Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Donchenko.
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)
Alexander Donchenko vs Katrin Schmitt, Internet, 2009
2r2rk1/p3qpp1/Qp2pn1p/3n4/3p4/2N1PN2/PP3PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 ]

b)
Alexander Donchenko vs Nils Damm, Oberhof, 2010
8/r1nrn1kp/1ppN1Rp1/5p2/P1RP4/6P1/5PBP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Kg8 Bxc6 Rxd6 Rxe7 ]

c)
Alexander Donchenko vs Christopher Bach, Internet, 2012
1rb1qrk1/3nppbp/pnN3p1/8/8/1P4P1/PB2PPBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Nxb8 Nxb8 Qd4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Donchenko vs Ivo Maris, Groningen, 2012
3r4/p1p1p2p/2Rb2pB/5k2/4N3/5PP1/Pn2N1K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd4+ Ke5 Bg7+ Kd5 Nc3# ]

e)
Alexander Donchenko vs Kristof Juhasz, Meissen, 2013
r2r2k1/pp3pbp/n1p1b1p1/4n3/2q1P3/P1N1BPP1/1PQ3BP/R1NR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 ]

f)
Alexander Donchenko vs Dennis Nasshan, Frankfurt, 2014
8/r3bkp1/qpp2nN1/3p1p2/3P4/1Q4BP/PP3P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ Kf8 Nxc6 Rb7 Nxe7 if Rxe7 Bd6 ]




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