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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeniy Najer.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
N Chukhrova vs Evgeniy Najer, Moscow, 1994
2r2rk1/4n3/p3q2p/3pQ1p1/P2n2N1/3P2P1/5PBP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe5 w/...Rxc1 ]

b)
Evgeniy Najer vs S Shipov, 1995, Moscow
5k2/2q4p/p3bnp1/2p1N3/2P2PP1/P5Q1/5N1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ f5 ]

c)
N Vlassov vs Evgeniy Najer, Moscow, 1995
3r2rk/p5bp/1p1Np3/4Pp2/2q2P2/3p1R2/PP1Q3P/R3K3 b Q - 0 1
[ ...Rxd6 w/...Qe4+ & ...Bxb2 ]

d)
Evgeniy Najer vs Ratmir Kholmov, Moscow, 1996
5b2/2p5/2P3Pk/pq6/4pN1p/4P3/Q6K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8 Qb2+ Kh3 Qg7 Qd5 ]

e)
Evgeniy Najer vs Anton Loginov, Moscow, 1996
nr5r/k2q1pp1/b2p1n2/p1pPpP2/P1P1P1P1/2PB1N1P/1R3QK1/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if dxe5 Qxc5+ ]

Evgeniy Najer Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeniy Najer vs Georgui Castaneda, St. Petersburg, 1998
2r4r/ppk2pbp/5q2/3Q1b2/8/2P5/PP4PP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4+ Kb6 Re5 ]

b)
Evgeniy Najer vs Andrei Volokitin, Swidnica, 1999
1r1r2k1/2q2p1p/2bbp1p1/1p1n4/3BNP2/3B2Q1/1PP3PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6 w/Be5 ]

c)
Evgeniy Najer vs Sergei Shestakov , Tula, 1999
2q1rnk1/1p1bnp2/4pBpp/4P2P/p2N2Q1/2rR4/B4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ hxg6 if Nxg6 or fxg6 Qh3 ]

d)
Evgeniy Najer vs Roman Ovetchkin, St. Petersburg, 1999
2r2nk1/1p3pp1/3Rp2p/p2bP1qP/2rN2B1/P3R1Q1/1P3PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ f4 if Qe7 Rxd5 exd5 Nf5 ]

e)
Evgeniy Najer vs Sergey Slugin, Moscow, 1999
2rr2k1/p1bR1pp1/1p2q2p/3Rp3/4P3/2B2QP1/PP3P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 ]

Evgeniy Najer Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Evgeniy Najer vs Dmitry Bocharov, Elista, 2000
2b1Qnk1/1q4pp/rp6/n1bp2B1/3N4/8/1PP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Bxf8 Rf1 ]

b)
Evgeniy Najer vs Piotr Murdzia, Linares, 2002
1rb2r1k/5p1p/2pppb2/p1n5/1q2PB1P/1PN2Q2/PKP5/3R1BR1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 or Be7 Bh6 ]

c)
Evgeniy Najer vs Alexey Mitenkov, Moscow, 2002
3qr1k1/5ppp/np1p1b2/3P4/p1r2BB1/P7/1P1Q2PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ Qxe8 Qe2 Re4 Qxa6 ]

d)
Evgeniy Najer vs Spartak Vysochin, Internet, 2003
2rqr1k1/R4pp1/3b1n1p/1p1b1N2/2p5/4B1P1/1PQ2P1P/1B1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if Nxd5 Nxh6+ ]

e)
Evgeniy Najer vs Mikhail Ginzburg, Rethymnon, 2003
1r2k3/5pn1/2pqb3/ppNpNp2/2nP2P1/1Q2P3/PP5r/K1R2BR1 w - - 0 1
[ gxf5 if Nxf5 Rg8+ Ke7 Rxb8 Qxb8 Nxc6+ ]

