Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anish Giri.
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)
Giri vs Karina Azimova, St. Petersburg, 2007
r4r2/ppp2ppk/2n2q2/2bBp2P/P2pP1Q1/2PP4/1P3P2/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Qd6 b4 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Giri vs Olga Lelekova, St. Petersburg, 2007
8/pR6/2rp4/2k5/4Q3/5P2/q1PK4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe3+ ]

c)
Giri vs Vitaly Churkin, St. Petersburg, 2008
r1r2k2/1bq1bpp1/pp1pp2p/4n2Q/4PB2/1BN3R1/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 Kxg7 Qxh6+ Kg8 Bxe5 w/Rd3 ]

d)
Giri vs Marcel Schroer, Hilversum, 2008
1r4k1/2R2pp1/3p1b1p/3Q4/8/1q3NPP/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Kh7 Qf5+ g6 Rxb8 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Giri vs Romain Picard, Bussum, 2009
5rk1/pp2Rppp/nqp5/8/5Q2/6PB/PPP2P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]



Giri Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Giri vs Hans Groffen, Utrecht, 2009
r3r1k1/2qn1ppp/p1p1pn2/2Pp1b2/3P4/1NN1PP2/P3B1PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Bg6 g5 Nh5 f4 ]

b)
Giri vs Daan Brandenburg, Dieren, 2009
r4rk1/1bq2pp1/p2pp1P1/8/1n2P3/2b1BP1B/1PP3Q1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 if fxe6 Rh8+ mates or if Rfb8 Bxf7+ ]

c)
Giri vs Thibaut Maenhout, Netherlands, 2009
r1q1rbk1/1p1n1ppp/4pP2/1p1pP3/8/1P1B4/2P3PP/2BRQR1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg8 Rd3 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Giri vs Jan Sodoma, Ohrid, 2009
4k2r/1Bb2p2/4pP2/p7/8/P2RB1P1/1P3PKP/1r6 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Andrey Davydov vs Giri, St. Petersburg, 2007
1r1r2k1/pbq3p1/1pp1p2p/8/3R2QP/P5P1/1PP2PB1/2K4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Qxd4 c5 ]

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Giri Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Aleksander Chehlov vs Giri, St. Petersburg, 2007
4r1k1/p3q1p1/1p3bB1/3b3p/2pP1P2/P1Q4P/1P2rRP1/2B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 Rxf2 Qe1+ Qxe1 Rxe1+ Rf1 Bxd4+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Yochanan Afek vs Giri, Groningen, 2008
4bk2/5pr1/p4Q2/1p1BP3/1P1P3R/P6K/5P2/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd7+ ]

c)
Friso Nijboer vs Giri, Groningen, 2008
4rrk1/R2Q2p1/4p2R/4p3/4P3/5P2/1PP3q1/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Ka2 Qxh7 Qxh7 Ra8 ]

d)
Stefan Kuipers vs Giri, Utrecht, 2009
r4rk1/1bq2pp1/p2bpn2/3pn1Qp/1p1NPB2/3B1PNP/PPP3P1/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh7 Qxh5 Nxd3 cxd3 Bxf4 ]

e)
Black Mates in 2. Wesley So vs Giri, Wijk aan Zee, 2010
7k/2p3pp/p7/1p1p4/PP2pr2/B1P3qP/4N1B1/R1Qn2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ ]

Giri Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Giri vs Nils Grandelius, Malme, 2010
r3kr2/p1q2p2/2p1bP2/1p4Q1/2p5/6pP/P5B1/3RR2K w q - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Qg6+ ]

b)
Giri vs Viesturs Meijers, Germany, 2011
2r2rk1/4qp2/p3pp1p/npb5/8/2N3P1/PP2PPBP/1Q1R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Ba7 Rd7 Qxd7 Nxf6+ or if Kg7 Nxc5 Qxc5 b4 ]

c)
Giri vs Jeroen Bosch, Netherlands, 2011
4r1k1/3b1pb1/3ppq2/p7/p3PBQ1/2P2p2/1PB5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if Qe7 Bg5 Qf8 Qe4 ]

d)
Giri vs Robin Swinkels, Boxtel, 2011
2r1r1k1/pp4bp/1q2p1p1/4n1B1/Q5B1/6P1/PP3P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 if Qa6 Qxa6 bxa6 Rxc8 Rxc8 Bxe6+ or if Qxb2 Rxc8 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Anatoly Vaisser vs Giri, France, 2010
4r1k1/1b3pbp/1p4p1/6q1/P1QN4/3nPP1P/3BN1P1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if Qb5 Nxf3+ Nxf3 Qxb5 axb5 Bxa1 or if Qc1 Nxf3+ Bxf3 Nf4 Bxa1 ]

f)
Black to move and win. Tom Nolz vs Giri, Vienna, 2011
8/6k1/3p1pp1/3Pb3/1pP3Pr/1P6/3Q2RP/r1qB1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2 if Qxc1 Be5+ Kg1 Bd4+ ]

Anish Giri Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Anish Giri vs Georg Halvax, Vienna, 6/4/2011
brq5/3R1pk1/1p3p2/1PpnN2p/5Q2/4P1P1/5PBP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ ]

b)
Anish Giri vs Wouter Spoelman, Boxtel, 7/5/2011
2r3k1/6pp/p1b1q3/4Pp2/P7/1pQ1PPB1/6PP/3B2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb3 Bd5 Bxd5 Rxc3 Bxe6+ Kf8 Bxf5 ]

c)
Anish Giri vs Jan De Jong, Netherlands, 9/17/2011
1r2rn1k/5p1p/p7/1p1p1pQN/8/6P1/Pq3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 Rxe8 Nf6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Anish Giri vs Bragi Thorfinnsson, Rogaska Slatina, 9/30/2011
3r3r/4kp2/pp1ppN2/4nP2/3R3Q/6P1/PP2qPKP/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ if Kd7 Qe7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Ruud Janssen vs Anish Giri, Boxtel, 7/4/2011
2b4r/1p3Bk1/5rp1/p1q1Rn2/8/PP1P4/1Q5P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ Kg2 Rf2+ Qxf2 Rxh2+ ]

Anish Giri Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anish Giri vs Ivan Sokolov, Amsterdam, 7/15/2012
3r2k1/1bprn3/1pn5/pq2Pp1p/3P1Pp1/P5P1/1BQ3BP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 if Qd5 Bc4 ]

b)
Anish Giri vs Jan Sprenger, Netherlands, 11/24/2012
r3k3/5ppp/4p3/p7/5P1B/PPb5/1n1N2PP/1R3K2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 if Bd4 Nd6+ Kf8 Nb5 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
John Markus vs Anish Giri, Netherlands, 3/10/2012
6k1/6p1/3NpnPp/2Pb4/3P3P/3NQ1K1/8/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ Kf4 Qg4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Adrian Petrisor vs Anish Giri, Plovdiv, 3/30/2012
6R1/8/R3p3/5p2/b1P4P/5k2/2r4P/r4BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ ]

e)
Anish Giri vs Patrick Driessens, Netherlands, 2/16/2013
3r1r1k/p2q1p1n/1p1N3p/2p1bp1n/P2p3N/8/1PPQ1B1P/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ w/Ng6+ ]

f)
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Anish Giri, Beijing, 12/16/2013
8/pp2k2p/6p1/P2P4/6P1/R2nr2P/1P2p3/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3+ Kh2 Nxe1 Kxg3 Nc2 ]


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