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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2018 European Club Cup.
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.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Tapani Sammalvuo, Porto Carras, 2018
5k2/p4B2/1b3R2/r4N2/2p1bP2/2P5/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bg6+ Kg8 Ne7+ Kh8 Rf8+ ]

b)
Vladimir Fedoseev vs Andrew Ledger, Porto Carras, 2018
1r5r/p2k1ppb/p1Rbp2p/N2p3P/3P2P1/1R6/PP1B1P2/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6+ Kxd6 Bf4+ ]

c)
Borki Predojevic vs Michael Buscher, Porto Carras, 2018
k1rr4/1R1bbp2/p3pp2/N1qp3p/3NPP2/6P1/PP1Q3P/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Ndb3 if Qd6 Qd4 Rc5 e5 ]

d)
Alon Greenfeld vs Marko Maksimovic, Porto Carras, 2018
4r3/p3p1kp/1p1n1pp1/3P1q2/2NQ4/1P5b/P4PBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh3 (if Nxd6 exd6 Rxe8 Qb1+ mates) Qxh3 Nxd6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Norbert Friedrich vs Ajet Mahmuti, Porto Carras, 2018
2r5/R7/5Bk1/1p1pP3/1p4p1/5bN1/1P3P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kh6 Nf5+ ]

2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Marijan Petrov vs Marco Corvi, Porto Carras, 2018
2rr2k1/2q4p/p2pR1p1/1p6/5P2/P2Q1B1P/1bP3P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3 if Qc4 Qxb2 Qxe6 Bd5 ]

b)
David Gorodetzky vs Hubert Mossong, Porto Carras, 2018
8/2q1nrkp/1n4p1/p3P1P1/1pp1p2P/2P3Q1/PPB1N3/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 e6+ ]

c)
Alexander Sotsky vs Gerardo Artola Pola, Porto Carras, 2018
1r3r1k/p6B/3pR3/8/3b1q1Q/2n2N1P/P7/5KR1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ mates ]

d)
Petar Arnaudov vs Allan Pleasants, Porto Carras, 2018
r6k/pppb3p/3p1q2/3Prp2/2P1nN2/4B2P/PP2BPQ1/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if Qf7 f4 Re7 Bd4+ or if Qg6 Qh2 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Attila Csonka vs Gerd Kathstede, Porto Carras, 2018
6R1/5p1p/3p3k/3P1P2/3Bp1P1/1P1b2K1/4r3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kg5 Be5+ ]

2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Patrick Zelbel vs Johannes Haug, Porto Carras, 2018
r4rk1/p4ppp/8/1n1p4/2pP1B2/P3PP2/5P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ a4 if Nc3 Ra3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Dan Cramling vs Lars Ootes, Porto Carras, 2018
2r5/pp4kp/2pQ2p1/6B1/6P1/4PP2/1Pb5/qNK5 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ if Kg8 Qe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Alex Longson vs Kari Pulkkinen, Porto Carras, 2018
N6r/pk1npp1p/2n3p1/3p3q/3PPPb1/3BB3/P1Q3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba6+ if Kxa6 Qxc6+ or if Kb8 Qxc6 ]

d)
Stephen Dishman vs Fanis Mathioulakis, Porto Carras, 2018
r2rb1k1/ppq1bp1p/4pnpB/4N3/1PP2Q2/8/P1B2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6 if Qxf4 Nxe7+ Kh8 Bxf4 or if Bd6 Ne7+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Dejan Omorjan vs Martin Ballmann, Porto Carras, 2018
r1k4r/p2R1Bp1/np5p/1Nb1N1B1/2p3P1/5P1b/PP2P2P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Be6 if hxg5 Re7+ ]

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2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Slobodan Filipovic vs Christopher Duncan, Porto Carras, 2018
1r1qnrk1/2bn2p1/5p1p/2P2Q1P/4B1PN/4P3/1B3P2/2Kb2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf7 Bd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jean Guidoreni vs Esben Christensen, Porto Carras, 2018
r4k2/1pq2pn1/2pRrNpQ/p7/P5P1/1b2P2P/5PB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7 ]

c)
Ljubisa Andonovski vs Madis Nahkur, Porto Carras, 2018
3b1rk1/r7/1p1p1n2/3qpB2/1P6/3Q2P1/5P2/1RB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd5+ Nxd5 Bc6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Edyta Jakubiec vs Ardian Jashari, Porto Carras, 2018
1k6/8/2K5/2N5/6B1/8/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kb6 Ka8 Bd7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Nikolaj Borge vs Daniel Alsina Leal, Porto Carras, 2018
r2b1r1k/1q1b1p1p/p2pnP1Q/np3p2/3BP3/3B3P/PPP2P2/2K3RR w - - 1 0
[ Rg7 if Ng5 Rxh7+ ]

