## Ongoing series from wtharvey.com

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Moiseenko. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Moiseenko vs Petr Cherniakhovsky, Alushta, 1999
r1b2rk1/pp2qppp/8/4Np2/3P4/2P1Q1R1/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg3+ w/Ng6+ or Ng4+ ]

b)
Moiseenko vs Karen Askarian, Alushta, 1999
8/3r4/1pN2qkp/p1pPQ3/P1P2P2/7P/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Rf7 Ne5+ ]

c)
Moiseenko vs Alexander Rustemov, Moscow, 1999
4b1rk/R2r2b1/4N2p/8/2p1p3/1pP1B2P/1P4P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxg7 if Rxa7 Nxe8 Rf7 Bd4+ ]

d)
Moiseenko vs Sergey Fedorchuk, Alushta, 2000
rnb1k2r/pp3pbp/4pp2/2p5/2BP4/q3PN2/P2N1PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb5+ Bd7 Nc4 Qb4 Rb1 if Bxb5 Rxb4 cxb4 Nd6+ ]

e)
Moiseenko vs Anton Isajevsky, St Petersburg, 2001
2r3k1/p1qp1p1p/5nr1/1pp5/2P2P2/2Q3P1/PB5P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 b4 Qf3 if Rh6 Qe3 ]

Alexander Moiseenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Duilio Collutiis, Eilat, 10/11/2012
r7/ppk5/2n1Bq2/2Q2pp1/b2N4/8/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5+ if Bxb5 Rd7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Pavel Ponkratov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2013
1Q6/p3qp1p/B3p3/3k2rP/3p2P1/8/1P4K1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ if Kc6 Bb5+ ]

c)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Andrey Baryshpolets, Kiev, 2013
4Q3/3P1rbk/p4q2/8/2r5/4p2P/PP6/K2R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Igor Glek, Dubai, 2014
6k1/3R1b2/7p/p1B3pP/4B3/n5P1/5P1K/r7 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ if Be8 Rxe8+ Kf7 Bg6+ ]

e)
Igor Kovalenko vs Alexander Moiseenko, Yerevan, 2014
3r2k1/5p1p/4pqp1/2pP4/4Bn2/1P2QPN1/r5PP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb2 Ne2 Nxe2+ ]

Alexander Moiseenko Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Talal Hilwani vs Alexander Moiseenko, Dubai, 2014
4rrk1/1p4p1/2n4p/p3np2/1P1pP3/P1q3P1/1Q1N1P1P/1R2RBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Aleksej Aleksandrov, St. Petersburg, 2014
r1b1rknQ/2n3p1/2pq1pP1/pp1p4/3P1PP1/2NB1P2/PP6/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Tigran Petrosian, Berlin, 2015
1r1r4/2p5/1n1nb1p1/p3p2p/P3P3/2PNNPk1/2K1B1P1/1R5R w - - 1 0
[ Nf1+ Kxg2 Ne3+ ]

d)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Alexander Huzman, Jerusalem, 2015
8/pb1r1pk1/2P1pq1p/2R3pP/4B3/P1Q3P1/3r1P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5+ if hxg5 h6+ ]

e)
Yang Shen vs Alexander Moiseenko, Moscow, 2016
3r1rk1/1b2R1b1/p5pp/2pp4/1P5P/P1NR1NP1/5P2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...c4 Rde3 d4 if Nxd4 Bxd4 ]

## Tactics in the openings series

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Alexander Moiseenko Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Tornike Sanikidze vs Alexander Moiseenko, Alma-Ata, 2016
2r5/1B2kp1p/3rpp2/1p6/5R2/K2n4/1Pb3PP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Francesco Sonis vs Alexander Moiseenko, Bastia, 2016
4r3/7k/1p4pp/2b5/Q1P1R1PN/P2p2K1/7P/2B2q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf2+ Kf4 g5+ Kf5 Be3+ ]

c)
Pavel Tregubov vs Alexander Moiseenko, Doha, 2016
5rk1/p5pp/1p2r2q/3R1p2/1PQ5/P3Pb2/1B3PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 gxh3 Rg6+ Qg4 fxg4 h4 Bxd5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Alexander Moiseenko, Alma-Ata, 2016
4rr2/p4pkp/3p1ppN/4n3/3BPQ2/2p4P/q1P3PN/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ Kxh6 Be3+ ]

e)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Ilia Smirin, Bastia, 2018
1r1qk2r/pp1n1p1p/4pp2/7b/3PNb2/1Q1B1N1P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w k - 1 0
[ Bb5 if 0-0 Bxd7 or if Bg6 Nc5 ]

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