Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Iulija Osmak.
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)
Iulija Osmak vs Elizaveta Chetina, Albena, 2011
2r1r1k1/p2Q2pp/1p3p2/7b/2qP3N/2P4P/5PP1/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Qf7 Re7 or if Bf7 Ne7+ ]

b)
Iulija Osmak vs Pavel Sevostianov, Lvov, 2015
5rk1/1pqrbppp/p7/4pP2/1nP5/1R2B2P/PP2QPB1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f6 if gxf6 Bh6 or if Bc5 Qg4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Iulija Osmak vs Ana Kuchava, Ureki, 2015
2r5/pp6/1k6/3P4/2P1q3/Q7/P5PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qb4+ Kc7 Rf7+ ]

d)
Iulija Osmak vs Alena Nikulina, Moscow, 2016
r1b2rk1/pp1pbppp/2n1p3/q3P3/1n1N4/P5P1/1PP2PBP/RNBQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb3 ]

e)
Iulija Osmak vs Nela Pychova, Celje, 2016
2k1r3/pp3bp1/2n4p/5P2/1P6/2R1rBB1/P6P/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Bxc6 if Rxc3 Bd7+ Kd8 Be6+ Ke7 Rd7+
or if bxc6 Rxc6+ Kb7 Rc7+
]



Iulija Osmak Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Iulija Osmak vs Cagil Arda, Hersonissos, 2017
bn5r/1q5k/p5p1/1p2Q2p/4N3/P3R3/BP3PPP/3rN1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kh6 Qxh8+ Kxg5 Re5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Reveka Salahidi vs Iulija Osmak, Prague, 2016
8/1pk1r3/1pp1P3/7p/1P3P1n/1BP1n3/P2r3P/2R3RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3 Rc2 Nxc2 Rg2 Rd1+ ]


Ukraine GMs
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