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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ioannis Nikolaidis.
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)
Ioannis Nikolaidis vs Georgios Vouros, Athens, 1993
rnbqk1nr/p4ppp/4p3/1p6/1bpP1B2/2N1P3/1P3PPP/R2QKBNR w - - 0 1
[ Qf3 if Qd5 Qg3 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Ioannis Nikolaidis vs Milko Popchev, Peristeri, 1993
5k2/5p1R/6P1/pprbpB1P/3r3q/4Q3/1P6/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g7+ Ke7 Qxe5+ Be6 Qxe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Ioannis Nikolaidis vs Istvan Almasi, Budapest, 1994
r3r1n1/pp3pk1/2q2p1p/P2NP3/2p1QP2/8/1P5P/1B1R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rg1+ if Kf8 Rxg8+ ]

d)
David Navara vs Ioannis Nikolaidis, Peristeri, 2010
3rrbk1/1R6/p2Nnp1p/1bPB4/6P1/1P5P/1P1K1P2/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd6 Bxe6+ Kh8 cxd6 Rxd6+ ]

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