Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Natalia Zhukova.
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)
Julia Dogodkina vs Natalia Zhukova, Sochi, 4/15/2012
2r1r1k1/6p1/p2Qnpqp/8/3P4/P4PNP/3R1RP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rcd8 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Natalia Zhukova vs Mila Zarkovic, Kragujevac, 8/26/2013
r5k1/1R6/p5BR/2pP3P/3r4/7K/P5P1/3b4 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ if Kf8 Rf6+ or if Kh8 Bf5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Aleksandra Dimitrijevic vs Natalia Zhukova, Palic, 2014
6r1/pb4rk/1P1pp2p/2p5/1PPBqP1n/1R1p2NB/7P/4QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Kf2 Qxh2+ Bg2 Qxg3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Natalia Zhukova vs Sopio Gvetadze, Kutaisi, 2015
3brqk1/3R1p2/p1R5/1p2pQ2/8/1P2P1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ ]

e)
Natalia Zhukova vs Thomas Paehtz, Gibraltar, 2016
8/Q1q1r1k1/1r1pP2p/6p1/2P2p1P/1P3bP1/P2R1P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc7 Rxc7 e7 ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Karina Szczepkowska vs Natalia Zhukova, Riyadh, 2017
4q3/Q4Nkp/3P1b2/3B2p1/8/4nKP1/Pr3P1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...g4+ 2.Kf4 Rxf2+ ]




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