r/p5n1/2p1pp2/2B5/6P1/PPPB1PP1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bg5+ if 1...Kf8 2.Rd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alen Rakhimzhan vs Alibek Igambergenov, Alma-Ata, 2019
8/ppprq2p/5Qpk/6N1/2P1B1P1/6P1/PP3P2/n6K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf7+ Qxf7 2.g5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Darcy Lima vs Nicolas Lopez Azambuja, Montevideo, 2019
r2k1bbr/pp6/nqp3p1/3p2N1/2PP1B2/1P4QB/P6P/R3R2K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf7+ Bxf7 2.Qg5+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Jorden Van Foreest vs Alisher Suleymenov, Moscow, 2019
5rk1/p5r1/4p1p1/1p1b1NQ1/2pP4/P6R/q1P2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Qh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Luis Engel vs Theo Stijve, Bad Ragaz, 2019
4rk2/r4n2/B2R1RQ1/P1p5/8/2q4P/2P3PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh6+ if 1...Kg8 2.Rg6+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Zdenko Kozul vs Ante Saric, Bjelovar, 2019
7k/3N2qp/b7/2p1Q1N1/Pp4PK/5p1P/1P3P2/6r1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf7+ Kg8 2.Qe8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Erdenepurev Boldoo vs Novendra Priasmoro, Ulan Bator, 2019
8/4Bpb1/4b2k/1p2P1pp/4Q3/1r1NK1PP/4BP2/6r1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxg5+ Kxg5 2.Qh4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Krzysztof Jakubowski vs Miroslaw Lewicki, Chorzow, 2019
r1r1q2k/pp2BR1p/b3n1p1/P2BP3/2Pn4/8/3N1QPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf6+ Kg8 2.Qg7+ Nxg7 3.Rf8# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Tomas Polak vs Karol Motuz, Slovakia, 2019
r1bq1rk1/4bpn1/p1p1n3/1p1pPBP1/1P6/P1N1PN2/2Q2PP1/3RK2R w K - 1 0
[ 1.Bh7+ Kh8 2.Bg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Martin Cerveny vs Tomas Vojta, Czech Republic, 2019
1r2k3/5p1Q/1q2bR2/4P3/1p4PB/7P/1r1p4/2R2K2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg8+ Kd7 2.Rxf7+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Bartosz Nowicki vs Bartlomiej Heberla, Chorzow, 2019
8/2r1kpN1/p3p1pp/1p2p1b1/4q1P1/4B2P/PPP2Q2/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bc5+ Rxc5 2.Qxc5+ Kf6 3.Ne8# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Fabiano Caruana vs Paul Ezra, San Francisco, 2019
r1n3k1/1p1b2P1/3Pqp2/1Pp1p3/2P5/2N5/2B1Q3/6RK w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Boris Grachev vs Ramil Faizrakhmanov, Sochi, 2019
4rr1k/1pb1R2p/p4p2/2P3N1/1P4Q1/P7/1B1q1PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf7+ Rxf7 2.Rxe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ivan Saric vs Jurica Srbis, Mali Losinj, 2019
8/2p5/2Pp2p1/6Pk/1r1bQ2P/8/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Kh3 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Mariya Muzychuk, Hengshui, 2019
r1b1k3/pp4pp/2n1p2b/2p1q1N1/8/1PP1B1P1/P2Q2BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxc6+ bxc6 2.Rf8+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Hengshui, 2019
5rrk/2n2p1p/3q1PpQ/p2pNnR1/2pP2N1/P1P3R1/5P1P/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Nana Dzagnidze, Hengshui, 2019
2r1q1k1/1p5p/pb2p1pB/3pP3/bP1P2P1/P2B1Q2/7P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf6 if 1...Rc7 2.Qf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Daniil Dubov vs Anish Giri, Moscow, 2019
5r1k/p3Np1r/n3pP2/2q1N2p/1b3Q2/3R4/3RKPPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nxf7+ if 1...Rhxf7 2.Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vladislav Artemiev vs Abynek Hracek, Skopje, 2019
r3br1k/1p3p1p/p4b1B/3nNQ2/3P4/P5RP/1q3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxf6+ Nxf6 2.Bg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Anton Korobov vs Viktor Erdos, Skopje, 2019
8/3bR2N/3p2k1/1p6/1P5Q/5PK1/r2q2PP/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf8+ Kf5 2.Rf7+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Hamitevici vs Loek Van Wely, Brest, 2019
r4q1k/p4Qp1/1p2pN1P/4P3/2r5/3n1N2/P3nPP1/R4K2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.hxg7+ Qxg7 2.Qh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Santosh Gujrathi Vidit vs Changren Dai, Xingtai, 2019
2rq3r/pp1n1Q2/3P2pk/4b1Np/3p1B1P/8/PP3PP1/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ne6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Chongsheng Zeng vs Shinya Kojima, Xingtai, 2019
