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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Moiseenko.
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)
Alexander 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)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Karen Askarian, Alushta, 1999
8/3r4/1pN2qkp/p1pPQ3/P1P2P2/7P/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Rf7 Ne5+ ]

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

d)
Alexander 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)
Alexander 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, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Moiseenko vs R Gunawan, Calvia, 2004
3br1k1/5p1p/1r1q1Pp1/1p1Pp3/2p1P1N1/2P4Q/1P5P/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ w/Nxf7 ]

b)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Viorel Iordachescu, Warsaw, 2005
6k1/1q3pp1/2N1p2p/pP1n4/3Q4/2r1P2P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e4 if Nf4 Qd8+ Kh7 Ne7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Duilio Collutiis, Eilat, 2012
r7/ppk5/2n1Bq2/2Q2pp1/b2N4/8/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5+ if Bxb5 Rd7+ ]

d)
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+ ]

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

Alexander Moiseenko puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
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+ ]

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

c)
Talal Hilwani vs Alexander Moiseenko, Dubai, 2014
4rrk1/1p4p1/2n4p/p3np2/1P1pP3/P1q3P1/1Q1N1P1P/1R2RBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2 ]

d)
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+ ]

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

'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Alexander Moiseenko puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yang Shen vs Alexander Moiseenko, Moscow, 2016
3r1rk1/1b2R1b1/p5pp/2pp4/1P5P/P1NR1NP1/5P2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...c4 Rde3 d4 if Nxd4 Bxd4 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Tornike Sanikidze vs Alexander Moiseenko, Alma-Ata, 2016
2r5/1B2kp1p/3rpp2/1p6/5R2/K2n4/1Pb3PP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra8+ ]

c)
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+ ]

d)
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 ]

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 ]

Alexander Moiseenko puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Eduardas Rozentalis, Nethanya, 2019
6k1/p1Rq3p/4p1pP/3pQr2/8/P7/1P3P2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rc8+ Rf8 2.Qh8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Sergejs Klimakovs vs Alexander Moiseenko, Riga, 2019
2r4k/p3r1pp/5N2/2p2p2/2p5/1B1PBq1b/PP1Q3P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxe3 2.Ra1 Re2 3.Qg5 Rg2+ ]

c)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Andrei Shishkov, Riga, 2019
r2r2k1/1pp2pp1/p1n4p/2Qq4/3P4/5N2/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Re8+ if 1...Kh7 2.Qxd5 ]


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