2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arnar Gunnarsson vs Andreas Tryggestad, Porto Carras, 2018
r4rk1/qp4bp/2bn2p1/B1R5/PQ1pPp2/3B4/P4NPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7 if Ne8 Ra5 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Konstantinos Liodakis vs Richard Vedder, Porto Carras, 2018
r3R1rk/pp3p1p/2p4Q/3p1bqN/2nP4/8/P1P2PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg5 ]

c)
Lucas Ranaldi vs Michael Drzasga, Porto Carras, 2018
8/1p6/p1p1rp1k/P2rPRbq/1P1PN1Qp/7P/5BP1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Charles Mcmillan vs Daniel Martinez Otero, Porto Carras, 2018
r1b1r2k/1p3q1p/2p2n1B/p2p1PQ1/Pn1P4/6NP/1P4BK/4RR2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ ]

e)
Hao Wang vs Vladimir Potkin, Porto Carras, 2018
5rk1/R3r1p1/3p3p/3bqp2/4p3/2R1P1PP/5P2/2Q2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra5 if Kh7 Qd2 or if Rb8 Rxd5 Qxd5 Bc4 ]

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2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Miklos Nemeth vs Jasel Lopez, Porto Carras, 2018
6k1/5rpp/1p1qQ3/1P1N1r2/2Pp4/8/6PP/2nR1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Rf8 Ne7+ Kh8 Nxf5 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Seyb vs Timur Baliasnyj, Porto Carras, 2018
r2rn3/1p2pQ2/p1b3pk/4R3/P1Pq2B1/1PN5/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ gxh5 Qxh5+ ]

c)
Michael Jensen vs Dragan Tesic, Porto Carras, 2018
8/2k2ppp/2b1p3/8/1R1P4/p1PK1P2/r2B2PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ Rxd2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Perparim Makoli vs Sotirios Malikentzos, Porto Carras, 2018
5r1k/3b2q1/1Qp1p3/3pP2p/PP5r/8/4RPP1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Kxg2 Rg8+ Kf3 Rh3+ ]

e)
David Buttell vs Dejan Dinev, Porto Carras, 2018
2b4k/5rqp/p2p4/2pP4/1pP4P/1P6/PQ2N3/2K4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb2+ Kxb2 Rf2 Re1 Bg4 ]

2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bogdan Podlesnik vs Athanasios Papadimitriou, Porto Carras, 2018
r3k2r/1pp1bppp/p1n2n2/3B4/P6q/2N4P/1PPP1P2/R1BQR1K1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 Nxd5 Qg5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Adrien Demuth vs Dragan Kosic, Porto Carras, 2018
6k1/1R1N1p2/5npp/p7/1p4n1/5PK1/r6P/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh5+ Kxg4 Rg2+ if Kh3 Nf4+ or if Kh4 Rxh2+ ]

c)
Gereon Lex vs Peter Gayson, Porto Carras, 2018
3r2k1/p3rpp1/1p3q1p/8/2N5/P1QpP1P1/1PbRRPBP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 bxc3 dxe2 if Rxe2 Rd1+ Bf1 Bd3 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Frode Elsness vs Aleksandar Indjic, Porto Carras, 2018
6k1/2Q4p/p2p2pb/R2P4/4P3/1P3r1q/5P2/1N1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Jolanta Zawadzka vs Krishnan Sasikiran, Porto Carras, 2018
b2r2k1/3r1pp1/8/2B5/1QPn1Pq1/2R3Rp/P4P1P/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Bxe2 Rd1+ ]

2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Ranan Sagit vs Ivan Sokolov, Porto Carras, 2018
8/1p5k/2p2rpp/p5p1/4Q1P1/PP1PPn1P/R3KP2/2R3q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4+ if Kd2 Rxf2+ Kc3 Nb5+ Kc4 Qxc1+ or if exd4 Rxf2+ ]

b)
Stephen Dishman vs Bragi Thorfinnsson, Porto Carras, 2018
2r5/p2q1r1k/bp4p1/2p1P2p/3P1BpP/1P2P3/P2K1PP1/1QR1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 if exf4 Qxd4+ mates or if f3 Rxd4+ exd4 Qxd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
John Dunne vs Kyriakos Fyntrilakis, Porto Carras, 2018
5rk1/2r3p1/pp3pQ1/4p2P/4P3/3p2R1/P1qN1PP1/1R2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ ]

d)
Athanasios Papadimitriou vs Alon Greenfeld, Porto Carras, 2018
6k1/2R5/6p1/p7/2P2pp1/4b3/PP4K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3+ if Kg3 Bf4+ or if Kf1 g3 ]

e)
Gerardo Artola Pola vs Jonathan Arnott, Porto Carras, 2018
r1b2rk1/ppR3pp/4pq2/1B1pn3/3b4/5NN1/P2B1PPP/3QK2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ gxf3 Qe5+ ]

2018 European Club Cup puzzles, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Goran Kosanovic vs Norbert Friedrich, Porto Carras, 2018
r2r2k1/p1q2pbp/1p2p1p1/n7/1Q1P4/B1P2N2/P4PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf8 if Qa4 b5 or if Qb2 Nc4 ]

b)
Fred Berend vs Arthur Pijpers, Porto Carras, 2018
2b3nk/2B4p/3p1r1q/3PN1pn/2P1Pp2/1B2bP2/4N1PP/4QR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if Nxg3 Qxh2+ mates ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Theid Klauner vs Edwin Van Haastert, Porto Carras, 2018
4rk2/pp6/6p1/5n2/2P1N3/2Pn4/P2N1pP1/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]


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