Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alisa Galliamova.
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)
Galliamova vs Natasa Bojkovic, Innsbruck, 1987
r4rk1/1p5p/2pR3q/2p3p1/p1P1Pn2/1P2QPP1/P3N1K1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Galliamova vs Elisabeta Polihroniade, Belgrade, 1989
3r4/p4pk1/p4N2/6P1/4PR2/2Q3Pq/2P5/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ ]

c)
Galliamova vs Marta Litynska, Moscow, 1990
r2k3r/p1Nnpp1p/1p1p1npQ/7q/3N4/6P1/PP2PPbP/R1R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nce6+ fxe6 Nxe6+ Ke8 Ng7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Galliamova vs Piotr Ilczuk, Katowice, 1993
3b2k1/pp2rnpp/4r3/5Q2/7q/2N4P/PP4P1/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Galliamova vs Sergei Tiviakov, Elista, 1998
4RBk1/pb3p2/1p3b2/n2Q3P/q7/P5P1/5P2/1B4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ if Kxh7 Qxf7+ or if Kh8 Be7+ Qxe8 Bxf6+ Kxh7 Qf5+ ]



Alisa Galliamova Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Galliamova vs Evgeny Prokopchuk, Novgorod, 1999
4rk2/5ppQ/r7/pp1pq1P1/8/8/PP6/K2R3R w - - 1 0
[ Rhe1 if Qxe1 Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Galliamova vs Alexander Rustemov, Moscow, 2/15/2005
5rk1/R7/3R3p/1q2P1p1/1p3P2/1Pn5/6QP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Galliamova vs Valentina Gunina, Samara, 5/21/2005
2rqrn1k/5Bp1/pn1P1p1p/1p2NQ2/2pP4/8/PP3PP1/K2R3R w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Nxg6 Qxg6 Qe7 Rxh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Galliamova vs Irina Baraeva, Kazan, 6/6/2010
1b1r2k1/pp4pp/3n4/P1Q3N1/8/6P1/1q3PBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Galliamova vs Iva Videnova, Khanty Mansyisk, 10/1/2010
1r2r3/p1q2kpp/2P1Rb2/2Q5/1P6/6P1/P4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ g6 Qxh7+ Bg7 Qxg6+ ]

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Alisa Galliamova Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Isolina Majul vs Galliamova, Innsbruck, 1987
3r1bk1/p4p1p/b3p1p1/3pP3/Nr3P2/R5P1/PP1R3P/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf1 Kxf1 Rc4 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Ramo Mujagic vs Galliamova, Novi Sad, 1989
6k1/5ppp/1pB1n1r1/pP2p2n/4P2P/2P2RPK/1PN4Q/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4+ ]

c)
Cedomir Micic vs Galliamova, Cheliabinsk, 1990
8/2q3k1/6Pp/r2Bb3/p3Q3/8/PPP4r/1KB1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd5 if Qxd5 Qxc2+ ]

d)
Jun Xie vs Galliamova, Borzhomi, 1990
6rk/4b3/p2pb3/4p2p/5p1q/1PN4P/P4PBK/3RRQ2 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3 if Bh1 Qf4# ]

e)
Natasa Bojkovic vs Galliamova, Belgrade, 1994
2r3k1/5pp1/4pb1p/2p5/r6P/1N3P2/1PP3P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...c4 Nd2 Ra1+ Nb1 c3 if b3 Be7 or if bxc3 Bxc3 Rd3 Rb8 ]



Alisa Galliamova Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Maia Chiburdanidze vs Galliamova, Tilburg, 1994
1b3rk1/p4q2/bp2p2p/1P4PR/3p2P1/P1p1P3/2P1Q2P/2B2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb5 if Qxb5 Qf2+ Kh1 Qf3+ Kg1 Qxg4+ or if g6 Qxf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Nino Gurieli vs Galliamova, Kishinev, 1995
5rk1/pb5q/3p4/1Q6/3pP3/1P2bNP1/P4N1r/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ ]

c)
Susan Lalic vs Galliamova, Yerevan, 1996
r3r1k1/pp2ppbp/3n2p1/q2P1bB1/1nB5/1QN2N2/PP1R1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2 if Qa3 Qxa3 bxa3 Nxc4 ]

d)
Helene Mira vs Galliamova, Yerevan, 1996
1br2rk1/1b3ppp/p3qn2/2p5/Q2P4/2BB1N1P/PP3PP1/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 if gxf3 Qxh3 Rd2 Bh2+ mates ]

e)
Kiti Grosar vs Galliamova, Pula, 1997
r2k4/p2bb1r1/7R/4p3/3p1P2/4B3/PP3P1P/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5+ if Ke1 Bb4+ ]

Alisa Galliamova Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5
Jun Xie vs Galliamova, Kazan, 1999
6rk/6rp/1b1p4/3P4/p1P1R2q/Pp3P1P/1P5Q/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ ]

b)
Ekaterina Polovnikova vs Galliamova, Halle, 2000
6k1/p5bp/4p1N1/2pp1B2/q4B2/2P3PQ/Pr2b3/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ if cxd4 Qxd4+ Kg2 Bf1+ or if Kh2 Bf3+ ]

c)
Wissan Toubal vs Galliamova, Moscow, 2001
8/5p2/p5pk/7p/P1RN2PK/4P2P/1r3n2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5+ Kg3 Ne4+ Kf3 Nd2+ ]

d)
Andrei Obodchuk vs Galliamova, Moscow, 2002
8/pN2r1bk/2p1pqpp/P2r4/2R4P/4P1P1/5PK1/1QR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb5 ]

e)
Corina-Isabela Peptan vs Galliamova, Istanbul, 2003
r5k1/5p1p/2p1Pqp1/2P5/1pP3P1/1P2Q3/1PK4P/r2R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb2+ Kd3 Rd8+ Ke4 Raxd1 exf7+ Kg7 ]

f)
Elena Zaiatz vs Galliamova, Kazan, 7/9/2004
8/1k3pp1/2p1p1p1/3nP3/3P3P/1q4P1/3QBP2/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 if Qb2 Na2+ Kb1 Nc3+ Kc1 Qxb2+ ]


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