Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ildar Khairullin.
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)
Khairullin vs Timur Guliev, Serpukhov, 2000
2rr3k/pp3Qpp/8/3q4/5p2/P4P2/7P/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

b)
Khairullin vs Daniil Lintchevski, Kirishi, 2004
3r4/bp5k/p3pQ1p/2P1P3/1P5R/P6P/3q2P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg4 if Qd7 Qg6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2.
Khairullin vs A Utegaliev, Heraklio, 2004
7R/2q1kp2/1rP2pr1/8/2PN4/6PP/1P4QK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Khairullin vs Sergei Zhigalko, Kirishi, 2005
r7/5p1p/pp2bN1k/2p3R1/2P4P/1P6/r5P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4.
Khairullin vs Viktoriya Tarasova, St.Petersburg, 2005
1rnq4/p4rb1/3P2kp/1bN1p3/6P1/4B2P/3Q1PB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2+ ]

a)
Khairullin vs Alexander Motylev, Tomsk, 2006
r1q1r1k1/3n1pp1/2Np1b1p/1p1N1P1Q/5B2/6P1/PPP5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 gxh6 Nxf6+ Nxf6 Qxh6 ]



Khairullin Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 6.
Khairullin vs Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi, Moscow, 2007
2br3k/2n1r2p/2pq2BQ/p2p3R/Pp1P2N1/6PP/1P4P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Rxh7 Rxh7+ Kg8 Nh6+ ]

b)
Khairullin vs N Galopoulos, Plovdiv, 2008
3n4/2pQbkpp/1q2p3/3pP3/1p1P4/1P1NB2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Nc6 Nc5 ]

c)
Khairullin vs Vitaly Shinkevich, Kazan, 2009
6rk/1q3p1p/p2p1P1Q/1p2p3/1P2P3/1b2R3/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3 ]

d)
Khairullin vs Ido Porat, Budva, 2009
2r2rk1/1pq2pbR/p2p2P1/3R4/3nP3/1B3Q2/PPP2PP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4 if Bxd4 Qh3 ]

e)
Khairullin vs Jure Skoberne, Rijeka, 2010
2r3k1/5ppp/4q3/pQ1R2b1/1p1pP3/4N1P1/PP3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re5 if Qd6 Nc4 ]

f)
White Mates in 5.
Khairullin vs Ivan Rozum, St. Petersburg, 2012
b6k/pq4bP/1p1PnQp1/5p2/3B1P2/P1R4R/1PP4P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ ]


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