King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Valeriane Gaprindashvili.
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.
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Pavel Smirnov, Szombathely, 1993
8/3r2p1/p1qb1k1p/8/2B3Q1/1P5P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re6+ Kf7 Qg6+ Kg8 Re8# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Moosa Azadmanesh, Baile Herculane, 1994
8/7p/4pQqk/2pp4/1P1P2P1/5N1P/P4PK1/1r6 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Qg7 Qf4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Laurent Fressinet, Sao Lourenco, 1995
6k1/p5p1/2p2qN1/7p/1K2Q1P1/PR5P/2P2r2/5r2 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Kh7 Qh8+ Kxg6 Qxh5# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Vitaly Kunin, Moscow, 1998
4rr2/p2pN2p/1p4p1/n1pP2Pk/8/2P2bQP/P7/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re4 ]

e)
Davit Shengelia vs Valeriane Gaprindashvili, Tbilisi, 1999
3r4/4qpk1/3r3p/b1Q1pBp1/4P3/P3PKP1/1P5P/2B2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...g4+ if Kg2 Rd2+ ]

1b)
mate in 3
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Moosa Azadmanesh

Valeriane Gaprindashvili Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Oliver Thamm vs Valeriane Gaprindashvili, Hamburg, 1999
r5k1/5ppp/1ppqr3/p2b4/3P4/P3PP1Q/1P1B3P/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh6 if Qg2 Rg6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Robert Kempinski, Batumi, 2002
1Q6/R7/4p3/1B5p/K2k2pP/6P1/1r6/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ ]

c)
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Tolga Demirel, Izmir, 2002
r4rk1/pp3ppp/3q1B2/8/2pPP3/P7/1P2N2P/R1Q2nK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Qe6 Qg5 ]

d)
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Sergei Mihajlovskij, Izmir, 2006
8/1p3kP1/4r3/p7/P7/1Pr1B3/5PK1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ Kg8 Rd8+ Kxg7 Bd4+ ]

2d)
Valeriane Gaprindashvili vs Sergei Mihajlovskij


Georgian GMs

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