See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Here are some puzzles from games of the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku.
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.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Devarajen Chinasamy, Baku, 2016
1q1bbrk1/r7/p1n1pPpQ/1p6/1P4NP/P2B4/1B3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Algimantas Butnorius vs Hemed Mlawa, Baku, 2016
5q1k/3n1p1p/pb3p2/1n3N2/p1p3Q1/5N2/1P4PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Re8 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Bela Khotenashvili vs Olga Lagutina, Baku, 2016
1r3r1k/p1q2Pnp/2b5/Pn1pN2N/2pP3P/4Q1PB/3R4/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Michal Lahav vs Yaribeth Gonzalez, Baku, 2016
b3qnk1/7p/3p1Q2/1p1Pp1pp/1Pp1P3/2P3N1/2B2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Anastasia Nazarova vs Mirai Ishizuka, Baku, 2016
1r1kr3/5Q2/2qpR2B/3N3p/1Pp1P3/P7/1P6/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Lisseth Acevedo Mendez vs Fatima Al-Khulaifi, Baku, 2016
2r2r2/pp1q2pQ/1n1k4/2pP2P1/2P1R3/1B2p3/P5P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh2+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Robert Aloma Vidal vs Orlando Husbands, Baku, 2016
r1b1nr1k/pp2N1pp/5p2/4p3/2qB3R/2P3Q1/P4PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Ruth Baptista vs Dorcas Allotey, Baku, 2016
rnb1kb1r/pp1pn2p/2p3p1/q3p1N1/2B1P3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Kd8 Ne6# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Esperanca Caxito vs Amira Marzouk, Baku, 2016
r4k2/pp2pp2/2q5/8/4p3/6RQ/Pb4P1/4K2R w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Altanolzii Enxtuul vs Ariel Barrett, Baku, 2016
2Q3n1/3n1Npk/4p2p/P2p4/7N/6P1/4PPKP/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Bernal Gonzalez vs Juan Jose Pineda, Baku, 2016
r1N3R1/p6p/2p1p2r/7k/2PR4/1P2PnPp/P4P2/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rh4+ Nxh4 g4# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Alexandra Jule vs Nadia Braganza, Baku, 2016
4k3/1b2p3/p1p1Q1p1/2p3Nr/3pP3/3P3P/1qP3P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Chao Li vs Diego Flores, Baku, 2016
r2n4/p4bR1/1p5k/2p3RN/4P2p/2P5/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Olennis Linares vs Freja Vangsgaard, Baku, 2016
2Q2b1r/pp2pkp1/8/3N1ppq/6n1/1B5P/PP3PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Leykun Mesfin vs Ebrima Bah, Baku, 2016
r3rn2/pppqb1kp/3p1p1N/3PppP1/nPP2PQP/8/P7/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ gxf6+ ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Khaled Mona vs Julissa Figueroa, Baku, 2016
3qrk1b/pb1r1pnp/1p1pp1pN/6P1/2PP1QP1/BP6/P4P2/2R1RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Elena Partac vs Laima Domarkaite, Baku, 2016
3r1b1k/6pp/3pB3/ppqnpPP1/8/1PB1R2Q/2r2P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Thibaut Vandenbussche vs Austin Yangching Wei, Baku, 2016
3k4/4b2p/2Qp1r2/5q2/Pp6/6P1/1PR2P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Pg Abd Rahman Yussof vs Joshua Johnson, Baku, 2016
1Q6/4R3/p2pn2p/3qkpr1/4p2N/1P1p2PP/P4P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Rg7 Qxg7# ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Fausto Vilhete Vania vs Mahri Geldiyeva, Baku, 2016
6k1/pp3pp1/7p/3Q4/3P4/6qP/P1r2rP1/R5RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Sobhi Mziyako vs Cecil Moncur, Baku, 2016
6k1/Q4pp1/4p1qp/1p1b4/7r/1NP3P1/PP3P2/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Mkhonto Nosimilo vs Katrina Blackman, Baku, 2016
8/5ppk/pq5p/1p2r3/2p3Q1/P1Pn2N1/1P2R1PP/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ Rxf2 Re1# ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Helmut Marko vs Shuaau Muhammed, Baku, 2016
