Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant.
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)
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Claudia Amura, Dobrna, 1985
2n2rk1/3n1pb1/2p3pp/4p3/P1P4B/2Q1N3/q1B3PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Ra1 if e4 Qxg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Natalia Eremina, Minsk, 1986
4b2q/1pk5/rNn5/p3p3/5B2/P2Q3P/1P4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Kxb6 Be3+ Kb5 b3 ]

c)
Arakhamia-Grant vs Sandor Videki, Espoo, 1989
3rk2r/1R3pp1/p3q2p/1p1pP3/5n2/Q4N2/PP3PPP/5RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Nd4 Qxe5 Nc6 & Re7+ ]

d)
Arakhamia-Grant vs Peng Zhaoqin, Azov, 1990
q3r3/4nNpk/1p2p2p/6P1/2P1nP1P/B4Q2/8/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 Rxe7 Nd6 ]

e)
White Mates in 5.
Arakhamia-Grant vs Agnieszka Brustman, Biel, 1990
1k6/8/PPK2p2/P4p1p/7P/8/5p2/8 w - - 0 1
[ a7+ Ka8 Kc7 ]



Arakhamia-Grant Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Fernando Braga, Aosta, 1990
r1n1r3/3b1p1k/3q3p/2p1p1RN/pp5N/P6P/1P1Q1PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kh8 Ng6+ Qxg6 Rxg6 ]

b)
Arakhamia-Grant vs Ketevan Melashvili, Tbilisi, 1990
r4r2/ppk2p2/1qpb1Q1p/8/3P4/3B4/PPP2PPP/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ Bxe7 Qxe7+ if Kc8 Bf5+ ]



c) White Mates in 4.
Arakhamia-Grant vs Miroljub Lazic, Cetinje, 1991
r1b1r1k1/p1q3p1/1pp1pn1p/8/3PQ3/B1PB4/P5PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1

d)
Arakhamia-Grant vs Maia Chiburdanidze, Belgrade, 1992
r1b1n2r/1pq1kp1p/pn1p2p1/6P1/4Pp2/1NN5/PPPQB2P/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qd4 if Rg8 Qxb6 ]

e)
Arakhamia-Grant vs Igor Novikov, Helsinki, 1992
5rk1/2q4p/p3R2R/4Qp2/6p1/6K1/1Pr3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Reg6+ if hxg6 Rh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ ]

Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.


a) White Mates in 3.
Arakhamia-Grant vs Rodriguez Lopez, Sevilla, 1994
rn1q4/p3pp2/1p3k2/2pb1p2/5Q2/1PNP2P1/P3PP2/R3K3 w - - 0 1

b)
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs M Pavlovic, Greece, 1995
6k1/1br1ppb1/p3Nnp1/4p1N1/P1qn3Q/7P/5RP1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 ]

c)
Arakhamia-Grant vs Maria Manakova, Elista, 1998
r5rk/4q2p/2RN2n1/p2P4/4pp2/7Q/PP3P1K/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qc3+ if Rg7 Nf5 or if Ne5 Qxe5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Ian Robertson, Grangemouth, 1999
r3r1kb/5p1p/p2Qb1pB/2p2NPP/1p2P3/3n1P2/PqPKB3/3R3R w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ ]

e)
M Mitchell vs Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Gibraltar, 2005
3r4/1p3pk1/2p1bbp1/2P1p3/1P2P1q1/4P3/2QN2BP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 w/...Bg4 ]

f)
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant vs Matthew Wadsworth, England, 2018
8/4kp2/5p1q/2p1pP1P/1pP3Q1/pP2r3/P7/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg8 if 1...Qf8 2.Rd7+ ]

More Georgian GMs
Back to the Index