Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dusko Pavasovic.
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)
Pavasovic vs V Zugaj, Pokljuka, 1991
2r3k1/2nb1ppp/p2Bp3/1pN1P3/3P1n2/3B4/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be4 if Be8 Bb7 ]

b)
Pavasovic vs Mario Kovacic, Bled, 1992
r1b1k2r/2q1bp1p/p1p3p1/3p4/3N1P2/2P2Q2/P1P3PP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3 if c5 Qxe5 ]

c)
Pavasovic vs Maximiliano Ginzburg, Bratislava, 1993
r2q1r2/2p3kp/p1pp2p1/5b1P/8/2N1Q3/PPP2PP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Bxg4 Qd4+ or if Bd7 hxg6 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Pavasovic vs Georg Mohr, Slovenia, 1993
3r3k/pb4np/2p1pNp1/2qpQ3/5P2/4R3/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 if h5 Qg5 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Pavasovic vs Blazimir Kovacevic, Budapest, 1994
r3r3/pp4k1/2p1B1n1/2bp2R1/6P1/2P2PB1/PP6/2K1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ Kf8 Rf5+ Ke7 Bc7 ]



Pavasovic Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Pavasovic vs Vladislav Bliumberg, Budapest, 1994
1r6/p5k1/b1p2qp1/2Pp3p/4pN2/P1P3P1/3Q2KP/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh5+ gxh5 Rxf6 Kxf6 Qf4+ w/Qxb8 ]

b)
Pavasovic vs Gregor Podkriznik, Bled, 1996
3rb1k1/1p1r1ppp/p7/Pq1P4/1Q6/5NP1/5PP1/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4 if Qc5 Qxe8 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Pavasovic vs Milan Perovsek, Ljubljana, 1997
2rrb1k1/1p6/p3p1pQ/2qnP2p/4B3/P6R/1P4PP/2BR3K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 ]

d)
Pavasovic vs Iztok Jeras, Bled, 2000
3n4/8/1P6/K2pP3/8/2P1k3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kb5 ]

e)
Pavasovic vs Vladislav Borovikov, Bled, 2000
1Q3r1k/p1P3qp/8/2P2p2/4pP2/8/P2p3P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qd8 ]

Pavasovic Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Pavasovic vs Dani Vombek, Bled, 2001
3rb1k1/pp2np2/2r2npp/3p2Bq/8/P2B1N1P/1P2NPP1/1Q1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Rxf6 Ng3 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Pavasovic vs Janez Kozamernik, Ljubljana, 2001
r3r3/pp2kp2/2b1p3/3pP3/3N2QP/6R1/qP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6+ if bxc6 Qb4+ ]

c)
Pavasovic vs Djordje Brkic, Pula, 2001
5rk1/p4ppp/5b2/q1p2N2/8/1rPR1Q1P/P4PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ if Kh8 Nxf7+ (if Rxf7 Qa8+) Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qd5 gxh6 Qxb3 ]

d)
Pavasovic vs Slavko Mikuz, Nova Gorica, 2002
r3k1nr/p2bppbp/nq1p2p1/1p4B1/3PPP2/2N2N1P/1PPQB1P1/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qb7 Rxa6 ]

e)
Pavasovic vs Drago Zelenika, Bizovac, 2005
r1bqk2r/p2nbppp/1pp1pn2/6N1/3P4/3B1N2/PPP1QPPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Ng5+ Ke8 Nxe6 Bb4+ c3 Qe7 cxb4 ]

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