r5k1/ppp3r1/3b3p/P2Pp3/2N1Ppb1/B1N4q/R2Q4/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2+ Kf2 Qxf1# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
A Jallow vs Teshager Teklay, Baku, 2016
6k1/pQ3p1p/4p1p1/5n2/8/PB2q3/1P1r2PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Altanotzii Enxtuul vs Ariel Barrett, Baku, 2016
2Q3n1/3n1Npk/4p2p/P2p4/7N/6P1/4PPKP/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Elitsa Raeva vs Ariel Barrett, Baku, 2016
r4nk1/pR1rQN1p/6p1/2pq4/P2P4/4P2P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Sabrina Vega Gutierrez vs Alice O'Gorman, Baku, 2016
4brk1/pqr4p/1pp3pP/3pN3/1P1Q1P2/6PB/P7/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ Bf7 Nxf7 Rfxf7 Qg7# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Farhan Mohannad vs Taione Sikivou, Baku, 2016
4kr2/p1q2b2/2p5/4n2B/1p2P3/2N4Q/PP4PP/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Qe7 Qc8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Zozek Mohammed vs Waldyr Espirito Santo, Baku, 2016
4Q1rk/pp5p/1q1p4/4pNb1/1r2P3/2NR4/PP6/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Mohamed Allam vs Nurdin Hassuji, Baku, 2016
r1qrk3/p2n1ppQ/1p1Bp2p/6b1/P1P5/1P4P1/2B2P2/3RR2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Asyl Abdyjapar vs Lisandro Munoz, Baku, 2016
4rrkq/pbp2p2/1p1p3p/4nBpN/2P5/P7/1PQ3PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Qxh7 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Salim Aliyan Al Mashikhi vs Dejan Jelic, Baku, 2016
1R3rk1/6b1/p5Qq/2p1p3/2PpN3/6P1/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Rxf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Melake Aster vs Gwamwamba Fena, Baku, 2016
1r6/2p2q2/p2pk3/3NpN1Q/Pb2P3/3P4/2P2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng7+ if Kd7 Qxf7+ or if Qxg7 Qf5# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Saparmyrat Atabayew vs Goru Arvind, Baku, 2016
1k6/p4P2/2Q3n1/3P2q1/8/8/PPP5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Toby Brookfield vs Garry Forbes, Baku, 2016
1r1q2r1/pp6/4Qb2/1kpp3B/5P2/3P4/PPP4P/R1B4K w - - 1 0
[ a4+ Kb4 Bd2+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alberto Chunguane Ilidio vs Rahman Ali Abdul, Baku, 2016
3Q4/pp3bpk/2p3p1/2P5/3PN3/7P/PP4PK/4rr2 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kh6 Nxf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Mathilde Congiu vs Constance Mbatha, Baku, 2016
3rqrk1/p2b1p1p/3P1p2/1ppNp3/4P2Q/1B6/Pb3PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ Kg7 Qxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Fred Berend, Baku, 2016
6k1/q4r2/p2p4/3P4/P3Q1P1/2B1b3/4BNP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Lilia Fuentes Godoy vs Ilze Berzina, Baku, 2016
3qrk2/4b3/p3Q3/1P2P1r1/P1N5/3pP3/1P3P2/2RK3R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kg7 Qh6+ Kf7 e6# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Indjic vs Tal Baron, Baku, 2016
7q/p7/6R1/7k/8/3BPPK1/P5P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kh3 ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Murali Karthikeyan vs Alejandro Parraga, Baku, 2016
3r1bk1/2R3pp/4p3/4rR1P/1p1PB1Q1/1P6/q4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Bomo Kigigha vs Roger Matoewi, Baku, 2016
6k1/1Q4b1/2R3p1/7p/4N3/P2PpPPK/q6P/4r3 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Estuardo Lorenzana Wilson vs Ronuel Greenidge, Baku, 2016
5k2/1rr2p1R/p2pqNn1/4p2Q/1pP1P3/1P4P1/P6P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Yaniet Marrero vs Jemal Ovezdurdiyeva, Baku, 2016
1r2b1k1/2R2p1p/1q2BQp1/3P4/8/8/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Amina Mezioud vs Natasha Morales Santos, Baku, 2016
r4rnk/pbq2p2/1pn1pN1b/2p1P1Q1/2PpR3/3P1NP1/PP3PBP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh4 ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Monika Mueller-Seps vs Sheila Sahl, Baku, 2016
