Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Alekseev.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Alekseev vs Ivan Hausner, Decin, 1998
r2r4/p3qpk1/1pp3p1/2n1Pp1p/P1PP1P2/5N1P/3Q2P1/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 ]

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

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

d)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Oleg Artemenko, Tashkent, 3/18/2011
1b2nk2/6pp/rN2pp2/pN2n3/P3P3/4BP2/1PR2KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Ba7 Rxe8+ Kxe8 Nc7+ ]

e)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Tahir Vakhidov, Tashkent, 3/20/2011
8/4R3/2rk1P2/p5p1/3B4/1bP5/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ if Kc5 or Kd5 f7 ]



Evgeny Alekseev Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Alekseev vs Irina Krush, Baku, 2013
5k1r/1pN3pp/p1nr2q1/2Q5/2B3b1/8/PPP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6+ ]

b)
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 ]

c)
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+ ]

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

e)
Pavel Potapov vs Evgeny Alekseev, St. Petersburg, 2015
2r5/5pbk/p1r1p1pp/1p6/1P1p1P2/P1nP1NP1/1q1BP2P/R1R1Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2+ Qxe2 Rxc1+ ]

f)
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+ ]

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