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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrey Drygalov.
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)
Matei-Ionut Acsinte vs Andrey Drygalov, Iasi, 2012
r1b3k1/p4p2/2p1r1pP/4p3/3pP1n1/6N1/PPPQBPPq/R3RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ fxe3 Rf6+ if Bf3 Rxf3+ or if Nf5 gxf5 Bf3 fxe4 ]

b)
Andrey Drygalov vs Lasha Sajaia, Batumi, 2014
q6k/2n2pbp/pnNrr1p1/1pQ1p3/4P3/1P6/PB2NPPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 if Kg8 Qxc7 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Alexander Druzhkin vs Andrey Drygalov, Satka, 2014
3br1k1/R4p1p/6p1/1P6/6b1/4r1P1/7P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb6 if Ra2 Re2+ or if Kf1 Bh3+ or if Rxf7 Re1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Konstantin Savenkov vs Andrey Drygalov, Peterhof, 2015
3rr1k1/p5p1/b4B1p/2qp1P2/8/1P1B2Q1/P4RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]

e)
Andrey Drygalov vs Valery Skatchkov, Sochi, 2018
3r4/p1q1Rrkn/bp1p4/2pP2p1/2P4Q/P6B/5B2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4+ if Kg8 Re8+ or if Kg6 Bf5+ or if Kg8 Qh6 mates ]

Andrey Drygalov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pavel Rozanov vs Andrey Drygalov, Moscow, 2018
Q4bk1/1p3p1p/2p1pBp1/8/1PqPP3/7P/5PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ Kh7 Qf4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Khanim Balajayeva vs Andrey Drygalov, Moscow, 2018
6r1/1p3p1k/5q2/1Pp2Q2/1bP1Pp2/1N3nr1/6P1/2RR1B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf5 exf5 Rh3+ ]

c)
Alexander Dubinin vs Andrey Drygalov, Samara, 2018
3rr1k1/qp3p2/p4Pp1/PnRR3p/8/1P3B2/1P4PP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc5+ Rxc5 Rxd1+ Bxd1 Re1+ Kf2 Rxd1 ]

d)
Andrey Drygalov vs Matvei Shcherbin, Sochi, 2019
r5k1/5p2/1p4p1/3Nr3/n7/4P1P1/R4P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ f4 if Re6 Rd4 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Alexandr Trjapishko vs Andrey Drygalov, Loo, 2019
3r4/3r1p1R/2p3p1/p1k2P2/Pnp1PN2/2K2P2/8/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 if Rb2 R2d3+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Andrey Akhtariev vs Andrey Drygalov, Cheliabinsk, 2019
3qr1k1/1p1n3p/p2p2p1/P2P1p2/4P1n1/QN1Bb3/6PP/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 if h3 Qg3 Qxd6 f4 ]


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