Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sarunas Sulskis.
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 3.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Aleksei Surjadnji, Pardubice, 1996
r3rn2/pbq2kbQ/1p2p1Np/1Np1P1p1/2pP4/4R3/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh8+ Ke7 Qxg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sarunas Sulskis vs John Rodgaard, Elista, 1998
3Q4/1rr2kb1/1p2p2p/pPp1Pp2/P2p1P2/3P4/1q1BK2P/2R3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

c)
Sarunas Sulskis vs Eduard Bukhman, Swidnica, 1998
R2r4/2q1rp1k/1p3Qpp/3B4/3P2P1/2P4P/1P3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7 ]

d)
Sarunas Sulskis vs Vereslav Eingorn, Koszalin, 1999
1r4k1/5p2/2q1rbp1/1p1Rp2p/pB2P3/2PQ2PP/PP4K1/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6 if Rxd6 Bxd6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Tomas Krivousas, Kaunas, 2001
r2qr2k/3P1Qpp/pp4P1/4p2P/2p2P2/P1P4R/1P3n2/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ h6 if Rg8 hxg7+ or if Qf6 dxe8/Q+ ]



Sarunas Sulskis Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Aleksei Holmsten, Linares, 2001
1r1r1n2/p4N1k/bqp5/2p1Q1pp/P3P3/RP1P3P/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

b)
Sarunas Sulskis vs Kevin Spraggett, Bled, 2002
b3r1k1/4n3/6p1/1p1p2N1/1B4pP/6P1/1P6/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 Kf8 Ne6+ Kf7 Nc7 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Arsen Yegiazarian, Calcutta, 2002
7r/p4p2/1p1N1P1k/4R3/1n2B3/6P1/b6K/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Carlos Alvarado, Barcelona, 2007
r4k1r/p4ppp/1p1Np3/4P3/1B1Q4/7P/PP1K1p1R/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if Kg8 Nh6+ or if Ke8 Nxg7# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Mindaugas Beinoras, Vilnius, 2009
3r1r1k/1R5p/5Pp1/2P1q3/1p2Q3/2b1B2P/2B2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

Sarunas Sulskis Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sarunas Sulskis vs Bo Jacobsen, Borup, 2009
5k2/1pp2p1p/3pbp2/4r3/1P1NP1P1/r1P2P1P/5K2/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ f4 ]

b)
Sarunas Sulskis vs Hans Tikkanen, Borup, 2010
r2r1nk1/1p1bbp1p/1q2p1pP/3pP3/p2P1Q2/Pn3NP1/1P1B1PB1/R2RN1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb4 if Nxa1 Bxe7 mates or if Bxb4 Qf6 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Marius Bieliauskas, Nemencine, 2011
3r1r1k/1p2b1Rp/p1q1pP2/8/n1P1NP2/2Q5/PBPP3P/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ Kg6 Rg1+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Sergej Drozdov, Lithuania, 2014
r3nk2/2R3p1/p1N1Qp1p/1p5q/1P3B2/7P/P1P2bPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ Nxd6 Qe7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Sigitas Kalvaitis, Vilnius, 2014
3r4/p1kP4/q4p1p/3QrN2/3pp3/3P2P1/P4PKP/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rb7+ Qxb7 Qd6# ]

f)
White mates in 2.
Sarunas Sulskis vs Robin Swinkels, Bilbao, 2014
5r2/3q2kp/pp5N/4p3/1nP4P/3r4/P3Q1B1/3N1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5+ ]

g)
Sarunas Sulskis vs Arturs Bernotas, Palanga, 2018
8/2p3p1/2pk4/p5P1/r6b/P3BK2/1P6/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ b3 if Rxa3 Bc5+ ]


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