Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Morozevich.
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)
Morozevich vs Igor Moizhess, Moscow, 1992
2R2r1k/qp4p1/1r1pQ1np/p2Pp3/8/1N4P1/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Nxf8 Qe8 Kg8 Rd3 ]



b) White Mates in 4. Morozevich vs Petr Kiriakov, Yurmala, 1992
4kb1Q/5p2/1p6/1K1N4/2P2P2/8/q7/8 w - - 0 1

c)
Morozevich vs Igor Belov, Cappelle la Grande, 1997
8/4k1b1/1P4p1/2Pp1p1p/1R2n3/8/3pKB2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4+ fxe4 Bg3 ]

d)
Morozevich vs Vassily Smyslov, Groningen, 1997
2r1n1k1/5ppp/1q2p3/bN6/R1P5/6P1/4QPBP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa2 if Be1 Kf1 ]

e)
Morozevich vs Fuentaealba Luis Valenzuela, Elista, 1998
5r2/p3np1k/1p6/4PNp1/1P1r2P1/5K2/P3R3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh2+ if Kg8 Nxe7+ w/Nf5+ ]





Morozevich Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Morozevich vs Ruslan Ponomariov, Moscow, 2001
5rk1/1b4pp/p2p4/n1rP1p2/R7/1P2RB1P/1q3PP1/3Q1NK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe1 if Nxb3 Rb4 ]

b)
Morozevich vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Monaco, 2002
2r1nrk1/3b2p1/p5q1/1p1pPpP1/3N1P2/1P5Q/1PP5/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ e6 if Bxe6 Nf3 w/Ne5 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Morozevich vs Loek Van Wely, Wijk aan Zee, 2002
r1b2rk1/pp1n1pp1/4p3/2q4Q/8/5NR1/PPP4P/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if g6 Rh3 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Morozevich vs Christopher Lutz, Biel, 2003
7k/3qbR1n/r5p1/3Bp1P1/1p1pP1r1/3P2Q1/1P5K/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ ]

e)
Morozevich vs Viswanathan Anand, Monte Carlo, 2003
8/4rpk1/p6p/1pPPNpp1/5n2/5P1P/P5P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ c6 if Rxe5 c7 ]

Morozevich vs Akopian, 2007



Morozevich Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win.
a)
White Mates in 4. Morozevich vs Viktor Bologan, Sochi, 2004
3R1rk1/p3n2p/4p2P/1p6/2p2Bq1/P1Q1p3/KPP5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ if Kxh8 Rxf8+ or if Kf7 Qxh7+ ]
Thx to Gideon!

b)
Morozevich vs Georg Meier, Mainz, 2006
3r4/6p1/1pb1kp2/1N1np1p1/pPr1B3/P4PP1/1KPR3P/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 ]

c)
Morozevich vs Alexei Shirov, Pamplona, 2006
5r2/pp1n3k/3Nbr1p/1Bp1Qp2/7P/5P2/qP3K2/3R2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd7 if Bxd7 Ne4 fxe4 Rxd7+ Kh8 Rg6 ]

d)
Morozevich vs Oleg Korneev, Pamplona, 2006
1k2r3/1b3Rp1/R2rP2p/2pq4/5Q2/1Pp4P/6P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7+ If Kxb7 Rxd6 Qxb3 Qf7+ or if Qxb7 Qxd6+ Kc8 Rc6+ ]

e)
Morozevich vs Viswanathan Anand, Monte Carlo (blindfold), 2007
5k2/4rn2/1p2q3/2pQPpb1/2P5/5NB1/1P4R1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg5 Nxg5 Qd8+ Kf7 Bf4 ]

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Alexander Morozevich Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Morozevich vs Loek Van Wely, Monte Carlo, 2007
r3rbk1/1pqn1p2/1np1p1pp/2B5/pQ1PN2P/5BP1/PP2PP2/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 Nxb6 Nf6+ Kh8 Nxe8 ]

b)
Morozevich vs Vladislav Tkachiev, Crete, 2007
8/N3ppkp/1r1n2p1/1np5/5P2/1R1PP1P1/5KBP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 ]

c)
Alexander Morozevich vs Peter Svidler, Astana, 2012
r4rk1/pp1b1p2/3q2p1/8/2BpP1P1/3R1Q2/P4P2/5K1R w - - 1 0
[ Qh3 if Kg7 Rf3 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Alexander Morozevich vs Viktor Bologan, Astana, 2012
1n3r2/1p2Rpp1/1p6/3p1k2/5P2/2B3R1/rP4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg5+ ]

Alexander Morozevich Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Michele Godena vs Alexander Morozevich, Warsaw, 2013
1r4k1/p4p2/3p2pp/8/q1Pb4/N7/Q1RB1PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb2 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Baadur Jobava vs Alexander Morozevich, Dubai, 2014
r3r3/3N1k1p/3R4/p4p2/1p1B4/Pb6/1P3PPP/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Markus Ragger vs Alexander Morozevich, Dubai, 2014
4k3/2R5/6N1/1p3p1P/1P1Pn3/6PK/3r4/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5+ Kh4 Nf3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Ivan Sokolov vs Alexander Morozevich, Dubai, 2014
3Q4/5ppk/2p2n2/P1Ppb3/4r3/6Pq/3R1P2/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4 if f3 Bd4+ ]

e)
Alexander Morozevich vs Peter Svidler, Sochi, 2014
3r1rk1/p3nq1p/1pnRp3/2p1Pp2/2P4P/5NP1/1B2QP2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Qe8 Nxe6 ]

Alexander Morozevich Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Morozevich vs Dariusz Swiercz, Berlin, 2015
r1b5/pp3R2/2n1p1pk/3p4/6P1/P1N2N1r/1PP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ Kh5 Rg1 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Morozevich vs Normunds Miezis, Yurmala, 2015
1r6/p2pBp1k/3P1Prq/2p2Q2/2n1P2R/2p3P1/P5K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kxh6 Qh3+ or if Kg8 Rxg6+ ]

c)
Alexander Morozevich vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Moscow, 2016
r3k3/4n1Bp/3p2p1/1Pp5/2P3pP/8/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if Ra7 b6 Rb7 Rxe7+ ]

d)
Viktor Bologan vs Alexander Morozevich, Sochi, 2016
8/pbQ2pk1/6p1/2p1r2p/3b4/PqN1N2P/1P2RPP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 if Re1 Qxb2 or if Rd2 Rxe3 or if Rc2 Bd3 ]

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