Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament.
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)
Viktor Erdos vs Jerez Emilio Sanchez
r5k1/3qp2p/3p1pp1/3Nb3/nP2P3/6PP/r4PB1/1RQR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4 Nb2 Rxb2 if Rxb2 Nb6+ ]

b)
Aryan Tari vs Matthieu Midonet
4rrn1/p1qb1N1k/2pp1bpp/2p1p3/4P2Q/3PBN2/PPP2RPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ N3g5+ Kg7 Rxf6 if Nxf6 Qxh6+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Florian Handke vs Andy Baert
1q2rrbk/p6p/3Q4/4pp2/P1p1P3/2B5/1PP5/2K3RR w - - 1 0
[ Qxb8 if Rxb8 or if a6 Bxe5+ ]

d)
Mahadevan Siva vs John Beadle
3rr1k1/pq1nbpp1/1p2pn1p/4N3/1PP2P2/8/PBB1Q1PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6+ Kf8 Bg6 mates ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Gawain Jones vs Pontus Carlsson
6k1/4rrb1/pq2p1Q1/3n3R/8/PP4P1/1B2RP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gerben Veltkamp vs Edward Sedillo
3r1rk1/1pqnbppp/p1n1p3/6B1/B1P5/5N2/PP2QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc6 if Bxg5 Bxd7 ]

b)
Luka Lenic vs Erik Blomqvist
4k3/3Rn3/2p4p/r3N1p1/p7/P4KPP/5P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ if Kxe7 Nxc6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Vaclav Fiala vs Anton Darnell
6Q1/pkpn4/1p2N3/2PP2p1/1P3p2/q6P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ c6+ Ka6 Nxc7# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vera Nebolsina vs Tony Slinger
3r1r1k/5Ppp/p3R3/P4QPn/1pqB4/2P5/7P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ if Nxg7 Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh6# or if Kxg7 Qe5+ Nf6 Qxf6# ]

e)
Kenneth Odeh vs El Hassan Nasar
3R4/1ppRrkp1/p1p5/4PrPp/6nP/6B1/PPP3K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ g6+ if Ke6 Rd6+ mates ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Rolf Bergstrom vs Maria De-Rosa
r1rq4/6kp/3p2p1/2n3N1/1pQR4/7P/1P4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh6 Rh4+ Kxg5 Qf4# ]

b)
John Watson vs Arne Hagesaether
4rrk1/ppqbbp2/2p2n1p/3p2p1/3PP3/2NB1PNP/PPQ3P1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alan Byron vs Kenneth Odeh
rnbBk3/pp5q/1npQ4/8/2P1pP2/6R1/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ if Kf7 Rf8+ or if Qxg8 Qe7# ]

d)
Jens Henrichsen vs Clifton Ford
2r1r1k1/1bp3bp/pp1ppqp1/5P2/1PP1P3/P1N3P1/3Q2BP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Gary Quillan vs Martin Boado Rodriguez
2krq2r/5pb1/3Pp1pp/p1Pn4/B1p5/2P2NB1/5PPP/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ d7+ Qxd7 Rb8# ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jouri Goriatchkin vs Sead Kozarcanin
1rnqr2k/1p5p/p2PRp2/8/1P6/P5Q1/3N2BP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Qxe8 d7 Qxd7 Qxb8 ]

b)
Marco Codenotti vs Hans-Joerg Cordes
r1b1qk2/1p3ppQ/4p3/p1b1P1N1/1n6/8/PP3PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 if b6 Bg5 or if Ke7 Nxc5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Neil Savage vs Alan Gravett
r1bq1r2/1p3p1Q/p1n5/2pN1p2/2B1p1kP/8/PPP3P1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Kxh4 g3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Rout Padmini vs Mohammed Al-Sayed
4rk2/1pp1Rp1r/p2q1Pp1/6Q1/8/1BP5/PP3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Rxf7 Qh6+ ]

e)
Xue Zhao vs Andy Baert
b1rr1bk1/5ppp/4pn2/3nN1Q1/q2P4/p6R/1B2NPPP/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ if Nxh7 Qh5 Qc2 Qxf7+ or if Kh8 Nxf7# ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Emilio Sanchez Jerez vs Rotimi Dasaolu
2r1r1k1/1bqnbp1p/pp1p1p2/n3pNP1/P3P3/2N1B2R/1PP2QBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 if Nf8 Qh6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Milan Kandic vs John Zachariassen
r1bq1r2/p3pkbB/1np5/1p1pP1P1/3P1P2/2P3p1/PP2Q1P1/RN2K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ e6+ Ke8 Qh5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jose Vilarnovo Caamano vs Kimiya Sajjadi
2b1kb2/2Q1n2r/7p/3p2p1/8/2Bq2P1/1P3P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc8+ Kf7 Qe6+ Ke8 Ra8# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Jose Antonio Goncalves vs Neil Savage
2br4/pp2p1Qp/1qn3p1/5Nk1/3PP3/P4P2/B4KP1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ Kxh5 Qh6# ]

e)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Maximilian Neef
1r3k2/1P1r1p1p/1R1p2p1/2pBp3/1n2PP2/3P2P1/7P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra8 if Rdd8 Rxd6 Re8 Rd7 ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Swayangsu Satyapragyan vs Hans-Joerg Cordes
5rk1/pp4bp/3qp2p/1PQpNn1b/3P4/3B1N2/P4PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5 if Qxc5 Bxe6+ ]

