Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Arkadij Naiditsch.
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)
Naiditsch vs John Munoz, Sao Lourenco, 1995
3rrn1k/pp3Qp1/2pPbn1p/q2pN3/6pP/1P6/PB3P2/1B1R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Nxg6 Qxg6 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Naiditsch vs Peter Kalata, Cannes, 1997
r6r/1bp1kBQp/p3N3/1p6/4q3/2P4P/P4PP1/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg8+ if Kd6 Qxc7+ ]

c)
Naiditsch vs A J Steigman, Cannes, 1997
1r2nrkn/4R1pp/p2p2qP/2pP1p2/P1P2P2/2Q2BP1/3N4/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5 ]

d)
Naiditsch vs Francesco De Gleria, NRW, 1998
r1b2rk1/4bpp1/p3p2p/2p4q/4NB1P/P5Q1/1PP2PP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Bxd6 Nf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Naiditsch vs Milan Seifert, Oberwart, 1998
rn2rb1k/4pp1P/p2p4/3q1pB1/1p1P4/2p2P2/PPP4Q/1K1R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Bf6+ exf6 Rg1 if Bg7 Qg2 ]



Naiditsch Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Naiditsch vs Stefan Hirsch, Germany, 1999
r6r/p1qbB1kp/5p2/3Q2p1/8/P4N2/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6+ if Kf8 Bg7+ or if Kxf6 Qxg5+ ]

b)
Naiditsch vs Wolfgang Krajewski, Bad Woerishofen, 2001
1r3rk1/pbq2pp1/1p1bpn1p/1B2N3/8/6B1/PPP1QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 if Qxd6 Nc6 ]

c)
Naiditsch vs Andre Matzat, Bad Woerishofen, 2001
4k1r1/1p3p2/pq2pp1p/3b4/2rN1P2/3Q2P1/PP5P/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Qxd5 Rc6 f5 Rg7 fxe6 Rc5 Qf3 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Naiditsch vs Almira Skripchenko, Dortmund, 2001
2b3r1/1p1n1Qbk/1qp3Rp/p3p3/8/BPn3PP/2P3BK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ Kxh6 Bc1+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Naiditsch vs Gerhard Schnur, Bad Woerishofen, 2002
r4r1k/pp1b2pn/8/3pR3/5N2/3Q4/Pq3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Kg8 Ne7+ Kh8 Qxh7+ ]

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Arkadij Naiditsch Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Maxim Turov, Nancy, 3/12/2011
8/4kp1p/1n1r1pp1/rB6/P7/8/3R1PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 Kxd6 Rc6+ ]

b)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Mulhouse, 6/3/2011
2k1r3/6pp/p3p3/Bp1r4/3b4/P7/1PP3PP/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6 if e5 Rxd4 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Jonas Lampert vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Deizisau, 4/21/2011
8/b4B2/p1b5/4p1k1/1p5p/8/PP2N1PP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...h3 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Pablo Lafuente vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Sarajevo, 5/6/2011
8/p4ppk/3r4/8/6b1/PQ1NRqP1/1P3P2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh6 ]

e)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Warsaw, 12/16/2011
b2r4/2r1kppp/p7/8/P2NP3/3K1PP1/1P4BP/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4+ ]

Arkadij Naiditsch Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Alexander Riazantsev, Kishinev, 2/19/2012
2br2k1/R4p1p/2R3p1/1p2P3/7q/4QB2/1P2PPKP/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if fxe6 Rxc8 or if Bxe6 Rxe6 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Robert Kula, Trzcianka, 3/4/2012
3rk2r/pR3ppp/2p1bnq1/4QN2/4R3/8/P2P1PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc5 Nd5 Re7+ Kf8 R7xe6+ ]

c)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Michal Krasenkow, Warsaw, 12/15/2012
7r/pb3kpp/2qr2n1/2p1p3/5p2/1P1NQPN1/P1P3PP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5+ Nxe5 Qxf4+ Rf6 Qxe5 ]

d)
Anish Giri vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Eilat, 10/12/2012
3B2k1/5p2/p4n1p/4rqp1/1pR5/1P4PP/P4P2/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd5 if Rd4 Ne4 f3 Qe5 ]

Arkadij Naiditsch Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Nils Grandelius, Wijk aan Zee, 1/18/2013
r1b2bk1/4q1p1/p1p1p2p/4p3/4N2P/3Q2P1/P1P3B1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if hxg5 Qg6 w/Be4 ]

b)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Jan Timman, Wijk aan Zee, 1/22/2013
4rr1k/7p/3p4/1NpP4/1pP1np2/1Pn2R1P/1B4RK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 if Nxd6 Rxc3 ]

c)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Andrei Shchekachev, Bastia, 10/20/2013
4r1k1/2r1qpb1/pp2bn1p/4NBp1/1PP5/P1B3PQ/6P1/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Qxf7 Bxe6 or if Rc6 Nxh6+ ]

d)
Jan Smeets vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Wijk aan Zee, 1/17/2013
2rq2k1/Rb4rp/5b2/4N3/3npB2/2p4P/2P1NP1K/2QR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe5 if Nxd4 Qh4 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Fabiano Caruana vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Wijk aan Zee, 1/25/2014
6k1/pR5p/1q2prp1/4N3/5r2/PP6/2Q2nBP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if Kh1 Rf1+ ]


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