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Here are some chess puzzles from the 2006 Turin Olympiad.
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.
Camilla Baginskaite vs Ana-Cristina Calotescu, Turin, 2006
6k1/1r4np/pp1p1R1B/2pP2p1/P1P5/1n5P/6P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Mairelys Delgado Crespo vs Deimante Daulyte, Turin, 2006
2b3r1/2r1pp1k/pp1p2pp/3P4/PqPQN1PP/1P2RP2/6K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Eglantina Shabanaj vs Elena Titova-Boric, Turin, 2006
7k/p1qb1Qbp/2p2npN/2Pp2Bn/3P4/6P1/P4PB1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Bahar Hallaeva vs S Sabirova, Turin, 2006
5kr1/R4p1p/2p1p1pn/2NpP3/p2P4/2K4P/P4rP1/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Zuzana Hagarova, Turin, 2006
2r4R/5kbQ/2rpp1p1/p3p1P1/4P3/2PqBP2/PP6/K6R w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ ]



2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Radoslaw Wojtaszek vs Darcy Lima, Turin, 2006
1r2Rr2/3P1p1k/5Rpp/qp6/2pQ4/7P/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Maria Horvath vs Yesmar Araujo, Turin, 2006
8/5Rrp/pp1P3k/6r1/P3PQPq/2Np2NP/1P4K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Lenka Ptacnikova vs Maria Teresa Arnetta, Turin, 2006
8/2r2Bpk/7p/8/1P2P3/q5P1/5Q1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Oladapo Adu vs Peng-Kong Chan, Turin, 2006
6kb/R6p/6nP/3qp3/1B2RPQ1/1P6/2rp3N/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ hxg6 h7# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Alvin Howell vs Anthony Mongiello, Turin, 2006
2R5/p6p/3b3r/3k4/8/3B2P1/PPP2PKP/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ ]



2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Mondoly Sanon vs Shatish Lautan, Turin, 2006
5Q2/ppp4k/4P2p/2p3P1/7K/P1P4P/1P2q3/8 w - - 1 0
[ g6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Tanja Rantanen vs Khye Theng Wan, Turin, 2006
6k1/pp4r1/2p1P3/8/3p3Q/1P2q2P/P5P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kxf8 Qd8# ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Terry Farley vs Vasile Sanduleac, Turin, 2006
r6k/q2R2p1/2p1Q2p/4P1bP/1PP5/8/1RK3P1/5r2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Nadezhda Antonova vs Gulmira Dauletova, Turin, 2006
r5k1/1p6/2P1b3/p1Q1p1q1/2P1Pr2/2N4p/PP4Pp/2RR1B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Jessica Nill vs Eleonora Ambrosi, Turin, 2006
6k1/7q/2p2b2/2Pp2p1/P2P1pb1/5B1r/1BQ2R2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

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2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Delisle Warner vs Roberto Mogranzini, Turin, 2006
2r3k1/5p1p/8/r7/4N1P1/8/PPb1PPB1/K6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Dijana Dengler vs Paulina Carreras Mendiolea, Turin, 2006
8/5pk1/p2Q4/2p3Pp/P3q1r1/2P3PK/1P3R1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Nelson Martinez vs Mario Saralegui, Turin, 2006
4r1k1/Q1p2ppp/2p1b3/8/5b2/2PP3P/1rN3P1/3KR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Michel Zialor vs Maher Ayyad, Turin, 2006
7r/1p1pkppp/p3p3/q3n3/3Qn3/P1r5/1PP2PPP/R3KB1R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Re3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
D M C Wijayawardena vs Nava Starr, Turin, 2006
8/7k/2q1r1pp/2p1P3/3p2PQ/4nr2/PP5P/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ ]



2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Laura Moylan vs Safa Elnami, Turin, 2006
r1bqk2r/ppppn2N/2nb2p1/4p2Q/2B1P3/2P5/PP3PPP/RNB2RK1 w q - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kf8 Qh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Fiona Steil-Antoni vs Patricia Llaneza Vega, Turin, 2006
3r4/p1rk4/1p2p1q1/3PQp2/5P2/2P3PR/3K4/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Colm Daly vs Jac Thomas, Turin, 2006
5q2/7k/1Q3B1p/1P3P2/2P5/1KN2p2/8/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7+ if Kg8 Qg3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Evgenij Ermenkov vs Peter Rowe, Turin, 2006
1r2r3/2p2p2/5Bpk/3pP1Rp/pp3P1Q/7P/qPP3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Rozana Gjergji vs Daniela Cordero, Turin, 2006
2b1qnk1/p4r1p/2n1pB1Q/3pPp2/2pP4/2P2R2/P2N2PP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ Ng6 Rxg6+ ]



