Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nino Batsiashvili.
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.
Nino Batsiashvili vs Tinatin Beridze, Batumi, 2003
1r1q3k/3P2b1/4Q2p/1p4p1/3B4/6P1/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Nino Batsiashvili vs Zuzana Borosova, Herceg Novi, 2005
4k1rr/4q2p/3pQ2P/p1pP4/PnN5/1P3R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Nino Batsiashvili vs Karina Szczepkowska, Moscow, 2012
r2r2k1/p2q4/1p2N1N1/3b1n2/P2P2R1/2p1P1Q1/7P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Kf7 Rg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Nino Batsiashvili vs Maria Severina, Moscow, 2012
2b1r2k/ppq4r/2p1pp1Q/4N3/2PP3P/1P4RB/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kg8 Ne7+ ]



Nino Batsiashvili's Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nino Batsiashvili vs Salome Melia, Tbilisi, 2013
1r4k1/7p/3PbRp1/8/1P1Qp1q1/4P3/1B4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Nino Batsiashvili vs Adriana Nikolova, Germany, 2014
rnbqnN2/3p1pk1/3P3p/pNp2Q2/P7/2PB4/5PPP/R4K1R w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf6 Re1 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Elmer Van Veenendaal vs Nino Batsiashvili, Erice, 2012
5rk1/1p4pp/4q3/pQ6/4p1b1/P1N1P3/1P5P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3+ Kg1 Qg4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Dilay Sapmaz vs Nino Batsiashvili, Kocaeli, 2014
6k1/5p1p/4p1p1/4P3/1p1P1PPP/1Pp5/2P1B1q1/2Q1K2b b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3+ if Kf1 Bg2+ or if Kd1 Qg1+ ]


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