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Evgeniy Najer Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Evgeniy Najer vs Bartosz Socko, Internet, 2004
3n1b1k/4q1p1/1p2pRQB/3pP2P/3P2R1/8/1r3PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Evgeniy Najer vs Pavel Tregubov, Internet, 2004
r1bq3r/3p1pk1/p3p1p1/3nP2p/1p1B3Q/3B2R1/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Bxg6+ Kg7 Be8+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Evgeniy Najer vs Sergey Ionov, St. Petersburg, 2004
3q1rk1/4rppp/p1bp4/8/1pP1P3/4Q1RB/P1P4P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kh8 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Bf5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Evgeniy Najer vs Nikolai Vlassov, Internet, 2004
r5rk/p1pQ2p1/4P3/q4p1p/1p1B1P2/b5R1/6PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Evgeniy Najer vs Oleg Chebotarev, Kazan, 2005
6k1/qr4b1/p3N2p/4QP2/6R1/2Pr2P1/P3pP1K/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Rxg7 Rb8+ if Kh7 Nf8+ ]

Evgeniy Najer Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeniy Najer vs Alexei Kornev, Tomsk, 2006
2kr3r/pp1n2b1/2p3R1/8/4P1B1/6B1/Pqp3PP/1R1Q3K w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6+ if bxc6 Qxc2 ]

b)
Evgeniy Najer vs Elshan Moradiabadi, Paleochora, 2009
r4k2/pp1Q3r/3N2p1/2pP1n2/1PN4q/6pp/P7/5RRK w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5+ gsf5 Qxf5+ Kg8 Qe6+ Kh8 Qe5+ Rg7 Nf5 ]

c)
White mates in 6. Evgeniy Najer vs Vitaly Shinkevich, Moscow, 2010
r6r/pb6/2p1Bqk1/1p2Q1pp/2p5/2N5/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5+ Qxf5 Rd6+ ]

d)
Evgeniy Najer vs Sergey Volkov, Moscow, 2010
1r2r1k1/3QB1bp/p1p5/3p4/3q4/1P2R1P1/P1p2P1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 ]

e)
Evgeniy Najer vs Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Rijeka, 2010
2r2nk1/q4pp1/3B3p/2PQN3/4P3/4P2P/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 w/Ne7+ ]

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Evgeniy Najer Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeniy Najer vs David Kanovsky , Czech Republic, 2012
4r3/3bNpbk/3P2p1/8/3qPB2/5QN1/1r3PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ngf5 Bxf5 exf5 Qc3 fxg6+ fxg6 Qg4 ]

b)
White mates in 6. Evgeniy Najer vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Plovdiv, 2012
3k4/2q2R2/p2p2p1/3QP3/P1p3P1/8/1PP3pr/4K3 w - -0 1
[ Rf8+ Kd7 e6+ Ke7 Rf7+ Ke8 Qa8+ ]

c)
Evgeniy Najer vs Alexander Riazantsev, Moscow, 2014
r6r/pp2qpkP/1b2p1p1/3nP1N1/1P5Q/P4N2/5P1P/2BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Ne6+ mates ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Vlastimil Babula vs Evgeniy Najer, Jerusalem, 2015
2b2rk1/7p/3Q4/1NpPp1q1/2P1P2P/4np2/7P/R4B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ Bxg2 fxg2+ Kg1 Rf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Alexander Motylev vs Evgeniy Najer, Sochi, 2015
1k6/1p1Q2p1/p7/7p/1bPp1P2/1qP3PP/7R/2KR1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba3+ ]

Evgeniy Najer Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeniy Najer vs Artyom Timofeev, Sochi, 2016
r5rk/ppqb1p1p/5b2/5p2/2B5/2P4R/PP2QPPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg7 Qxf7+ if Kh8 Rxd7 or if Kh6 Qxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Evgeniy Najer vs Vladislav Artemiev, Loo, 2017
3r1q1k/5p2/5Pb1/4p1Q1/2B5/1P3R2/6P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxg6 if 1...fxg6 2.Rh3+ ]

c)
Shaposhnikov vs Evgeniy Najer, Yaroslavl, 2018
6k1/1n2qpp1/P2b1n2/3P1P2/4p3/1Q6/4BPpP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qe5 ]

d)
Evgeniy Najer vs Alexey Khruschiov, Moscow, 2018
5r1k/1p2r1pp/2pbp2q/p2n4/P1BBQ1R1/7P/1PP2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh4 if Rf4 Rxh6 Rxe4 Rxe4 Nf6 Rxf6 ]

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