2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nadya Karolina Ortiz vs Karen Zapata, Turin, 2006
r6r/p1N4p/1pQ5/7p/1B3P2/Pk6/1q4PK/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Ka4 Bd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Almira Skripchenko vs Khye Theng Wan, Turin, 2006
8/1q3p1k/2r1p1pP/3pP3/1p1P1Q2/1P1B2P1/2P2PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 if Kxh6 Qh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
I Sukandar vs Rani Hamid, Turin, 2006
1r2B3/6Q1/3R4/1p2pp1p/4q2k/2P4P/1P4P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Kh2 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Jesus Nogueiras vs Sadikin Irwanto, Turin, 2006
r2q2k1/p4p2/5Pp1/1p3pQ1/2pPb3/2P4R/P5PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Hans Kristian Simonsen vs Kei Keng Mak, Turin, 2006
3r2kr/3Q1p1p/1pn1bp1B/8/8/2P3PP/P4P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 ]

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2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Olga Nazarova vs Veronica Garcia, Turin, 2006
3r2k1/1p2r1bN/1nqp2Q1/p1p5/2P2Pp1/1P2B3/P3RK2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kf8 Rh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Julie Wilson vs Daniela Cordero, Turin, 2006
3r1r1k/pbq3p1/1p2p2b/2pp1B1Q/8/2B1P3/PP3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Kg8 Bxe6+ Rf7 Qxg7# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Abdelkrim Bouhaddad vs Jac Thomas, Turin, 2006
2rr2k1/pp3pb1/2n2Pp1/3qp3/4p2Q/P3B2R/1PP3PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Lenier Dominguez vs Artur Jussupow, Turin, 2006
4r1k1/pp1q3p/2n1NBb1/3pP1Q1/2pP2P1/2P2P2/5K2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ hxg6 Rh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Oscar De La Riva Aguado vs Shane Matthews, Turin, 2006
r1bq1rk1/3R1ppp/p7/5Qb1/NpB5/5P2/PPP3PP/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ if Rxf7 Rxd8+ Bxd8 Re8# ]



2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Sherman Maduro vs Larry Ebbin, Turin, 2006
2nr2rk/1q3p1p/5PpQ/1ppp2P1/p2P4/P1P4P/1P5B/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf4 if Nd6 Qxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Tea Bosboom-Lanchava vs Zorigt Bayaraa, Turin, 2006
bq3rk1/5Npp/1p2Q3/5p2/1P6/6P1/4PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Patrick Li Ying vs Darwin Laylo, Turin, 2006
2k1r3/ppp3pp/4r3/8/1bqP4/6B1/P3NPPP/2Q1RK1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Nur Shazwani Zullkafli vs Yifan Hou, Turin, 2006
6k1/1p1B1p2/6pp/2PRp3/PB2n2K/7P/6P1/5rb1 b - - 0 1
[ Rf4+ Bg4 Bf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Mustafa Homrana vs Boonsueb Saeheng, Turin, 2006
5rk1/p5r1/1pq4p/6p1/3nR2B/3P2QP/P1P5/1R2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3+ Kd1 Rf1+ ]



2006 Turin Olympiad Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
William Wachira vs Abdu Al Badani, Turin, 2006
r4rk1/pp3ppp/3b4/3p4/N3n1q1/P3PnP1/1P3PKP/R2QBR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Neg5 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Jean-Michel Rapaire vs Nassim Sakr, Turin, 2006
4r1k1/7p/8/2R5/1pP1b1p1/5qP1/1P6/2Q1KR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Monica Calzetta vs Elaterina Atalik, Turin, 2006
R7/1Q2bpk1/2p3p1/1p2p2p/1P4P1/5N1P/1P3PK1/2rq4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Kg3 Rg1+ Nxg1 h4# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Uclan Flanders vs Veronica Garcia, Turin, 2006
5rk1/1p2p2p/3p2p1/2q4r/P1PbPPb1/1P1Q2P1/3N3P/1R2R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qh5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Levente Vajda vs Emil Sutovsky, Turin, 2006
8/p3Qpk1/1p1p4/1PN1p2r/K1n1P3/6r1/P5bR/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb2+ Kb4 bxc5+ ]

