Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Aleksandar Kovacevic.
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)
Kovacevic vs Georgi Tringov, Arandjelovac, 1993
kr6/q5p1/4pb2/2N5/bQP5/4K3/rP2N3/R5R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa4 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Kovacevic vs Miroslav Tosic, Kladovo, 1994
5r1k/7p/8/4NP2/8/3p2R1/2r3PP/2n1RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ ]

c)
Kovacevic vs Boban Nikolic, Tivat, 1995
5rk1/ppr1pp1p/3p2p1/3PbP1n/1q1nP2Q/2NRB3/PP4PP/1R3B1K w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Nxf5 Qxh5 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Kovacevic vs Evgeni Bebchuk, Tivat, 1995
1r3rk1/1pR2p2/p2Q3p/1b1P1ppB/1P6/q6P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

e)
Kovacevic vs Radovan Brajovic, Niska Banja, 1996
2qr1b2/1p3pk1/p1n1rNp1/5b1p/7Q/4BBP1/PP3P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8 Qxd8 Rxc6 w/Nxh5+ ]



Kovacevic Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Kovacevic vs Miroslav Markovic, Belgrade, 1999
3Q4/2N2pk1/1pbR1pp1/p1r4p/P3Pq2/1P3P2/1KP3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7 if Kh6 Na6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Kovacevic vs Goran Todorovic, Herceg Novi, 2001
4rbk1/6pp/4P1q1/4P3/1p6/1P2BQ2/6PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ ]

c)
Kovacevic vs D Kassinopoullos, Leon, 2001
r4r2/pbp2pbk/1p2p1pp/4N1q1/2BP1n1n/2P2P1P/PP1N1QPB/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf4 if Qxf4 g3 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Kovacevic vs Bui Vinh, Bled, 2002
3r1rk1/1q2b1n1/p1b1pRpQ/1p2P3/3BN3/P1PB4/1P4PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

e)
Kovacevic vs Bojan Vuckovic, Budva, 2003
6k1/2b2pp1/3p3p/pPq1p3/2p1P3/N1P2PP1/1P4KP/3Q4 w - - 0 1
[ Qg1 ]

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Kovacevic Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Kovacevic vs Sebastian Plischki, Internet, 2003
4b1r1/5kp1/3Qp2p/3pPp1N/2pP3P/2P5/4B1q1/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 Qg1+ Kd2 Qa1 Qc7+ mates ]

b)
Kovacevic vs Mladen Kelecevic, Banja-Luka, 2004
1rbqrb1k/1p3pp1/2pp1N1p/p1n2P2/Pn2P1PQ/1PB4P/2P3B1/1N1RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 Be7 Nxe8 if Qxe8 Qxh6+ or if Bxg5 Qg3 Qxe8 h4 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Kovacevic vs Vanja Cengija, Novi Sad, 2006
r1b5/1p2rppk/pBnR3p/P3pP1B/4P3/2P5/6PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ ]

d)
Kovacevic vs Zoran Runic, Croatia, 2007
4k2r/1p3pp1/2b4p/1pbqp3/8/3B1P2/rPP3PP/R1BQ1R1K w k - 0 1
[ c4 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Kovacevic vs Anto Rmus, Herceg Novi, 2007
1r4k1/1r2ppb1/4bPp1/3pP3/2qB2P1/p7/1PP4Q/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ ]

Kovacevic Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Kovacevic vs Elvis Klasan, Rijeka, 2007
rnb1k1nr/pp2pp1p/3p2p1/8/4P3/q1P1B3/P2N1PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bd4 if Nf6 Bb5+ Bd7 Nc4 ]

b)
Kovacevic vs Goran Dizdar, Murska Sobota, 2007
1r5r/2q1nkpp/pN1Rp3/3pP1p1/Q7/P7/1P3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4 ]

c)
Kovacevic vs Marko Krivokapic, Novi Sad, 2009
r1bqkb1r/3npppp/p2p1n2/3N4/Pp1NP3/7P/1PP2PP1/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

d)
Kovacevic vs Sinisa Saric, Novi Sad, 2009
1k6/1p2rppp/p1p2n2/4b3/PP4B1/2P1B2P/2K2PP1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kc7 Rc8+ Kd6 Bc5+ ]

e)
Kovacevic vs Ljilja Drljevic, Rijeka, 2009
4rqk1/2n3bp/pp4p1/2ppP1Q1/7B/2N4P/PPP3P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

a)
White Mates in 3. Kovacevic vs Normunds Miezis, Nova Gorica, 2010
5k2/1R5p/5P2/1Bp2K2/7P/P1r5/b7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Kf7 Be8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Kovacevic vs Samo Kralj, Nova Gorica, 2011
3k4/2p1q1p1/8/1QPPp2p/4Pp2/7P/6P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Kd7 c6+ ]

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