Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Kharchenko.
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)
Boris Kharchenko vs Vadim Razin, Dnepropetrovsk, 2004
r1b2rk1/ppp1n1pp/8/3pbq2/6N1/7P/PPP1BPP1/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3 Qe6 Re1 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Boris Kharchenko vs Rostislav Mironenko, Donetsk, 2005
5q1k/pp5p/4B3/b2p3Q/3P4/1PP5/5PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ Qg7 Qb8+ ]

c)
Boris Kharchenko vs Dmitri Borzov, Kiev, 2006
4r1rQ/2n2k1N/2pq2p1/p2p1p2/2pP1P2/4R3/PPP2P2/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kf8 Rxe8+ Nxe8 Nh7+ Kf7 Ng5+ ]

d)
Konstantin Bukrij vs Boris Kharchenko, Evpatoria, 2006
6bk/6bp/2QB4/2P3N1/8/4r3/1q2r1PP/2R2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1 if Rxc1 Re1+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Boris Kharchenko vs Andrey Baryshpolets, Vinnitsa, 2007
r3kr2/pp3p2/6B1/3QP2p/5P2/2q5/P5PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kd8 Rd1+ Kc7 Qd6+ ]

Boris Kharchenko puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Boris Kharchenko vs Igor Kovalenko, Alushta, 2007
3k1b1r/r1p2p1p/p4Pb1/4R3/1q3B2/3p1Q1P/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kxe8 Qc6+ Kd8 Bxc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Boris Kharchenko vs Irina Andrenko, Odessa, 2007
r1b1n3/3r2k1/n1p1p2p/p3P1p1/1qPPBQ2/6R1/1P2N1PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ c5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Boris Kharchenko vs Alexander Ipatov, Alushta, 2008
4R3/q2p2rk/2bR4/2P3rp/3Q4/2P2PN1/6PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh6+ Kxh6 Rh8+ if Rh7 Qf6+ or if Kg6 Qd6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Anton Sitnikov vs Boris Kharchenko, Alushta, 2010
3r2k1/1pp1b1pp/p1n3q1/3pP3/PP6/BQ2RP1n/5P1P/1N2RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Leonid Voloshin vs Boris Kharchenko, Alushta, 2010
8/p5pk/1p4p1/6Q1/6P1/P3Nr1q/1P2rP2/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3+ ]

f)
Boris Kharchenko vs Alexandr Shkuro, Kazan, 2015
r1bq1rk1/p1p1bppp/1p2pn2/6B1/3P4/3B1N2/PPP1QPPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Qe4 ]


Ukranian GMs

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