Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ivan Cheparinov.
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)
White Mates in 6. Cheparinov vs Beniamin Galstian, Cannes, 1997
r2r1n1k/1p1bqpp1/2p1pN1p/p3P1P1/3P1P2/2PB1Q1R/7P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Qh5 ]

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

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

d)
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 ]

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



Cheparinov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Cheparinov vs Valentin Iotov, Sofia, 2003
3R4/5p2/4bk2/p1q2p2/1p3b2/1P6/P1P5/1K5Q w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Qf8+ ]

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

c)
White Mates in 6. Cheparinov vs Dejan Antic, Internet, 2003
q1Q2b1k/2R4P/3p1PR1/1p2p3/2b1P3/r7/1KP5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ Bxg8 hxg8/Q+ Kxg8 Qg4+ ]

d)
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 ]

e)
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 ]

f)
White Mates in 4. 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, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Lucian Filip, Albena, 6/28/2011
5rk1/3Q1ppp/8/qr1B4/3p4/1n4P1/5P1P/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ ]

b)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Natalia Zhukova, Baku, 8/14/2011
8/4kp2/8/Pp2P3/1p2B3/1Pr2P2/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ a6 if Rc7 Bb7 ]

c)
Mikhail Krylov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Moscow, 2/5/2011
8/p1r4k/2B1R1p1/P4pb1/1r1q4/3P4/2Q4P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb2 ]

d)
Daniyyl Dvirnyy vs Ivan Cheparinov, Porto Carras, 11/10/2011
r5k1/2q1bppp/4p3/3pP3/bn1PN3/Q2B1N1P/1P3PP1/2BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 if Nc5 Nxc5 ]

e)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Kore Akshayraj, Reykjavik, 3/8/2012
5b2/1r3kpp/nnRrpp2/B7/P2PP3/1P1N1P2/4K1PP/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ e5 ]



Ivan Cheparinov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Leon 11/7/2012
r4qrk/pb3p2/3RP3/1p2n2P/2p1N3/P3Q3/1P4P1/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ e7 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Petar Ljangov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Varna, 7/12/2012
4r3/R4p1k/6p1/2p1q2p/1p5P/1Pp1r1P1/P1Q1BK2/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Alexey Dreev, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/7/2013
3k3r/1p3Q2/1q1r4/p1p2p1N/PnB5/6PP/1P4K1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kd7 Qg7+ ]

d)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Zdenko Kozul, Bol, 9/15/2013
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, 2/9/2013
r4rk1/1Q3pp1/3N4/5P1p/1p2p3/2q5/P1P1B1PP/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2 Kxa2 Qxc2+ Ka1 b3 Qa7 b2+ ]

f)
Tanguy Ringoir vs Ivan Cheparinov, Dubai, 6/17/2014
6k1/5pb1/3p1np1/2pPn3/4PP2/q5Pp/3QBB1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3 Bxf3 Nxf3+ Kh1 Nxd2 ]

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