Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Melikset Khachiyan.
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)
Black to move and win. Sarhan Guliev vs Khachiyan, URS, 1986
2r3k1/5p1p/6p1/6N1/3R4/8/2p2PPP/1nK5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 if Kxc2 Ne4+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 8. Javad Kaberi vs Khachiyan, Teheran, 1992
3r3k/1p5p/7p/p4B2/4pKP1/3q3P/Pb1N1P2/3R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd5 g5 Rxf5+ Kxf5 Qd5+ Kf4 Be5+ ]

c)
Khachiyan vs Jiri Nun, Pardubice, 1996
8/1r4bk/2q1p1Np/3pPp1P/pP3P1B/P5RK/3n4/6Q1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Greg Small vs Khachiyan, Costa Mesa, 2002
2k5/pp2r3/2p3pp/4B1n1/2P2KP1/1P6/P1PR4/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Khachiyan vs David Pruess, Lindsborg, 2002
6r1/p2k1p1P/bpn1pQ2/3pP3/q7/2p3P1/2P1NP2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5+ if exd5 Qd6+ or if Kc7 Qxf7+ ]



Khachiyan Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Khachiyan vs Zoran Djoric, Burbank, 2005
2kr4/1p2bp2/2p1Pn2/p4p1p/PnPq1B2/4NQ1P/1P3PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 if Qc5 Be3 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Khachiyan vs David Lucky, Santa Monica, 2005
7r/p5pp/k3p2n/p1BqP3/2pP1p2/8/Q1P2PPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa4 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Song Yi vs Khachiyan, Las Vegas, 2007
4r1k1/1p3pb1/8/5p2/5N1R/1P6/2r3PP/3QqR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh4 if Qxc2 Qxf4 ]

d)
Black Mates in 5. Jesse Kraai vs Khachiyan, Edmonton, 2007
4r1k1/5p2/3Q4/1p1P4/3b4/P2b2PP/1P2q1B1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4 ]

e)
Black Mates in 6. John Bryant vs Khachiyan, Los Angeles, 2007
1nbr2k1/1p3ppp/1pp5/6q1/1P2P1n1/r1Q2NN1/2P3PP/R3KB1R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Rxa1+ if Ke2 Qc1 Qd2 Rxd2+ or if Qxa1 Qe3+ ]


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