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Here are some mate puzzles from the 1998 Elista Chess Olympiad.
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 2.
Dagne Ciuksyte vs Martha Mateus, Elista, 1998
r3n3/5Qpk/p3p2p/4P3/Pp6/4RN2/q1P3PP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Goar Hlgatian vs Rena Mamedova, Elista, 1998
1Q2nb1r/ppNbkppp/8/4p3/1qB2B2/1P6/2P2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
J A Atia vs Jamal Elarefi, Elista, 1998
6k1/q4r1p/pn1PN1p1/1b2p3/2p3P1/8/PPB4Q/2K2R1R w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Torbjorn Thomsen vs Igor Zelka, Elista, 1998
k7/ppQ3pp/1nn1qp2/3N4/4pB2/8/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Eva Jiretorn vs Ladianis Perez, Elista, 1998
r3brk1/ppq3p1/1np4p/2P2B2/8/1P4P1/PBQ4P/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ ]

1c)
mate in 2
J A Atia vs Jamal Elarefi

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ralph Kimende vs Julian Diaz, Elista, 1998
1rb3k1/6pp/2n1p3/n3qpN1/P6B/2P5/B2Q1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Un Kuan Choi vs Dovdon Majigsuren, Elista, 1998
5rk1/pp3p1p/6p1/2p5/3b4/3P1q1P/PPP1rP1Q/R3RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Antonio Krstev vs Bin-Sattar Reefat, Elista, 1998
3r2k1/6p1/7p/1p3B2/1nq2P2/4pbP1/5n1P/1QN2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Hamad Al-Tamimi vs Naum Kagan, Elista, 1998
3R1bk1/p4p1p/1pb3p1/2P1N3/5P2/P3q2P/1P4P1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Jobe Mopati vs Shane Matthews, Elista, 1998
5rk1/4ppbp/6p1/q2P4/2B3P1/2Bn2Q1/rPK4P/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3+ ]

2c)
mate in 2
Antonio Krstev vs Bin-Sattar Reefat

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Giuliana Fittante vs Christin Andersson, Elista, 1998
4r1k1/5pp1/3q4/PPp1nP1p/4N3/2Q1R2P/6PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Raouf Gadjily vs Kehat Beukes, Elista, 1998
1n4r1/rpq3nk/p2pP1Rp/P2P1p2/N2Q1P2/1B5P/1P5K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Marcin Kaminski vs Sergei Wassin, Elista, 1998
2b2r1k/p1Q1Nppp/4p3/8/4n3/4B3/PqP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Asefi Zahiruddin vs Roger Puhiera, Elista, 1998
5rk1/1p4p1/3p3p/p1pPp3/2n1P1N1/P1q5/KR6/6QR w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Kh8 Nf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Lilit Mkrtchian vs Monica Vilar Lopez, Elista, 1998
4q2r/5npr/1R1Qpkb1/3p1pR1/2pP1P1P/2P1KB2/2P3N1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if Kxg6 Qxe6+ ]

3e)
mate in 3
Lilit Mkrtchian vs Monica Vilar Lopez

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Hon Kun Chang vs Abdullah Saleem, Elista, 1998
r1b2r1k/p4p1p/1ppqp1pQ/3pR3/3P4/2NB4/PPP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Sultan Masood vs Kehat Beukes, Elista, 1998
rn1q3r/ppp2Rp1/4B3/3Pk3/2P1N1b1/8/PPQ3PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qc3+ Kxe4 Re1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Darmen Sadvakasov vs Ilir Karkanaqe, Elista, 1998
r6k/1pp2q2/pb1n1nQ1/3PR3/3p4/2P3RP/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Gail Babic vs Un Kuan Choi, Elista, 1998
r1bq2k1/p4p1p/1p3npB/nBpP4/2N5/2N2Q1P/PP3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6 if Qf8 Bxf8 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Artashes Minasian vs Yona Kosashvili, Elista, 1998
2r2r2/1p3p1k/p4Qp1/3R4/8/P1q2P2/7P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ if gxh5 Rg7+ ]

