Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Pavel Eljanov.
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)
Eljanov vs S Barkov, Alushta, 1998
4rnk1/pp3ppp/2p1P3/5P2/1P3Q2/P5PP/2q3BK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ exf7+ if Kxf7 Qc7+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Alexander Motylev vs Eljanov, Polanica Zdroj, 1999
7k/7p/3p4/p3n3/2N2q2/1PP4P/5rP1/RQ5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3 ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Eljanov vs Ferenc Langheinrich, Balatonlelle, 2000
5bk1/1p2n3/r2p3n/1NpPp1NQ/2P5/5RP1/2q2PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ if Kxf8 Ne6+ Kg8 Qe8+ or if Kg7 Ne6+ Kh7 Rh8+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Anna Zozulia vs Eljanov, Alushta, 2000
3r1rk1/5ppp/4q3/N2bp3/R1P2b2/8/1P2BPPP/Q4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 if Kxg2 Qg6+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Vladimir Savon vs Eljanov, Ordzhonikidze, 2001
2r3k1/7p/3p2p1/3Pb1q1/2B1Q3/1R5P/2K2P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5 ]



Eljanov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Eljanov vs Alexei Gavrilov, St. Petersburg, 2002
4k3/2r1qp2/6p1/p2Q3p/P7/4P3/5P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Mikhail Yarmysty vs Eljanov, Evpatoria, 2002
6k1/p5pp/2pp4/2pb4/5Q1b/1PBPN3/P1P1q1PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Vila Gazquez vs Eljanov, Andorra, 2003
2rr2k1/pp3pbp/3pp1p1/1N6/4PP2/Pb1P1BP1/1P5P/1RR3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Alexander Raetsky vs Eljanov, Biel, 2004
5bk1/N4p2/4p2p/6p1/R2P4/3nPPP1/4K1P1/2r2N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb2 if Ra2 Rc2+ Ke1 Bb4+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Zdenko Kozul vs Eljanov, Sarajevo, 2005
6k1/2p2ppp/1p6/3P1q2/8/5Q1P/2R1RKPb/r7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ Kg3 Qg5+ Qg4 Ra3+ ]

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Pavel Eljanov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mikhail Gurevich vs Eljanov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2005
3r2k1/pq4p1/3pp2p/1p3p1n/3P1nrP/2P1RP2/PP3P1Q/3RNB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Ng2 Nxg2 fxg4 Nxe3+ ]

b)
Eljanov vs Pascal Charbonneau, Montreal, 2007
1rrq1nk1/6pp/3p2n1/1B1PpNP1/P3P3/4Q3/1R6/1KR5 w - - 0 1
[ Qa7 if Rxc1+ Kxc1 Rc8+ Rc2 Qxg5+ Kb1 ]

c)
Vladimir Georgiev vs Eljanov, Wijk aan Zee, 2007
8/5pk1/3P3p/4p1p1/4N1P1/3qPKPP/7Q/4b3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Nf2 Bxf2 if Qxf2 e4+ ]

d)
Pavel Eljanov vs Luka Lenic, Porto Carras, 11/3/2011
5rk1/5ppp/p1q1P3/1p1rP3/1Pp5/6PP/P1Q4K/3R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ e7 if Rc8 or Re8 Qg2 ]

e)
Pavel Eljanov vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Poikovsky, 9/2/2013
r5k1/p1R4N/1n2p2p/2p2r1P/2P5/1R6/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ Kh8 Rg6 ]

f)
Pavel Eljanov vs Sergey Volkov, Yerevan, 3/5/2014
8/2r2p1k/6p1/2BQ4/4p2p/4P2P/2q1BKP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 ]

g)
Pavel Eljanov vs Alexander Goloshchapov, Dubai, 6/17/2014
r2r2k1/p4ppp/1pb1q3/3p4/1PnBn3/3QN1P1/P4PBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if Nxe3 Bxh7+ ]




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