Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexader Galkin.
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)
Alexader Galkin vs Evgeny Sapunov Briansk, 1995
r4bk1/3b2pp/p2qp3/p1p5/P3P1B1/2N2Q2/1PP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Qb8 Qf7+ ]

b)
Alexander Galkin vs Klimov, St. Petersburg, 1998
7k/pp2q2p/4p1p1/3pP1P1/3b4/1P1N3Q/P3r2P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Rxa2 Nxg6+ ]

c)
Alexander Galkin vs M Aboudi, New York, 2000
2k2b1r/5p2/pq2p3/1p1r1p2/5P1p/3B3R/PPP3PP/1K1RQ3 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Galkin vs Andrey Kalinichev, Internet, 2004
1r1rkq1Q/5p2/pp3P2/2pPpBP1/4P3/5K2/PPR5/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh2 if Rb7 Qxf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Galkin vs Andrei Kharlov, Internet, 2004
1q3n2/2b2bk1/2Q4N/1p1pp3/pP3p2/P2P2P1/1B3P1P/1N4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if Kg8 Qh6 Ne6 Ne7# ]



Alexander Galkin puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Galkin vs Nikolai Vlassov, Internet, 2004
8/R2b1r2/3p1qk1/1ppPp3/4P1p1/1P1P2Pp/3BQ2P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Rxd7 Qxg4+ ]

b)
Alexander Galkin vs Anton Shomoev, Irkutsk, 2010
8/1Pk2ppp/2PR4/7r/8/2K5/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 ]

c)
Alexander Galkin vs Evgeny Alekseev, Taganrog, 2011
7k/1p3prp/3q1p2/2p5/1n2B3/6PQ/3P1P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7 if Rxh7 Re8+ mates or if Qd8 Bf5+ Kg8 Bd7 ]

d)
Alexander Galkin vs Olga Badelka, Moscow, 2016
5r1k/1p3r1p/8/p2Qp3/5q2/P5RP/1P3P2/K5R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg2 ]

e)
Julio Ruiz Diez vs Alexander Galkin, Rimavska Sobota, 1992
r4rk1/pp2ppbp/3pb1p1/q7/1nP1PPn1/2N2N2/PP1BQ1PP/1BR2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ if Kh1 Bxc4 ]

Alexander Galkin puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Vladimir Burmakin vs Alexander Galkin, Elista, 2001
4r1k1/6p1/2p5/2Pp1q2/7P/1PQ2pK1/5P2/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg6+ Kxf3 Re4 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Arsen Oganian vs Alexander Galkin, Internet, 2004
r1bq2k1/ppbn2pp/2p1p2r/1P1p1pn1/2PP4/2N1PN2/P1QBBPP1/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Vadim Akhmadeev vs Alexander Galkin, Internet, 2004
r3r1k1/p5p1/bpQ3pp/8/3P1q2/2N1P3/PP3PPP/3RK2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3+ if Kd2 Re2# or if fxe3 Qxe3+ ]

d)
Svetlana Cherednichenko vs Alexander Galkin, Warsaw, 2006
4r1k1/pp4bp/6p1/1PN1B3/2qP4/2n1Q3/6PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Nxd4 Nd7 Nc2 ]


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