Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Evdokimov.
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)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Evdokimov vs Timur Bedirov, Rybinsk, 2001
rn4k1/4b1n1/p1p1P1PB/2P1p3/2B5/2N5/PP4PK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Bxd8 e7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Evdokimov vs Roman Ovetchkin, Moscow, 2005
n4r2/3qN1kp/1p2R3/2pP2p1/P1P2p2/3Q4/r5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3+ Kf7 Qf6+ Ke8 Nc6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Evdokimov vs Eugen Shpilevoy, Odessa, 2008
5r1k/pbp1r1pq/1pn5/3Bp3/3P3Q/2P2N2/PP4PP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Qxh4 Rxf8# or if Rxf1+ Rxf1 g6 Rf8+ Kg7 Qxh7+ ]

d)
Alexander Evdokimov vs Andreas Moen, Helsingor, 2008
r3r1k1/ppp1bpp1/3p3p/4n2P/7q/1PP1B3/P1P1QPPN/1K2R2R w - - 1 0
[ f4 if Nc6 Ng4 ]

e)
Alexander Evdokimov vs Cankut Emiroglu, Izmir, 2016
1b1r2k1/pp3pp1/2p2n1p/5q2/2P1n3/PN2P1PP/1BQ2PB1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 ]



Alexander Evdokimov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Evdokimov vs Vadim Moiseenko, Sochi, 2016
2r1r1k1/1p2np1p/p3p1pQ/qb1p4/3P1N2/2PB3P/PP3PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if gxh5 Bxh7+ Kh8 Bg6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
A Aksenov vs Alexander Evdokimov, St. Petersburg, 1997
6k1/p4p1p/6p1/1BP4q/3r3P/5nP1/4QP2/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ gxh4 Qxh4+ Kg2 Qg4+ ]

c)
Nikolay Domakov vs Alexander Evdokimov, Odessa, 2007
2rr2k1/pbqn1pp1/1p2p2p/2p4n/P1PPN3/2PBBP1P/3Q2P1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 if Nf2 f4 ]

d)
Soren Peschardt vs Alexander Evdokimov, Helsingor, 2008
4r2k/5R1P/4r1pB/p1p5/2n5/2b3N1/P4KP1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ if Kf3 Ne5+ ]

e)
Mikhail Scherbakov vs Alexander Evdokimov, Sochi, 2016
1r4k1/p1qbp1bp/Q2p2p1/2pPn3/1rN1P3/1PN1B2P/P5P1/1RR3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc4 bxc4 Bxc3 ]


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