3kr3/q1p3p1/7p/2N5/4QpP1/1P5P/1K3P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qd5+ if 1...Ke7 2.Qe6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Jose Ibarra Jerez vs Oscar Saez Gabikagogeaskoa, Sevilla, 2019
1r2r1k1/1b1p1p1p/2qbpBp1/pp2P3/8/PBP1R2Q/1PP2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Tiger Hillarp Persson vs Alistair Hill, St Clement Bay, 2019
6k1/5R1p/1p1r2p1/4p3/P1Q2p2/3P2Pq/4PP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rd7+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Levente Vajda vs Davit Shengelia, Hungary, 2019
8/6p1/2N2pkp/p2Qp3/P7/1P4P1/5PK1/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ne7+ if 1...Kg5 2.f4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Eduardo Iturrizaga vs Meilis Annaberdiev, Lisbon, 2019
8/2P5/1R4pb/3N3k/2qP4/2N1P1P1/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf6+ Kg5 2.Nce4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Mhamal Anurag vs Quentin Fontaine, Cappelle la Grande, 2019
6rk/p2R1K1p/P2B2pb/3B1p2/2Pp4/3P4/8/6n1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rd8 if 1...Rxd8 2.Be5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Zdenek Vybiral vs Zbynek Hracek, Ostrava, 2019
8/5b2/p2p1k2/1p3P1p/2p1K1p1/P1Pr2P1/1R4P1/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Kg5 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Matej Jusup vs Gergely Kantor, Hungary, 2019
7r/p5p1/7k/2Np3p/3P4/2P2Q2/Pr5q/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rf8 ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Cemil Ali Marandi vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Teplice, 2019
4Q3/p7/1q4pk/3p3p/2p5/1PPn4/P2N2PP/7K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nf2+ 2.Kg1 Nh3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Evgenija Ovod vs Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, St. Petersburg, 2019
8/1kp1Rp2/pp6/4n2p/4r2P/B1P2pP1/PP3P2/7K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Re1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Hanna Klek vs Sarah Hoolt, Magdeburg, 2019
5k2/pp1R2pp/3n4/3p4/1P1Nn2P/P4KPB/r7/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rf2+ if 2.Ke3 Nc4+ or if 2.Kg4 Nf6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Valentina Gunina vs Tingjie Lei, Hengshui, 2019
r5k1/pbp2pp1/1p5p/1Q6/3Pnn1q/2P1NP2/PP4P1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nh3+ if 2.gxh3 Qf2+ or if 2.Kh2 Nhf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Joanna Worek vs Thai Dai Van Nguyen, Ostrava, 2019
r3kb1r/5ppp/p3pP2/3b2B1/P4Q2/2qB4/1pP3PP/1K1R1R2 b kq - 0 1
[ 1...Ba2+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Alisher Suleymenov vs Alireza Firouzja, Reykjavik, 2019
8/6k1/7p/6rP/2P1Nr2/pP1B1n1b/P4R2/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bg2+ 2.Rxg2 Rh4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Attila Turzo vs Artyom Timofeev, Budapest, 2019
6k1/4p2p/3p2p1/2pP4/2Nb2K1/1P1R1N2/4nr1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rg2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ray Robson vs Samuel Sevian, Saint Louis, 2019
5rk1/Q1p3pp/2pb4/3n4/2NP3B/P2q3P/1r3PK1/R3R1N1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rfxf2+ 2.Bxf2 Qg3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Thomas Willemze vs Jan Willem De Jong, Netherlands, 2019
r7/5pk1/2pp1ppq/8/p2bP2P/3P3b/PP4RQ/3B1K1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qd2 if 2.Be2 Qc1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Enis Zuferi vs Evgeny Vorobiov, Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, 2019
r7/2pnkp2/4p3/1b1P2N1/1P4RP/2K1PP2/r7/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...R8a3+ 2.Kd4 e5+ 3.Ke4 Bd3# ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
B Adhiban vs Yangyi Yu, Gibraltar, 2019
2krb3/ppp3Rp/8/8/3PP2P/2P2r2/qPK2P2/4Q2R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ba4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
S P Sethuraman vs Jan Werle, Gibraltar, 2019
6k1/6pp/4q3/r1bpP3/1n4PP/PP6/1Qp5/K1R4R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxa3+ 2.Qxa3 Bd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Evgeny Zanan vs Nigel Short, Gibraltar, 2019
