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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Predrag Nikolic.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)
Predrag Nikolic vs Daniele Taruffi, Rovigo, 1976
4r2k/pp4pp/2nq2b1/2pB2N1/2Pp3Q/8/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ if Bxh7 Nf7+ Kg8 Nxd6+ Kf8 Nxe8 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Predrag Nikolic vs Bjorn Tiller, Groningen, 1978
3R2b1/p5rk/1p3Q2/3B2pq/8/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg8+ if Rxg8 Rd7+ or if Kh8 Bf7+ Kh7 Bxh5 ]

c)
Predrag Nikolic vs S Pederzoli, Reggio Emilia, 1978
r2q1rk1/2p1bppp/p1P1b3/1p4B1/3P2n1/1BP2Q2/PP3PpP/RN2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7 if Qxe7 Qxg4 ]

d)
Predrag Nikolic vs Gerardo Barbero, Shiene, 1979
r2qr1k1/pp2bpp1/2ppn3/6PP/2P1QP2/2B1P3/PP6/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ h6 if Nxg5 hxg7 or if gxh6 Qh7+ or if g6 h7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Predrag Nikolic vs Nikola Lakic, Banja-Luka, 1981
5n2/r5bp/3pp3/3P3k/4KP2/P7/6R1/4BB2 w - - 1 0
[ Be2+ Kh6 Rh2+ Kg6 Bh5+ ]

1a)
Predrag Nikolic vs Daniele Taruffi

Predrag Nikolic puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Predrag Nikolic vs Anton Deze, Novi Sad, 1982
6k1/3r1pp1/pp5p/5P1P/2R5/6Q1/Pqn2PBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ Kh7 Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Predrag Nikolic vs Ivan Farago, Sarajevo, 1983
2R5/4k1p1/nr2P2p/3PK3/4N1PP/8/1p6/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6+ Rxd6 Nxd6 ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Predrag Nikolic vs Dragan Paunovic, Yugoslavia, 1983
2b1n1k1/2q1rp2/2prp1p1/p1P3Rp/3P3P/6R1/P1Q2PP1/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ fxg6 Qxg6+ Ng7 Qh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Predrag Nikolic vs Stefan Djuric, Yugoslavia, 1983
1q1N4/3k1BQp/5r2/5p2/3P3P/8/3B1PPb/3n3K w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Ke8 Qd7+ Kf8 Bh6+ ]

e)
Predrag Nikolic vs Bosko Abramovic, Subotica, 1984
6r1/8/2B1p3/P2n4/8/5k2/3R4/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 ]

2d)
mate in 4
Predrag Nikolic vs Stefan Djuric

Predrag Nikolic puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Predrag Nikolic vs Yasser Seirawan, Wijk aan Zee, 1986
8/3k4/pn2p2P/1p4B1/3P4/P3PQ2/1P6/1q1bK3 w - - 1 0
[ Qb7+ ]

b)
Predrag Nikolic vs Petar Popovic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 1987
1r1r1qk1/1n1p1pp1/4p2p/7P/1R6/3R1PP1/3QPBK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rdb3 if Nd6 Bc5 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Predrag Nikolic vs Robert Huebner, Tilburg, 1988
2qb2k1/1p4p1/p1nBp1p1/4P1Pr/P3B3/1Q5P/1P6/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kh7 Bxg6+ Kxg6 Qd3+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Predrag Nikolic vs Aljosa Grosar, Ljubljana, 1989
r3b3/2q3p1/1p1p1pPk/2nPpP1p/1pP1P1QP/5N2/rPR4K/4RB2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ ]

3c)
mate in 5
Predrag Nikolic vs Robert Huebner

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