Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anastasia Bodnaruk.
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)
Bodnaruk vs Tamara Chistiakova, St. Petersburg, 2002
6k1/2pq3p/1p1p4/3PrRp1/1Pr5/6P1/6QP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ w/Rf7+ Rxf7+ Qf1+ & Qxc4 ]

b)
Bodnaruk vs Juliana Terao, Halkidiki, 2003
r3r1k1/ppp1qpp1/1b1p3p/1b2p3/4P3/2PP1N1P/PP3PP1/R2QRNK1 w - - 0 1
[ a4 if Ba6 a5 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Bodnaruk vs Anastazia Karlovich, Kharkov, 2005
6k1/6p1/p5p1/3pB3/1p1b4/2r1q1PP/P4R1K/5Q2 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ if Kh7 Rh8+ ]

d)
Bodnaruk vs Vladimir Pogosian, St.Petersburg, 2005
r1b2rk1/2qn1pbp/p2p1np1/1pp5/3BPPP1/P1N4P/1PP1N1B1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Nxf6 e5 ]



Bodnaruk Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Willem Leenen vs Bodnaruk, St. Petersburg, 2002
r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2n3p1/2pp4/5P2/1PB1PN2/P1PPB1PP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 if Bb2 d3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 3. David Markosian vs Bodnaruk, Moscow, 2006
r5k1/2Rb3r/p2p3b/P2Pp3/4P1pq/5p2/1PQ2B1P/2R2BKN b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ ]

c)
Daria Charochkina vs Bodnaruk, St.Petersburg, 2005
3r2k1/1pq1b1pp/p4p2/3rn3/2B5/1P3PQ1/PB4PP/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc4 if bxc4 Rxd1 Rg1 Bc5 ]

d)
Irina Bulmaga vs Bodnaruk, Heraklio, 2004
2r3k1/1b3ppp/p7/2qp1QP1/1p1NrP1P/8/PPP5/1K1RR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4 ]

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Anastasia Bodnaruk Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Daria Pustovoitova, Tiumen, 6/23/2012
5k1r/p2R1ppp/4q1n1/1p1Q4/8/5N2/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc5+ ]

b)
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Nadejda Kharmunova, St. Petersburg, 8/28/2012
r5k1/pp1n1r1p/2p1p1p1/P2bP1P1/Rbq2P2/2N1B3/1P5P/2QB1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 ]

c)
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Sergey Dotsenko, St. Petersburg, 8/30/2012
3q1rk1/1rp2pbp/2n3p1/3np1N1/1p6/1BPP4/1P3PPP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3 if Rb5 Bc4 Rc5 Ne4 or if Nce7 c4 ]

d)
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Aleksandra Goryachkina, Ekaterinburg, 6/23/2013
2rk4/3nqQp1/p3p2r/1p2P3/3N4/5R2/P1P4P/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Qe8 Nxe6+ if Rxe6 Rf8 or if Ke7 Qxg7+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Bathuyag Mongontuul, Kazan, 7/12/2013
4k3/4q3/p4RRp/1pr4P/8/P1P2Q2/1P3K2/4r3 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ if Kd7 Qb7+ or if Qf8 Rgxf8+ ]



Anastasia Bodnaruk Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Alina Balaian, Belgrade, 7/31/2013
5rr1/3k2p1/b1p1p2p/B2pPn1P/P2q2Q1/3N3R/3K1P2/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd4 Nxd4 Nc5+ if Ke7 Nxa6 Ra8 Bb4+ ]

b)
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Karolina Olsarova, Belgrade, 8/2/2013
8/ppb1Rrk1/2p2p1p/2P2q2/1P6/2Q4P/P2B2P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7 if Rxc7 Qg3+ ]

c)
Tuvshintogs Batchimeg vs Anastasia Bodnaruk, Kazan, 7/12/2013
7k/1p3r1p/2p5/4pq2/Q1Prn1B1/P5PP/1P1b1PK1/1N1R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Rxf2 Rxf2+ if Kg1 Be3 or if Kh1 Nxg3+ ]

d)
Dinara Dordzhieva vs Anastasia Bodnaruk, Vladivostok, 6/4/2014
8/7p/3Pb3/2r5/1p1Q2nk/1P6/P5B1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Bf1 Rxf1+ Kg2 Rd1 if Qc5 Bd5+ ]


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