Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mariya 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)
Muzychuk vs Ekaterina Harlan, Nikolaev, 2001
r1bnkb1r/pp2pp1p/5np1/4N3/2B5/2N5/PP3PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nb5 ]

b)
Muzychuk vs Dave Dhyani, Oropesa, 2001
2r3k1/r2q1pp1/1R1p1n1p/2p5/4PP2/5B1P/P1Q3P1/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 fxe5 N e8 Bg4 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Muzychuk vs Gulruhsor Esonboeva, Belfort, 2005
2r2b2/q3Pnkp/5Np1/1p1B4/1P3P2/4p1PP/1QP4K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ if Kg8 Qh8+ or if Kh6 exf8/Q+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 2. Marianna Kalinina vs Muzychuk, Evpatoria, 2005
2k1r2r/ppp3p1/3b4/3pq2b/7p/2NP1P2/PPP2Q1P/R5RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Amisha Parmar vs Muzychuk, Herceg Novi, 2005
6k1/1p3p1p/p3p1p1/2P5/1P2q3/PQRr3P/3r1PP1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 if Kxf2 Rd2+ or if Qd5 Rxg2+ ]

e)
Muzychuk vs Katarzyna Adamowicz, Herceg Novi, 2006
r2b2k1/p4ppp/bpq1r3/3N4/2P5/B4Q2/P4PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be7 if Kh8 Bxd8 Rxd8 Nb4 ]



Mariya Muzychuk Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Mariya Muzychuk vs Fredrik-Aunan Lindsoe, Gibraltar, 1/22/2013
1q2kb1r/5p2/4bP1p/pppNN1p1/6P1/7P/PPP1Q3/1K1R4 w k - 1 0
[ Qxb5+ if Kd8 Ne7+ or if Qxb5 Nc7# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Mariya Muzychuk vs Svetlana Vasic, Kragujevac, 8/26/2013
r2r2k1/3b1Rpp/nqp1p3/p3N3/2PPQ3/BP6/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Marie Sebag vs Mariya Muzychuk, Cap d'Agde, 10/30/2013
8/1bN4p/5p1k/2R2Pp1/6K1/3r4/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg2 ]

d)
Nino Maisuradze vs Mariya Muzychuk, Warsaw, 11/10/2013
r4b1k/1p5p/4brp1/B3Q3/2q1Pp2/P4PP1/6BP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ Qxc5 Bxc5+ Kh1 Rxa5 ]


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