4e)
mate in 3
Artashes Minasian vs Yona Kosashvili

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Danilo Volpinari vs Kelvin Daniel, Elista, 1998
5k2/2r4B/p3pp2/6pK/4Q1P1/6B1/P3RP1P/6q1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ Re7 Qa8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jobe Mopati vs Philip Corbin, Elista, 1998
8/1p3ppp/2k5/5b2/3Q1B2/1K1P2P1/1P5P/1N3q2 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Kb5 Na3+ Ka5 Bd2# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Zachary Calangi vs Joseph Kanyingi, Elista, 1998
3r1rbk/ppp4p/3n4/1P2NpB1/3P4/q1Pn4/P4PPQ/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kg7 Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
V Saravanan vs Suhrob Khamdamov, Elista, 1998
2q3k1/2pp1p2/3b1Pn1/p1n4Q/Pp2r3/5N1R/1PP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Humphrey Andolo vs Yukitaka Ozaki, Elista, 1998
2qr2k1/5ppp/p4b2/3Q4/2p4P/6P1/PP3P2/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd8+ ]

5b)
mate in 3
Jobe Mopati vs Philip Corbin

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Rena Mamedova vs Dana Reizniece, Elista, 1998
8/2n1p1Qp/3p1p1B/2pP2pk/3qP3/5P2/3N2PP/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ Kh4 Bxg5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Beria Enaniatullah vs Nenad Babic, Elista, 1998
2r5/4q1np/1p2N1pk/p1p1Q3/P1Bp2P1/1P1P3P/2P5/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ if Kh5 Qe2+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Anne Muller vs Ann Veale, Elista, 1998
r1k5/1p1R2p1/pq2B2p/8/2P3Q1/8/PP4P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qf4 if Qd8 Rxg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Chor-Chuan Tan vs Ahmad Ismail, Elista, 1998
r2rb1k1/1R3p2/2pBp1n1/p1P4p/P3Q2q/4P3/4B1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ if Kh8 Be5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Jose Guillen Ramirez vs Ahmad Najjar, Elista, 1998
3Rr3/5k2/p1N2p1Q/2p4p/4P2P/1pq5/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ if Ke6 Qd7# or if Kf8 Rxe8+ ]

6b)
mate in 3
Beria Enaniatullah vs Nenad Babic

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Hilzandryly Pacheco vs Sylvain Chouinard, Elista, 1998
3r2k1/1q5p/p1br2pB/1p1NR3/4P3/1B3Q2/PP3PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc7+ Kh8 Qf7 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Boris Avrukh vs Beat Zueger, Elista, 1998
5r1k/qbR3b1/7p/7Q/PP1p3R/6P1/3N1PnP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Rg8 Rxh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Bin-Sattar Reefat vs Hubert Mossong, Elista, 1998
3r1r1k/p1n1qBp1/1p1p1p1p/2p4Q/4P3/P1PP2R1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Martha Fierro Baquero vs David James, Elista, 1998
rr6/6k1/3pQ1p1/3p3p/p1qNP3/2p1BP2/2P5/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if gxf5 Rg1+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Beverly Mendoza vs Vera Oliveira, Elista, 1998
kr6/p1q4p/B2R2p1/5p2/4p3/1Q5P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ if Qb7 Bxb7+ or if Rb7 Rd8+ ]

7c)
mate in 3
Bin-Sattar Reefat vs Hubert Mossong

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Gearoidin Ui Laighleis vs Tuduetso Sabure, Elista, 1998
q1r1k2r/1R5p/p1nBB1p1/2p2p2/3P4/2P3QP/5PP1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Kd8 Qg5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Jawaher Hassan vs Lomibao Joy, Elista, 1998
6rk/2p3rp/1b1pb2p/pP2p2q/P2PPp2/2P2N1P/4QPPK/3R2RN b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Rxg2 Qxh3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Jamshed Isaev vs Jeroen Piket, Elista, 1998
1r1b1k2/1r6/2p2p2/p1Pnp1pP/P1K5/1N5R/1P1B1P2/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 if Kd4 Rb4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Rafic Barakat vs Carlos Saavedra, Elista, 1998
5r2/pr2n1kp/3RQ1p1/1N3p2/Pp5b/3PR2K/1P3q1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kxh4 Qf4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Jose Belisle vs Mario Marshall, Elista, 1998
r5k1/pbpp3p/1p2pr1q/4Pp2/8/1QP3PP/PP2BP1K/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]

