Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrey Esipenko.
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)
Andrey Esipenko vs Danila Serov, Kolomna, 2014
3q2k1/p4pp1/1p2n2p/3rN3/8/1QP5/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 if Qd7 Qxd5 Qxd5 Ne7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Andrey Esipenko vs Kagan Aydincelebi, Batumi, 2014
1r1q1r1k/1p2N1bn/p2P2p1/2p1Nb2/P6R/4B2P/1PQ3P1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf5 if gxf5 N5g6# or if Qe8 N5xg6+ Qxg6 Nxg6+ Kg8 Ne7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Andrey Esipenko vs Valeri Yandemirov, Sochi, 2017
3Q4/1p4q1/1n4kr/pBpb2N1/6p1/5P2/PP6/K2R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3+ ]

d)
Andrey Esipenko vs Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Caleta, 2018
3r1rk1/1p2bppp/qNb1p3/p7/Pn2P3/1Q2B1P1/1P3PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 Qa7 Nc8 ]

e)
Andrey Esipenko vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Skopje, 2018
r6k/pp4p1/1nn3bp/8/5rq1/1BP2NN1/PP4P1/R3QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6 ]



Andrey Esipenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Thore Perske vs Andrey Esipenko, Kirishi, 2015
6k1/5pp1/4p2p/1Q2P3/5KPb/4BB1P/5P2/2q1n3 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5+ Ke4 Qc2+ Kd4 Nxf3# ]

b)
Uurtsaikh Agibileg vs Andrey Esipenko, Ulan Bator, 2015
4r1k1/pB3pbp/3Bb1p1/8/3qPQ2/5P2/6PP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 Qg3 Qb2 ]

c)
Adam Bohus vs Andrey Esipenko, Porec, 2015
4k2r/p2n1pp1/4p3/2P5/3P1P2/2q1pQP1/P6P/1R3K1R b k - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ Kg2 Qc2+ Kf1 Qxb1+ ]

d)
Viktor Gazik vs Andrey Esipenko, St. Petersburg, 2016
2r3k1/5pp1/1p2p2p/1Prn4/P3QPqP/3R2P1/6K1/1B2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc4 Rd4 Nxf4+ ]

e)
Sergey Karjakin vs Andrey Esipenko, Riyadh, 2017
2kr3r/pp3ppp/4p3/4P2N/2Pn1P2/b1qP3P/PB1R1QP1/K4B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2+ Rxb2 Qc1+ Rb1 Nc2+ ]

f)
Hrant Melkumyan vs Andrey Esipenko, Riyadh, 2017
r1q2rk1/1b3pp1/p4b1p/3pp3/P7/1NPBP1P1/3Q1P1P/RR4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 Bf1 Bxc3 ]

g)
Alexander Morozevich vs Adrey Esipenko, Sochi, 2018
1kr5/ppr2p2/1q1Np1p1/4P2p/7P/1P1R2P1/1Pn1RP2/1K3Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 if Nxc8 Qa5 Rc3 Qa2+
or if Nc4 Qa6 Qd1 Rxc4 bxc4 Qa2+
]


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