Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Ipatov.
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.
Alexander Ipatov vs Dmitry Belyak, Kharkov, 2004
3qrrk1/pp4bp/3pppp1/2pP1PB1/N2nP2Q/1P5R/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kf7 fxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Ipatov vs Ilia Derevianchenko, Ternopol, 2005
3r1b1k/ppq2rp1/2p1pPRp/4P3/3PN2P/8/PP4Q1/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Qg6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Ipatov vs Dmitriy Danilenko, Odessa, 2008
4rrk1/ppp1n2p/3p2bQ/3N3N/2Pqp3/8/PP3P2/2K3RR w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Nhf6+ Kg7 Rh7# ]

d)
Alexander Ipatov vs Jose Codina Garcia, Balaguer, 2008
r6r/pp1q2k1/1np1pn2/4Q3/3P3b/P5N1/1P4B1/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Nbd5 Bxd5 ]

e)
Alexander Ipatov vs Mikhailo Oleksienko, Lvov, 2008
r6k/p2q1p1p/1p3Pr1/n2pP2R/3p3P/P1P2P2/5K2/1Q5R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ if Kg8 Qxg6+ or if Kxh7 h5 mates ]



Alexander Ipatov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Ipatov vs Illya Nyzhnyk, Konya, 2011
3r3r/pb3k1p/1p3pp1/8/1P1RP3/1K3P2/PN2B1Pb/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 Rxd8 Rh1 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Alexander Ipatov vs Yakup Erturan, Konya, 2011
r3rkB1/pb1q2p1/5b1p/2p2N2/3p1B2/P7/QP3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Ipatov vs Jon Haarr, Reykjavik, 2012
1r1r4/p1k2p1p/Bn1p3b/1QpR1p2/1p3P2/4P1N1/PP3P1P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5+ dxc5 Qxc5+ Kd7 Bb5+ ]

d)
Vladislav Salabun vs Alexander Ipatov, Lvov, 2003
r1bqkb1r/pppn1ppp/5n2/3N2B1/3P4/8/PP2PPPP/R2QKBNR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 Bxd8 Bb4+ Qd2 Kxd8 ]

e)
Igor Zakharevich vs Alexander Ipatov, Minsk, 2006
4r1k1/p4rp1/p3p1Np/1q1pP3/Qb1P4/4P3/1PR3PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Rxf1 Qxa4 ]

Alexander Ipatov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andrew Fish vs Alexander Ipatov, Nikolaev, 2006
8/pp1b4/5k2/2p2pp1/2Pr4/1P1B1R1P/P2K1P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 w/...Bc6 ]

b)
R Kiryakin vs Alexander Ipatov, Penza, 2006
rn2k2r/ppq2ppp/4bb2/3N4/3P4/1Q3N2/PP3PPP/R3KB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qa5+ ]

c)
Illya Shumilov vs Alexander Ipatov, Belaja Tserkov, 2006
3r2k1/1p2n2p/p3qpp1/2Q1p3/1P6/P3PN2/5PPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Valery Kurochkin vs Alexander Ipatov, Lvov, 2006
5r2/1pq3k1/2p1B3/p6p/P3n3/3Q2nP/1P4PK/2R1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ ]

e)
Alexandr Rogovsky vs Alexander Ipatov, Odessa, 2007
2kr3r/p5Q1/4p2p/q2pP3/1n5P/N1p1B3/1PP3P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na2+ Kb1 Qb4 ]

Alexander Ipatov Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Igor Smirnov vs Alexander Ipatov, Odessa, 2007
2r3k1/4p2p/3pp1p1/4n1Pn/1P2P3/p3QP2/2RRB2P/qNK5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb2+ ]

b)
Priya S V Sathya vs Alexander Ipatov, Balaguer, 2008
3r2k1/pp3ppp/8/2p1n3/2P1Q1bq/P3P3/1P1N1PPP/4KB1R b K - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 Kxd2 Qxf2+ if Kc3 Bf5 or if Kc1 Qe1+ mates ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Atanas Stanoev vs Alexander Ipatov, Sofia, 2010
8/5ppk/8/p2P4/4n1P1/4PN1p/r7/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Marko Nenezic vs Alexander Ipatov, Plovdiv, 2012
r3k3/1p6/p2p1RR1/2pPp3/P1P1q3/2KQ2p1/1P5r/8 b q - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ if Kb3 Qb4+ ]


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