8a)
mate in 3
Gearoidin Ui Laighleis vs Tuduetso Sabure

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Aidyn Guseinov vs Alexei Fedorov, Elista, 1998
6rk/p2R2bp/2q5/4p3/1P3pQ1/2B5/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Rxg7 Rd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Betty Motsumi vs Lynne Morrison, Elista, 1998
r2r2k1/1p1bb1P1/p1q1p2Q/3pPp1P/8/2N5/PPPB1P2/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Qh7 if Rg8 Qg6# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Juan Santa Torres vs Diallo Moustaph, Elista, 1998
4Q3/4b3/p2pk1pB/q1p1p3/2P1P1P1/P4PN1/6KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Qc7 Ng7+ or if gxf5 exf5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jamshed Isaev vs Raouf Gadjily, Elista, 1998
3n1r2/6Q1/1N2p1np/5q1k/P4p2/7P/6P1/2B3RK w - - 1 0
[ g4+ Qxg4 Rxg4 Rg8 Nd7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Abbas Khakpoor vs Chor-Chuan Tan, Elista, 1998
5rk1/1pn2p1p/1q1p1ppQ/p1pPn3/P1r1P2N/R5RP/1PB2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Ne8 Ne7+ ]

9a)
mate in 4
Aidyn Guseinov vs Alexei Fedorov

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Giovanni Vescovi vs Stephen Mannion, Elista, 1998
q1b3k1/1r3Rnn/pp1p2Q1/2pP2r1/P1P5/1PN4P/4N2K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Rxg7 Qe8+ Nf8 Rxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sonja Sommer vs Sonia Mahammadi, Elista, 1998
2r1r3/1b1n2Q1/p1q1p1p1/3k1p2/2p1N3/P2B4/1P4PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxc4+ if Kxc4 Qc3+ Kd5 Rd1+ or if Qxc4 Qxd7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Essam El Gindy vs Marc Geenen, Elista, 1998
4r3/p7/n5Q1/4p3/5k2/8/PPN2rP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ g3+ Kf3 Ne1+ Ke2 Qd3+ ]

d)
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+ if Kf7 Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Victoria Johansson vs Tiziana Barbiso, Elista, 1998
4r1rk/1p5p/p5P1/2p1q3/3p1Q2/8/PP2N3/K4RR1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5+ Rxe5 g7+ ]

10c)
mate in 4
Essam El Gindy vs Marc Geenen

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
John Cochrane vs Efstratios Grivas, Elista, 1998
6k1/p5p1/2p5/2pp4/2P1P3/1P3rrq/P2QR1R1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Kxf1 Qh1+ Kf2 Qxg2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Sultan Masood vs Zachary Calangi, Elista, 1998
1k6/1p3p2/1Qp3pp/2P1b3/p6P/q7/BP1r4/KR6 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Razmjo Abdulzuhoov vs Ahmad Ismail, Elista, 1998
4r1k1/5pBp/p3p1p1/1p6/5n1r/1Q2NP2/PP4Pq/3RRK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3 Kg1 Nh3+ Kh1 Nf2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Zachary Calangi vs Mohammed Khan, Elista, 1998
r6k/p1p3pp/8/2b1Pp1b/4p1r1/1QP1B1Pq/PP3P2/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4 gxh4 Bf3 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
John Warlick vs Philip Borman, Elista, 1998
7r/4k3/p4p2/1pR1p3/1Pp1P1p1/4BnPr/5PKP/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Rxh2 Rxh2+ Kf1 Rh1+ ]

11c)
mate in 4
Razmjo Abdulzuhoov vs Ahmad Ismail

1998 Elista Chess Olympiad puzzles, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Thien Hai Dao vs Jose Guillen Ramirez, Elista, 1998
4nrk1/5ppp/3p2P1/1p1P1B1P/2p1P2Q/5p1K/1q3P2/7R w - - 1 0
[ gxh7+ Kh8 Qe7 g6 Qxf8+ Kxh7 hxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Edith Garcia Garcia vs Adenike Ogunremi, Elista, 1998
r1bqr1k1/pp4p1/3b4/3pp1Nn/6P1/2P4P/PP3Q2/RNB1K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh8 Qxh5+ Kg8 Qh7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Anjelina Belakovskaia vs Masha Klinova, Elista, 1998
r4rk1/1p4bp/3B2p1/P2Pp3/4N2q/2N2b1n/P4PBP/RQ2R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kxg2 Rxf2+ if Nxf2 Qxf2+ Kxh3 Qf3+ or if Kh1 Qf4 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Pablo Ricardi vs Richard Forster, Elista, 1998
1k6/pP6/3q4/7P/3p2b1/P1p3Q1/2P3P1/R1K1Rr2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Qxe1 Qh6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Lynne Morrison vs Sabina Hernandez Penna, Elista, 1998
6k1/1p1q2pp/p3r1r1/3pB3/bP2n3/3BPP1P/PQ3P2/2R2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 if Qxe5 Qxh3+ Qh2 Qxf3+ ]

12d)
mate in 5
Pablo Ricardi vs Richard Forster


'White/Black wins' puzzles from this Olympiad

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