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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nana Ioseliani.
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)
Nana Ioseliani vs Ludmila Saunina, Frunze, 1978
r4qk1/3bbnNp/4p1pB/p2pP3/2pP1Q2/P1P5/2B3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if Qe8 Nc7 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Tatiana Zatulovskaya vs Nana Ioseliani, Rio de Janeiro, 1979
6r1/6rk/2qpp2p/5P2/1pPp3n/3P4/1P1B1QNP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2 ]

c)
Nana Gaprindashvili vs Nana Ioseliani, Tbilisi, 1980
2r3k1/5pp1/7p/2P5/R3p3/5bP1/P4P1P/2N3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Nana Ioseliani vs Lidia Semenova, Sochi, 1983
3r2k1/1p1qn1r1/p4R1Q/2p3p1/2Pp4/7P/PPB3P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kh8 Rf7 Rxf7 Bg6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Frantisek Hosticka vs Nana Ioseliani, Czech Republic, 1995
5rk1/p5q1/2p4r/2n1p3/2PpP1P1/P2P2p1/4Q1P1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

1d)
mate in 4
Nana Ioseliani vs Lidia Semenova

Nana Ioseliani puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Nana Ioseliani vs Vlastimil Jansa, Czech Republic, 1996
3r1k2/2q2p1Q/2p5/1p2p1p1/nP6/1BP4P/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 if Rd1+ Kg2 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Nana Ioseliani vs Tatyana Fomina, Yerevan, 1996
1r2r1kn/5p2/5R1P/p2p1BN1/8/8/P1p5/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kf8 Rxf7+ ]

c)
Nana Ioseliani vs Hannes Stefansson, Mulhouse, 1997
2b3k1/5p1p/p1rn4/2n2P2/P1p5/2B1N3/2B3P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Kf8 Nb4 Rb6 a5 Rb7 Rxd6 ]

d)
Nana Ioseliani vs Regina Pokorna, Pula, 1997
1q4k1/p4p2/4p1p1/1pp1N2r/4QP2/PBP5/1P2K2P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6 if Qf8 Qxg6+ ]

e)
Milos Kozak vs Nana Ioseliani, Czech Republic, 1997
5rk1/pp4b1/3p3p/1P6/2PPb1pn/1P4Q1/1B2NqPP/R4B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ Rxf1 Rxf1+ Ng1 Bxg2+ ]

f)
White mates in 7.
Nana Ioseliani vs Anita Just, Germany, 1998
2q2k2/1p1bb2p/4p3/1n2Bp1B/1Q1P1P2/4P2P/N7/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ if Kxg7 Qxe7+ Kh8 Qf6+ ]

2f)
mate in 7
Nana Ioseliani vs Anita Just


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