## "Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Qian Huang. 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)
White mates in 4.
Huang vs Yuhua Xu, Jiangsu Wuxi, 5/19/2008
8/6p1/6kp/4Qp2/2B1p3/P3PqPP/2b2P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ if Kf6 Qf7+ ]

b)
Huang vs Baira Kovanova, Beijing, 10/4/2008
1r3r2/pp2k1p1/2p1P3/2Pp1pq1/3Q4/P3P3/1P2KR2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if Rbd8 Rh7 Rg8 Rxf5 or if Rbc8 Qd6+ Kf6 e7+ ]

c)
Huang vs Yuhua Xu, Beijing, 10/6/2008
3r2k1/p4ppp/2pB4/1bPn4/r3p3/1KP1P1PB/3R1P1P/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 if Ra5 Bc7 ]

d)
Huang vs Qi Guo, Jiangsu Wuxi, 10/21/2008
1rR5/r2n1pk1/4p1pp/2p5/p1N5/P3P3/1P1R1PPP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 ]

e)
Qian Huang vs Yu Wang, Jiangsu Wuxi, 2008
6k1/1pq2pp1/7p/p1pPN3/Pr3P2/3Q2Pb/5P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ d6 Qb6 g4 ]

Qian Huang Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Qian Huang vs Lufei Ruan, Beijing, 2009
2rkr3/3n1p2/2BP3p/pQ2pq2/1b4pP/1P4B1/2p2PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd7 if cxd1/Q Rxd1 Qc2 Bxg4 or if Qd7 Qb6+ ]

b)
Huang vs Doudou Wang, Xinghua, 5/28/2010
r1r3k1/4ppbp/1B4p1/8/2q5/1QP3P1/P4P1P/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Huang vs Valentina Gunina, Ningbo, 8/6/2010
8/1n2R3/2k3p1/7p/1PK4P/2B2rP1/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ b5+ Kb6 Bd4+ Ka5 Rxb7 ]

d)
Huang vs Thi Mai Nguyen, Guanzhou, 11/25/2010
2rqnrk1/1p1nbb1p/p1p1p1p1/2PpNpP1/1P1P1B1P/P1NBPP2/7Q/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Na4 Nxe5 Bxe5 w/Nb6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Huang vs Xiaobing Gu, Jiangsu Wuxi, 4/24/2011
r3r2k/p6p/2q1P1p1/1p5b/1P2PQ2/6P1/6BP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ Kg8 Rf7 ]

Qian Huang Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Huang vs Srinath Narayanan, Moscow, 2/12/2012
2r4k/5p1p/2Pqpnr1/3p4/3Bn3/4Q3/P3B1PP/2RR3K w - - 1 0
[ Qxe4 if dxe4 Bxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Huang vs Doudou Wang, Xinghua, 4/3/2012
8/1p4R1/2b1p2k/p1Pp4/P2PpK1p/1P3p2/5r2/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ R1g6+ Kh5 Rxe6 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Huang vs Aa Citra Dewi, Zaozhuang, 5/18/2012
3rr1k1/1q5p/1p1PR2P/p4Q2/8/1P4P1/P6K/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Kh8 Qe5+ ]

d)
Huang vs Dagur Ragnarsson, Reykjavik, 2/16/2013
r2qr1k1/pp2bppp/5n2/3pN3/2pn2b1/1PN3P1/P2BPPBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg4 Nxg4 e3 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Qian Huang vs Medina Warda Aulia, Manila, 2013
2k2r1r/p1p5/b7/2pBpNp1/4Pn1p/2P2P1P/PR4P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ Nxe6 Ne7# ]

## 'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series

Qian Huang Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Qian Huang vs Tianlu Gu, China, 2015
2R3Q1/5np1/p4r1k/5p1p/P4N2/1P3PP1/1q2P1KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Nxh8 Rxh8+ ]

b)
Tatiana Titareva vs Huang, Marina d'Or, 1998
1r1q1rk1/5pbp/p1npp1p1/2p5/2P1P1n1/2N1B3/PP1QN1B1/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 Qxe3 Bd4 Nxd4 cxd4 ]

c)
Anupama Gokhale vs Huang, Calicut, 2003
5r2/2p4k/2P3p1/1P5p/4pb2/2q1N2P/4Q1P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3 if Qxe3 Rf1+ ]

d)
Karolina Ortiz Nadya vs Huang, Halkidiki, 2003
8/p3bpk1/1pq1p1pp/1Q2P3/1P1r1P1P/P1N2RP1/6K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Nataliaja Pogonina vs Huang, Ningbo, 8/12/2010
2r2r2/1p4pk/pb5p/3Qp2q/P3N1n1/8/1PP2PP1/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ Nxf2 Qh2+ ]

Qian Huang Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ghazal Hakimifard vs Huang, Mashhad, 2011
r3r1k1/6p1/p2p1b1p/2qP1p2/1RQ5/8/1PP1BRPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 ]

b)
Yuhua Xu vs Qian Huang, JinZhou, 2009
2r2rk1/3bbppp/1q1p1nn1/1B6/3NPp2/1PP4P/4Q1P1/RNB1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Nxc3 Qxd4+ or if Ra4 Rxb3 ]

c)
Qian Huang vs Srinath Narayanan, Moscow, 2/12/2012
2r4k/5p1p/2Pqpnr1/3p4/3Bn3/4Q3/P3B1PP/2RR3K w - - 1 0
[ Qxe4 if dxe4 Bxf6+ ]

d)
Qian Huang vs Dagur Ragnarsson, Reykjavik, 2/16/2013
r2qr1k1/pp2bppp/5n2/3pN3/2pn2b1/1PN3P1/P2BPPBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg4 if Nxg4 e3 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Qian Huang vs Warda Medina, Manila, 5/26/2013
2k2r1r/p1p5/b7/2pBpNp1/4Pn1p/2P2P1P/PR4P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ ]

Qian Huang Puzzles, Part VI. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Qian Huang, Huai'an, 2016
r4r2/3kp2Q/8/3qBP2/1ppP4/8/PKP4P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...c3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Daria Charochkina vs Qian Huang, Teheran, 2017
7r/1p3pk1/p2b1np1/3P1p2/Pq6/5QP1/1PN3K1/1BBRr3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ Kxh2 Qh4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Jue Wang vs Qian Huang, China, 2018
4r1k1/5q2/7Q/6P1/p1pr4/P7/1PP3B1/2K2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Qian Huang vs Polina Shuvalova, Moscow, 2019
2b2r1k/p6P/1p3p2/3p2R1/3Q2P1/P2BP1q1/1P6/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxf6+ ]

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