Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Irina Bulmaga.
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 5.
Bulmaga vs Pauline Mertens, Heraklio, 2002
3r1bk1/1pqr1ppp/p1bp1p2/5N2/4P3/2NQ2R1/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Bxg7 Qg3 ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Bulmaga vs Bika Bulatkhanova, Halkidiki, 2007
4r2k/1ppR4/1b2Pq1p/5Bp1/p1Q5/7P/PP3PP1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Bulmaga vs Alina Kashlinskaya, Kharkov, 2007
1Q5r/3b1k1r/2p2p2/1p1q1P2/p2p2pN/3P4/PPP1RKP1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kxe7 Ng6+ ]

d)
Bulmaga vs Carla Heredia Serrano, Chennai, 2011
6k1/3q1pp1/1Q5p/8/8/7P/r4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ Kh7 Qb1+ ]

e)
Bulmaga vs Paula Craciun, Brasov, 2011
rnb1k2r/1pqpp2p/p4ppn/8/1PNQP3/2P2N2/P4PPP/R3KB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nb6 if Ra7 Nd5 ]



Bulmaga Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bulmaga vs Maria Leconte, Porto Carras, 2011
8/1p2r1qk/p2Qp3/P2p1bp1/2pP2N1/2P4P/2P3P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 exf5 Nf6+ if Kg6 Ne8+ or if Kh8 Qd8+ ]

b)
Bulmaga vs Daria-Ioana Visanescu, Baile Olanesti, 2013
4r1k1/p5np/2prp1p1/3p4/2P2P2/2N3P1/PP5P/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 if Rdd8 Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Bulmaga vs Iselin-Amanda Lolici, Calimanesti, 2013
b3r2k/R7/5p1p/6p1/3pN3/3Q1P1q/3N4/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Rxh7 Nxg5+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 6.
Dorina Florea vs Bulmaga, Brasov, 2011
5rk1/pp3ppp/2P5/q3n3/P7/1Q2PP2/3r2PP/2R3KR b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ Kf1 Qg5 Rg1 Qh4 ]

e)
Dariana-Gabriela Didiliuc vs Bulmaga, Sarata Monteoru, 2012
2R1rnk1/bb3pp1/p3qn1p/8/8/1P1p2PP/PB1N1P2/2RQNBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ if Kxf2 Qe3# or if Kh2 Qd6 ]

f)
Mihaela Sandu vs Bulmaga, Mamaia, 2012
7k/4q1p1/bB2p3/4Pr1p/2BQ4/P4p2/1P3PnP/2R2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf4 Qd3 Rxc4 Rxc4 Qh4 ]


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