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2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Stephne Swartz vs Raisa Barria, Turin, 2006
r1bqr1k1/pp3pp1/2B4p/2Ppn3/1P6/P7/1BQ2PPP/R2NR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Steven Kawuma vs Carlos Juarez Flores, Turin, 2006
8/Q4ppk/5n2/P6p/8/6PK/7P/1q6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kh4 Qf5 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Mohamed Sheer vs Han Neumann, Turin, 2006
7k/p2n1pp1/1p4r1/3p4/3Pp2q/1P6/P2B1P1P/2RQ1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Ke2 Qd3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Liliana Burijovich vs Bella Igla, Turin, 2006
4r3/1p2q1k1/p2p1pp1/3P4/P2Q2Pb/2P2R1p/1P1R3P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Rf1 Qxf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Suzana Chang vs Marie Boyarchenko, Turin, 2006
3r1k2/1p3p2/p4q1p/2bp4/P5Q1/2N1r3/5RPP/1B1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]



2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Pablo San Segundo Carrillo vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Turin, 2006
3Q1rk1/8/7R/p1N1p1Bp/P1q5/7b/3Q1PPK/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Anna Stolarczyk vs Julie Wilson, Turin, 2006
8/5p1k/6pp/4p3/1P6/3QP3/4rqPP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Mudiyanselage Rajapakse vs Felix Bonilla, Turin, 2006
6k1/1p2rpp1/p1p3rp/3p2n1/1P1Pn2q/P2NP2P/1QR2PPK/2R2B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ gxh3 Nf3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Leighton Williams vs Erald Dervishi, Turin, 2006
8/5ppk/1Q5p/p2p4/Nb3qb1/5B1n/1P2K1P1/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2+ Kf1 Qd3+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Paula Delai vs Tshepiso Lopang, Turin, 2006
1R6/rbr2p2/5Pkp/2pBP1p1/ppP3P1/5K1P/P1PR4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb7 if Rcxb7 Rg8+ ]



2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Camilla Baginskaite vs Nazrana Khan, Turin, 2006
7k/1p1P1Qpq/p6p/5p1N/6N1/7P/PP1r1PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ngf6 gxf6 Qxf6+ Kg8 Qd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4. Ali Frhat vs Zozik Mohommed, Turin, 2006
r3r3/2qb1pkp/p2p2pN/1p1pn3/7Q/P3B3/1PP1B1PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ if gxf5 Bh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Jessica Nill vs Catherine Perena, Turin, 2006
8/8/8/k1KB4/5r2/4R3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ilze Berzina vs Ingrid Aliaga Fernandez, Turin, 2006
r1r4k/1p3pp1/2n1pN1p/p2pP3/3P1Q2/3R4/Pq3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Zhao Xue vs Jovanka Houska, Turin, 2006
3r1nQ1/1b4p1/1p3k1p/p1q5/P2N4/5P2/6PP/1B2R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re6+ if Nxe6 Qxe6+ Kg5 h4+ ]

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2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Jovanka Houska Jvs Regina Ribeiro, Turin, 2006
7k/3r2b1/pq5p/1p2nN1Q/4Bp2/2P5/PP4PP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ if Kh7 Nd6+ or if Bf8 Qxf8+ Kh7 Ne7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Elisabeth Shaughnessy vs Arlene Blackman, Turin, 2006
3r2k1/2pb2pp/2p2P2/8/3QP2q/1P2KP2/1BP5/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ if Kf8 Ba3+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Manuel Larrea vs J Cueto, Turin, 2006
8/rp2R1pp/6bk/p3R3/2P2NP1/6r1/PP6/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ R7e6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Evgeny Vodyasov vs Pravit Chinveswong, Turin, 2006
6R1/kb4R1/p6q/2PPp3/2P1p2r/5p2/4Q2P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ Kxb7 Qb2+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Tze-Meng Mok vs Daniele Vocaturo, Turin, 2006
5r1k/2rn1P1p/3R4/pq5P/1p3Q2/1P2N3/1PP5/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 if Rc6 Qd4+ ]



