Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny 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 Najer, Moscow, 1994
2r2rk1/4n3/p3q2p/3pQ1p1/P2n2N1/3P2P1/5PBP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe5 w/...Rxc1 ]

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

e)
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+ ]

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

b)
White Mates in 7. 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. 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. Najer vs Nikolai Vlassov, Internet, 2004
r5rk/p1pQ2p1/4P3/q4p1p/1p1B1P2/b5R1/6PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7 ]

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

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

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

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

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

f)
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 ]

g)
White Mates in 6. 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+ ]

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