Sacs & Mates of

the Baku Olympiad
edited by Bill Harvey

wtharvey.com
Chess puzzles by
grandmasters

10/20/2016

Here is a collection of 58 puzzles from the 2016 Baku Chess
Olympiad held in September. Each chess puzzles ends in
mate from 2 to 6 moves and contains a sacrifice from pawn
to queen. Match wits with the foremost chess players of
the day and discover the winning move. Solutions are
found at the end of the pamphlet. Bill Harvey is the
webmaster of wtharvey.com where you will find over
10,000 chess puzzles from modern and historic games.

1) Robert Aloma Vidal
vs Orlando Husbands

4) Bernal Gonzalez
vs Juan Jose Pineda

White mates in 2.

White mates in 2.

2) Algimantas Butnorius
vs Hemed Mlawa

5) Alexandra Jule vs
Nadia Braganza (w)

White mates in 2.

White mates in 2.

3) Esperanca Caxito vs
Amira Marzouk (w)

6) Murtas Kazhgaleyev
vs Devarajen Chinasamy

White mates in 2.

White mates in 2.

7) Bela Khotenashvili
vs Olga Lagutina (w)

10) Fausto Vilhete Vania
vs Mahri Geldiyeva (w)

White mates in 2.

Black mates in 2.

8) Elena Partac vs
Laima Domarkaite (w)

11) A Jallow vs
Teshager Teklay

White mates in 2.

Black mates in 2.

9) Mkhonto Nosimilo vs
Katrina Blackman (w)

12) Asyl Abdyjapar
vs Lisandro Munoz

Black mates in 2.

White mates in 3.

13) Melake Aster vs
Gwamwamba Fena (w)

16) Murali Karthikeyan
vs Alejandro Parraga

White mates in 3.

White mates in 3.

14) Saparmyrat Atabayew
vs Goru Arvind

17) Estuardo Lorenzana Wilson
vs Ronuel Greenidge

White mates in 3.

White mates in 3.

15) Mathilde Congiu vs
Constance Mbatha (w)

18) Shuaau Muhammed
vs Musab Shaker

White mates in 3.

White mates in 3.

19) Filipina Thornton
vs Melake Aster (w)

22) Denise Frick vs
Shaikha Abdallah Aldhaheri (w)

White mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

20) Danilo Volpinari
vs Adelino Semedo

23) Jeffrey Balbalosa
vs Toby Brookfield

White mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

21) Shreyas Smith vs
Adeyinka Adesina

24) Niki Vrbova vs
Ann Chumpitaz (w)

Black mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

25) Ali Abdul Rahman
vs Adonay Delgadillo

28) Fatemah Baqer vs
Annelaine Jacobs (w)

Black mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

26) Gassan Bello vs
Hjorvar Gretarsson

29) Malaku Lorne
vs Manuel Larrea

Black mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

27) Constantin Lupulescu
vs Eduardo Iturrizaga

30) Wilsaida Diaz vs
Aleksandra Mijovic (w)

Black mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

31) Alder Escobar Forero
vs Niraula Niraj

34) Kholoud Al-Khelaifi
vs Kate Song (w)

Black mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

32) Ann Chumpitaz vs
Ekaterini Pavlidou (w)

35) Jose Fernando Cubas
vs Kirill Stupak

Black mates in 3.

Black mates in 3.

33) Linda Wong vs
Venetia Sivarajasingam (w)

36) Mohamed Abdalla Abdelazeez
vs Philip Elikem Ameku

Black mates in 3.

White mates in 4.

37) Inna Agrest vs
Olga Badelka (w)

40) Csaba Balogh
vs Alex Averbukh

White mates in 4.

White mates in 4.

38) Lutfi Ali Muhammad vs
Pg Md Omar Ak Hafizon

41) Jaqueline Bosch vs
Nina Zhukovskaya (w)

White mates in 4.

White mates in 4.

39) Stanislav Babarykin
vs Elton Joseph

42) Antonio Fernandes
vs Marc Mertens

White mates in 4.

White mates in 4.

43) Zozek Mohammed vs
Waldyr Espirito Santo

46) Olga Szekely vs
Aditi Soondarsingh (w)

White mates in 4.

White mates in 4.

44) Atousa Pourkashiyan
vs Julissa Figueroa (w)

47) Francisco Vallejo Pons
vs A Raes

White mates in 4.

White mates in 4.

45) Olga Szekely vs
Mkhonto Nosimilo (w)

48) Pierre Villegas
vs Yusuf Mdoe

White mates in 4.

White mates in 4.

49) Dennis Gonzales
vs Noel Adricula

52) Rosangela Dos Ramos vs
Colletta Wakuruwarewa (w)

Black mates in 4.

