Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anton Korobov.
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)
Korobov vs Andrey Ivanov, Dnepropetrovsk, 1999
5rk1/1p5p/3p4/3P1p2/5R2/1P2qQrP/6P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rg4+ ]

b)
Korobov vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Gurzuf, 2000
2Rr4/p5bk/1p2b1pp/4p3/1P2N2P/P3q1P1/5PBK/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Bxf6 Rc7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Korobov vs Dariusz Szoen, Gurzuf, 2000
8/1R5p/3p1bp1/2pP2k1/5q2/4Q3/6PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ h4+ ]

d)
Korobov vs Alexander Areshchenko, Kramatorsk, 2001
r4rk1/pb3p1p/1p2PQ2/4q2p/2n1P3/P4P2/B5PP/1R1R3K w - - 1 0
[ exf7+ if Rxf7 Rd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Korobov vs Sergey Fedorchuk, Kharkov, 2001
1r5k/6Rp/p2prp2/8/1P2qb2/2Q3RP/1B4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6 if Rxf6 Bxf6 ]



Korobov Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Korobov vs Jiri Jirka, Balatonlelle, 2001
8/1pR5/1P4pk/Q3Pq1p/7P/6K1/6P1/7r w - - 1 0
[ Qd2+ g5 Qd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Korobov vs Emanuel Berg, Patras, 2001
3k4/p7/1PBpP1p1/3N1pbp/8/r1B3P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ b7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Korobov vs Marcin Dziuba, Patras, 2001
2r4k/5p1p/2p1p3/p3Nq1p/Pp1P1P2/1B2Q2r/KP6/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ if Qxf7 Qe5+ ]

d)
Korobov vs Igor Smirnov, Alushta, 2002
r2q1rk1/p2b1p2/1p2pb1Q/2p1p3/2P1P2P/2NP4/PP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re3 if Bxh4 Rh3 or if Bg7 Rg3 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Korobov vs Sebastian Bogner, Aarhus, 8/14/2005
r3br1k/1p2R3/p2P4/qPp2pPn/2Bb3Q/2N2K2/PB6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 if Kg7 Qxh5 ]

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Korobov Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Korobov vs Dmytro Krektun, Alushta, 4/23/2006
r2q1r1k/pppn2pp/3n1p2/4NP2/3Pb1P1/1BP1B2P/P7/R3QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

b)
Korobov vs Andrejs Dzalbo, Pardubice, 7/12/2007
r3k2r/pp1nqppp/2p5/3p3b/3PnP2/2NBP2P/PPQ3P1/R3K1NR w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if dxe4 g4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Korobov vs Alexander Fier, Beijing, 10/7/2008
5r2/r3P1k1/3p1p1p/2qPnBpQ/7P/R7/P5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Kxh6 exf8/Q+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Korobov vs Dmitry Maximov, Poltava, 12/9/2009
8/r1p2Nrk/7p/6p1/2B1Nn2/4q3/p5PP/Q1R4K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kg6 Nh8+ Kf5 g4# ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Korobov vs Naser Khadzh Khamed, Alushta, 5/14/2010
r6k/pp1qp1bp/6p1/6r1/3P2p1/1QNBP3/PP3PP1/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh1+ Rh5 Rxh5+ Bh6 Qf7+ ]

Anton Korobov Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anton Korobov vs David Howell, Warsaw, 12/18/2011
1k6/ppq2pp1/2r1P2p/2Pp4/P4nP1/1Q3PB1/7P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe3 if Rxe6 Qxf4 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Davit Benidze vs Anton Korobov, Nakhchivan, 4/27/2011
4r1k1/p1p2p1p/8/5qP1/5Qn1/2N2bP1/PP5P/R3B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Yuri Vovk vs Anton Korobov, Kiev, 6/18/2011
b5k1/4qpp1/2P1p2p/p3P2P/K5P1/1PQR4/P2r4/5B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc6+ Kxa5 Rxa2+ Kb6 Ra6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Piotr Prominski vs Anton Korobov, Warsaw, 12/17/2011
8/4kppp/pP2p3/4K3/8/2r2P2/2P4P/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc4 ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Kamil Miton vs Anton Korobov, Czech Republic, 3/3/2012
3qr1k1/3b1pp1/8/p2Q4/3N1P2/B1R2Pb1/P5B1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf2+ Kxf2 Qh4+ Kg1 Re1+ ]

Anton Korobov Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mateusz Bartel vs Anton Korobov, Lublin, 5/27/2012
3Q4/6bk/3n2p1/3B3p/5P2/6P1/4q2P/6BK b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 ]

b)
Eltaj Safarli vs Anton Korobov, Baku, 9/26/2012
r6r/2q1bk1p/p1ppbp1Q/4p1p1/N1P1P3/1PB5/P4PPP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 if f3 Bf8 ]

c)
Anton Korobov vs Mikhail Antipov, Moscow, 2/12/2013
5rk1/p4pp1/bpn5/1q1r4/7P/P1R2N2/1Q3PP1/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2 ]

d)
Anton Korobov vs Pavel Maletin, Moscow, 2/15/2013
2r2r2/1p3pk1/p2bp3/4p1qp/1P1P4/P4Q1P/5NP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 Qe7 Nxd6 Qxd6 Qf6+ Kh7 dxe5 Qc6 Qg5 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Anton Korobov vs Alexander Riazantsev, Dubai, 6/20/2014
5rk1/1p3p2/1q4p1/3BQ2p/p6P/P5P1/1P5K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Qe8+ ]

f)
Furtado Ivana Maria vs Anton Korobov, Dubai, 4/7/2014
2r2rk1/5pb1/6p1/p2pp2p/P5q1/1PBQP1P1/5P1P/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 if Qd2 Rxc3 ]


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