Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Konstantin Chernyshov.
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.
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs Andrzej Lesiak, URS, 1969
rn1q1rk1/p1ppbp2/1p2pBp1/6N1/1P6/P2BP3/2PP1P1P/RN1QK2b w Q - 1 0
[ Qh5 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Frank Buchenau, Budapest, 1994
3qk2r/3N1p2/1p1QpPpn/p2p3p/3P4/8/PP3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Nf5 Qc7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Pavel Cech, Litomysl, 1996
r2q1r2/ppk5/4bp1p/3p4/1Q6/3B4/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rc1+ if Kb8 Qf4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Nicolae Seder, Pardubice, 1996
r1b5/7R/p2p2p1/2pqp3/6k1/3P4/PP1N1QPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 if Qxe4 dxe4 ]

e)
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Maxim Turov, Decin, 1998
r2r2k1/pR3p1p/6p1/2n5/q7/P6P/3B1PP1/Q4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 if Nxb7 Bc3 Kf8 Re1 ]



Konstantin Chernyshov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Evarth Kahn, Budapest, 1999
r4rk1/ppq2pbp/4p1p1/2p1nn2/4NB2/2P2N2/PP2QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 Bxe5 Nf6+ ]

b)
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Voronezh, 2002
r1b2rk1/pp4p1/7p/2p4Q/2P1B2R/2B2nPP/PP3q2/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ Rf7 Qxf7+ Kxf7 Rf4+ Ke7 Rxf3 Qe2 Re1 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Alexei Gavrilov, Voronezh, 2004
r4qk1/2pR1p1p/2P2Qp1/6Pb/2p1B3/7P/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5 Qg7 Bxf7+ Kh8 Rd8+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Firuza Velikhanli, Abudhabi, 2004
1r5r/p1q2p1k/1n1p1Pp1/2p3Q1/2B5/3R4/PPP3bP/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Re4 if Bxe4 Rh3+ Kg8 Rxh8+ or if Nd5 Rh4+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs W A Khan, New Delhi, 2006
kr2bb1r/1p4pp/1Bqp1p2/4pP2/2PpP1P1/P2P2NP/1R6/1R1Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb5 if Qxb5 cxb5 Rd8 Qa4+ ]

Konstantin Chernyshov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Jurij Tihonov, Saratov, 2006
4k2r/pQ2p1bp/r2qpnp1/P1p5/8/2N5/2PP1PPP/R1B1R1K1 w k - 1 0
[ Nb5 Qc6 Qxa6 Qxa6 Nc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Oleg Vastrukhin, Sukhumi, 2007
r1r3k1/pp1bp1b1/1n2p1Q1/3P4/4BB2/1Pq5/2P3P1/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Bence Szabo, Budapest, 2011
r2q1nk1/pb2r1n1/1p2p1R1/2p3N1/2P2P2/2B1P2Q/P2P3P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh6 if Ng6 Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Konstantin Chernyshov vs Reiner Heimrath, Bad Wiessee, 2012
2qr1r1k/1p1b1p2/p1np1N1p/P1p2p2/4P2B/2PP2Q1/1P4PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 Rg8 Bf6+ Kh7 Bg7 ]


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