Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Grischuk.
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) White Mates in 3. Grischuk vs G Tatarliev, Duisburg, 1992
2rr2k1/1b3p1p/1p1b2p1/p1qP3Q/3R4/1P6/PB3PPP/1B2R1K1 w - - 0 1

b)
Grischuk vs Oleg Spirin, Kazan, 1997
1nr2r1k/p2q3p/1p3P1R/3p3N/3P4/b7/P2N3P/RQ5K w - - 0 1
[ Qd3 if Rc1+ Rxc1 Bxc1 Ng7 mates ]

c)
Grischuk vs Andrey Lunev, Moscow, 1999
8/p4p2/3RbQ2/2q3p1/4P1k1/P4N2/2r5/7K w - - 0 1
[ Ne5+ Kh4 Qh6+ Kg3 Qxg5+ & Nd3+ ]

d)
Grischuk vs Valerij Popov, St Petersburg, 1999
6kr/1b4p1/p2n2Bp/3p4/3N2PP/b2KB3/2P5/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if Nc4 Bd4 ]

e)
Grischuk vs Laurent Fressinet, Lausanne, 2000
r5k1/2P3pp/2r5/3pp3/1pB2n2/5P2/PP5P/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if Rxc4 Rd8+ Kf7 Rc1 ]



Grischuk Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Grischuk vs Ruslan Ponomariov, Torshavn, 2000
r1bB2k1/1p4bp/1n2p1p1/p7/Pq2N3/1B6/1P4PP/R4Q1K w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Kh8 Qf7 Bd7 Bxe6 Rxd8 Qg8+ ]

b)
Grischuk vs Evgeny Bareev, Panormo, 2001
3rkb2/pp3prp/4p2p/1q1pN2Q/3P4/8/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 Rxf7 Rxe6+ Be7 Rxe7+ Kxe7 Re1+ Kf8 Qxh6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Grischuk vs Ivan Sokolov, Bled, 2002
5k2/3q1Pp1/3p4/p2P2Pp/1p1Q3P/1P1B2K1/P3R3/7r w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Kxf7 Bg6+ Kxg6 Qe4+ ]

d)
Grischuk vs Stellan Brynell, Germany, 2002
r1b1k2r/1p2qp1p/p1n1p1p1/4n1N1/4N3/P3Q3/1PP2PP1/2KR3R w q - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if f5 Nhf6+ Kf7 Rxh8 mates ]

e)
Grischuk vs Rauf Mamedov, Internet, 2003
8/pR3R2/1p2r1pk/4P2p/r7/5P2/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ f4 if g5 f5 ]

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Grischuk Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Grischuk vs Luiz De Souza Gomes, Internet, 2003
2r1kb1r/6p1/p2ppn1p/q3p3/2p1P1P1/2N1BP2/PPP2Q1P/1K1R3R w k - 0 1
[ Bb6 if Qb4 a3 ]

b)
Grischuk vs Alexey Khruschiov, Internet, 2003
r2qkb1r/p2bnpp1/1pn1p3/2NpP2p/1P1P2P1/P4N2/1B3P1P/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nb7 Qb8 Nd6+ Kd8 Nxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 8. Grischuk vs Ivan Sokolov, Poikovsky, 2004
2r3k1/4Rrp1/q2p4/3PpNQp/P4n2/4p2P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Grischuk vs Vadim Zvjaginsev, Poikovsky, 2004
2b2rk1/1p1p3q/1B1R2p1/6Q1/pP2p1P1/2P5/2P2p2/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ Kf7 Qf6+ Ke8 Qd8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Grischuk vs Klisurica Jashar, Izmir, 2004
r3n2R/pp2n3/3p1kp1/1q1Pp1N1/6P1/2P1BP2/PP6/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

Grischuk Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Grischuk vs Alexey Dreev, Poikovsky, 2005
1n1r4/5p2/b3k2p/1pP1p3/3nNp2/8/R5PP/2R2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ c6 if Ndxc6 Nc5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Grischuk vs Emil Sutovsky, Sochi, 2006
5q1k/3rrBpp/p7/1p6/5Q2/7P/PB3RPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7+ ]

c)
Grischuk vs Jesus Nogueiras, Turin, 2006
8/3b3p/3P2p1/1n1p1kP1/1Pp1p2P/2P3B1/6K1/3B4 w - - 0 1
[ Kh3 e3 Bg4+ ]

d)
Grischuk vs Viswanathan Anand, Rishon le Zion, 2006
1r1q4/b1p2p1k/p2p1n2/Pp1P1n2/7B/6RP/1P1N1PP1/4Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb1 ]

e)
Grischuk vs Dmitry Gurevich, Rishon le Zion, 2006
r2q1rk1/p2b1pb1/3p1np1/1p2p2P/3BP1p1/1BN2P2/PPPQ4/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ h6 ]

