Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladislav Artemiev.
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)
White mates in 2.
Artemiev vs Andrey Startsev, Dagomys, 4/??/2008
r1bq3r/1pp1b2p/p1kpPn2/7Q/2B1P2P/4B3/PPP3P1/RN2K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qd5+ ]

b)
Artemiev vs Yuri Krivonogov, Omsk, 12/11/2008
2r5/5rk1/q4ppp/3Pp2P/p2bP1P1/3bN1Q1/1P1R1RK1/3N4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd3 if Qxd3 Nf5+ ]

c)
Artemiev vs Igor Nuretdinov, St. Petersburg, 8/17/2011
2k1n3/1p1q1p2/1p3r2/3p3Q/2pP2p1/P1P3B1/2PK3P/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if Rd6 Re1 or if Kd8 Bh4 ]

d)
Nikolai Breit vs Artemiev, Omsk, 6/7/2009
r1r3k1/p5pp/1p3n2/3p1p2/1RnPpN2/2PbP1P1/P2B1PBP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...a5 ]



Artemiev Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vadim Tsalko vs Artemiev, Omsk, 2009
2k3K1/1p4B1/2pRP3/3n4/8/1P6/5r2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne7+ Kh7 Rh2+ Bh6 Nf5 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Sergey Okrugin vs Artemiev, Voronezh, 2010
2Q5/8/p2p3k/P2P2qp/5b2/2R5/3rr1B1/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Rxg2 Rd1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Egor Melnikov vs Artemiev, Prague, 2012
6k1/5pp1/p7/P2b4/q2P3p/4p1P1/2R1Q2P/1r2B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc2 ]

d)
Maria Kursova vs Artemiev, Yerevan, 2014
3r4/4pbkp/1R4p1/p7/4N1P1/n1P1P2P/4K3/5B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4+ Ke1 Nc2+ Kf2 Rf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Vladislav Artemiev vs Alexander Kholopov, Moscow, 2015
r2b1k2/1p2Nppp/7q/p1P1Q3/8/6P1/PP3PbP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

f)
Jakov Geller vs Vladislav Artemiev, Moscow, 2016
3rr1k1/1p3pbp/p2B2p1/q7/6P1/1BN2N2/PPP3P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if bxc3 Rxd6 ]

g)
Vladislav Artemiev vs Zhansaya Abdumalik, Alma-Ata, 2016
1r4k1/p2b1p1p/2p1pbpB/2Pq4/1PQ5/P4N2/5PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf4 ]


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