Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Surya Ganguly.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


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

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

d)
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+ ]

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



Ganguly Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ganguly vs Krishnamoorthy Murugan, New Delhi, 2001
3brrk1/2q2ppp/p1bppn2/1p6/3BPP2/P1N2BQ1/1PP3PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 Bxe5 ]

b)
Ganguly vs Janis Klovans, Pardubice, 2002
1r4k1/2p1qp1p/pp3b2/3P1Pp1/2P1r3/3QB1P1/P5KP/4RR2 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rxe1 Bxe7 Rxe7 d6 ]

c)
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 ]

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

e)
White Mates in 5. 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+ ]

Surya Shekhar Ganguly Puzzles, Part III.
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+ ]


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