2rkr3/R5pp/2q1p3/1p6/8/3P2PP/2P2Q1K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ Qd5 Qb6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Shuaau Muhammed vs Musab Shaker, Baku, 2016
3rr1k1/4b1p1/p5b1/qpp1Bp2/8/P1p5/1PPQ1PB1/1K2R2R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kxh8 Qh6+ or if Kf7 Bd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Filipina Thornton vs Melake Aster, Baku, 2016
2r3rk/6p1/2pBp1Qp/p2qP3/4N1RP/8/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Danilo Volpinari vs Adelino Semedo, Baku, 2016
4k3/r1qnn2p/1p2Q1pb/4p3/1p2P3/5RPB/P4P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kd8 Qf8+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Manoj Kumar vs Yusup Atabayev, Baku, 2016
5rk1/p5pp/4p3/2pbb3/8/1P4Pq/P4P1P/2RQNRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg3 if Nf3 Bxf3 ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Natalya Myronenko vs Nino Batsiashvili, Baku, 2016
5r1k/1pp1R1pp/p5r1/5p1q/3P1p2/2P2n1P/PPB2P2/3R1Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Geoffrey Mwanyika vs Igor Efimov, Baku, 2016
8/pp2k3/3pbbp1/5p2/2PPN3/N3P1K1/PP6/R1B1n2r b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh4+ Kf4 Rf1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Daoud Sabar vs Oladapo Adu, Baku, 2016
Q6R/1p1b1kr1/1q2p3/p1bpP3/P4P2/1P1n4/1B1Pp1PP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nd1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Ali Abdul Rahman vs Adonay Delgadillo, Baku, 2016
8/pp3r1p/6p1/3R4/6bk/4b3/PP1N3P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ if Nxf1 Bf3# ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Ann Chumpitaz vs Ekaterini Pavlidou, Baku, 2016
2k3r1/1b4q1/p3p2p/P1n4Q/1NP1np1N/RB6/1P2RrP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Denise Frick vs Shaikha Abdallah Aldhaheri, Baku, 2016
2r3k1/4p3/p2pPnpQ/1p1q4/8/1P6/P3BR2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ if Qxc1 Qh1# or if Bd1 Rxd1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
A Mohamed Shareef vs Alejandra Zabala Galindo, Baku, 2016
2r3k1/p1q2pp1/1p2pn1p/3p4/3P3P/3Q1NN1/5PPK/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ Kh3 Nxf2+ Kh2 Rh1# ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Gassan Bello vs Hjorvar Gretarsson, Baku, 2016
r4rk1/2q3p1/3Np3/3nP3/P3Q1Pp/1R1Bn3/3p3P/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Molapo Joang vs Cecil Moncur, Baku, 2016
Q7/5qk1/1p4pp/1Pp1p3/p2n3P/8/PP4P1/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Jose Fernando Cubas vs Kirill Stupak, Baku, 2016
5r1k/1p4pp/3Nb3/3pP3/P1p2r1q/2P2pR1/2BQ1P1P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh4+ ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Shreyas Smith vs Adeyinka Adesina, Baku, 2016
6k1/1p4b1/1p1pNrP1/8/2Q1P2R/1P6/K1PR4/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa1+ Kxa1 Rf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Kassim Fidow vs Mark Flanagan, Baku, 2016
3r2k1/5p2/p3p2p/1p2qn1Q/6P1/P6P/1P3P2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Kg2 Qe4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Malaku Lorne vs Manuel Larrea, Baku, 2016
8/5pk1/3Q2p1/4p2p/2B1P3/1P2qP2/6PP/2rR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Christiana Ashley vs Amenah Alawadhi, Baku, 2016
6k1/5p2/6p1/P1P4p/b2n1P2/6P1/7r/2R1K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kf1 Bb5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Rudolph Soriano vs Daniel Colindres, Baku, 2016
8/8/5qpk/p2P1n2/8/8/P1Q2PBK/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Bh3 Qf4+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Talal Alzaim vs Keletshabile Monnaatsheko, Baku, 2016
