Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Stavroula Tsolakidou.
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)
Stavroula Tsolakidou vs Magdalini Louka, Porto Rio, 2014
r1r3k1/1p2ppbp/2bp2p1/2n5/pqP1P3/1PN1BP2/PQ2B1PP/1RR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ a3 if Qb6 b4 or if Qxb3 Qa1 ]

b)
Stavroula Tsolakidou vs Bakhora Abdusattorova, Durban, 2014
4rr1k/6pp/3p1p2/p2q1P2/1ppB2QN/1P5P/P1P3P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ if hxg6 Qh4+ Kg8 fxg6 ]

c)
Stavroula Tsolakidou vs Monika Rozman, Porec, 2015
r2q4/6k1/2np1npr/2p1pP2/ppP1P3/3P1N1N/PP1Q3K/2R3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ if Kxh6 Rxg6+ mates ]

d)
Stavroula Tsolakidou vs Paulo Pinho, Gibraltar, 2017
2r3k1/5p1p/pB2pnp1/2P5/1b2bP2/1N3B2/P5PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 Nxe4 Rc4 ]

e)
Stavroula Tsolakidou vs Nataliya Buksa, Riga, 2017
8/4nbk1/3nqp2/p2p3p/2pP1QpP/2P1N1N1/P1B2PP1/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 Qxd6 Ngf5+ ]



Stavroula Tsolakidou Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Kevin Walter vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Internet, 2012
6k1/R4p2/p5pp/2pP4/2P5/P1Q1P1qP/4K1P1/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Kd3 Qf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Maria- Ioanna Lemoni vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Kallithea, 2010
8/6kp/6p1/2p2p1P/2Pp2n1/p5PK/Pr4B1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 h6+ Kxh6 ]

c)
Ourania Koutsotoli vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Eretria, 2011
r2qnrk1/3n1ppp/p2ppb2/1pp2P2/4P3/2NP1RQ1/PPP3PP/R1B1N1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh4 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Apollon Bakis vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Achaea, 2012
r1b3k1/1p4pp/3pp3/p7/1bKP3P/5qB1/PP3Pn1/3Q3R b - - 0 1
[ ...b5+ Kxb5 Qd5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Amalia Koutsidi vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Rio Patra, 2013
1Q6/5pkp/p5p1/1pq5/8/P1p1rbPP/2P4K/2R2B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ ]

Stavroula Tsolakidou Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tatiana Melamed vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Warsaw, 2013
4r1k1/5rp1/3p3p/1R1P4/8/1PqRpPP1/4Q1KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd3 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Desiree Di Benedetto vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Al-Ain, 2013
5rk1/6p1/p6p/3Pp2q/8/1P4bb/P3RP2/R3Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg2 ]

c)
Ekaterina Nasyrova vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Moscow, 2016
2krq2r/pp6/3p1n1p/P1p3p1/b1P2P2/1NP3P1/2Q1BPP1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb3 if Qxb3 Qxe2 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Alina Balaian vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Riga, 2017
1r4k1/5pbp/3qp1p1/8/1r6/1B2Bn2/5PKP/1R1R1Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxf3 Qh5+ Kg2 Rg4+ ]


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