Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jakov Geller.
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)
Jakov Geller vs Valery Kazantsev, Samara, 2001
8/pk1r2p1/1bq2p1p/1Q1p3P/R5P1/4B3/1PP2P2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa7+ ]

b)
Jakov Geller vs Alexey Kosov, Moscow, 2002
r5k1/p4p1p/2p1bBp1/8/1qP4Q/8/PP4PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Bc3 if Qb7 Qf6 mates ]

c)
Jakov Geller vs Boris Ionov, St. Petersburg, 2002
r1bqkb1r/ppnp3p/5pp1/1Np3N1/8/5Q2/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxc7+ if Qxc7 Qxf6 or if Ke7 Qe4+ mates ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jakov Geller vs Alexei Lubashov, Toljatti, 2003
1R3b1r/p2rkp1p/2Q2pb1/4q3/4N3/3B1P2/P5PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kxe8 Nxf6+ Ke7 Rxe5+ ]

e)
Jakov Geller vs Vitaly Terentiev, Voronezh, 2004
6k1/5pp1/qQr1p2p/P7/8/3bB2P/5PPK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]



Jakov Geller Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Jakov Geller vs Rene Stern, Berlin, 2006
4r3/1b1qr2k/p4R1p/1n4p1/5QP1/P3B1N1/BPP3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Kxh6 Qxg5+ ]

b)
Jakov Geller vs Dmitry Afanasiev, Samara, 2012
r1b1r1k1/1p1nbppp/p3p3/n2Nq3/3N4/4B1Q1/PPP1B1PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nc7 ]

c)
Jakov Geller vs Sergei Iskusnyh, Samara, 2012
3r1k1r/1b2b1p1/pq2Bn1p/1p6/7B/3P4/PP2QPPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Qh5 or if gxf6 Qh5 Rh7 Qg6 Rg7 Qxh6 ]

d)
Jakov Geller vs Pierre Barbot, Nancy, 2014
2rq2k1/1p1r1pp1/p2ppn1p/P7/bPP1P2B/5B1P/1Q3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra1 Bc6 b5 ]

e)
Jakov Geller vs Leonid Nozdrachev, Loo, 2014
6rk/4Bpp1/p1q4p/Ppp5/3p3Q/5R2/1P3P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6 ]

Jakov Geller Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Jakov Geller vs Egor Morozov, Moscow, 2016
2r2q1k/pQ4bp/1n4p1/3Bp3/8/2P2PP1/1PK5/3R3R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

b)
Jakov Geller vs Mikulas Manik, Pardubice, 2017
2kr4/1p3pp1/p1n5/7p/5Bbb/1N1B2R1/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg4 hxg4 Bf5+ Rd7 Nc5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Jakov Geller vs Ori Kobo, Pardubice, 2018
3q4/1bp2nk1/p2p2N1/1pnP2PQ/4P2P/8/PPP5/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Ne5+ ]


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