Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrei Kharlov.
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.
Andrei Kharlov vs Vladimir Chuchelov, Khabarovsk, 1990
1r4k1/2p3Pp/8/r2ppNP1/2Q5/q4P2/1P5R/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ Kxg7 Qxc7+ ]

b)
Andrei Kharlov vs Alexander Obukhov, Kuibyshev, 1990
R7/2R1bpk1/p3q3/2p3pp/8/4B1PP/2P2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8 if Kf6 Rexe7 ]

c)
Kharlov vs Sarhan Guliev, Cheliabinsk, 1991
3r2k1/p1rqnpp1/1p2bp1p/8/3P4/2P1NB2/PQ3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ d5 Bf5 d6 ]

d)
Andrei Kharlov vs Istvan Csom, Bern, 1992
r1b1k2r/pp3ppp/n3pn2/1Nbq4/3Q4/2P1B3/PP3PPP/R3KBNR w - - 0 1
[ Qxc5 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Kharlov vs Ivan Farago, Leeuwarden, 1992
r6k/p4Qp1/7p/1ppPrR2/7P/P5q1/2B3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ if Kh7 Rg5+ ]



Andrei Kharlov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andrei Kharlov vs Vladimir Nevostrujev, Moscow, 1992
1q1rrb1k/1p3ppp/p1b5/P3p3/1PN1P3/1Q4P1/2PR2BP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 if Rxd2 Nxf7+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Kharlov vs Eduard Khlian, Podolsk, 1992
r2qrnk1/pp4pp/2b1p3/3nN1bQ/3P4/2N5/PPB2PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ if Nxh7 Qf7+ ]

c)
Andrei Kharlov vs Zenon Franco Ocampos, Spain, 1994
2br2k1/1p3ppp/1q6/r1b1P3/p2p4/1P3B2/PBQ2PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ b4 Bxb4 Qxc8 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Andrei Kharlov vs Krunoslav Hulak, Budapest, 1996
5r1k/5p1p/3NrP2/2p1n3/2P4q/5Q1P/6RK/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Rxg8 Rxg8+ Kxg8 Qa8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Kharlov vs Genrikh Chepukaitis, Novgorod, 1999
4rk2/2q1n2r/p4bpp/1pn5/P1Q2P2/2P1R2P/BP3BP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Nxg8 Rxe8+ ]

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