Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Elisabeta Polihroniade.
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 6
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Henrijeta Konarkowska-Sokolov, Vrnjacka Banja, 1961
1r4r1/1b2q3/p2pN1pk/1p3R1p/3NP3/P2P2bP/1P2Q1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh5+ gxh5 Nf5+ Kg6 Nxe7+ Kh6 Rf6+ ]

b)
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Katarina Blagojevic, Oberhausen, 1966
6k1/3r1p2/p3p1p1/1p2P1Q1/1Bn5/P5R1/1PP2qPK/3rR3 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if Rxe1 Qf8+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 5
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Rowena Bruce, Paington, 1967
2r2r1k/3b1p2/3pp2q/6R1/1p2P2P/2N2P2/PPK3Q1/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Maria Ivanka-Budinsky, Skopje, 1972
r1bqrk2/2pn2bQ/p2p2p1/1p1N1pP1/P1BpP3/7R/1PP2PP1/4K2R w K f6 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kxg8 Ne7+ Kf8 Nxg6# ]

e)
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Isabel De Los Santos, Buenos Aires, 1978
1r3rk1/2nqppbp/p2p2p1/1p2nPP1/1N1BP3/1PP4P/P2Q2B1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f6 if Bh8 Bxe5 ]



Elisabeta Polihroniade Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Hanna Erenska-Barlo, Malta, 1980
2r1kb1r/3nq1p1/p3p3/N3B3/1p2P1QP/8/PP3R2/3RK3 w k - 1 0
[ Qg6+ if Kd8 Nb7# ]

b)
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Vasanti Khadilkar, Salonika, 1984
6k1/p1pq1pp1/7p/4P3/2b5/5QPP/PB3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ Kh7 Qe4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Elisabeta Polihroniade vs Jutta Ditt, Biel, 1990
4k3/R7/4P3/1N4K1/6p1/1P3b1r/1P6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Kf8 e7+ Kg7 e8/Q+ ]

d)
Stefka Savova vs Elisabeta Polihroniade, Dubai, 1986
1b2r1k1/pp4p1/2p1b2p/2P4q/3pNr2/3P2QP/P1P1RPB1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 ]


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