Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Daria Charochkina.
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)
Charochkina vs Maria Rumiantseva, Dagomys, 2002
2kr3r/1p3p2/p1b1p3/3qP2p/2R3p1/P1Q2P2/2P2BPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd4 if Qa2 Ra1 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Charochkina vs Mariya Kozak, Dagomys, 2004
r1b1q3/p2nnNkr/4p1p1/1p1pP3/2pP1QP1/2P5/P1PBBP2/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Kxh7 Qh6+ Kg8 Qh8+ ]

c)
Charochkina vs Carmen Voicu, Chisinau, 2005
4k3/3b1p1r/p2Bp2p/1r2P1b1/2NR2P1/2n4P/2P3B1/K4R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bb4 w/Nd6+ or Bxc3 ]

d)
Charochkina vs Elvira Karibaeva, Obninsk, 2007
4k3/pp2pr2/2q5/4Q3/5b1p/1PN5/1PP4P/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Rf8+ Rd8+ Kxd8+ Qxf8+ w/Qxf4 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Natalia Zhukova vs Daria Charochkina, Doha, 2016
1Q6/6pk/2b1p1rp/5p2/3p1P2/5P2/q5BP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2 if Rxg2 Bxf3 ]



Daria Charochkina Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Daria Charochkina vs Evgenija Ovod, Novosibirsk, 2016
r1q5/pp4Q1/4N3/2P2k2/3R4/5p2/PP3Pb1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rd5+ Kxe6 Re5# ]

b)
Qian Huang vs Daria Charochkina, Teheran, 2017
1b3r1k/p5p1/6Qp/1Pp5/8/1P1PN2P/4R1K1/q7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5 Kg1 Rf3 ]

c)
Daria Charochkina vs Olga Girya, Sochi, 2017
2rq2k1/1p3ppp/p3rb2/3N1Q2/2p1P3/P3P3/1PP4P/1K1R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.e5 if 1...Rxe5 2.Nxf6+ Qxf6 3.Qxc8+ ]

d)
Baira Kovanova vs Daria Charochkina, Sochi, 2017
3rr1k1/p4p2/2pb1n2/4q1p1/2PN2Pp/3nPB1P/PBQ5/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nxb2 2.Qxb2 c5 ]

e)
Irine Sukandar vs Daria Charochkina, Riyadh, 2017
1r4k1/p3q1p1/3Npp1p/Q6P/1r4P1/4nP2/PP1R4/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxd6 if 2.Rxd6 Rxb2+ mates ]

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