Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sopiko Khukhashvili.
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)
Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Lali Bibilashvili, Tbilisi, 1999
r1b2r2/4npkp/p3pqpN/1p1n4/3PR3/P2Q4/1PB2PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 Qh4 Bh6+ ]

b)
Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Ana Matnadze, Tbilisi, 2002
2r1kb1r/pp1bpppp/3p4/q3P1B1/3QnP2/2N5/PPP3PP/R3KB1R w KQk - 1 0
[ b4 Qb6 Nxe4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Bela Khotenashvili, Tbilisi, 2008
2r1r3/1p2bk1p/p5p1/2P2p2/1N1B1N2/7P/4BKP1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ Kf8 Ne6+ Kf7 Ng5+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Al Serkal Rodha, Sharjah, 2018
r3r1k1/4ppbR/2pqb1p1/pp1pn3/3P2P1/2N1QB2/PPP1PP2/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qh6+ Kf6 g5+ Kf5 e4+ dxe4 Bxe4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Ljilja Drljevic, Sharjah, 2018
8/6b1/1qbk2B1/2p4p/ppP4P/8/PP6/1KQ1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qf4+ Be5 Qxe5+ Kd7 Bf5+ ]



Sopiko Khukhashvili Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Malkhaz Sulashvili vs Sopiko Khukhashvili, Baku, 2001
r1b5/3n1B2/pp2Qn1k/2b1p1r1/P3P3/1Pq4P/5PP1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3 Qg4 Rxg4 hxg4 Qxf2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Ana Gavasheli vs Sopiko Khukhashvili, Tbilisi, 2001
6rk/2RQ3p/3p2q1/3P1p2/5P2/4p3/4r1PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

c)
Ana Gavasheli vs Sopiko Khukhashvili, Tbilisi, 2006
6k1/p3B1p1/4p2p/4Q3/3PP2K/6P1/4b2P/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf7 if Bd8 g5+ Bxg5 Qh5# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Olga Zimina vs Sopiko Khukhashvili, Batumi, 2019
2r3k1/4Qp1p/1p2P1p1/pP3pP1/P1bP4/2p2PP1/5K2/1R2N2q b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Ke3 Qg1+ ]


Georgian GMs

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