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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ivan Cheparinov.
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)
Black mates in 2.
Anton Filippov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Cala Galdana, 1996
4r1k1/1b4p1/p2q1br1/1ppnpp2/1P3n1p/P1PP1PP1/R3BB1P/3QNRKN b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Beniamin Galstian, Cannes, 1997
r2r1n1k/1p1bqpp1/2p1pN1p/p3P1P1/3P1P2/2PB1Q1R/7P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Qh5 ]

c)
Black mates in 6.
David Recuero Guerra vs Ivan Cheparinov, Mondariz, 2000
r4rk1/7p/3ppp1P/4b1p1/4P1P1/1qP2P2/1Q6/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ Kxa1 Bxc3 Rd2 Rb8 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Branko Macanga, Vukovar, 2001
2b1r2r/2q1p1kn/pN1pPp2/P2P1RpQ/3p4/3B4/1P4PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ w/Rxf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Lenier Dominguez, Linares, 2002
4rb2/1pr4k/p3qPRp/3pp2Q/7P/1P6/PBP5/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ Bxh6 Rg6 Kh8 Rxh6+ ]

Ivan Cheparinov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Mihai Suba vs Ivan Cheparinov, Dos Hermanas, 2002
4r1kb/5p2/2P3pB/1Ppq1b2/2Q4p/1K2p2P/1P2BPP1/4R2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2+ Kxc2 Qd2+ Kb3 Qxb2+ ]

b)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Jesus Cortes Bueno, Pamplona, 2003
4q1k1/1br1b1p1/pNnpprPp/8/1pB1PP2/4B3/PPPQ4/1K4RR w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if exd5 Qxd5+ Kh8 Rxh6+ mates ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Velislav Kukov, Pernik, 2003
r3kbnr/1p3ppp/p1n1p3/2Pp1qB1/8/2P2N2/PP3PPP/R2QKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Bd3 Qg4 h3 ]

d)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Valentin Iotov, Sofia, 2003
3R4/5p2/4bk2/p1q2p2/1p3b2/1P6/P1P5/1K5Q w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Qf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Kalin Karakehajov, Sofia, 2003
2r4r/p3Ppk1/bp1PnNp1/1q6/3Q4/1P6/PB4P1/1B1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ Kh6 Qxh8+ Kg5 Bf6+ ]

Ivan Cheparinov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Dejan Antic, Internet, 2003
q1Q2b1k/2R4P/3p1PR1/1p2p3/2b1P3/r7/1KP5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ Bxg8 hxg8/Q+ Kxg8 Qg4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Angel Paredes Galan vs Ivan Cheparinov, Ortigueira, 2003
3r3k/p3pp1P/3q2b1/8/1p6/1BP1Q1R1/P7/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Sergei Movsesian, Coria del Rio, 2004
1rb1r1k1/2q1b2p/p1n2ppP/1p3P2/6P1/P3B3/1PPQ2B1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ Kh8 Qxc6 Qxc6 Bxc6 if Rg8 Ba7 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Jordan Ivanov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Sevilla, 2004
r2qn2k/3B1K1p/6p1/1p1Q2B1/8/2p3P1/P3r2P/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd6+ Qxd6 Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Jordan Ivanov, Elgoibar, 2004
2R2bk1/r4ppp/3pp3/1B2n1P1/3QP2P/5P2/1PK5/7q w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ ]

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Ivan Cheparinov puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jorge Baron Rodriguez vs Ivan Cheparinov, Zaragoza, 2004
2r3k1/pR4pp/8/3pP3/8/3qnPN1/6PP/Q5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2 if Rb2 Rc1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Suan-Shiau Evans-Quek vs Ivan Cheparinov, Calvia, 2004
7k/1p4rp/3Q4/p1p1n3/2P2r1q/1PB5/P4PBP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh4+ Bh3 Nf3+ ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Masha Klinova, Metz, 2005
rn1q1rk1/1p2b1pp/2ppp3/p1n3P1/2P2P2/2N5/PPB2P1P/R1BQK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ if Kxh7 Qh5+ mates or if Kh8 Qh5 Bxg5 fxg5 Rf7 Bg6 ]

d)
Yuriy Kryvoruchko vs Ivan Cheparinov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2009
3q2k1/5pp1/3b3p/1p1p1P2/4rBP1/2P3QP/1P5K/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 Rxf4 Qc7 ]

e)
John Paul Gomez vs Ivan Cheparinov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/5pk1/1R4pp/8/3nP3/6Pb/3N1P1P/r4BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if Kh1 Nxd2 ]

Ivan Cheparinov puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Lucian Filip, Albena, 2011
5rk1/3Q1ppp/8/qr1B4/3p4/1n4P1/5P1P/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ ]

b)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Natalia Zhukova, Baku, 2011
8/4kp2/8/Pp2P3/1p2B3/1Pr2P2/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ a6 if Rc7 Bb7 ]

c)
Mikhail Krylov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Moscow, 2011
8/p1r4k/2B1R1p1/P4pb1/1r1q4/3P4/2Q4P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb2 ]

d)
Daniyyl Dvirnyy vs Ivan Cheparinov, Porto Carras, 2011
r5k1/2q1bppp/4p3/3pP3/bn1PN3/Q2B1N1P/1P3PP1/2BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 if Nc5 Nxc5 ]

e)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Kore Akshayraj, Reykjavik, 2012
5b2/1r3kpp/nnRrpp2/B7/P2PP3/1P1N1P2/4K1PP/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ e5 ]

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Ivan Cheparinov puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Leon 2012
r4qrk/pb3p2/3RP3/1p2n2P/2p1N3/P3Q3/1P4P1/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ e7 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Petar Ljangov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Varna, 2012
4r3/R4p1k/6p1/2p1q2p/1p5P/1Pp1r1P1/P1Q1BK2/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Alexey Dreev, Khanty Mansyisk, 2013
3k3r/1p3Q2/1q1r4/p1p2p1N/PnB5/6PP/1P4K1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kd7 Qg7+ ]

d)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Zdenko Kozul, Bol, 2013
r4rk1/pp3pbp/6p1/1P1Nn3/3n1B2/6P1/q4PBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Re1 ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Alin Berescu vs Ivan Cheparinov, Plovdiv, 2013
r4rk1/1Q3pp1/3N4/5P1p/1p2p3/2q5/P1P1B1PP/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2 Kxa2 Qxc2+ Ka1 b3 Qa7 b2+ ]

Ivan Cheparinov puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tanguy Ringoir vs Ivan Cheparinov, Dubai, 2014
6k1/5pb1/3p1np1/2pPn3/4PP2/q5Pp/3QBB1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3 Bxf3 Nxf3+ Kh1 Nxd2 ]

b)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Simon Bekker-Jensen, Sibenik, 2016
rn1q1rk1/pbp2ppp/1p2pb2/8/2pP4/5NP1/PPQ1PPBP/RN3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 Bxg5 Bxb7 ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Dimitar Marholev, Kozlodui, 2018
r4rk1/1pp2pp1/p1n4p/3Np1qP/2B1Pn2/2P2Q1R/PP3PP1/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rg3 if 1...Qxh5 2.Nf6+ or if 1...Qd8 2.Nxf4 ]

d)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Yan Fang, China, 2018
1nr2k2/4Rpp1/1p6/1P1r4/3P2p1/2p3P1/5P1P/2B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ba3 if 1...Kg8 2.Re8+ or if 1...g5 2.R7e5+ ]

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