1r3rk1/p4pp1/4p2p/P2p4/3P4/4BPbq/QP2B3/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ Kf1 Qh1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Alder Escobar Forero vs Niraula Niraj, Baku, 2016
3N1k1r/5pp1/4p3/1B2P1Kp/N4P2/6P1/4Rn1r/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ Kh4 g5+ fxg5 Nf2# ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Kholoud Al-Khelaifi vs Kate Song, Baku, 2016
8/4kp2/1pr3p1/p3P1P1/2q2P2/5Q2/PP6/1K4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2+ Ka1 Qc1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Kevin Cupid vs Austin Yangching Wei, Baku, 2016
4r1k1/2p5/Qp6/2p2pPp/4r2q/8/PP3RK1/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4+ Kf1 Qh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Wilsaida Diaz vs Aleksandra Mijovic, Baku, 2016
3rk2r/1p3p1p/p1p1p3/1P1n4/P5nq/3P1BP1/2P1NP2/RR2Q1K1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ Kf1 Ne3+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Lok Yi Lee vs Christine Namaganda, Baku, 2016
r4rk1/p4pbp/3Q2p1/1N2p1q1/2B2n2/PP2R3/1B3PbP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Jeffrey Balbalosa vs Toby Brookfield, Baku, 2016
4k2r/2p4q/p2b2pr/1p1pP3/1P2pPb1/P3P1N1/1BPQ1R1P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Rxh2 Bf3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Fatemah Baqer vs Annelaine Jacobs, Baku, 2016
6k1/pp6/3p2p1/3Pp1rb/8/1P5R/1Pr2b1K/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ Kh1 Bf3+ Rxf3 Rh2# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Linda Wong vs Venetia Sivarajasingam, Baku, 2016
r7/3k1pp1/p3p3/1pQp2p1/8/2P1PKP1/PPq2P2/R3R2r b - - 0 1
[ ...g4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Misaki Shibata vs Khalil Bashaer, Baku, 2016
6k1/1p4pp/2p3r1/3p4/1P1P4/7r/2R1KPq1/1R1Q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re6+ Kd2 Qg5+ ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Niki Vrbova vs Ann Chumpitaz, Baku, 2016
6k1/p1p3pp/1r1p4/Q1pb1p2/2q5/K1P1PP2/1R4PP/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3+ if Ka4 Bb3+ or if Qxc3 Ra6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Joan Fernandez Lopez vs Bryan Macias Murillo, Baku, 2016
8/p4pk1/5bp1/3P1n1p/3q4/1B3P2/P3Q3/1KR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Constantin Lupulescu vs Eduardo Iturrizaga, Baku, 2016
r5k1/1p5p/3pp1p1/p7/2PNn2r/1P3Pq1/P1R1B3/3R1KQ1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Nadine Kremer vs Shannon Yearwood, Baku, 2016
N2k4/pQ1n1ppp/2B5/4b3/1P2K3/2PP4/8/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ Kf5 g6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Csaba Balogh vs Alex Averbukh, Baku, 2016
6rk/R6p/3p1N1B/4n3/8/5P2/Pr4PP/Rb4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Rxg7 Ra8+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs A Raes, Baku, 2016
3r4/1p2q1bn/pNpr1kpp/4N3/2Q1P3/2P3P1/PP3PK1/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4+ Kg5 f4+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Atousa Pourkashiyan vs Julissa Figueroa, Baku, 2016
3r1rk1/1p5p/p2Pb1p1/2b3R1/1q3B2/6Q1/PPP2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if hxg6 Qxg6+ or if Kf7 Rg7+ Ke8 Re7# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Stanislav Babarykin vs Elton Joseph, Baku, 2016
r2kr3/qb1n1p1p/p4Pp1/2Q5/8/1N4P1/PPP4P/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rd1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Onkemetse Francis vs Esperanca Caxito, Baku, 2016
3rrb2/1pq2p1k/pn1p1Q1p/8/2p5/1P3B2/PBP3PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kg6 Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Luka Draskovic vs Fernando Fernandez, Baku, 2016
2nR4/p4r1p/1pr3pk/2n1Q3/4PPP1/P3P3/4K2P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8 if Ne6 Qh5+ gxh5 g5+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Mohamed Abdalla Abdelazeez vs Philip Elikem Ameku, Baku, 2016
