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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Olga Alexandrova.
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.
Olga Alexandrova vs Nadezda Stojanovic, Herceg Novi, 2001
r2b3k/p2q1r1p/1pn3RQ/2B2p2/2B5/P7/1P3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 Qf8# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Olga Alexandrova vs Tatiana Melamed, Kramatorsk, 2001
r6k/1b1p1Qbp/2n3p1/q1p1r1B1/2B5/2N5/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Olga Alexandrova vs Maria Velcheva, Warsaw, 2001
2r4k/1b2bBp1/p6p/4N2Q/1q1Bn3/8/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Nf8+ Bxf8 Qg6+ Kh8 Qxh6# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Olga Alexandrova vs Marija Petrovic, Budva, 2003
2rR4/4Bpkp/pQ3Npb/8/1P3P2/P6P/q5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
D Tishin vs Olga Alexandrova, Alushta, 2004
8/p5kp/P3p1p1/2qb2N1/5Pn1/6P1/4RnBP/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ Kh1 Qg1+ Rxg1 Nf2+ ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Sylvain Leburgue vs Olga Alexandrova, Cappelle la Grande, 2005
8/2Q3p1/3P1pk1/4pq2/P5nP/7K/6P1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ if g3 Qf1+ or if Kxf4 f5# ]

g)
Jose Hernando Rodrigo vs Olga Alexandrova, Barcelona, 2011
r1b1r1k1/pp3ppp/8/b1p4Q/2Pp4/1P2P2P/PB2KPP1/1B1RR2q b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3+ fxe3 Qxg2+ Kd3 Bxe1 Rxe1 Qxb2 ]

c)
mate in 4
Olga Alexandrova vs Maria Velcheva


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