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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexandra Goryachkina.
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)
Goryachkina vs Zoia Mandrykina, Dagomys, 2008
3r2k1/p2rnpp1/1pp4p/3b1N2/PP5P/2R1PP2/6P1/3R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Rxe7 e4 ]

b)
Goryachkina vs Anastasiya Eryshkanova, Samara, 2008
r1b1R3/5p2/1p1Rrkpp/pBp5/8/PP2P2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxe6+ fxe6 Bc6 Rb8 Bd7 ]

c)
Goryachkina vs Siranush Ghukasyan, Vung Tau, 2008
r3r3/pp2nkpp/5q2/3n1p2/1P1p4/PQ1P3P/1B3PP1/R3RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ Rxe7 Qxd5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4.
Goryachkina vs Anton Stepanischev, Voronezh, 2009
1r4rk/n4p1p/p1p1qPpQ/3pP1P1/P1pP4/7P/1P4B1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf4 w/Qxh7+ ]

e)
Goryachkina vs Alexandra Makarenko, Perm, 2011
5r1k/pp5p/3p1b2/2pP1p1Q/3n1P2/qP1B3P/P5P1/3RB2K w - - 0 1
[ Bc3 Qxa2 Bxd4 Bxd4 Bxf5 ]



Aleksandra Goryachkina Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Goryachkina vs Dina Drozdova, Moscow, 2012
r2q1rk1/1b1n1p1p/p2p2p1/P1bP2N1/1pB1N3/3Q4/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 if h5 Qxd7 ]

b)
Goryachkina vs Maria Bezgodova, Gaziantep, 2012
bn1qk2r/5ppp/2pbpn2/4N3/2BP4/1Q2P3/5PPP/1NB1K2R w Kk - 0 1
[ Bxe6 fxe6 Qxe6+ Qe7 Qc8+ Qd8 Qxd8+ Kxd8 Nxf7+ ]

c)
Goryachkina vs Maria Severina, Kharkov, 2012
r4rk1/4bqp1/p2npn1p/1pNp4/3B4/1P4P1/P3PPBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Nxe6 if Qxe6 Bxd5 or if Rfc8 Bxd5 ]

d)
Goryachkina vs Baira Kovanova, Khanty Mansyisk, 2012
4r2k/7p/1p1p4/pq1P1Qb1/1P2ppP1/P6P/5P2/2R1K3 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 if Be7 Rxe7 ]

Aleksandra Goryachkina Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksandra Goryachkina vs Sergey Savitskiy, Khanty Mansyisk, 2013
1r5r/p4p2/3p1Ppk/qppPn2p/4P1PQ/7P/PP2R3/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf5 Kh7 Rxh5+ gxh5 Qg5 Ng6 gxh5 Rbg8 e5 ]

b)
Aisa Imeeva vs Aleksandra Goryachkina, Kocaeli, 2013
4r1k1/1q3bpp/3Q4/1p2rp2/7P/P5K1/1P4P1/1B1R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...R5e6 if Qc5 or Qf4 Rg6+ ]

c)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Aleksandra Goryachkina, Kocaeli, 2013
7k/7p/3p2p1/2b5/2P1B3/7P/2R1Q1PK/q4r2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ Kg3 Qe5+ Kh4 Qf6+ ]

d)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Aleksandra Goryachkina, Pune, 2014
r1b1kb1r/pp1n1ppp/2p1p3/q7/2BPn2B/4PN2/PP1N1PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...g5 Bg3 g4 Ne5 Nxd2 if Qxd2 Bb4 ]

e)
Aleksandra Goryachkina vs Qian Huang, Riyadh, 2017
3rr1k1/1pq2bbp/1np2pp1/p7/3PP3/4B1PB/3N1P1P/1RRQ2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bf4 ]


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