1r1r1kq1/p7/1n1N1P2/2pPPb1R/2P2Q2/1P6/P1K5/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf5 if Qxg1 Rh8+ Qg8 Qg6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Inna Agrest vs Olga Badelka, Baku, 2016
R4rk1/3q1pp1/3pb2p/3Nn2Q/2B1P2R/2P4P/6PK/1r6 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Lutfi Ali Muhammad vs Pg Md Omar Ak Hafizon, Baku, 2016
5r1k/4q1n1/p2pB1Qp/3P2b1/Pp1B4/8/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Qxg7 Rxf8+ Kh7 Bf5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jaqueline Bosch vs Nina Zhukovskaya, Baku, 2016
1q2r1nk/r3b3/pp2R2p/6pQ/6Pn/2P3N1/PPB4P/2BR1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Nxh6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Bb3# or Kg7 Rh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Emir Dizdarevic vs Yeh Yang Liu, Baku, 2016
b2r4/p3q1kp/1p3Np1/1P1P4/1r4N1/2Q3P1/5PBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ if Kg8 Nh6+ or if Kf7 Qg7+ ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Antonio Fernandes vs Marc Mertens, Baku, 2016
8/2R5/1p1p1p1p/4kP2/1P1b4/6PK/1r4BP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kxf5 Be4+ Kg5 Rg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Eric Hansen vs Vladimir Sveshnikov, Baku, 2016
8/3n1PBk/4p2p/n2p3P/p1pP4/P1r2PR1/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if Rxf3 Rg7+ Kh8 Rg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Seydi Salim-Moussa vs Eva Lourenco, Baku, 2016
3r1rk1/pp3p1p/3pq1pQ/3Np2P/4P1b1/3R4/PPP2PP1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ hxg6 Qxg6 Ne7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Taione Sikivou vs Ronuel Greenidge, Baku, 2016
r3kq2/1p3p1Q/4bB2/pr1B4/8/8/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6 if fxe6 Qd7# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Olivia Smith vs Hung-Ling Cho, Baku, 2016
r1b2qk1/p3Qr1p/2p2P1p/1p6/2B5/2P4P/P1P3P1/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Qxf7 Qd8+ Qf8 f7+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Olga Szekely vs Mkhonto Nosimilo, Baku, 2016
7r/p1q2p1k/1p2pPp1/n2pP2p/3P3R/P1P3N1/6PP/2Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh5+ if gxh5 Qg5 or if Kg8 Rxh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Olga Szekely vs Aditi Soondarsingh, Baku, 2016
3q1k2/1b1nb1p1/3p1p2/3Pp1PQ/p1r1P3/2p1BP2/P1P2N2/1KNR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 g6+ Kxg6 Rg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Pierre Villegas vs Yusuf Mdoe, Baku, 2016
3R4/pp2kNp1/1np5/3r1P1r/3q4/6Q1/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Re1+ if Kxf7 Qg6# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Volokitin vs Daniel Fridman, Baku, 2016
5b1r/4kppp/p1B3b1/4p3/Q7/8/PP2q1PP/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qb4+ if Kf6 Qh4+ Ke6 Bd7# or if Ke6 Bd7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Ruth Baptista vs Lilia Fuentes Godoy, Baku, 2016
r2r2k1/pp2qpp1/2p2nbp/8/2P1P2R/3n2PP/PPQN2BN/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nxe4+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xxi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Karina Kruk vs Louise Fredericia, Baku, 2016
6r1/5r1k/p1pq4/PpRp2p1/1P1P2np/4PN2/6B1/4QR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Bxf3 Qh2# ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Adonay Delgadillo vs Mohamed Allam, Baku, 2016
3r4/pp4pk/6p1/2q1p3/4Q3/P1p4P/2P3P1/1R2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Ke2 Rd2+ Kf3 Qxg2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Nabil Schenaoui vs Sehyun Kwon, Baku, 2016
1r1r4/p3kpbQ/N3p1p1/3qPn2/1P3PK1/3P2P1/8/4B2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ if Kh4 Qxh1+ or if Kg5 Bf6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Yue Wang vs Sandro Mareco, Baku, 2016