Grischuk Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Grischuk vs Artyom Timofeev, Sochi, 2007
2r5/1p1kqQ2/4N1p1/p2pP2p/b6P/3Pb1P1/PP6/K1R5 w - - 0 1
[ Nf8+ ]

b)
Grischuk vs Boris Savchenko, Moscow, 2007
r4rk1/pp3p1p/1n4p1/q2pP1B1/1bpPb3/2N2N2/PP1Q1PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 Rfe8 a3 if Bf8 Nxe4 ]

c)
Grischuk vs Evgeny Alekseev, Moscow, 2008
2b5/7p/3k2pP/1p1p1pP1/1P1P1K2/8/5P2/3B4 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Grischuk vs Baadur Jobava, Khanty Mansyisk, 2009
8/p4q2/6k1/1p3rP1/3Q4/8/PPP5/K6R w - - 0 1
[ Rh6+ ]

Grischuk Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Grischuk vs Boris Gelfand, Linares, 2010
2r4k/1p2Q1Rp/p3p2B/P2bP2p/4qp2/2P5/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
Alexander Grischuk vs Boris Savchenko, Moscow, 2010
2r4k/5p1p/p3p2Q/8/4b3/P1b2B2/2q3PP/3R2BK w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 Qd3 Bxe4 Qxe4 Rxc3 ]

c)
Alexander Grischuk vs Anish Giri, Monaco, 3/22/2011
1r3r1k/4p1bp/p1pn2p1/2p1B3/4n3/1PN1P2P/P3BPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe4 Bxe5 Nxc5 if Ra8 Nd7 or if Rfd8 Nxa6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Alexander Grischuk vs Vladimir Genba, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/28/2011
r1b2r1k/pp3ppp/4p3/1qb1P3/6QB/8/PP2NPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 gxf6 exf6 if Rg8 Rd8 ]

e)
Alexander Grischuk vs Fabiano Caruana, Moscow, 6/7/2012
2Q2bk1/3r4/3Pq3/2B1p1pp/8/3R3P/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf3 ]

Grischuk Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Grischuk vs Vladislav Tkachiev, Astana, 7/8/2012
1q5k/6p1/p6p/5Q2/1r6/7R/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Grischuk vs Aleksandr Shimanov, Moscow, 2/16/2013
2r1rk2/1p3q1p/p3p3/1P2Bp2/2nQ4/6R1/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ ]

c)
Alexander Grischuk vs Vadim Zvjaginsev, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/6/2013
rn1qkb1r/p4pp1/4p1p1/2n5/1p2N1P1/1Q5P/PP2PP2/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxc5 Bxc5 Bg2 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Grischuk vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Riga, 9/15/2013
7R/p1n3r1/5Np1/Pq4kp/8/2Q2P1P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4+ Kf4 g3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Aleksandr Shimanov vs Alexander Grischuk, Moscow, 2/16/2013
3r1r2/pp3pk1/2p1b1p1/4N3/3PP1p1/P5q1/1P4P1/1BRQR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2 if Nxg4 Rh8+ Nh2 Rxh2+ ]

Grischuk Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hao Wang vs Alexander Grischuk, Beijing, 12/17/2013
r3r1k1/p4p1p/1q3np1/2bp4/3N4/1P3PPB/P2Q3P/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4+ if Qxd4 Re1+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Grischuk vs Anton Filippov, Tromsoe, 2014
r2rk3/1pq1bp2/2n3R1/p2p1B1Q/3p1p1P/P7/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 if Ne5 Qh8+ Bf8 Rxe5+ or if fxg6 Qh8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Evgueij Kretov vs Alexander Grischuk, Moscow, 2014
2rr4/1p2pk2/p6p/5bp1/1P2n3/4P1B1/1P1NRPPP/3K3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Be6 ]


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