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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Goran Cabrilo.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
Goran Cabrilo vs Alois Lanc, Trnava, 1984
2r2rn1/1b1q1p1k/p2p2pp/1p1PnN2/2p1P2N/P6R/1PBQ1PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6 Nxh6 Nf5 ]

b)
Goran Cabrilo vs Nikolaos Gavrilakis, Kavala, 1990
3q2k1/4b2p/4rp2/p1p5/Pp1p2P1/1P1P1Q1P/2P3B1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5 Kf7 Re1 Qd6 Qc4 Qa6 Bd5 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Robert Rowley vs Goran Cabrilo, New York, 1990
4r1k1/1b3pp1/pq5p/8/5Pn1/2N4P/PBP3P1/2Q2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3 if hxg4 Rh3# ]

d)
Bosko Abramovic vs Goran Cabrilo, Belgrade, 1991
5rk1/5pbp/3RP1p1/3R4/4P2P/3rqBQK/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd5 if Rxd5 fxe6 or if exd5 Be5 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Goran Cabrilo vs Goran Arsovic, Nis, 1995
8/1pr1n1pk/p2Rp2p/P3N2P/q1P1P1Q1/4P3/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Nxg6 hxg6+ Kg8 Rd8+ ]


mate in 4
Goran Cabrilo vs Goran Arsovic

Goran Cabrilo Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Goran Cabrilo vs Igor Efimov, Cutro, 1997
3r2k1/p1pq3p/1p3rp1/3n4/8/1Q3N2/PP3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 Qxd5 Rd1 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Goran Cabrilo vs Petar Popovic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1998
2kr3r/1p3ppp/p3pn2/2b1B2q/Q1N5/2P5/PP3PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb6+ Bxb6 Qc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Goran Cabrilo vs Goran Todorovic, Herceg Novi, 2001
5Qb1/p6k/1p4p1/1P2N3/8/P1n2pP1/5P1P/3q1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7+ if Kh6 Ng4+ if Kh8 Nxg6# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Goran Cabrilo vs Roland Loos, Timishoara, 2006
2r3rk/pp2q1bp/4pp2/3p4/3PnBP1/2PN1Q2/PP3P1R/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Goran Cabrilo vs Marko Krivokapic, Belgrade, 2008
r4rk1/1pqnb2p/p2p4/3P1p2/P2B1R2/5Q2/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ if Kf7 Qh5+ or if fxg4 Rxg4+ ]


Goran Cabrilo vs Igor Efimov

Goran Cabrilo Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Goran Cabrilo vs Dragan Rodic, Belgrade, 2013
1r2r2k/1q1nb1p1/pp1p2Pn/5PB1/P1Q1p2R/1NN5/1PP4P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Qf7 ]

b)
Goran Cabrilo vs Marko Kovacevic, Belgrade, 2016
r2qnrk1/pp3ppp/2npbb2/2pNp3/B2PP3/2P2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ w/d5 ]

c)
Nenad Ristic vs Goran Cabrilo, Cetinje, 1992
b7/6q1/4B2p/1p3Qpk/1p4nP/5NK1/2P2PP1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc7+ if Kh3 Nxf2# or if Ne5 Qxe5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Miroljub Trifunovic vs Goran Cabrilo, Cetinje, 1992
6k1/pp3p1p/2b1pPp1/3qP3/6P1/b5Q1/7P/4BBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ ]

e)
Ernst Weinzettl vs Goran Cabrilo, Belgrade, 2002
b1r1r1k1/2q2p1p/3RpQp1/8/N7/1P2P3/P4P1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd6 ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Josip Asik vs Goran Cabrilo, Belgrade, 2009
6k1/3R4/2p2Bp1/P3p1q1/2P1Pn1p/7P/2r2bPK/5Q1N b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ if Kxg1 or Qxg1 Rxg2+ ]

g)
Black mates in 4.
Igor Petrovski vs Goran Cabrilo, Belgrade, 2010
6k1/1p3pp1/p6p/3p4/8/2P1b1qP/PP2r1B1/1Q1RN2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2 ]


mate in 4
Goran Cabrilo vs Dragan Rodic


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