5r1k/p5pp/4P3/2Q5/2N3Pb/P3B1PP/3R3K/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg3+ Kxg3 Rf3+ Kh4 Rxh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Alda Shabanaj vs Ayelen Martinez, Baku, 2016
r3r1k1/pp3pbp/2n3p1/2pNnb2/q1P5/P1B2N2/1P3QPP/2KR1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh6+ ]

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Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xxii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Rosana Avalos vs Aysha Jehad, Baku, 2016
5r1k/1pp3p1/p3q2p/4N3/4P3/P1Q5/1P4PP/4B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Alshaeby Boshra vs Sharmin Sultana, Baku, 2016
3br3/5kp1/1pp2n2/3p1p2/1P1P1P2/1N2PK2/3B3r/1RR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 w/Reh8 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Dennis Gonzales vs Noel Adricula, Baku, 2016
6rk/p5r1/4p2p/1pP1Pp2/3Pb2q/PB4P1/3QR2P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ if Rg2 Rxg2+ Kf1 Bd3+ or if hxg3 Qh1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Rosangela Dos Ramos vs Colletta Wakuruwarewa, Baku, 2016
r4r2/3k4/2n1b1q1/p1p1p3/2PpPB2/R2P1Pp1/1P2B1Kp/R2Q1N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3+ if Kh1 g2+ or if Kxh3 h1/Q+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Denise Frick vs Qiyu Zhou, Baku, 2016
6rk/5pqp/5R2/3pP3/2pP4/3n4/Pr5P/R3NQ1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qg3+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xxiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Ana Filipa Baptista vs Joanna Worek, Baku, 2016
1r6/3nkppp/3p4/P3p3/KP1qP3/5B2/2P4P/RR6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5+ Ka3 Rxb4 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Sheriffa Ali vs Tanvi Prasad, Baku, 2016
r7/p1p2pkp/3b1N2/2p5/8/2NQ4/PqP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxf6 Nd5+ Kg5 h4+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Jovana Eric vs Elina Otikova, Baku, 2016
1nrr2k1/b1q2pp1/p7/4pPpR/2p1B3/2PpBQP1/PP3PK1/R7 w - - 1 0
[ f6 if g6 Rah1 gxh5 Qxh5 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Yasas Lamawansa vs Cesar Mathews, Baku, 2016
6k1/2p1Q1p1/2q1bp1p/8/r3PBP1/P1p2P1P/P2R2K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 if Bf7 Rd8+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Anton Korobov vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Baku, 2016
8/p2q1pk1/1p4p1/2p1P3/4KPP1/7r/PP2Q3/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc6+ Rd5 Qa4+ ]

Puzzles from the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, pt. xxiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Ochuko Emuakpeje vs Brandon Wilson, Baku, 2016
b5k1/P4p1p/3Q2pB/2p5/2p1q3/5N1P/3n1PPK/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ gxf3 Rh1+ Kxh1 Qxf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Jesus Flores Guerrero vs Blazo Kalezic, Baku, 2016
7r/pp4k1/2p2q2/8/1PP1BpP1/2b3Pp/P2r4/1Q3R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...fxg3 if Rxf6 g2+ Kh2 Be5+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Niki Vrbova vs Maria Ubaldo Suarez, Baku, 2016
8/pp3pk1/2r1p1p1/4P1Rn/7q/3Q4/PP6/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qxg6+ Kf8 Qg8+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Santosh Gujrathi Vidit vs Luis Miguel Aguilar, Baku, 2016
r3r3/pbq1ppk1/1p1p1bp1/3Pn1B1/1PPN4/6R1/P2QBPPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ if Kxf6 Qg5+ Kg7 Nf5+ or if exf6 Nf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 7.
Erik Blomqvist vs Lobognon Mambe, Baku, 2016
3rr3/ppqbbp1k/2p1p3/6Q1/2PPN3/6P1/PP4BP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Be4+ Kh8 Qh6+ ]


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