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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Alekseev.
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)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Ivan Hausner, Decin, 1998
r2r4/p3qpk1/1pp3p1/2n1Pp1p/P1PP1P2/5N1P/3Q2P1/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Oleg Taranenko vs Evgeny Alekseev, St. Petersburg, 1998
6k1/1pp3bp/1p6/3P2p1/r7/3BK2P/P4rP1/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ ]

c)
Ivan Provotorov vs Evgeny Alekseev, Voronezh, 1999
r1bqr1k1/pp1n1p2/3p2p1/3P3p/P1pbPPn1/2N2QN1/1PB3PP/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxh2 if Kxh2 Qh4# ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Mikhail Novikov, St Petersburg, 2000
5nk1/8/1p3R2/2b1NNp1/4Pp2/2P2P2/6r1/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 Rg1+ Kc2 Kh8 Rg7 ]

e)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Dmitry Melnikov, St Petersburg, 2004
r1b1k2r/1pp1n2p/p4qpQ/2b1npN1/3p4/1B6/PPP2PPP/RNB2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 w/Qg7 ]

Evgeny Alekseev puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
H Jonkman vs Evgeny Alekseev, Wijk aan Zee, 2005
k1r5/1p3R2/p3p2p/P2bQ3/8/3q2PK/2p2P2/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1 ]

b)
Janis Klovans vs Evgeny Alekseev, Biel, 2005
r4bk1/1r3ppp/2q1n3/3RQ1P1/4P3/1N2BP2/P6P/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2 if Kxa2 Qa4+ mates or if R5d3 Qc2# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Sergey Karjakin, Moscow, 2008
5rk1/4Rp1p/1q1pBQp1/5r2/1p6/1P4P1/2n2P2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

d)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Michael Adams, Motril, 2008
8/Rrk2r2/3p1N1R/2p2P2/3n2P1/8/6K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ if Kd8 Ra8+ ]

e)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Oleg Artemenko, Tashkent, 2011
1b2nk2/6pp/rN2pp2/pN2n3/P3P3/4BP2/1PR2KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Ba7 Rxe8+ Kxe8 Nc7+ ]

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Evgeny Alekseev puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pavel Potapov vs Evgeny Alekseev, St. Petersburg, 2015
2r5/5pbk/p1r1p1pp/1p6/1P1p1P2/P1nP1NP1/1q1BP2P/R1R1Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2+ Qxe2 Rxc1+ ]

b)
Dimitrij Skliarov vs Evgeny Alekseev, St. Petersburg, 2015
2r3k1/p4p2/2p2qp1/2Bp3p/N2P3P/1P1RPQ1R/PK2n1r1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 Rxf3 Nxd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Johan-Sebastian Christiansen vs Evgeny Alekseev, Riyadh, 2017
2R5/N5k1/pb4pp/P2b4/1P3pP1/7P/4pPr1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2+ Kg1 Rf1+ Kh2 Bg1# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Oleg Bykov, Yaroslavl, 2018
3b4/3Q4/pr4kp/q1p1p3/7P/3PB1P1/7K/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.h5+ Kxh5 2.Qf5+ Bg5 3.g4+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Egor Tatarintsev, Sochi, 2018
r2q1rk1/pp2bp2/2p1p1p1/3nN1PQ/3P1P2/2P3B1/1P2R3/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6 f5 Qh8+ Kf7 Ne5+ Ke8 Qh5+ ]

Evgeny Alekseev puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Vladimir Burmakin vs Evgeny Alekseev, St. Petersburg, 2018
2r2rk1/7p/1p1q2p1/p2p1p2/3P4/2Pb1QP1/PP1N3P/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 8.
Meelis Kanep vs Evgeny Alekseev, Riga, 2019
4kr2/pp6/2p3p1/7p/2bbP2q/5B2/PP3RP1/R3Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxf3 2.gxf3 Qg3+ 3.Kh1 Bxf2 ]

c)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Tahir Vakhidov, Tashkent, 2011
8/4R3/2rk1P2/p5p1/3B4/1bP5/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ if Kc5 or Kd5 f7 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Irina Krush, Baku, 2013
5k1r/1pN3pp/p1nr2q1/2Q5/2B3b1/8/PPP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6+ ]

e)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Daniil Lintchevski, St. Petersburg, 2014
r4r1k/p3q1pp/1p6/3Q1R2/1P6/2n5/PN4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if Qxe5 Rxf8+ mates or if Qxb4 Qxc3 ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Stepan Osinovsky, St. Petersburg, 2014
2r3k1/5p2/5Qp1/p2Np2p/3nP2P/P5P1/2q2P2/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Kf8 Nxg6+ or if Kh7 Qxf7+ ]

g)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Denis Khismatullin, Sochi, 2015
2Q2q2/1P3pkp/4p1p1/1r3n2/8/7P/P4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rd8+ ]

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