Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Olga Girya.
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)
Girya vs Elena Tairova, Dagomys, 4/??/2004
4nqk1/r2r3p/2p3p1/pp1pBbRQ/3P1N2/5P2/PPP5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6 if Bxg6 Rxg6+ hxg6 Qh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ ]

b)
Girya vs Alsu Sadykova, Dagomys, 4/??/2006
4rqk1/2r2p1p/p3p1pQ/1p4Pn/6NR/3P4/PP3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh5 if gxh5 Nf6+ ]

c)
Girya vs Elena Verevotchkina, Obninsk, 3/3/2007
r1bb2nr/1p2kppp/p1p1p3/8/NP2PB2/8/P1P2PPP/2KR1B1R w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 Kxd8 Nb6 ]

d)
Girya vs Ekaterina Homiakova, Moscow, 7/??/2007
5rk1/pp1rnppp/5q2/Q4b2/3p1N2/6P1/PPP2PBP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Qxe7 Qxf5 or if Rxe7 Nd5 ]

e)
Girya vs Mariya Muzychuk, Moscow, 7/??/2007
r6r/1bq1k3/3p1bQ1/p3pP2/Pp2P2p/4B3/1PP2RB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Bxg5 Qg7+ or if Raf8 Bxf6+ Rxf6 Qg7+ ]



Girya Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Girya vs Viktor Kalmachevskikh, Khanty Mansyisk, 10/15/2007
1n3r1k/4bp1p/2p1pp2/3q3Q/P1rP4/5NP1/5PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Girya vs Dina Drozdova, Moscow, 2/3/2008
r1b1nBR1/pp1n3k/2p5/4p2q/2Q1P3/2N5/PPP2P2/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
Girya vs Irina Korchenkova, Dagomys, 4/??/2008
4b1k1/4rppp/rp1q4/3Bn3/2PQ4/P4RP1/4P2P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Nxf7 Qxd6 if Nxd6 Rf8# ]

d)
Girya vs Martina Mareckova, Chotowa, 8/3/2010
3r2k1/pp3pb1/2p1b2p/4p1p1/P3Pn2/2P1N1B1/1PQq1PPP/4RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd1 ]

e)
Girya vs Daria Pustovoitova, St. Petersburg, 3/6/2011
2r2rk1/5pp1/2b3Rp/4p2Q/n3Pq2/8/B4PPP/4RNK1 w - - 1 0
[ g3 ]

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Girya Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Girya vs Roman Ezov, St. Petersburg, 10/16/2011
R1b3k1/1rq2pbN/2Np2p1/1p1n4/8/1PB4P/5PP1/4Q1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ if Kh7 Bxg7 Kxg7 Rxc8 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Girya vs Nastassia Ziaziulkina, Gaziantep, 3/13/2012
2b2r2/5Nk1/1pnP2p1/p1p2qN1/P1P2Qp1/1P2P3/7R/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Kf6 Ne4+ Ke6 Nfg5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Girya vs Ekaterina Vasilenko, Paleochora, 7/16/2012
5r2/1bqn2k1/r7/p2p3Q/2pPnP1B/2P1PR2/6PP/1B1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ if Nxg3 Qh7# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Girya vs Tea Gueci, Rhodes, 10/21/2013
8/5R1p/p5pk/2p3N1/P5B1/7P/1b3PK1/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ h4 if Bg7 Rc7 ]

e)
Yulia Dmitrieva vs Girya, Serpukhov, 2000
4q1k1/pppb1pbp/1n1p2pB/7n/2PP3N/1PN4P/P1BQ1PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh6 Qxh6 Qe1+ Kh2 Qxc3 ]

Girya Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vladislav Kudris vs Girya, Vladimir, 12/16/2006
3r1rk1/pp3pbp/6p1/5q2/2Q5/2P3P1/P2B1PKP/3R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2 if Qf4 Rd7 ]

b)
Nu Hong Ton vs Girya, Kemer, 11/25/2007
2r3k1/pp2b1pp/q3p3/4P3/2r1P3/4B3/PQ4PP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc2 Qd4 Qe2 if Bf2 Bc5 ]

c)
Inna Ivakhinova vs Girya, St. Petersburg, 3/16/2009
5rk1/1p2r2p/3p1np1/3P1p2/1PPR4/5PP1/q2Q2KP/1BR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Kulkarni Bhakti vs Girya, Chotowa, 8/12/2010
2r5/5pk1/p1r1p1p1/1p1p3p/3P2n1/PQNBPKRq/1P1R1P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh2+ if Kf4 Qh4+ or if Ke2 Qf1# ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Karina Ambartsumova vs Girya, Moscow, 2/6/2011
8/4R1pk/2b3rp/1p2pp1q/7P/3PBP2/2P3PK/4Q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kh1 Qxf3 ]

f)
Tatiana Shadrina vs Girya, Tiumen, 6/21/2012
3r2k1/pb1rbppp/1pqNp3/4P3/P1PQpP2/1P2B3/3R2PP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd6 if exd6 Bf6 ]


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