Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tatev Abrahamyan.
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)
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Afag Khudaverdieva, Marina d'Or, 1998
r3brk1/ppq3pp/3bp3/3p1p2/8/2PB1N1Q/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 h6 Nxe6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Maka Purtseladze, Marina d'Or, 1998
r1n4r/ppq2p1k/2p2Pp1/3p1BQp/3P4/2P4P/PP4P1/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Stephen Muhammad, San Diego, 2006
3r3b/p6Q/2prkq2/1p1n1NR1/5p2/1BP5/PP3P2/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Re1+ ]

d)
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Paul Iinuma, Philadelphia, 2006
2r5/1b1k1prp/p7/1p1p4/5N1P/2nBRP2/P1PK4/7R w - - 1 0
[ Bf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Angelo Young, Internet, 2010
3R1bk1/1p3r1p/p5p1/4P1P1/2Q2n2/1P3q2/1BP5/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qc8+ if Kg7 e6+ or if Ke7 Ba3# ]



Tatev Abrahamyan Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Aleksandra Lach, Warsaw, 2011
r5k1/5rpp/p1q5/2p1p1b1/2Q5/2N5/PPP2P1R/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7 if Bh6 R1xh6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Timothy Taylor, Woodland Hills, 2012
3q1r2/p4p1k/2pprPp1/2p3Qp/4P3/1Pb4R/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh5+ Kg8 Qh6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Regina Narva, Istanbul, 2012
4r1k1/p6R/q2pp1PB/4n1Q1/7P/2r5/PPP5/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Heini Puuska, Tromsoe, 2014
r4k1r/5P1p/2p2p2/2q2Nb1/1p4Q1/1P6/1P3PPP/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Rxe8 fxe8/Q+ Kxe8 Qh5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Sophie Milliet, Tromsoe, 2014
q4r2/2pR3p/2b3k1/6p1/1p2p3/1B4QP/2P2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kxg7 Qxg5+ Kh8 Qe5+ ]

Tatev Abrahamyan Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tatev Abrahamyan vs Rusudan Goletiani, Saint Louis, 2018
r3k3/3p4/pqbQB1rp/4Ppb1/Pp6/1P6/1P3PPP/2RR2K1 w q - 1 0
[ Rxc6 if dxc6 Qd7+ or if Qxc6 Bxd7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Hana Itkis vs Tatev Abrahamyan, San Diego, 2006
2q5/6k1/5p2/P2p3p/3B4/4Pp1b/5P1P/4Q2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4 if Qg1 Bg2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Alexandra Jule vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Batumi, 2006
8/3q1r2/7k/6p1/1P2Pr2/5b1P/5R2/2Q2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4+ hxg4 Qxg4+ Kh2 Qh4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
George Trammell vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Stillwater, 2007
r3k3/1p1n1p2/4p3/3pP3/p5Kb/P4B2/1P3qP1/R1BQR3 b q - 0 1
[ ...Qg3+ Kh5 Be7 ]

e)
Dereque Kelley vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Las Vegas, 2013
6rk/p7/5n1P/2Q1p1q1/7r/P4P2/4BK2/6RR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ Ke1 Qh4+ ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Jue Wang vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Ningbo, 2013
2k3r1/pp3Q1R/q1b3r1/4P3/8/P1B4K/2P5/1R3n2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg2+ ]

g)
Black mates in 4.
Suzie Blackburn vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Tromsoe, 2014
2kr1br1/pp2pb2/4Pp1p/2p1q3/2P5/1N5P/PPKp3P/1R1Q1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ Kc3 Qe3+ Kc2 Bg6+ ]


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