Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Chithambaram Aravindh.
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)
Chithambaram Aravindh vs Viorel Iordachescu, Dubai, 2013
2b1r1k1/3n1p1p/1ppRqbpB/4p3/1P2P3/4QNNP/5PP1/r2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Chithambaram Aravindh vs A Abhishek, Kolkata, 2013
6Q1/q2rkn1p/pp1p3B/2p5/P3P3/8/1PP3PP/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Bf8+ if Kf6 Qg7+ or if Ke6 Qg4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Chithambaram Aravindh vs Sinisa Drazic, Chennai, 2013
r5k1/1p3N1p/2p2qpQ/p1P1p3/2B3P1/7P/PP3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

d)
Chithambaram Aravindh vs Rolando Nolte, Chennai, 2013
1r2r2k/1b4pp/3RN1q1/8/1p1N4/6Q1/1nP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 Qh5 Rh6 if gxh6 Nf7+ mates ]

e)
Chithambaram Aravindh vs Viani Antonio D'Cunha, Pune, 2014
8/1p1k1p2/b1pP4/p5P1/4NPp1/1P6/P7/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ f5 if Bd3 Nc5+ ]



Aravindh Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Chithambaram Aravindh vs M Turqueza, Olongapo City, 2015
5k2/2b2ppp/1rN5/2p1pP2/8/7n/R5PP/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Ra8+ ]

b)
J Ramakrishna vs Chithambaram Aravindh, Bhopal, 2013
1qr3k1/5ppp/3rp3/1Q6/P4P2/5NnP/4B1P1/R1B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb6 Qd3 Rb3 Qd2 Nxe2+ Qxe2 Rb1 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Kirill Kuderinov vs Chithambaram Aravindh, Chennai, 2013
6k1/6p1/p7/R6P/3N1p1K/1P2n3/P5r1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3 h6 Ng2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
David Henderson vs Chithambaram Aravindh, Glasgow, 2014
4r3/5pk1/1pQ1pbp1/1R6/3P1P1q/8/6P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4+ Rxd4 Qe1+ Kh2 Rh8+ ]

e)
Shibily Muhammed vs Chithambaram Aravindh, Thrissur, 2014
2r3k1/1q2ppbp/p1rpbnp1/1p6/3BP3/PNN1QP1P/1PP3P1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb3 cxb3 e5 Ba7 Ra8 ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
Sarma Madhab vs Chithambaram Aravindh, Noida, 2016
4r1k1/1p3p2/p4Pp1/8/6r1/5bNq/PPQ2R1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ Rg2 Rxg2+ Kf1 Rxc2+ ]


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