Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Deepan Chakkravarthy.
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 4.
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Rimon Md, Bhubaneswar, 2009
1rb2b1r/q1N2pk1/p2p3p/Bp2n2Q/3pP2p/P7/BPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ if Nxf7 Qxf7# or if Kg8 Rd7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Nelly Aginian, Kavala, 2010
2Q5/3Rr1pp/p3k3/3pN3/3Bn2P/6q1/PP6/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ Kxd6 Qc6# ]

c)
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Sundar Shyam, New Delhi, 2010
2r2rk1/pp1bn1p1/3qp1np/2N4Q/3p3P/P2B1N2/1PP2PP1/1K2R2R w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 if Nf4 Qb5 a6 Qa4 b5 Qxd4 or if Qxd7 Bxg6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs C Mukesh, New Delhi, 2012
r7/2qb3p/p3k1p1/2p5/1P6/2QB4/P5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ if Ke7 or Kd6 Qf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Klementy Sychev, Moscow, 2012
1r2kn2/4br2/p2p4/3PpQPB/8/1p2B2P/2R4K/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Kd8 Bb6+ ]



Deepan Chakkravarthy Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Alexander Filipenko, Moscow, 2012
1r1r1b1k/2qb2pp/3ppN2/p3n3/np1NPQ1P/4BP2/PPP5/1K1R1BR1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if gxf6 Qxf6+ or if gxh6 Rg8# ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Teja Ravi, Dharamshala, 2014
r2r1k2/5p1R/p2bpNb1/4q1Q1/Pp2p3/1n2B3/1P3PP1/2R1KB2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6 if Rd7 Qg8+ or if fxg6 Bh6# ]

c)
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Ramakrishnan Shankar, Sivakasi, 2015
2rq1rk1/pbpnb1pp/1p6/4Np2/3Pp3/1P4P1/PBQ1PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Kh8 Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ mates ]

d)
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Samuel Buet, Sevilla, 2017
3r1rk1/pp4b1/4pqpp/4N3/P4P2/1Q4P1/1P5P/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 ]

e)
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Jorge Rincon Bascon, Sevilla, 2017
2rq1rk1/p4pbp/3p1np1/1b1N4/8/1P4PP/PBQ2PB1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc8 ]

Deepan Chakkravarthy Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Deepan Chakkravarthy vs Monisha Kiran, Mumbai, 2018
4rr1k/p5qp/2ppQpp1/8/2P2RP1/2B5/P1b4P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 ]

b)
Y Sajedei vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Iran, 1998
r4rk1/1pp3p1/p2b2np/5p2/P2R1Nb1/4BN2/1PP2PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf4 if Bxf4 c5 ]

c)
Tej Kumar vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Cochin, 2000
3r1rk1/ppp1q2p/5p2/4pb2/2PnN3/3Q2P1/PP3PBP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 if Rd2 Ne2+ ]

d)
D Stativkin vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Heraklio, 2002
2rr3k/p1qb1ppp/3p1b2/4pP2/1p2P1P1/1N5R/PPPQN2P/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 if Qd3 Bb5 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Giampaolo Buchicchio vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Kochin, 2004
r3k3/1pp2p1Q/p1np4/4r3/2N5/4q2P/PPP3P1/1K1n1BR1 b q - 0 1
[ ...Nc3+ bxc3 Rb5+ ]

Deepan Chakkravarthy Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
H L M Hapuarachchi vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, New Delhi, 2009
1r1r4/5k2/p1q1pbpp/2P2p2/pN3P2/2P1Q1P1/1P5P/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb4 if cxb4 Bd4 ]

b)
K Priyadharshan vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Chennai, 2010
2b1k2B/5p2/p1pqp3/4nP1p/4P3/2N5/P1r1BQ1P/4K1R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Nd1 Rxd1+ Bxd1 Nd3+ ]

c)
Marc Gruenhagen vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Dieren, 2011
2r2qk1/1br2pb1/p3p2p/3P4/5p2/N1N2P2/PP1Q2PP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if Rxc3 Rxc3 bxc3 Qxa3 ]

d)
S Yogit vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Al-Ain, 2015
6k1/2rp2pp/p1b1p3/5r2/1P2Nn2/3BR3/PP3PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 if Rxd3 Bxe4 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Fancisco Carretero Martinez vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Sevilla, 2017
6k1/1p3pB1/3p3p/1b1P4/1P2p1P1/r3Pq1P/1Q3P2/2R1K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3+ fxe3 Qf1+ ]

f)
Black mates in 7.
Farrukh Amonatov vs Deepan Chakkravarthy , Mumbai, 2017
1B4k1/3P1ppp/p1b1p3/6b1/4P3/qPr4P/2P4Q/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb3+ cxb3 Bxe4+ Qc2 Qxb3+ Ka1 Bf6+ ]

g)
Chatterjee Koustav vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, New Delhi, 2018
5rk1/1p3pb1/2p2qpp/8/1P6/1NnPP1Pb/2QB2BP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Qf2 if Bxh3 Bxa1 or if Nxa1 Qg1# ]


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