4Q3/r4Npk/4p2p/3qP3/1p6/5nP1/5K1P/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ra2+ 2.Ke3 Ra3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Stefan Beukema vs Baarry Brink, Wijk aan Zee, 2019
6rr/5p1n/pB1p1k2/P3pP2/1p1nq3/1P1Bb2Q/1P4PK/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxg2+ if 2.Qxg2 Ng5+ or if 2.Kh1 Rg1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Goran Kosanovic vs Emil Mirzoev, Novi Sad, 2019
6k1/5p2/4p2p/2NbP1P1/Pr5q/2R1p2P/2Q3P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rb1+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XVI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Sergey Domogaev vs Alisher Suleymenov, Tula, 2019
2B5/R3NpBk/6pp/8/4n3/1P4P1/2r4P/3n2K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ne3 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Diego Flores vs Jose Martinez Alcantara, Antofagasta, 2019
6k1/p4Np1/1p1qrn1Q/3b1p2/3P3P/1B4R1/PP3PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Re1+ 2.Kh2 Ng4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Sam Collins vs Igor Glek, Dublin, 2019
8/1p2n1pk/p6p/5p2/1PP3r1/4NqPK/P2B1PQ1/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rh4+ 2.Kxh4 Ng6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alexei Shirov vs Martin Blahynka, Czech Republic, 2019
6k1/5pr1/6p1/1p1Ppq2/p3N2Q/4B2b/5P1K/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rc8+ Qxc8 2.Nf6+ Kf8 3.Qb4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Levente Vajda vs Milos Roganovic, Hungary, 2019
6k1/p1p2rb1/4Q2R/5p2/2N4P/1P1qP1P1/PB5K/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe8+ Rf8 2.Rh8+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XVII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian vs Darcy Lima, Natal, 2019
1r3r1k/p1R1Q2p/1p4p1/5n1q/3PB3/4P3/P4P1P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe5+ Kg8 2.Bd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Xiongjian Peng vs Igor Naumkin, Novi Sad, 2019
8/p2r4/1p1P1pk1/PPnQ2p1/5PP1/6P1/6K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg8+ Rg7 2.f5+ Kh6 3.Qh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Shah Manush vs Igor Naumkin, Novi Sad, 2019
5rk1/2R2rpp/1p4n1/p3Q3/2PBp3/1P4P1/P3qPKP/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxg7+ Rxg7 2.Rxg7+ Kh8 3.Rxg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Florian Mesaros vs Zhaoqi Liu, Lienz, 2019
8/5R1p/6pk/8/1R4P1/1rr1P1K1/5P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.g5+ Kxg5 2.Rg4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
M Amin Tabatabaei vs Eltaj Safarli, Anzali Free Zone, 2019
r4k2/5p1p/1pp3pP/4R3/2br3q/2Q5/5PP1/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qa3+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XVIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Aleksandar Tomic vs Dejan Nestorovic, Djenovici, 2019
3qn1k1/2r1r1bN/1pp3Q1/p2pPN2/P2P4/1P4P1/5PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nh6+ Kh8 2.Ng5 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Boris Grachev vs D Gukesh, Moscow, 2019
3r4/p3q2p/bp3R2/3P2pk/3Qp3/8/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.g4+ if 1...Kxg4 2.Qd1+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Kateryna Lahno vs Eesha Karavade, Astana, 2019
r6k/4Npp1/3R3p/4p3/1P2P2P/5QP1/2r2P1K/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh6+ gxh6 2.Qf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Timur Gareev vs Ray Robson, Saint Louis, 2019
r4rk1/pp2bp2/2p1np2/3p4/2P2N2/1P1BPP2/1P3K2/2R4R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nxe6 fxe6 2.Rcg1+ Kf7 3.Bg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Christian Braun vs Arno Sterck, Belgium, 2019
3rr1nR/2p2pk1/p1p3p1/3q4/4NQP1/3P4/1PP2PP1/5K1R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxg8+ if 1...Kxg8 2.Rh8+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XIX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Liren Ding vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Shenzhen, 2019
4B1k1/1r5p/pp4pP/2p1Q3/P2r1P2/6P1/b6K/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bd7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
David Navara vs Vojtech Zwardon, Ostrava, 2019
r5k1/p2b1pb1/6p1/2rpPpB1/1p5Q/1P6/1PP1q1P1/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh7+ Kf8 2.Qh8+ Bxh8 3.Rxh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Gawain Jones vs Ivan Cheparinov, Hengshui, 2019
