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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Surya Shekhar Ganguly.
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)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Jordy Mont-Reynaud, Bratislava, 1993
1r5k/4p2p/1p2r1p1/6P1/5P1n/1PR4P/8/2R3KB w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Rxc8 Rxc8+ Kg7 Bd5 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Andrew Ho, Sao Lourenco, 1995
2q5/5p1p/3Qp3/pkp1P1P1/4BP2/pP6/2P5/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ c4+ Kb4 Qd2+ Kxb3 Bc2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Chuing Hoong Lim vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Cala Galdana, 1996
8/p1q4k/6pp/4r3/2Qp2PK/1P3B1P/P7/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs P Abinandan, Sivakasi, 1999
r2b2Q1/1bq5/pp1k2p1/2p1n1B1/P3P3/2N5/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rd1+ Nd3 Rxd3+ Ke5 Rd5+ ]

e)
P Mageshchandran vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Mumbai, 1999
7r/4kp2/8/1p2p1p1/2p1P1P1/N1P3p1/1PB2PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 gxf2 ]

Surya Shekhar Ganguly puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Emanuel Berg, Yerevan, 2000
r5k1/pb3ppp/1p1rpb2/2q1N3/8/2PB4/PP2QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ if Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qxf7+ Kh7 Rxd6 or if Kf8 Nd7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Chandrashekhar Gokhale vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Sangli, 2000
6k1/2p3pp/p2N4/8/3np3/P5Pq/1r2PP1P/2R1Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 if Qxe2 Nf3+ ]

c)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Nelson Mariano, Calcutta, 2001
3r1k2/8/1p3q1p/3P1p1n/2B5/1P2Q3/P5R1/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ d6 ]

d)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Krishnamoorthy Murugan, New Delhi, 2001
3brrk1/2q2ppp/p1bppn2/1p6/3BPP2/P1N2BQ1/1PP3PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 Bxe5 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Leonid Yurtaev vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Calcutta, 2001
r2k4/ppq2pp1/5n2/3P2Q1/3P2b1/1B1P3r/PP3PKb/R1B1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3+ Kxh2 Rh3 Kg2 Qh2+ ]

Surya Shekhar Ganguly puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Janis Klovans, Pardubice, 2002
1r4k1/2p1qp1p/pp3b2/3P1Pp1/2P1r3/3QB1P1/P5KP/4RR2 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rxe1 Bxe7 Rxe7 d6 ]

b)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Bandyopadhyay Roktim, Calicut, 2003
5k2/2pq2pp/p3rb2/P4p1b/1p1P1B2/2PQ1P2/2B3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ d5 if Re8 Ba4 or if Re7 d6 Re8 dxc7 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs M R Venkatesh, Calicut, 2003
2r1kb1r/p2b1ppp/3p4/Q2Np1B1/4P2P/8/PP4P1/4KB1n w k - 0 1
[ Qd8+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs R B Ramesh, Mumbai, 2003
r3r3/1bq1bRp1/p1k1p1Q1/n1N1P3/1p6/4B3/PPP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4+ if Kb6 Qxb4+ Ka7 Nd7+ or if Kb5 a4+ bxa3 Qa4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Ad Van Den Berg vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Amsterdam, 2004
4k3/5p2/3p1r1p/4p3/1pp1P1P1/1q1PK2P/1PRQ3R/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ if Re2 Ref1 or if Qxe1 Qxd3# ]

King-pawn Opening Series



Surya Shekhar Ganguly puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Parimarjan Negi, Abudhabi, 2005
6Q1/7p/1p2Bb1k/p1n2Pp1/P3p3/1P2B2P/1P4PK/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg5+ Bxg5 Qf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs B S Sivanandan, Visakhapatnam, 2006
5rk1/3b1pp1/pq2rR2/1p1pP3/8/2P3RP/P4PP1/2Q3K1 w - -1 0
[ Qh6 if g6 Rgxg6+ ]

c)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Jorge Flores Chico, Montcada, 2009
3r3k/7p/p1Q3p1/2p2p2/5B2/7P/Pq3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6 ]

d)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Johnny Veng, Copenhagen, 2010
r3r1k1/1pq2pbp/p1np2p1/5b2/8/1NN4P/PPPQ1PP1/R3RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Qd8 Rxe8+ or if Qd7 Nb6 ]

e)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Michail Panarin, Moscow, 2013
2q2k1r/1rpnbppp/4p3/1p2P3/2p3Q1/2N3P1/1P2PP1P/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Qxd7 Ra8+ Bd8 Bg5 ]

Surya Shekhar Ganguly puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Szidonia Lazarne Vajda vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Gibraltar, 2016
r2q1rk1/p4ppp/1p2bb2/3pN3/3P4/1Q2B3/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe5 dxe5 d4 ]

b)
Junta Ikeda vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Canberra, 2016
8/4Npkp/3p2p1/6P1/3bQP2/7B/1prq1P1P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2 if Rxf2 b1/Q+ Rf1 Rxh2+ or if Bg2 Rc1 ]

c)
Sergei Zhigalko vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Doha, 2016
rr4k1/2p3pp/2p1qp2/4p2P/n1Q1P2R/4NN2/1PP2PP1/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc4 Nxc4 Nc3+ Kc1 Ra1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Farrukh Amonatov vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Doha, 2016
6k1/6p1/1pp3Qp/8/P2P1p2/2P1q1PP/4np1K/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...fxg3+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Sant Gonzalez De La Torre, Linares, 2017
r1b5/pp3k1p/4RPpQ/5p2/8/6P1/P4PKP/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Re7+ Kxf6 2.Qg7+ Kg5 3.f4+ ]

Surya Shekhar Ganguly puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Sandro Mareco vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Linares, 2017
3r2k1/5pp1/2p3np/p2p4/P3P1n1/3QRNNq/B4P2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nh4 if 2.Nxh4 Qh2+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Shekhar Ganguly Surya vs Petr Kostenko, Hamedan, 2018
7r/1p1RNqbp/p6k/4p3/1P3p1P/2P3p1/P5P1/3Q1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ if Bf6 Nf5+ ]

c)
Surya Shekhar Ganguly vs Yi Wei, Changsha, 2019
r1b1k2r/1p1p1p1p/pq2p3/1N2n1B1/Q1P3n1/2N3bP/PP2P1B1/R4K1R w kq - 1 0
[ 1.c5 Qxc5 2.Ne4 if 2...Qc6 3.Nbd6+ Kf8 4.Qa3 Kg8 5.hxg4 ]

d)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Mellila, 2019
7k/pp5n/4pRQ1/2b1P3/8/7K/1PP4P/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ng5+ if 2.Kh4 Nf3+ 3.Kh5 Qxh2+ 4.Kg4 Nxe5+ ]


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