b)
Balazs Csonka vs Michael Dougherty
7k/p3r2p/3p2q1/2pQ1R2/P1P1p1n1/2b5/1P2B1PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kg7 Rg8+ ]

c)
Matthias Bach vs Greg Eagleton
2k3r1/Qq6/3BP2p/2p5/2pbp3/5R2/1P4PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 Qxa7 Rxa7 e3 Ra8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Kimia Moradi vs Lovinia Sylvia Chidi
2rnr2k/pbq1pp1p/1p3np1/3p1NQ1/3P4/2PB1N1P/PP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ if exf6 Rxe8# ]

e)
Ismael Teran Alvarez vs Peter Korning
5R2/pp1r2k1/6p1/6pp/3n4/2B4P/PP3PP1/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf3 if Kg8 Rd3 ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Johan-Sebastian Christiansen vs Olga Dolzhikova
r1n4k/q3b2p/1pb2pp1/p3pN2/P1Q1P3/1PB3P1/5PBP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 if Bd6 Qxf6+ or if gxf5 Rd8+ ]

b)
David Spence vs Gilles Suez-Panama
2rqkb1r/4nppp/p3p2n/1p1pP2N/bP5P/P1PB1NB1/3Q1PP1/R3R1K1 w k - 1 0
[ Qxh6 if gxh6 Nf6# ]

c)
Petra Papp vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda
r3kbr1/1b2np1p/p2Qp3/qp2B3/4P1P1/2N5/PPP4P/2KR1B1R b q - 0 1
[ ...Nd5 ]

d)
Edward Sedillo vs Konstantin Kavutskiy
6k1/N3bppp/4pn2/3rB3/1pr2R2/2P5/1P3PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 ]

e)
Tamas Fodor vs Hikaru Nakamura
6k1/3b1pp1/1p3n1p/1Pr5/2N5/4pPP1/2R1P1BP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 if Rc1 Be6 ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andreas Kelires vs David Howell
4r1k1/1p6/2b1q2p/6r1/p2R4/P2RB3/1P3P1P/3Q1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ if Ke2 Bf3+ or if Ke1 Rg1+ ]

b)
Marc Esserman vs Eduardo Iturrizaga
4rrk1/1pq1n1b1/2p1p2p/N1Pp4/PP1Pb1n1/2B2NP1/4BP2/2RQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 if fxe3 Qxg3+ Kh1 Rf5 mates ]

c)
Black mates in 7.
Yuliya Shvayger vs Florian Handke
2r3k1/2r3pp/4p3/p1P2p2/Bp6/1N2PnqP/P1Q1R3/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc5 if Nxc5 Rxc5 if Qxc5 Qxh3+ ]

d)
Sunil Weeramantry vs Tingjie Lei
r4qk1/pp1b4/4p1Bb/3p4/2p4Q/2N5/PPP3PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3+ ]

e)
John Zachariassen vs Paul Hommerson
5r2/1pp2qbk/3p2np/1P2p1p1/2P1P1b1/2RQ1NP1/r2B1PBP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 Bxf3 g4 Be2 Qxf2+ Kh1 Rf3 if Bxf3 Rxd2 ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Neil Savage vs Reinhard Blodig
1rr3k1/2p2pb1/b2p2p1/pp1Pp1N1/2n1P2P/PPR2P2/N1P1R3/1KB5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxa3+ Bxa3 b4 if Nxb4 axb4 or if Rce3 Bxe2 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Romain Christophe-Hayot vs Rocky Pabalan
2r3k1/6bR/p5p1/1p6/3pp3/1P4P1/PKPP4/5r1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ if Kxc2 d3# or if Ka3 Bf8+ ]

c)
Ismael Teran Alvarez vs A R Saleh Salem
4rr1k/p5bp/2qpn1P1/5p2/2Pp1P1Q/3P4/P4N1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5 ]

d)
Kimia Moradi vs David Guthrie
r5k1/p4ppp/1p2p1q1/3bP1B1/2rR2QP/P1PR4/5PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd3 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Thomas Biegel vs Stephen Mannion
6k1/1p2q1p1/2p2p1p/p1Pp4/3P1P1P/PPQ2KP1/4r3/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ Kg4 h5+ ]

2016 Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Francisco Marcos Herrero vs Frank Amos
5rk1/1pp4p/6pb/2p1p2n/p1P1P3/P1N3Pq/1PQ1KP2/1R3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3+ fxg3 Qg2+ Kd3 Rf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
John Beadle vs Rodny Joachim
4r1k1/Qppq2pp/3b4/5r2/8/P4bNP/1PP2P1K/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh5 ]

c)
Gustavo Barrenechea Bahamonde vs Matthew Herman
1RQ5/r1p2ppk/3p4/P2P1P1p/3bb1q1/8/2P3PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Rxg2 Qd1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Kenneth Odeh vs Alain Ranaivoharisoa
5rk1/p6p/3p2p1/2pP2n1/6P1/1Q2qNK1/PPP3BP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4+ Kh3 Qh6+ Nh4 Nf2+ Kg3 Qf4# ]

e)
Alain Ranaivoharisoa vs Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant
2r3k1/1b1q1pp1/4p2p/2b1P3/1p1NpPP1/4B3/1PP2Q1P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 Bxd4 e3 if Bxe3 Qd5 ]

f)
Tamas Fodor vs Sarasadat Khademalsharieh
2rq1rk1/1b2ppbp/5np1/1p1pNn2/2pP1P2/4P2P/1PP1BQPB/1N1RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 Qf3 f6 if Ng4 h5 Nf2 Nh4 ]


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