R1nk3r/6pp/4Pp2/1BBp4/8/1p4K1/2b2PPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bd6 if 1...Re8 2.Bd7 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Hengshu, 2019
3r2k1/2qbp2R/5pp1/p3P1N1/2pN1P2/p1P3P1/8/KR6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rbh1 if 1...fxe5 2.Rh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Eltaj Safarli vs Manuel Petrosyan, Skopje, 2019
1Q6/Bp6/2kb1p2/5n2/1P4p1/1B1q2P1/P4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qc8+ Bc7 2.Qe8+ Qd7 3.Qe4+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Ivan Saric vs Alessio Valsecchi, Skopje, 2019
3q1r1k/4R2p/1p1pQ3/p2P1rP1/P1P5/1P6/6K1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh7+ Kxh7 2.Qh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Vitaly Sivuk vs Nikoloz Kacharava, Skopje, 2019
1R6/k2P1pp1/2p5/3p3p/3P3P/5P2/r3r1P1/1R3K2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ra8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Ilya Duzhakov, Skopje, 2019
3r1q1r/5p2/3b1P1k/4pR1p/3pQ3/PP6/2P3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh5+ Kxh5 2.Qf5+ Kh6 3.g4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Malakhov vs Igor Efimov, Brest, 2019
4rrk1/pbqn1p1p/1p1b2p1/2pp2N1/2P4P/1P4P1/PB2QP2/1B1R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh5 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Miran Oganian vs Ilie Martinovici, Sochi, 2019
2Q1r3/1p2k2p/p1nN1p2/8/P2b1P2/6R1/3q2P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf5+ if 1...Kf8 2.Rg8+ or if 1...Kf7 2.Qd7+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XXI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Deimante Cornette vs Axel Smith, Brest, 2019
r5k1/pp3R2/2pp4/3bq1rp/8/3B4/PPP2QPP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf8+ Kg7 2.Qf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Fier vs Orest Gritsak, Llucmajor, 2019
5k2/5p1p/4b2K/p5Q1/1p2RRPP/3r4/3q4/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxe6 if 1...Qxf4 2.Qxf4 Rd8 3.Kxh7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Nodirbek Yakubboev vs Muhammad Khusenkhojaev, Tashkent, 2019
4Qbk1/4q3/1pr1b1B1/3p4/P5RP/1P4P1/4PPK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bf5+ Qg7 2.Rxg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Mark Kvetny vs Jakob Pfreundt, Magdeburg, 2019
4q2k/p3N1bp/1p1P2p1/4B3/2pP3Q/5P2/Pn5P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.d7 if 1...Qxd7 2.Qf6 Qxe7 3.Qxe7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Daniel Sadzikowski vs Alex Moreto Quintana, Roquetas de Mar, 2019
3r3b/p2rR1np/1p6/2p1Rp1k/2P2B1N/3P2PP/PP6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxg7 Rxg7 2.Rxf5+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XXII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Evgeny Postny vs Alexander Yakimenko, Prague, 2019
b1q4k/4Q2p/1p4p1/1P1pNp2/3Pn3/4P1P1/5P1P/5BK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf7+ if 1...Kg8 2.Nh6+ or if 1...Kg7 2.Ng5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Xiangyu Xu vs Hugo Sousa, Lisbon, 2019
r2br3/2q2Qpk/p2p1B2/1pnP4/8/PP3N2/2P3PP/1K1R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ng5+ if 1...Kh6 2.Bxg7+ Kxg5 3.Rf5+ or if 1...Kh8 2.Qxe8# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Babu Lalith vs Aziz Nadeem, Bangkok, 2019
5r1k/3Q2pp/2p2pP1/2q2B2/1p1pp1P1/1P2R3/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh3 if 1...h6 2.Rxh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Josep Lopez Martinez vs Idris Asadzade, Karlsruhe, 2019
8/3RR1pp/pB6/P2p1pk1/6P1/5P1K/1rr3P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.f4+ if 1...Kh6 2.Re6+ g6 3.g5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Federico Perez Ponsa vs Manuel Larrea, Montevideo, 2019
1rb2r1R/4b1p1/pq1pp1P1/1B3k2/4NPn1/8/PPPQ2P1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxf8+ Bxf8 2.Rh5+ Kxe4 3.Bd3+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XXIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Mladen Palac vs Dario Dutina, Mali Losinj, 2019
r7/p4Qbk/np5p/5p1P/4bNp1/6B1/Pq3PP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rd6 Qxf2+ 2.Rxf2 Bxg2 3.Rxh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sipke Ernst vs Simon Elgersma, Groningen, 2019
