Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Aleksander Delchev.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 5. Delchev vs Olav Larsen, Denmark, 1991
r2qrb2/p4knQ/npb4p/1N1p1B2/1P1P1B2/P4PP1/7P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ Kf6 Bh5 ]

b)
Delchev vs Leila Dimitrova, Burgas, 1993
1q1rnrk1/pb3pbp/1pnpp1p1/4P1N1/5P2/P4N1P/1PP2QP1/2BRRB1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if Kxh7 Ng5+ mates ]

c)
Delchev vs Petar Arnaudov, Sofia, 1996
5r2/n2q1bk1/3p1bp1/5p1p/pP1B1P2/P2P1N2/6PP/4R1QK w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6+ if Kg8 Re7 or if Kxf6 Qd4# ]

d)
Delchev vs Stanko Kosanski, Pula, 1997
1n3k2/1r2r3/4pNp1/1p6/p1p5/P1P4R/1P3P2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ if Kg7 Ne8+ or if Kf7 Ne4 Kg7 Rdh8 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Delchev vs Marko Podvrsnik, Ljubljana, 1998
8/8/2N5/8/8/p7/2K5/k7 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4 Ka2 Nc2 ]



Delchev Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Delchev vs Hamza Mujic, Bihac, 1999
4r1n1/pn2r1bk/6p1/1RpPPb1p/2P1Np1q/P1B2B1P/6P1/Q4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be1 if Bxe5 Qd1 ]

b)
Delchev vs Evel Subasic, Bihac, 1999
rn2kr2/p2p1pQp/1p1Pp3/2q5/2Pp1B2/7P/PP3PP1/R4K1R w q - 0 1
[ Bh6 Qxd6 Qxh7 ]

c)
Delchev vs Geert Van Der Stricht, Istanbul, 2000
2rq1rk1/p4p1p/1p3bp1/n2bN3/3BB3/6P1/P4P1P/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4 if Bg5 Bxd5 Qxd5 Re5 or if Bg7 Bxg7 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Delchev vs Spyridon Skembris, Torino, 2000
4k1rr/p3qp2/B1pb4/n4Q1p/4Pp2/2P1B3/P5PP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ if Qd8 Rxd8+ Kxd8 Rxd6+ or if Bxb8 Qc8+ ]

e)
Delchev vs Mladen Zelic, Zadar, 2000
r2rb1k1/pp5p/3QR1n1/2B2B2/8/6P1/q6P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ hxg6 Be6+ ]

Aleksander Delchev Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
e)
Aleksander Delchev vs Carlos Cruz-Lopez Claret, La Massana, 2010
4rkn1/p2q4/3p2Q1/1p1N1P2/2bNP3/8/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ Rxe6 fxe6 Qg7 e7+ Nxe7 Qxg7+ ]

a)
Alexsander Dreev vs Throstur Thorhallsson, Reykjavik, 2010
6k1/7p/p3p2K/3nB3/6P1/r4P2/P1R5/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ Kf7 Bd6 Ne7 Rc7 ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Gerd Fischer vs Aleksander Delchev, Bad Wiessee, 10/26/2013
1R3r1k/2Pbb1p1/p1N4p/P2pq3/4n3/3Q2P1/4PpBP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxb3+ Qxg3 Qa1+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Aleksander Delchev vs Dieter Morawietz, Bad Wiessee, 2014
r1n2Q2/1pq4k/1b2p1pp/p2bP3/3B4/3R1N2/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]


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