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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of P Harikrishna.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
Harikrishna vs M R Venkatesh, Mumbai, 2003
[ Be6 Qxc3 Qb5+ Kf8 Qb7 ]

b)
Harikrishna vs Andrei Murariu, Nakhchivan, 2003
[ Rxc6 bxc6 Bxc6+ ]

c)
Harikrishna vs Teimour Radjabov, Cala Galdana, 1996
[ Qxf8 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Harikrishna vs Vlad Jianu, Paris, 1996
[ h6 Rg8 Nxg8 Rxg8 Qh4 Rg6 Qd8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Harikrishna vs Hamed Mousavian, Iran, 1998
[ Bf3 g4 Qxg4+ Kf7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qh8+ ]



Harikrishna Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Harikrishna vs Michael Buscar, Oropesa, 2000
[ Rxe6+ Kxe6 Qa2+ Ke7 Re4+ Ne5 Nxe5 Qxe5 Rxe5+ ]

b)
Harikrishna vs Emanuel Berg, Yerevan, 2000
[ Bxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 g6 fxg6 Qxg6 ]

c)
Harikrishna vs Ponnuswamy Konguvel, London, 2001
[ b6 ]

d)
Harikrishna vs Jha Sriram, New Delhi, 2001
[ Rxf8+ ]

e)
Harikrishna vs Irina Krush, Hastings, 2002
[ Rc1 Bd7 Bxe7 Kxe7 b3 ]

Harikrishna Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Harikrishna vs Wendelin Sprenger, Heraklio, 2002
[ Qh5+ w/Qxh6+ & f6 ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Harikrishna vs Jha Sriram, Nagpur, 2002
[ Rxf8+ Kh7 Qf5+ g6 Rxf7+ ]

c)
Harikrishna vs Gerhard Lorscheid, Pardubice, 2002
[ Bxe5 if Qxe5 Nxf7+ & if Rxf7 Ng6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Harikrishna vs Chandrashekhar Gokhale, Abudhabi, 2003
[ Nf7+ Kg7 Ng5+ Kf8 Rf7+ Kg8 Rd7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Harikrishna vs Stewart Haslinger, Edinburgh, 2003
[ Nh6+ Kf8 Bxg7+ Rxg7 Qf5+ ]

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Harikrishna Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
White to move and win. Harikrishna vs Gadir Guseinov, Nakhchivan, 2003
[ Qb5 w/Bd5 ]

b)
Dipanjan Das vs Harikrishna, Calcutta, 2000
[ ...Ndf4 ]

c)
Vishal Sareen vs Harikrishna, Nagpur, 2002
[ ...a3+ w/...Qc5+ ]

d)
Ramil Hasangatin vs Harikrishna, Abudhabi, 2003
[ ...Ra1+ if Kg2 Kc4 ]

e)
Ghate Swathi vs Harikrishna, Mumbai, 2003
[ ...Bc2 if Nxc2 e2 ]

f)
Zurab Sturua vs Harikrishna, Dubai, 2004
[ ...Bc5 if Rc7 Be6+ mates ]

P Harikrishna Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
P Harikrishna vs Jan Timman, Wijk aan Zee, 1/20/2012
3r4/7p/k1n3r1/1p4p1/p1b1NnB1/P3B3/5PPP/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5+ if Kb6 Ne6+ ]

b)
P Harikrishna vs Daniele Vocaturo, Wijk aan Zee, 1/25/2012
2r3k1/p2q1ppp/2r2b2/1Q1B4/8/B5P1/P4P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc6 if Rxc6 Qxc6 ]

c)
P Harikrishna vs Maxim Rodshtein, Biel, 7/30/2012
6k1/6p1/2r4p/1R1p4/2nq4/6RP/1P3PQ1/4rBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ if Kh7 Rb7 Rg6 Rxg6 or if Kf7 Rxg7+ Qxg7 Rb7+ ]

d)
P Harikrishna vs Gata Kamsky, Istanbul, 8/31/2012
4k3/2p5/p1n2p2/PrBR4/4rPK1/1pP5/1P6/7R w - - 1 0
[ Kf5 if Re2 Kxf6 mates ]

e)
White mates in 2.
P Harikrishna vs Loek Van Wely, Wijk aan Zee, 1/17/2013
7r/3n1n1k/pp1pN1p1/3B2Pp/P3Q3/8/1P1q3P/2r2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ ]

f)
White mates in 4.
P Harikrishna vs Alexander Takeda Fier, Czech Republic, 11/2/2013
1R6/pr4q1/1kp4p/7P/2Q5/BP6/P1P3r1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Bc5+ if Kc7 Qf4+ ]

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P Harikrishna Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
P Harikrishna vs Fabiano Caruana, Dubai, 6/20/2014
r1b2r1k/pp3p2/5q1b/2np4/3P1P2/2PB4/PP1NQ3/1K4RR w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 ]

b)
P Harikrishna vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Beijing, 2014
3rr2k/p5bp/1n4p1/1Q3p2/5B2/6P1/q3PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7 Rc8 Bb7 if Rxc7 Qxe8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
P Harikrishna vs Michael Richter, Berlin, 2015
3Q4/1p1R3p/2q1p1pk/4P3/6rP/8/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ ]

d)
P Harikrishna vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Shamkir, 2016
3b2k1/1R3p1p/1pr3p1/p7/P3pB2/2P4P/1P3PP1/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
P Harikrishna vs B Adhiban, Wijk aan Zee, 2017
4r3/3br3/1bp2p1R/pp1p2k1/3P3N/P2NP3/1P3K2/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ Kxh4 Rh1+ Bh3 Rg3 ]

f)
Dronavalli Harika vs Tuvshintogs Batchimeg, Riyadh, 2017
1r1r2k1/pb2q2p/1p2P1p1/2pBR3/8/1P3QPP/P6K/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf7+ Qxf7 2.exf7+ if 2...Kg7 3.Re8 or if 2...Kf8 3.Bxb7 ]

g)
Dronavalli Harika vs Almira Skripchenko, Riyadh, 2017
3r3k/p2bR1rp/1pp3q1/2p2p2/5Q2/3PR1PP/PP4BK/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qc7 ]

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