Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Khanim Balajayeva.
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)
Khanim Balajayeva vs Vera Prakapuk, Batumi, 2014
5r2/p1Br1pk1/1p1n3p/4b1p1/P1R5/5B2/5PPP/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rc6 if Rc8 Bxd6 ]

b)
Khanim Balajayeva vs Mariam Choladze, Batumi, 2016
4rbk1/pp1n1pp1/4q2p/1P6/P2Pr3/2Q2N2/5PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe4 Qxe4 Re1 ]

c)
Khanim Balajayeva vs Defne Sade, Ankara, 2018
r3r1k1/1ppq1ppp/p2b4/3Np3/4P3/2R1Q2P/PPP2PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ gxf6 Qh6 if Kh8 or Bf8 Rg3(+) mates ]

d)
Khanim Balajayeva vs Stavroula Tsolakidou, Porto Carras, 2018
3r1qk1/1p3pp1/p2br2p/3R1N2/Q7/6PP/PP3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4 if Bc7 Rxd8 Bxd8 Qxd8 or if Bc5 Rxd8 ]

e)
Catarina Leite vs Khanim Balajayeva, Vysoke Tatry, 2018
5rk1/1pp3p1/p2pprq1/4p1N1/4Pn1Q/2PPR1P1/PP3P2/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg5 Qxg5 Nh3+ ]




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