"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Maya Chiburdanidze.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Dana Nutu-Gajic, Bad Kissingen, 1979
1rbqr1k1/5pp1/p2p1b2/3NpP2/Pp2P3/5B2/1PPQ3P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Amador Rodriguez, Barcelona, 1979
r2r2k1/1q4p1/ppb3p1/2bNp3/P1Q5/1N5R/1P4BP/n6K w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kf8 Nxg6+ Ke8 Qe6 ]

c)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Valentin Arbakov, Moscow, 1981
3b1rk1/1R3pp1/pr5p/8/4B3/2P5/1P4PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8 ]

d)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Marta Litinskaya, Tbilisi, 1984
r1b1rnk1/2p2ppp/p7/1pbpP3/3N2Nq/2P1QPnP/PPB3PB/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 if Nh5 Nh6+ ]

e)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Marija Petrovic, Jajce, 1986
4nrk1/1p1q1pbp/r2P2p1/p1BNp3/P2n4/1P4PP/2PQ2B1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 Qd8 d7 ]


mate in 4
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Amador Rodriguez

Maya Chiburdanidze Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Julia Lebel-Arias, Dubai, 1986
r1b3k1/pp3pbp/2p1n1p1/Pn2p3/NP2P2q/1BP1B1NP/3Q1PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 fxe6 Bg5 ]

b)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs N Gaprindashvili, Belgrade Yugometal, 1996
r1bq1rk1/ppp2p2/5np1/4p1N1/2P1N1n1/6P1/PP2PPB1/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Nxf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Bent Larsen, Vienna, 1993
1r3r1k/6p1/p6p/2bpNBP1/1p2n3/1P5Q/PBP1q2P/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ gxh6 Nf7+ Kg8 Nxh6# ]

d)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Mehrshad Sharif, Lippstadt, 1995
r1q1rbk1/pp3p2/n1p2B2/5b2/3P4/2P3P1/P3PPB1/R1Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh3 Nc7 Qg5+ ]

e)
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Anna-Maria Botsari, Pula, 1997
3r2k1/1pp1bqpp/2n1np2/3bp3/1P6/2BP1NP1/r2NPPBP/1RRQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e4 ]

f)
White mates in 2.
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Roman Slobodjan, Lippstadt, 2000
4r3/1b2r2p/p2p2k1/P1pP1R1N/3b4/1P1B3P/3n2P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Re5+ Ne4 Rf6# ]


mate in 3
Maya Chiburdanidze vs Bent Larsen


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