Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anna Muzychuk.
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)
Black Mates in 4. Tea Bosboom-Lanchava vs Muzychuk, Calvia, 2004
3r4/1p6/2p4p/5k2/p1P1n2P/3NK1nN/P1r5/1R2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3+ Kxd3 Rc3+ Kd4 c5+ ]

b)
Muzychuk vs Natalia Kovtoniuk, Evpatoria, 2005
4Rr1k/r5bp/p2N1pp1/1pq5/8/1Q5P/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ mates ]

c)
Muzychuk vs Milka Ankerst, Bled, 2005
2rq3k/pb1rbpp1/2p1pN1p/4B3/3P3Q/P5R1/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Qg4+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Barbara Perrusset vs Muzychuk, Belfort, 2005
2bq1rk1/1p4bp/2pp2p1/3Pp3/1PPnP1n1/2NBB3/2N3PP/4QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1 if Kxf1 Nxh2+ Kg1 Nhf3+ ]

a)
Anna Muzychuk vs Toomas Valgmae, Caleta, 2012
1n4r1/3k4/p3n3/4BR2/6P1/4KB2/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Ke8 Rf6 if Kd7 Bd5 ]



Anna Muzychuk Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anna Muzychuk vs Svetlana Bezgodova-Filichkina, Batumi, 2012
r4r1k/1ppbq1pp/p4p2/2bPp1n1/2P1P3/1Q1NNP2/P2B2PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc5 if Qxc5 Bb4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Anna Muzychuk vs Chen Zhu, Beijing, 2012
5n2/ppk1rN1p/2p1P3/5Q2/6PP/2P5/Pb5K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qa5+ ]

c)
Antoaneta Stefanova vs Anna Muzychuk, Batumi, 2012
2kr4/pppr4/2n3b1/4p1qp/4P1n1/2P2NP1/PPB1Q3/1K1R2BR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd1+ Bxd1 Rxd1+ Qxd1 Bxe4+ Ka1 Bxf3 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Anna Muzychuk vs Lilit Galojan, Belgrade, 2013
7k/1R6/5pP1/1p1Np3/1P2P3/6r1/2PK4/5b2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

e)
Anna Muzychuk vs Wenjun Ju, Beijing, 2013
3r2k1/1Q1q3p/3p2p1/r1p1pnN1/2P5/3P4/5PPP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ ]

Anna Muzychuk Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anna Muzychuk vs Anna Ushenina, Beijing, 2013
r2n2k1/1pq5/2nb1rbQ/p3pN2/3pP3/3P2PB/PP2N2P/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5 if Re6 Nh4 or if Be7 Nxe7+ ]

b)
Marina Brunello vs Anna Muzychuk, Rhodes, 2013
4k2r/2q2pp1/p3p3/1p1r3n/7p/P4P2/1PP1N1PB/1RQ2R1K b k - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if Nxg3 hxg3 Re1 Rxh2+ Kg1 Rdh5 or if Kg1 Qc5+ Rf2 Nxe2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Valentina Gunina vs Anna Muzychuk, Beijing, 2013
5rk1/pp4bp/3p4/6B1/3P2n1/1PN2qP1/P2Q3P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2 ]

d)
Anna Muzychuk vs Marina Guseva, Khanty Mansyisk, 2014
1k6/1pq1r1p1/2pnppp1/3n4/2NP4/8/1Q3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa3 ]

e)
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Anna Muzychuk, Khanty Mansyisk, 2014
6k1/5p2/1Q4p1/2pPq2p/3b4/4rBPb/4P2P/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ Rxf3 if Rxf3 Qxe2 mates or if exf3 Qe2 mates ]

Anna Muzychuk Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Wenjun Ju vs Anna Muzychuk, Beijing, 2014
5B2/p1r4k/5pp1/2N1p2p/7P/1N2nqP1/PP1Q4/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ ]

b)
Humpy Koneru vs Anna Muzychuk, Doha, 2016
r1br2k1/p3ppbp/2p3p1/8/1n1N4/NP4P1/PB2PP1P/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...c5 if Bc3 Bxd4 e3 Nd5 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Anna Muzychuk vs Silvia Collas, Baku, 2016
1r1q1b1r/5pkp/p1np4/1p2pQ2/2B5/2P1N3/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qg4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Anna Muzychuk vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Doha, 2016
4r3/1p1r1kb1/1qpBpp1p/p2n2p1/P2P4/2P2Q1P/1PB1RPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ ]

e)
Dorsa Derakhshani vs Anna Muzychuk, Munich, 2016
6k1/5pp1/3p3p/3Pb3/2rq3P/3p1P1R/1P1Q2P1/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc2 Qe1 Re2 ]

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