'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bozidar Ivanovic.
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 5.
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Joost Marcus, Graz, 1972
2rr2k1/1b2np1p/pq2pnpQ/3P2N1/PpR5/3B2N1/1P3PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if gxh5 Bxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Franciszek Borkowski, Pristina, 1976
4rqk1/5p2/3p1P1b/p2R2p1/1p4P1/8/PPP4Q/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5+ if Kh7 Qxh6+ Qxh6 Rg7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Samuel Reshevsky vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Skopje, 1976
4r3/b4pk1/p3p3/Pp1pPnpp/1Pr4q/2P2B2/3BRPPP/2R1Q2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh4+ Kg1 Ng3 ]

d)
Dusan Nikolin vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Vrsac, 1977
5k2/5p2/P2b4/8/6np/1p1B4/1Pr3P1/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kh2 Nxd3 ]

e)
Enver Bukic vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Yugoslavia, 1978
3r4/1Q3qkp/p1nr1pp1/4p3/P3P3/1R3N1P/2R2PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...R8d7 if Qc8 Rc7 Qxa6 Qxb3 ]

1c)
mate in 4
Samuel Reshevsky vs Bozidar Ivanovic

Bozidar Ivanovic Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Milan Matulovic vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Belgrade, 1978
7r/kb5p/p7/1pN1p3/1qn5/1P1Q2PB/1r6/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa3 Bf5 Rd2+ ]

b)
Andras Adorjan vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Sarajevo, 1983
r3k2r/pN3ppp/4b3/2b1p3/6P1/2BKP3/PP3qBP/R2Q2R1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...e4+ Bxe4 Qxe3+ Kc2 Qxe4+ Qd3 Qxb7 ]

c)
Nina Sirotkina vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Pula, 1990
4r1k1/5pp1/1p5p/3p2q1/3N1n2/P4P2/1P1Q2PP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 Qxe2 Nxe2 Nxe2 Qd2 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Aleksandar Savanovic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1998
6R1/3bkp2/p3p2Q/q6P/2pb4/P1N2P2/1rP1K3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kf6 Ne4+ Ke5 Qd6+ ]

e)
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Aleksandar Colovic, Subotica, 2003
6r1/Nk1nbp2/4p3/4p1p1/qp2P3/5P2/1PP1QBP1/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ b3 if Qa5 Rxd7+ ]

2d)
mate in 4
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Aleksandar Savanovic

Bozidar Ivanovic Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Gennadij Ginsburg, Metz, 2003
2b3r1/5p2/4p2Q/pr1nPkq1/1p6/1N3P2/PP4P1/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nd4+ Kf4 Qh2+ Qg3 Re4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Srdjan Benderac vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Cetinje, 2009
r1r1k3/4bpQ1/pBqpbP2/6P1/8/2pPR3/PP3P1P/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...c2+ Kc1 Qh1+ ]

c)
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Jovan Milovic, Cetinje, 2010
r4rk1/pp3pbp/3p1pp1/8/6P1/2N1B3/1qPKQ2P/3R3R w - - 1 0
[ Rb1 Qa3 Ra1 Qb4 Rhb1 a5 Ra4 ]

d)
Dragoljub Abramovic vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Podgorica, 2010
4r1k1/pp3p2/3Q3p/3q1bp1/3P4/1P3PB1/P1r1p1PP/2R1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd6 Bxd6 Rxc1 ]

e)
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Jorn Sloth, Rogatska Slatina, 2012
r4rk1/pp2ppbp/6p1/3bN3/N4q2/P7/1P2RPPP/R2Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ g3 Qf5 Qxd5 ]

3c)
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Jovan Milovic


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