2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Gundula Heinatz vs Miriam Basem-Hassan, Turin, 2006
r3r2k/1b2P1bp/4Q3/ppq1N2p/5B2/2N5/PP3PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Helene Mira vs Emiko Nakagawa, Turin, 2006
4R3/3r1p1k/1p1p1B1p/3P2p1/1P2PPb1/8/P5PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ f5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Hazel Smith vs Torill Hagesaether, Turin, 2006
2r4k/6pp/R2p4/P2Q2N1/1n2P1q1/8/6PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Eugenio Campos vs Yudai Iwasaki, Turin, 2006
4r2k/pp2q2p/2p4Q/1np1N1R1/8/2PP3P/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kg8 Nxe7+ Kf7 Rg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Mehdi Hasan vs Pravit Chinveswong, Turin, 2006
1Q6/4p3/4k1p1/4b3/4P1K1/3R2Pp/7P/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kf6 Rf3+ ]



2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Umut Atakisi vs Bayarsaihan Gundavaa, Turin, 2006
rn2q1rk/5Rpp/4P1bB/1p2p3/1p6/6Q1/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ Rxg7 Rf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Shatish Lautan vs Carlos Ustariz, Turin, 2006
5rk1/7p/q3p1p1/1p1p1BQ1/2bB1R2/r7/3b1PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 if Rf7 Qe8+ Rf8 Bxe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Paulina Carreras Mendiolea vs Olga Nazarova, Turin, 2006
r2q1rk1/pp1nR1p1/2p2p2/3p4/3P3Q/4R3/PPPN1PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg4+ Kf7 Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Hatim Al Hadarani vs Leonhard Mueller, Turin, 2006
4rr2/7k/4p2b/P1q1B1p1/2p1PPB1/1n1p2P1/1P2R1K1/1R5Q w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Kxh6 Rh1+ Kg6 Bh5+ Kh7 Bf7# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Viktoria Bashkite vs Anda Safranska, Turin, 2006
1rq2r2/1pp3Q1/p6p/3Pnk2/8/1P2B2P/P6K/2RR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rc4 if Nxc4 Rf1+ or if Nf3+ Kg3 Nd4 Rf1+ ]

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2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Vugar Gashimov vs Simen Agdestein, Turin, 2006
5rk1/3R1rp1/p4P2/1pq1P3/6Q1/7P/P5P1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Emran Ahmad Bukhari Hj vs Mahmood Hanif, Turin, 2006
2r1rnk1/pp2np1p/bq2p1pQ/3pP1N1/3P1N1P/PP6/5PP1/RB2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if gxh5 Bxh7+ or if Nf5 Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Chitumbo Mwali vs Abobker Elarbi, Turin, 2006
1r5k/5pRp/4rB2/np1pPN2/3P4/P6P/5P2/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nh6 Rxf6 exf6 Rf8 Rg8+ Rxg8 Nxf7# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jolanta Zawadzka vs Maricela Palao, Turin, 2006
8/p4Bpk/bq2Q2n/2pp1p2/2P2P1p/1P4P1/P7/K3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bg6+ Kh8 Qe8+ Ng8 Qxg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Jin Hai Jonathan Chuah vs Alexis Murillo, Turin, 2006
1nkr4/Q4p2/2p4n/3Bbq1p/6p1/B7/P4PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6+ Nxc6 Qa8+ if Bb8 Qa6+ or if Kc7 Qxc6+ ]



2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Stuart Fancy vs Octavio Croes, Turin, 2006
r4r1k/4Npbp/p1p3pB/4Pb2/1P5Q/5N2/1qP2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ Kxg7 Qf6+ Kh6 Nxf5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Taweechai Thamtavatvorn vs Vasillios Kotronias, Turin, 2006
3B4/Q3n2k/1p2Pb2/1P3qpp/8/3p2P1/P6P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ Kg2 Qd5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Ontiretse Sabure vs Sophie Tidman, Turin, 2006
2r2rk1/pQ3ppp/4p3/1P1pP3/R2P4/3qB3/2nN1PPP/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3+ fxe3 Rc2 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Delisle Warner vs Jose Fernando Cubas, Turin, 2006
6k1/7p/p2n1p2/2QPp1p1/2P1Pn1q/PN3b2/4N3/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2+ Bxe2 Qg4+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
John Mukabi vs Andras Guller, Turin, 2006
4r3/1b1r1kb1/pq1p1p2/1p3PpN/2nPN3/P1B5/1P2QRP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg5+ ]

