Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexei Dreev.
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 to move and win. Igor Zhdanov vs Dreev, Leningrad, 1982
2r2k2/pp3pb1/4b3/2q5/4Q1pr/2NR4/PP2BPP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...g3 if Qe3 gxf2+ Kxf2 Bd4 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Jose Castillo vs Dreev, Bucamaranga, 1983
1b2rrk1/1R3pp1/6p1/8/2N1p1P1/1P5P/1P2QP1q/3RK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...e3 if Nxe3 Qh1+ & ...Qxb7 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Alexei Vyzhmanavin vs Dreev, Lvov, 1987
r5k1/p5pp/1pp5/8/2PP1qb1/3Q4/P1B3PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 if Qxf5 Qxd4+ ]

d)
Dreev vs Igor Glek, Frunze, 1988
r4bk1/p2r1p1p/Qnp3p1/4p1B1/2P1P3/1N1q1P2/P5PP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re3 w/c5 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Dreev vs Eduardas Rozentalis, Vilnius, 1988
5rk1/2qN1p2/b1p2Qp1/3p4/1b1P1PB1/1p2P3/rP3P1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Be6 if Bd3 Rxg6+ ]



Dreev Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Dreev vs Demetrios Agnos, Groningen, 1989
r1bqk2r/pppnpNb1/3p3p/6p1/2BPP3/2N5/PPP3PP/R2QK2n w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Dreev vs Georgy Georgadze, Tbilisi, 1989
2r3k1/1p4p1/6PP/3bp1Q1/p3q3/4B3/5RPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ hxg7 w/Qh6 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Uwe Bonsch vs Dreev, Groningen, 1989
r3r1k1/p1p3bp/2p1bpp1/1q1n4/3PN3/P2N1Q2/1P1B1PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 if Qxg4 Qxd3 ]

d)
Dreev vs Jose Fernandez Garcia, Logrono, 1991
r5k1/1p4bp/p2N2p1/q1Bp4/P2r4/5Q2/5PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ w/Ne8 ]

e)
Dreev vs Evgeny Gleizerov, Moscow, 1992
rn1r2k1/p5pp/3q4/2pp4/4p3/BQP3P1/P3PP1P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 w/Rd1 & Rxd8+ ]

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Dreev Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Dreev vs Konstantin Sakaev, Moscow, 1992
2b2rk1/2r1bppp/2N1pn2/1p1q2B1/3p1P2/3B4/PP2Q1PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ w/Bxf6 if gxf6 Qg4+ & Qh4 ]

b)
Black Mates in 4. Julian Hodgson vs Dreev, SKA, 1995
r7/5B2/3npkP1/7K/1P3p2/5P2/p7/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh8+ w/...Nf5 ]

c)
Dreev vs Jeroen Piket, Monte Carlo, 1996
3r2k1/5p2/1r3n1p/pNRp2p1/P7/4PN1P/1b3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc2 ]

d)
Dreev vs V Tukmakov, Kremlin PCA rapid, 1996
2r3k1/2r1Rp1p/2Bp1Pp1/p1nP3q/P6P/5RP1/8/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe2 w/Rxc7 & Qe8+ ]



Alexey Dreev Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexey Dreev vs Danilo Polajzer, Rogaska Slatina, 9/29/2011
1r6/p2n1pk1/1r1p1q1p/2p1p3/2P1BP2/PP1RP3/5P2/3QK2R w K - 1 0
[ Qg4+ ]

b)
Alexey Dreev vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Apatity, 12/2/2011
r3k3/1R2br2/4R3/1p2Bpp1/1p6/4PP2/5P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6 if Ra6 Rbxe7+ or if b3 Rexe7+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Alexey Dreev vs Vassily Ivanchuk, Astana, 7/7/2012
3rr1k1/1RR3p1/4PqNp/p2p4/1n4Q1/7P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5 if Re7 Qxe7 Rxe7 Kh7 Rxg7+ ]

d)
Alexey Dreev vs Ilmars Starostits, Helsingor, 8/4/2012
3r3k/6p1/2p4p/1pP2p2/1q1b1N2/6P1/3R1PKP/3Q4 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 if Re8 Rxd4 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Alexey Dreev vs Yana Kim, Kirov, 12/23/2012
1q6/4Qp2/2pP1nkp/p1Nn2p1/8/1P1N1PP1/P4K1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ Kf5 g4+ Nxg4 fxg4+ Kf4 h3 ]

Alexey Dreev Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yana Kim vs Alexey Dreev, Kirov, 12/23/2012
r4rk1/pp4pp/2pb1n2/5pN1/3P4/2P1B3/PP4PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Aleksey Dreev vs Arman Pashikian, Legnica, 5/14/2013
r1q3k1/pp3p2/1n1R3p/3Q2p1/2r5/1N3P2/P3R1PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ ]

c)
Alexey Dreev vs Ahmed Adly, Dubai, 6/18/2014
4Rrk1/3r1p1p/1p4p1/p1n5/8/B4P2/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf3 Rxd7 ]

d)
Alexey Dreev vs Levon Aronian, Dubai, 6/19/2014
r7/1pp2pkp/3p1np1/3Pr3/pq2P3/1P3RP1/PQ3PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 Kxf6 f4 ]

e)
Mircea Parligras vs Alexey Dreev, Yerevan, 3/12/2014
8/p7/6p1/6k1/2B1n1P1/5K2/PR2p1P1/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Kxe2 Rf2+ Ke3 Rxb2 Kxe4 Rxg2 ]


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