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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mikhail Chigorin.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
Black Mates in 3. Consultants vs Chigorin, St Petersburg, 1875
7k/pbp3bp/3p4/1p5q/3n2p1/5rB1/PP1NrN1P/1Q1BRRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ hxg3 Qh1+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Chigorin vs Ilia Shumov, St Petersburg, 1876
r2r4/p1p2p1p/n5k1/1p5N/2p2R2/5N2/P1K3PP/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rf6+ ]

c)
Chigorin vs Simon Alapin, St Petersburg, 1877
1rbq2k1/4nr1p/pp4p1/3p1P2/7B/2PB3Q/P1P4P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3 ]



d) White Mates in 3. Chigorin vs Yakubovich, corr., 1879
5qrk/p3b1rp/4P2Q/5P2/1pp5/5PR1/P6P/B6K w - - 0 1

e)
Chigorin vs NN, simul, 1880
r1b1kq1r/1pp3pp/1pn2p2/4p1B1/2B5/3Q4/P4PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5+ ]



Chigorin Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Chigorin vs Emanuel Schiffers, St Petersburg, 1880
4rr1q/p1p1n1kp/2p1Q1p1/2N3P1/5P2/2pB4/PP5P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Chigorin vs Otto, St Petersburg, 1881
r1b1rk2/ppp2q1p/3p1B2/5PQ1/4PN2/8/PPP1B1P1/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Carl Schmid vs Chigorin, Vienna, 1882
2kr1r2/ppp5/4p2p/3nP3/6pP/1QP3N1/PP3qPK/R3N2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3 Nxf3 gxf3 if Rhg1 Rg8 mates ]

d)
Chigorin vs George Gossip, New York, 1889
r4b1r/pppbkBpp/2n3n1/q4p2/3Pp3/1QP5/PP1N1PPP/RNB2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 if Qa6 Bg5+ mates ]

e)
Chigorin vs David Baird, New York, 1889
r6r/2p2kpp/p1pB1pq1/5n2/Q2P4/3N1b1P/PP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 ]

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Chigorin Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Chigorin vs H Steinitz, corr., 1890
1rb1k2r/Qpqp1p1p/4n1p1/2pBp3/4P3/B1P5/P4PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 w/Bxc5 & Bb6 ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Havana, 1892
r4r2/p1BR3p/k1p3p1/1q6/1b3P2/1R3Q2/PPP5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb4 ]

c)
Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Havana, 1892
5r1k/2p1q1p1/p2r3p/3nNP1R/2Q3P1/PR4K1/5P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd5 ]

d)
Chigorin vs Adolf Zinkl, Berlin, 1897
3r4/1p1qbpk1/p1n4p/2prpP2/4N1Pp/2P2P2/PPQ1R1K1/R1B5 w - - 0 1
[ f6+ w/Bxh6+ ]

e)
Chigorin vs Horatio Caro, Vienna, 1898
2r1k3/6pr/p1nBP3/1p3p1p/2q5/2P5/P1R4P/K2Q2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 ]



Chigorin Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Chigorin vs Jankovitch, Moscow, 1899
1k1n4/1P4pp/r1rp1p2/1R2p3/4P3/4BP2/5P1P/R4K2 w - - 0 1
[ Ba7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Chigorin vs Samuel Tinsley, London, 1899
3k4/R2pq1p1/3Rp2r/1r1bPpNp/5P1P/Q1P5/1P6/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ R6xd7+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 9. Harry Pillsbury vs Chigorin, London, 1899
6k1/3r2pp/2r1p3/3n1p2/3Q1P2/q3PPR1/2BK2RP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Kxc2 Rc7+ Kd2 Qc1+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Joseph Blackburne vs Chigorin, London, 1899
2r1b1k1/5ppp/1pP1p3/1P1nP3/q2N1P2/r3B3/2RQ2PP/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 Rxe3 Ra1+ Re1 Rxe1+ ]

e)
Chigorin & Allies vs Gonciarov & Tereschenko, Moscow, 1901
1r6/p3b1pk/1p1p2q1/2pPp3/1PP1Q3/P3B1P1/6P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf5 ]

f)
Chigorin vs Ignacy Von Popiel, Hanover, 1902
1k1r4/p4p2/3qp1p1/1PR4p/3p1PnP/3N1QP1/P7/K7 w - - 0 1
[ Nb4 ]

g)
Chigorin vs Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Kiev, 1903
4r1k1/p4ppp/b5q1/2QN4/1B3PP1/P7/1PP1r2P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ ]


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