Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Inna Gaponenko.
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)
Inna Gaponenko vs Irina Zak, Hradec Kralove, 1992
r1b2rk1/1p1q1pbp/p5p1/3N4/8/1B2R3/PP3PPP/2RQ2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8 if Rxc8 or Qxc8 Ne7+ ]

b)
Inna Gaponenko vs Sabine Fruteau, Buenos Aires, 1993
5r1k/p5bp/1p4p1/3BP2n/2PB4/3P1Qpq/P6P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Bxf8 Rxf8+ Kg7 Rg8+ Kh6 Be3+ ]

c)
Inna Gaponenko vs Zuzana Hagarova, Szeged, 1994
1k1r3r/1pp3pp/p3Bn2/8/4bPP1/R6P/1PPB4/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ g5 ]

d)
Inna Gaponenko vs Natalia Edzgveradze, Halle, 1995
r5k1/pbp1n1p1/1p2pp1p/4P3/2P3Pq/6R1/PP1B1P1P/2KQ1B2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh3 Qxf2 Be3 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Inna Gaponenko vs Sergey Zagrebelny, Moscow, 1995
8/6np/3p3k/3P2p1/q7/4QR2/2P3PP/1r3B1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ Kh5 Qh3+ Qh4 g4# ]



Inna Gaponenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Inna Gaponenko vs Svetlana Prudnikova, Vrnjacka Banja, 1996
4R3/6p1/7p/1p1r1k2/3p4/PP3r2/1KP1R2P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kg4 Re4+ ]

b)
Inna Gaponenko vs Bartosz Socko, Polanica Zdroj, 2000
r2q1rk1/pp3ppp/4b3/3p3n/8/2N1QP2/PPP4P/2KR1BR1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if Qh4 Rxg7+ ]

c)
Inna Gaponenko vs Jelena Miloradovic, Belgrade, 2001
3r4/3kppr1/p2p4/q2P4/1R4p1/P2Q1P2/2P3P1/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ Qc3 ]

d)
Inna Gaponenko vs Katerina Rohonyan, Kramatorsk, 2001
4rr1k/1pq3pp/p2p1pQ1/2pB2n1/4P3/P1PP3R/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Nxh7 Rf4 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Inna Gaponenko vs Ewoud't Jong, Dieren, 2002
r1r2qnk/pb3p2/5P1p/1pppp3/5B2/2PP1BPQ/PP3PK1/R6R w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 Nxh6 Qxh6+ Qxh6 Rxh6+ Kg8 Rah1 ]

Inna Gaponenko Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Inna Gaponenko vs Jan Van Zandwijk, Dieren, 2002
5k2/1p3r2/1n1pp3/6QR/2Pq1p2/8/PP4P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Kg7 Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Inna Gaponenko vs Vesna Misanovic, Germany, 2002
r1qb3k/pp5p/6p1/2p1P2N/2Q5/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Inna Gaponenko vs Lennart Dek, Haarlem, 2002
4r3/1q2p1rk/3pR3/1p1P1p1p/p7/P1P1Q3/BP6/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh6+ Kg8 Qe6+ if Rf7 Qg6+ or if Kf8 Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Inna Gaponenko vs Harmen Jonkman, Haarlem, 2002
r3k3/pq3r2/2p2RQ1/2p5/8/2N2P1p/PPP5/3R3K w q - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Inna Gaponenko vs Iulia Mashinskaya, Varna, 2002
5r1R/5k2/pp2r3/4P1p1/2PQ1p2/3P4/P1q3P1/6KR w - - 1 0
[ Qd7+ Re7 Qf5+ ]

Inna Gaponenko Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Inna Gaponenko vs Wouter Gryson, Condom, 2006
2kr2nr/pppq1ppp/2n5/8/1b1N4/2N1B3/PPP1QPPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if Qxc6 Qg4+ Kb8 Qxb4 or if bxc6 Qa6+ mates ]

b)
Inna Gaponenko vs Dragana Randjelovic, Zlatibor, 2006
r3kb1r/1b3p2/p4p2/3pq2p/1p6/4QP2/PPP1NP1P/1K1R1BR1 w kq - 1 0
[ Qb6 if Rb8 Nd4 or if Bc8 Qc6+ ]

c)
Inna Gaponenko vs Cesar Martin Luis, La Laguna, 2007
r1bq1b1r/pppp4/2nP2pk/6p1/P3Q3/R4N2/1PP2PP1/1N2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if Nxe5 Qxe5 Kh7 Rh3+ mates or if Rg8 Rh3+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Inna Gaponenko vs Remy Jossien, La Fere, 2008
8/6kp/1q1N1np1/npb1B3/8/1BP5/4QPPP/r4NK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ Kxf6 Qe6+ if Kg7 Qe5+ or if Kg5 Nf7+ Kf4 Qe5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Inna Gaponenko vs Kostantinos Georgiou Paleochora, 2009
1k1r4/2p4p/p1Q3p1/1pp1Npq1/8/P3P2P/PR4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb5+ axb5 Qxb5+ Ka7 Nc6+ ]

Inna Gaponenko Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Inna Gaponenko vs Mikel Zubia Aramburu, Donostia, 2009
5r1r/5pkp/5N2/3p2p1/3Q1b2/1P3P2/P4P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ Kh6 Qf6+ Kh5 Ng7+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Inna Gaponenko vs Sopiko Guramishvili, Konya, 2010
1r5k/2R1b1p1/3p1pPp/pr1BpP2/4P2P/1P2Q3/KP4R1/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ gxh6 g7+ Kh7 g8/Q+ Rxg8 Rxe7+ ]

c)
Inna Gaponenko vs E Levushkina, Dresden, 2011
r2q1rk1/pp1nbppp/2p2n2/4N3/2BPbPP1/2N4P/PP6/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ g5 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Inna Gaponenko vs Inna Ivakhinova, Belgrade, 2013
Rn5r/1q4pp/1B1Qb3/2P2p2/4pP1k/7P/1P2B1P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Kh2 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Inna Gaponenko vs Salomeja Zaksaite, Rhodes, 2013
2r2rb1/2k1p2p/6pb/PB6/2NBPp2/2P1n2P/1P3KP1/R2R4 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ Kb7 Rd7+ Rc7 Rxc7+ Kb8 Rd7+ w/Nb6# ]


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