2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Hussien Asabri vs Wongi Baek, Turin, 2006
2r1r1k1/p4Rpp/4p3/1pq1N3/1bB2B2/4P3/PP2QPPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Qg4+ Kf8 Bh6+ or if Kh8 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Mark Heidenfeld vs R Cecchetti, Turin, 2006
4rbnr/pp1k2pp/2p2p2/q2b4/2B2QPP/6B1/PPP2P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 cxd5 Bb5+ Qxb5 Qc7+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Maria Belen Sarquis vs Vanessa Thomas, Turin, 2006
5k2/pp3r1p/2n3p1/4Q3/7q/P3B1N1/1P1R1PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Bc5+ Ke6 Rd6+ Ke7 Rxc6+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Anita Gara vs Barbara Hund, Turin, 2006
1rr3k1/1q3p2/3p2p1/n2P1p2/pp1Q4/7P/PP1N1PRK/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Anzel Laubscher vs Magdalena Valombola, Turin, 2006
r1br4/pp4pk/7p/2B2p2/2B5/5N2/1q3PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ Kg6 Bf7+ ]

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2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Miguel Medina vs Jamshed Isaev, Turin, 2006
2r5/1q2r2k/p6p/1p2Bb2/7P/P1P1QN2/BP6/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ hxg5 Qxg5 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Tatiana Kosintseva vs Anna Zatonskih, Turin, 2006
6rk/7p/p1b1pP2/3pQ3/3P4/q5N1/6PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ f7+ Rg7 Qb8+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Robert Cvek vs Varuzhan Akobian, Turin, 2006
2k5/1b6/3QN3/qp1pPp2/5P1p/5BpP/2P2nP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kd7 Nc5+ Kc7 Qd6+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Marc Simonet vs H Fidaeyee, Turin, 2006
6rk/4Q1p1/5nBp/3R4/2pP1B2/1p3PP1/1q4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 if gxh6 Qxf6+ or if Nh7 Bxg7+ Rxg7 Rd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Santiago Velasco vs A Maznitsin, Turin, 2006
1k1r3r/pp2q1p1/4p2p/N3bp2/2P1nP2/1Q4P1/PP1R4/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8+ Rxd8 Rxd8+ Kc7 Qxb7+ Kxd8 Nc6+ ]

2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Martin Poulsen, Turin, 2006
2rr4/pp1k1pBp/3P2b1/4Q1P1/4P3/3R3P/1PPK1P2/7q w - - 1 0
[ Qb5+ if Ke6 Qd5+ Kd7 Qxb7+ or if Rc6 Qxb7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Florian Jenni vs Morteza Darban, Turin, 2006
r3rk2/pp2p1bp/n4p1B/1b1PNp2/q7/7Q/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 fxe5 Qxf5+ Kg8 Qg5 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Lorenc Rama vs Diego Valerga, Turin, 2006
5rk1/1p6/1N1p2p1/3Pp3/1P2bq1p/2Q4n/6P1/4RB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Ng4 Qh3 Qf2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Vania Vilhete vs Rodolfo Arias, Turin, 2006
r6k/1p4q1/2p1Q3/p2p4/4n3/P7/1PP3PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ Kh1 Qg1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Mohamed Ebtissam vs Natiska Martinez, Turin, 2006
r4r1k/1p4pb/3p3p/p7/4n2N/PQP1q3/1P4PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ Rxf1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ ]

2006 Turin Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xxi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Digesh Shanker Malla 2257 vs Carlos Juarez Flores 2381, Turin, 2006
2r2r2/ppqb2pQ/4pkB1/2Ppp1p1/P7/2N5/2P2PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5+ Kxg5 Qxg7 if Rg8 h4+ Qf6+ or if Bb5 Bf7+ Kf4 Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Martha Fierro Baquero vs O Sabirova, Turin, 2006
2r2r1k/p3ppbp/5n2/q2pBQ2/1p1P3P/2p1P3/PPP1NP2/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Rg1+ Kh8 Bxf6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 6.
Veronika Goi vs Nargiz Umudova, Turin, 2006
r1b1qbk1/2p4r/3p1n2/3Pp3/1RP1PB2/2NB1Pp1/6P1/3QR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Qh5+ Kg1 Qh2+ ]

d)
White mates in 8.
M Ozanne vs Rupert Jones, Turin, 2006
2brr3/pp2ppk1/2p4p/2qPP1p1/2P1Q1Pn/2N5/PP2B2P/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ Kf8 e6 ]


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