3r2k1/2qn1p1p/4p1pB/4P2P/7Q/3R4/1r3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf6 if 1...Nxf6 2.Rxd8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Lenier Dominguez vs Evgeny Postny, Nethanya, 2019
7k/3q2rp/p2p2RQ/2bBpP2/PpP5/1P5P/5P2/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.f6 if 1...Rxg6 2.Qf8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Mikhail Kobalia vs Alexander Morozevich, Tula, 2019
7R/3Q2p1/5rkp/8/p2p4/3q2P1/3n1PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ 1.R1xh6+ if 1...gxh6 2.Rg8+ or if 1...Kg5 2.Qd5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Harmen Jonkman vs Matthew Sadler, Haarlem, 2019
4r1k1/p4pp1/3r4/6qp/3P1P2/1N1R2b1/P7/5RKQ b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bh2+ 2.Kf2 Qh4+ 3.Kg2 Rg6+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XXIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Peng Chen vs Jennifer Yu, Belgrade, 2019
4r1k1/2pQ2b1/3p4/3P4/1p3r2/p2B1n2/PPP5/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nd2+ 2.Kc1 axb2+ 3.Kxd2 Bc3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Hajra Chandreyee vs Manuel Petrosyan, Mumbai, 2019
6k1/5p1p/Bq5r/1P2p3/P7/4pQP1/4R1K1/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rh2+ 2.Kxh2 Qh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Karol Jaroch vs Oskar Wieczorek, Chorzow, 2019
4rr1k/1p4p1/p1pp3p/2P5/Q3B3/PPP3Pb/5q1P/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bg2+ 2.Bxg2 Rxe1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Sean Hawkins vs Bobby Cheng, Ballarat, 2019
5rk1/1p6/p2p3b/3Pp3/1P2P3/P3Nrpb/8/2R1R1KN b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxe3+ 2.Nf2 Rxf2 3.Rxe3 Rf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Manuel Larrea vs Robert Hungaski, Montevideo, 2019
4r3/p1kn2NR/3b1QP1/1bq2P2/1pp5/4p3/PPP5/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bc6+ 2.Kg1 e2+ 3.Qd4 Qxd4+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XXV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Vladimir Fedoseev vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Wijk aan Zee, 2019
3R4/5ppk/p7/1p2pN2/4n2K/P3P1P1/1rr2n1P/4BR2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...g5+ 2.Kh5 Nf6+ 3.Kxg5 N2e4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Andrea Favaloro vs Sandro Mareco, Forni di Sopra, 2019
4r2k/1pb3pp/6r1/7q/4Pp2/2P4P/PP3BPK/R2RQ3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxg2+ 2.Kxg2 f3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Andrey Zhigalko vs Boroljub Zlatanovic, Skopje, 2019
5Bk1/5p2/4pPp1/4P2r/3P4/4n2P/4q1PK/2Q1N3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ng4+ 2.Kg3 Qf2+ 3.Kxg4 Rh4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Endre Csiki vs Jaime Santos Latasa, Skopje, 2019
4rrk1/p5q1/1P1p4/1PpP3p/2P3p1/1N1P3n/2Q1p1PP/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxa1 2.Nxa1 Rf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Sebastien Cossin vs Christian Bauer, Brest, 2019
7r/1pQ3p1/5pk1/2Pb2P1/1n6/1q3B2/1B3P2/5KR1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qd3+ if 2.Be2 Qb1+ ]

Puzzles of the top rated games of 2019, Part XXVI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Santosh Gujrathi Vidit vs Richard Rapport, Hengshui, 2019
5r2/2p4k/1p1P2p1/3P3p/pPP5/P3rpq1/3Q4/1R2RKN1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...f2 2.Rxe3 Qxg1+ 3.Ke2 f1/Q+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Xue Zhao, Hengshui, 2019
8/p5pk/6rp/8/3N2q1/4Q3/Pr3PPP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxg2+ 2.Rxg2 Rb1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Leonid Nozdrachev vs Dmitry Gordievsky, Sochi, 2019
8/1b3p1k/4p3/4B3/8/8/r4Pr1/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rgxf2+ 2.Kg1 Rg2+ 3.Kh1 Rh2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
David Ross vs Gustavo Mahia, Rhodes, 2019
7r/4r1k1/2p5/p2pN2p/P1nPn1pK/3NP3/2R2PP1/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ncd6 if 2.Nxg4 Nf5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Piotr Nguyen vs Jaime Santos Latasa, Budapest, 2019
3r1rk1/1bq4p/pN2p1p1/P2pb3/1Q2n3/BPPB4/3P2PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxh2+ 2.Kh1 Ng3+ 3.Kxh2 Nxf1+ ]


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