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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vlad-Cristian Jianu.
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 3.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Egons Lavendelis, Baile Herculane, 1994
r1b2rk1/p5p1/2p2p1R/4p1Q1/8/2qBP3/P1P3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 gxh6 Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Tien Dung Le, Szeged, 1994
r2rn1k1/p5p1/2p1pR1Q/8/1p1P4/6R1/qP2N2P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kxh8 Rf8+ Kh7 Rh3+ Kg6 Nf4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Larry Tapper, Sao Lourenco, 1995
3r1b1k/1p3P1p/p1bn4/2B5/1NP5/7P/P3N1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4+ Bg7 f8/Q+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Kresimir Podravec, Verdun, 1995
2r4R/3bp1P1/1q1p1k2/3P1p2/r5P1/1pP2P2/4B2Q/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ Kf7 Qh5+ ]

e)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Jan Hlas, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
1rr4k/1p2ppbp/pq1p2p1/3P4/3n1P1B/1P3B1P/1PP3P1/R2Q1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bf2 ]

Vlad-Cristian Jianu puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Momchil Nikolov, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
3rn1k1/1r1n1pbp/b1p3p1/4p3/P3P3/BqQ1NNPP/5PB1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb3 Rxb3 Be7 ]

b)
Doru Alexandru Ionescu vs Vlad-Cristian Jianu, Bucharest, 1998
r1b1r1k1/1p3pb1/2p5/2Pp1p2/PR1PnN1q/2N1P3/4QPB1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 if Rxc3 Qxf4 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Vildan Galyamov, Gurzuf, 2000
r1r3k1/1R5p/4Nbp1/p1n5/b1B5/8/5PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Ne6 Bxe6+ Kf8 Nxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Hamed Mousavian, Gurzuf, 2000
6k1/4q2p/1n2r1pB/pp1Qp3/8/4P3/PP5P/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Ion Spanoche vs Vlad-Cristian Jianu, Eforie Nord, 2000
6k1/7p/N2p3r/4n1p1/8/5p2/PP2r1PP/1R4RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if Rgc1 Rxh2+ or if h3 Rxh3+ ]

Vlad-Cristian Jianu puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vlad-Cristian vs Igor Krupenski, Chalkidiki, 2001
3r2k1/2R2pp1/p3n2p/1p1p4/3N4/1P1QPP1P/P5PK/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Qd4 ]

b)
White mates in 8.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Evgeniy Najer, Dresden, 2007
4r1k1/5p2/p1pQ4/3p2p1/6q1/1P1bP1P1/P6R/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qf6+ Kh7 Qxf7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Giorgi Kacheishvili vs Vlad-Cristian Jianu, Dresden, 2007
4r1k1/5p2/pq3PpQ/6P1/Pp3n2/5KNB/8/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3+ if Kg4 Qe6+ Kxf4 Qe5+ or if Kf2 Rc3+ ]

d)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Nana Dzagnidze, Bucharest, 2008
2bq3r/R4pk1/1p3Np1/3pP3/3Q4/7p/PP3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if Bxe6 Ne8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Viktor Panush, Iasi, 2010
q1r1rn2/p2n1p1p/1pb5/2p2kP1/2P2NN1/4P3/PQ4BP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kxg5 Nxf7+ Kf5 Bh3+ Ke4 Nd6+ ]

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Vlad-Cristian Jianu puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Vasil Vasilev, Plovdiv, 2011
8/2p5/3k4/p1p3N1/2P2K2/1P6/b6P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4+ Ke6 Nd2 ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Ciprian-Costica Nanu, Baia Sprie, 2012
r3r1k1/1b1q1p1N/pp3Q2/2b1Pp2/P1B1P3/1P6/1B4PP/5n1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Kh8 e6+ Bd4 Qh6 Ng3+ hxg3 Kg8 Bxd4 ]

c)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Vadim Chircu, Arad, 2012
4k3/7R/3P2p1/2Prp3/5b2/8/6K1/B7 w - - 1 0
[ c6 Rxd6 Rh8+ Ke7 c7 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Atanas Kolev, Plovdiv, 2013
2r4k/p4rRp/1p1R3B/5p1q/2Pn4/5p2/PP4QP/1B5K w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Rxg8 Qxg8+ Kxg8 Rd8+ ]

e)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Daniyyl Dvirnyy, Plovdiv, 2013
r4rk1/ppq2ppp/4p3/1R2b1B1/2nQ4/2P3P1/P3PPBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc5 ]

Vlad-Cristian Jianu puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Peter Michalik, Tromsoe, 2014
2Qn2k1/pp1N1pp1/8/q6p/5P1P/1P4PK/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ b4 Qf5+ Kh2 ]

b)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Alexandru Manea, Calimanesti, 2014
3n1r1k/2r1q2p/1Qp3p1/1p3p2/8/1B4P1/P2RPP1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ if Qg7 Qxd8 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Radu-Niculin Chima, Arad, 2015
2R5/3n1pkr/pq1N2p1/1p2P2p/8/4Q3/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ if Kf8 or Kh8 Nf6+ ]

d)
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Constantin Ionescu, Mamaia, 2015
2rqr3/3nppk1/ppbp2p1/3N2Nn/2PR3Q/1P5P/P3PPB1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Nxf4 Qh7+ mates or if Nhf6 Nfe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vlad-Cristian Jianu vs Anatoliy Nesteretz, Satu-Mare, 2018
r5k1/p2bBN1p/nr1P4/1q3p1B/1P1bp3/PQ6/5RPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ ]


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