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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dusko Pavasovic.
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)
Dusko Pavasovic vs V Zugaj, Pokljuka, 1991
2r3k1/2nb1ppp/p2Bp3/1pN1P3/3P1n2/3B4/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be4 if Be8 Bb7 ]

b)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Mario Kovacic, Bled, 1992
r1b1k2r/2q1bp1p/p1p3p1/3p4/3N1P2/2P2Q2/P1P3PP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3 if c5 Qxe5 ]

c)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Maximiliano Ginzburg, Bratislava, 1993
r2q1r2/2p3kp/p1pp2p1/5b1P/8/2N1Q3/PPP2PP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Bxg4 Qd4+ or if Bd7 hxg6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Dusko Pavasovic vs Georg Mohr, Slovenia, 1993
3r3k/pb4np/2p1pNp1/2qpQ3/5P2/4R3/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 if h5 Qg5 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Dusko Pavasovic vs Blazimir Kovacevic, Budapest, 1994
r3r3/pp4k1/2p1B1n1/2bp2R1/6P1/2P2PB1/PP6/2K1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ Kf8 Rf5+ Ke7 Bc7 ]

1e)
mate in 6
Dusko Pavasovic vs Blazimir Kovacevic

Pavasovic Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Vladislav Bliumberg, Budapest, 1994
1r6/p5k1/b1p2qp1/2Pp3p/4pN2/P1P3P1/3Q2KP/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh5+ gxh5 Rxf6 Kxf6 Qf4+ w/Qxb8 ]

b)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Gregor Podkriznik, Bled, 1996
3rb1k1/1p1r1ppp/p7/Pq1P4/1Q6/5NP1/5PP1/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4 if Qc5 Qxe8 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Dusko Pavasovic vs Milan Perovsek, Ljubljana, 1997
2rrb1k1/1p6/p3p1pQ/2qnP2p/4B3/P6R/1P4PP/2BR3K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if Nf6 Qh8+ Kf7 Qxf6+ ]

d)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Iztok Jeras, Bled, 2000
3n4/8/1P6/K2pP3/8/2P1k3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kb5 if Kd3 e6 ]

e)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Dani Vombek, Bled, 2001
3rb1k1/pp2np2/2r2npp/3p2Bq/8/P2B1N1P/1P2NPP1/1Q1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Rxf6 Ng3 ]

2a)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Vladislav Bliumberg

Pavasovic Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Dusko Pavasovic vs Janez Kozamernik, Ljubljana, 2001
r3r3/pp2kp2/2b1p3/3pP3/3N2QP/6R1/qP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6+ if bxc6 Qb4+ ]

b)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Djordje Brkic, Pula, 2001
5rk1/p4ppp/5b2/q1p2N2/8/1rPR1Q1P/P4PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ if gxh6 Qxf6 mates or if Kh8 Nxf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qd5 gxh6 Qxb3 ]

c)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Slavko Mikuz, Nova Gorica, 2002
r3k1nr/p2bppbp/nq1p2p1/1p4B1/3PPP2/2N2N1P/1PPQB1P1/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qb7 Rxa6 ]

3c)
Dusko Pavasovic vs Slavko Mikuz

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