Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rustam Kasimdzhanov.
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)
Kasimdzhanov vs Khaled Kalandar, Macau, 1996
2b3k1/r2r1pp1/p3p2p/1pq1P3/4B2Q/2P5/P4PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ Rxd8 Rxd8+ Qf8 Bh7+ ]

b)
Kasimdzhanov vs Matthias Duppel, Bad Wiessee, 1997
1qr1n1k1/5ppp/p1b5/Np2p3/4P3/P2PQ1NP/1P4P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

c)
Kasimdzhanov vs Patrice Verdier, Bastia, 1997
5r2/pR2Npbk/3p2pp/2pP4/P4QP1/2q1P3/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 ]

d)
Kasimdzhanov vs Richard Forster, Groningen, 1997
r4r2/5pk1/2NN1np1/pQ1b2q1/5p1p/P4P2/5RPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Qf5 Ne7 ]

e)
Kasimdzhanov vs Eremeevich Vul Arkadi, Cappelle la Grande, 1998
r7/pp4k1/3q3p/5Q2/2pPP3/2B1P2P/PP4Pb/7K w - - 0 1
[ d5+ Kg8 e5 ]



Kasimdzhanov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Kasimdzhanov vs Boris Alterman, Wijk aan Zee, 1998
3nr1k1/q5pp/2bB1p2/3Np3/p1PnP1BP/2QP2P1/8/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 ]

b)
Kasimdzhanov vs Jakob Heissler, Germany, 2000
r1bq3k/6p1/p1prpn1p/1p2Q3/7P/1P4P1/P1P2PB1/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 ]

c)
Kasimdzhanov vs Mikhail Gurevich, Batumi, 2001
5rk1/3q1ppp/1p3r2/p1bp4/2b5/2N2NP1/PPQ1PP1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Rc6 Neg5 w/Ne5 ]

d)
Kasimdzhanov vs Mihail Golubev, Germany, 2002
r6k/7p/1Qp2rpq/p3p3/2B1P3/2B2P1n/P5PK/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ if Qf8 Qxe5 w/Kxh3 or if Rxb8 Rxb8+ Kg7 Rg8# ]

e)
Kasimdzhanov vs Filippos Kouvatsos, Rethymnon, 2003
R1r2kn1/2qr1pb1/4p1p1/1pp1P1B1/3p3Q/3P1NP1/1Pn2PB1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ R1a7 if Qxa7 Rxc8+ mates ]

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