Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Maksim Chigaev.
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.
Maksim Chigaev vs Nikolai Storozhev, Kemerovo, 2008
1r1k4/p2q4/b2Q4/2B2N2/5P2/bpp4P/P1P4K/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kxe8 Qf8# ]

b)
Maksim Chigaev vs Alexander Riabov, Kemerovo, 2008
r1rq2k1/pp2ppb1/3p1np1/3N4/6P1/1B1Q1P1R/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ exf6 Qxg6 if Qc7 Rh7 Qxc2+ Qxc2 Rxc2 Bxc2 or if Qf8 Qh7# ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Maksim Chigaev vs Ivan Zimin, Kemerovo, 2009
4kn1r/q1rn1p2/3R4/p2QpPBp/Ppp1P2P/8/1PP3B1/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5+ if Nxe5 Rd8# or if Ne6 Rxe6+ fxe6 Qxh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Maksim Chigaev vs Ayan Akhmetov, Maribor, 2012
2k3r1/pR3p2/2p1p1n1/2Nrn3/3p4/P1p3B1/2P2PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Kc7 R1b7+ Kd6 Ne4# ]

e)
Maksim Chigaev vs Alexandr Piskunov, Kemerovo, 2013
6k1/p7/1pP4p/5p2/P2P4/2P1r1qp/8/4RQ1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxe3 Qxe3 Qg1+ ]



Maksim Chigaev Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Maksim Chigaev vs Kirill Alekseenko, Kolomna, 2014
4R3/3q1Bpk/7p/2n5/P1P5/5QPP/1r3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qa8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Maksim Chigaev vs Vladimir Fedoseev, St. Petersburg, 2015
r1b2r2/1p4kp/p3pRp1/1q1N4/3Q4/1P2B3/1PP3PP/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Kxf7 Qf6+ ]

c)
Maksim Chigaev vs Ilia Iljiushenok, Sochi, 2015
r4r2/1R3p1p/2kqp3/p1n5/1B1p1P2/2Q5/2P3PP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb6+ if Kc7 Bxc5 or if Kxb6 Bxc5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Maksim Chigaev vs Anna Ushenina, St. Petersburg, 2015
7k/3r3p/3pN3/1ppQb3/6q1/1PP3P1/3P2KP/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ ]

e)
Maksim Chigaev vs Sergey Smagin, Sochi, 2016
r3r1k1/1pp2p2/1n5p/4bq2/p2RN1p1/6P1/PPB2PP1/R2Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6 Qe6 Rxg4+ Kf8 Nxe8 ]

Maksim Chigaev Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Maksim Chigaev vs Dmitrijs Tokranovs, Katowice, 2017
r1b5/4rpk1/p1q1p1pp/1p1n4/8/1QP2N1P/PP3PP1/3RRBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 Qxd5 Qxd5 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Maksim Chigaev vs Daniel Fridman, Tallinn, 2018
2r2N2/p5r1/5Qpk/7p/2p5/7P/PP3PPK/n7 w - - 1 0
[ Qf4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Maksim Chigaev vs Aleksey Ivlev, Sochi, 2018
4Q3/2p3pk/p2p3p/P2NpN2/4P3/5K2/3q4/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ gxf6 Qf7+ ]

d)
Maksim Chigaev vs Maxim Matlakov, Sochi, 2018
5rk1/1p1n4/1qp3p1/p3bpP1/P1b1N2Q/3r3P/1P4B1/R1B1R2K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Nxf6 Qxc4+ if Rf7 Qxd3 or if Rd5 Rxe5 ]

e)
Maksim Chigaev vs Mihai-Ionut Deaconu, Budapest, 2019
1r3rk1/b2b2pp/2p5/p2n1p2/7P/PP3BP1/1B1N1P2/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5+ cxd5 Re7 if Rfd8 Rc7 ]


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