Black mates in 4.

50) Karina Kruk vs
Louise Fredericia (w)

53) Denise Frick vs
Qiyu Zhou (w)

Black mates in 4.

Black mates in 4.

51) Yue Wang vs
Sandro Mareco

54) Sheriffa Ali vs
Tanvi Prasad (w)

Black mates in 4.

White mates in 5.

55) Yasas Lamawansa
vs Cesar Mathews

58) Niki Vrbova vs
Maria Ubaldo Suarez (w)

White mates in 5.

White mates in 6.

56) Jesus Flores Guerrero
vs Blazo Kalezic

Solutions
1) 1.Rxh7+
2) 1.Re8
3) 1.Qh8+
4) 1.Rh4+ Nxh4 2.g4#

Black mates in 5.

5) 1.Rf8+
6) 1.f7+

57) Ochuko Emuakpeje
vs Brandon Wilson

7) 1.Ng6+
8) 1.Qxh7+
9) 1...Qf2+ 2.Rxf2 Re1#
10) 1...Qxh3+
11) 1...Ng3+
12) 1.Bh7+ Qxh7 2.Nf6+

Black mates in 5.

13) 1.Ng7+ if 1...Kd7 2.Qxf7+
or if 1...Qxg7 2.Qf5#

14) 1.Rh8+

38) 1.Qxg7+ Qxg7 2.Rxf8+ Kh7 3.Bf5+

15) 1.Nxf6+ Kg7 2.Qxh7+

39) 1.Rxd7+ Kxd7 2.Rd1+

16) 1.Rxf8+

40) 1.Bg7+ Rxg7 2.Ra8+

17) 1.Rh8+

41) 1.Rxh6+ Nxh6 2.Qxh6+ if 2...Kg8 3.Bb3#
or if 2...Kg7 3.Rh7+

18) 1.Rh8+ if 1..Kxh8 2.Qh6+ or if 1...Kf7 2.Bd5+
42) 1.Re7+ Kxf5 2.Be4+ Kg5 3.Rg7+
19) 1.Ng5
43) 1.Qe8+ Rg8 2.Rxh7+ Kxh7 3.Qh5+
20) 1.Qf7+ Kd8 2.Qf8+
21) 1...Qa1+ 2.Kxa1 Rf1+
22) 1...Rc1+ if 2.Qxc1 Qh1# or if 2.Bd1 Rxd1+

44) 1.Rxg6+ if 1...Kf7 2.Rg7+
or if 1...hxg6 2.Qxg6+
45) 1.Rxh5+ if 1...gxh5 2.Qg5
or if 1...Kg8 2.Rxh8+

23) 1...Rxh2+ 2.Rxh2 Bf3+
46) 1.Qh8+ Kf7 2.g6+ Kxg6 3.Rg1+
24) 1...Qxc3+ if 2.Ka4 Bb3+ or if 2.Qxc3 Ra6+
47) 1.Ng4+ Kg5 2.f4+
25) 1...Rf1+ if 2.Nxf1 Bf3#
48) 1.Re1+ if 1…Kxf7 2.Qg6#
26) 1...Qc1+
27) 1...Rh1

49) 1...Rxg3+ if 2.Rg2 Rxg2+ 3.Kf1 Bd3+
or if 2.hxg3 Qh1+

28) 1...Bg1+ 2.Kh1 Bf3+ 3.Rxf3 Rh2#

50) 1...Rxf3 if 2.Bxf3 Qh2#

29) 1...Qe1+

51) 1...Bxg3+ 2.Kxg3 Rf3+ 3.Kh4 Rxh3+

30) 1...Qh2+ 2.Kf1 Ne3+

52) 1...Bh3+ if 2.Kh1 g2+ or if 2.Kxh3 h1/Q+

31) 1...Nh3+ 2.Kh4 g5+ 3.fxg5 Nf2#

53) 1...Rxh2+ 2.Kxh2 Qg3+

32) 1...Qxg2+

54) 1.Qxh7+ Kxf6 2.Nd5+ Kg5 3.h4+

33) 1...g4+

55) 1.Bxh6 if 1...Bf7 2.Rd8+

34) 1...Qc2+ 2.Ka1 Qc1+

56) 1...fxg3 if 2.Rxf6 g2+ 3.Kh2 Be5+

35) 1...Qxh2+ 2.Kxh2 Rh4+

57) 1...Nxf3+ 2.gxf3 Rh1+ 3.Kxh1 Qxf3+

36) 1.Qxf5 if 1...Qxg1 2.Rh8+ Qg8 3.Qg6

58) 1.Rxf7+ Kxf7 2.Qxg6+ Kf8 3.Qg8+

37) 1.Nf6+