Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Denis Khismatullin.
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 5. Khismatullin vs B Buh, Volgograd, 1996
5bk1/p4p2/2p5/2p3P1/2B3qP/PPP1p1B1/b1Q4K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6+ Bg7 Qxf7+ Kh7 Bd3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Khismatullin vs Tatiana Kosintseva, Rybinsk, 2001
5r1k/p6p/1p4p1/8/5bP1/1B2B2n/P2R4/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bd4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Khismatullin vs Vitalij Chupin, Toljatti, 2001
r4rk1/2n2pb1/3p1p2/pp1P1B2/q7/4B2R/P1Q3PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ Kh8 Bg8+ ]

d)
Khismatullin vs Jose San Emeterio Cabanes, Oropesa, 2001
3r2kb/2R2p2/3N1Ppp/8/3B4/3n3P/6P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Ra8 or Rxd4 Nxh6+ ]

e)
Khismatullin vs Sergei Rublevsky, Sochi, 2004
8/p3R1pk/1p5p/7P/8/5Q2/r1q3P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qg4 (if Qg3 Qd1+ w/Qxh5+) ]



Khismatullin Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Khismatullin vs Dmitry Morozov, St. Petersburg, 2004
3r4/p6p/1p5k/5p2/2PB1N2/1P3K2/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7+ if Kxg7 or Kg5 Ne6+ ]

b)
Khismatullin vs Roman Nechepurenko, Serpukhov, 2004
r5k1/3P1p1p/p4np1/2p1q3/1p1n4/6N1/1P1Q2PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf2 Kg7 Rde1 Qd6 Re8 ]

c)
Khismatullin vs Alexandr Voinov, Nizhnij Tagil, 2005
1k1q4/ppb4b/2pN1pp1/4P2p/n6P/6Q1/1PP5/1K2RB2 w - - 0 1
[ exf6 if Bxd6 Re8 or if Bg8 Qxg6 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Khismatullin vs Marat Askarov, Nizhnij Tagil, 2005
R7/4Qr1p/1q1p2k1/1P4p1/6B1/6B1/5bP1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ if Rg7 Qxg7# or if Kh6 Qxg5# ]

e)
Khismatullin vs Oliver Brendel, Dresden, 2007
r3k2r/pp2b2p/4n1p1/1Npqp3/4N3/4P1P1/PP3PBP/5QK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Bxd5 Ke7 Bxe6 Kxe6 Nc7+ ]

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Khismatullin Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Khismatullin vs Anatoli Shvedchikov, Moscow, 2008
2b2r2/4r1kp/2pNppp1/ppPq4/3P1Q2/1P1R3P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf3 if Rff7 Nxf7 or if f5 Re5 ]

b)
Khismatullin vs Sanan Sjugirov, Moscow, 2009
1rnq2k1/5pbp/3p2p1/P1pPp3/Q1N1P3/2n2PP1/3B3P/1R3BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb8 Nxa4 Nb6 Naxb6 axb6 if c4 b7 or if Qe7 Rxc8+ ]

c)
Khismatullin vs Dmitry Svetushkin, Rijeka, 2010
r2qr1k1/p4pp1/1ppp1n1p/2n5/2PQPP2/B1P3PP/P5B1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 dxe5 fxe5 Nfd7 Bxc5 Nxc5 Bxc6 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Khismatullin vs Marin Bosiocic, Rijeka, 2010
1r2r3/pp3k2/n2R1b1q/7p/8/P1N4P/1P4Q1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ if Re6 Qxe6+ or if Kf8 Rg8+ ]

e)
Khismatullin vs Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Voronezh, 2010
4r3/6kp/1p4p1/5p2/3Pn2P/q2NQ1P1/2R2P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7+ if Re7 Rxe7+ Qxe7 f3 or if Kg8 Qh6 ]

Khismatullin Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Khismatullin vs Evgeni Somkin, Izhevsk, 2010
3Q4/2R5/p1n1p3/2k5/P7/1PqPr2p/7P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qe7+ if Kd5 Rd7+ or if Kb6 Rb7+ ]

b)
Khismatullin vs Michail Panarin, Samara, 2011
Q7/8/1q1P4/pk2PK2/8/2B2p2/1Pr5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ if Qc5 Qb3+ or if Ka6 Qd3+ or if Ka4 Qc4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Khismatullin vs Maxim Matlakov, Magnitogorsk, 2011
6k1/2r1r1bN/pppq1pQ1/3pnB2/1P1B2P1/P3P3/5PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ Qxf6 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh7# ]

d)
Khismatullin vs Zhou Jianchao, Moscow, 2012
3qnrk1/7R/p2p2P1/2pPpP2/n1P1B3/5P2/P1N5/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ g7 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Khismatullin vs Andrei Borisenko, Moscow, 2012
3Q4/1r6/k2p4/3q3p/1PpB3P/K7/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qa8+ Ra7 Qxa7+ Kb5 Qa4# ]

Denis Khismatullin Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Denis Khismatullin vs Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Plovdiv, 3/29/2012
1r1NR3/pp4rk/2p3pp/2Nn1b1q/3Q1P2/6R1/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 if Bxe6 Nxe6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Denis Khismatullin vs Azer Mirzoev, Baku, 9/20/2013
5k2/p2qNp1p/1p2bQp1/1Pn5/P3pN2/4P2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ ]

c)
Berik Akkozov vs Denis Khismatullin, St. Petersburg, 10/6/2013
1r6/pk3p2/7R/nP2p3/4P1p1/2P1K3/5PbP/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4+ if Ke2 Bf3+ or if Kd3 Nb2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Zaur Mammadov vs Denis Khismatullin, Rhodes, 10/26/2013
3r4/Q1RBk3/3pp2p/P3n3/3pP3/7P/1q4PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kg3 Rg8+ if Kf4 Qd2+ or if Kxf3 Qxg2+ ]


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