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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nadezhda Kosintseva. White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
Kosintseva vs S Mladenov, Halkidiki, 2001
2rr2k1/pq2np2/1pb1p1pQ/4b2N/1P1P4/P7/B4PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 w/Rg5+ & Rxg6+ ]

b)
Kosintseva vs N Dzagnidze, Athens, 2001
3r3k/pp2n1r1/2qpBb2/2p1pP2/4R3/2P2QBP/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh4 if Rf8 Bxf6 w/Rh4+ if Ng8 Bxg8 w/Bd5 ]

c)
Kosintseva vs V Sakletin, Samara, 2002
r2nr1k1/1R2bppp/p7/8/B4B2/8/P4PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe8 w/Bc6 ]

d)
Kosintseva vs X Hoang, Calvia (ol-w), 2004
r6r/1p2k2p/p3bpq1/3Bp3/3n3B/5Q2/PP3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd4 w/Bxe6 ]

e)
Black Mates in 7. S Zigangirova vs Kosintseva, Calvia (ol-w), 2004
6rk/1b3q1p/p2p3b/1p1Np3/4n2Q/2P5/PP2B2P/3R1NBK b - - 0 1
[ Nd2 if Qf6+ Qxf6 c4 bxc4 Rxd2 Bxd2 ]

Kosintseva Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Kosintseva vs Justyna Skrochocka, Cala Galdana, 1996
2rk3r/pp1qbppp/2n3b1/1B1Q2B1/8/1N5P/PP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7+ ]

b)
Kosintseva vs Alexandra Stiri, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
1Rbr2k1/6p1/p4p1p/1p6/1N6/2P2P1P/1P3KP1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Kosintseva vs Ticia Gara, Cannes, 1997
5k2/5p2/4qP2/3N4/8/P5Q1/KP6/7r w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Qe8 Qd6+ if Kg8 Qg3+ ]

d)
Kosintseva vs Oana Bogza, Litohoto, 1999
3r3r/p3kp2/1npp1npp/2q5/1p2P2Q/1P3NN1/P1PR1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 dxe5 Rxd8 if g5 Nf5+ Ke6 Nxh6 gxh4 Ng5+ mates ]

e)
Kosintseva vs Dmitry Batsanin, Rybinsk, 2001
4n1k1/1p3b2/1P2q1p1/1B1p2R1/3PpQ2/4B2P/r1r2P1K/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if Qc8 Re7 ]

Kosintseva Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Kosintseva vs Alexander Semeniaka, Rybinsk, 2001
r2q1rk1/1b2bppp/p1n5/1p1p2B1/4n3/P1NQ1N2/1PB2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 if dxe4 Qxe4 ]

b)
Kosintseva vs Jaroslav Prizant, Essentuki, 2003
3n1rk1/p1rb2pp/1p2p3/2bP1pN1/2B1N3/P3P3/1P4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc5 if Rxc5 dxe6 ]

c)
Kosintseva vs Maria Kursova, Krasnoturinsk, 2003
2r3k1/2q1Bp2/1Q4p1/pp2Pb1p/3R4/P6P/5PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kh7 Qf6 if Rxd8 Qxf7+ w/Bf8+ or Bf6+ & Qxc7 ]

d)
Kosintseva vs Pavel Blatny, Moscow, 2004
8/R4pk1/Pp2p3/1B1pn1P1/3r4/6KP/6P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ w/a7 ]

e)
Kosintseva vs Anna Muzychuk, Dresden, 2004
5k2/1b3qp1/r6p/3pBB1P/1p1p2Q1/1P1Pb1P1/2P1R1K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6 if Qe7 Bxd4 or if Qg8 Qd7 mates ]

## Tactics in the openings series

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Kosintseva Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 7. Kosintseva vs Lela Javakhishvili, Elista, 2004
6k1/6r1/8/5K1Q/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kf6 if Rg1 Qd5+ Kh7 Qe4+ Kg8 Qa8+ Kh7 Qa7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Kosintseva vs Lela Javakhishvili, Elista, 2004
3q3r/5p2/p1R5/1p1nP1kp/4Qpp1/6P1/PP3P1P/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd3 ]

c)
Kosintseva vs Svetlana Matveeva, Kazan, 2004
r1b1knr1/p2nqp1p/1pp1p1pQ/3pP3/3P2N1/2N2R2/PPP2PP1/2KR1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Nxf6 exf6 Qc7 Qg7 ]

d)
Kosintseva vs Ognjen Cvitan, Biel, 2004
3rr1k1/1b2b1p1/4p1p1/p1p5/Pn2NP2/4B2R/1qP3BQ/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 Bxg5 fxg5 if Kf7 or Kf8 Rf1+ mates ]

e)
Kosintseva vs Tatiana Grabuzova, Sochi, 2005
8/kp3p2/1b2q3/p1Q5/8/4N1P1/3r1P1P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6 if Qxb6 Qxb6+ ]

Kosintseva Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 4. Edina Kiss vs Kosintseva, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
5r1k/p1p1q1pp/1p1p4/8/2PPn3/B1P1P3/P1Q1P2p/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ if Kg2 Qh4 or Kxh2 Qh4+ ]

b)
Anna Sharevich vs Kosintseva, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
r1bq1rk1/2p2ppp/p7/1p1pR1b1/3P4/1PP5/PB1NQPPP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f6 ]

c)
Tatiana Kosintseva vs Nadezhda, St Petersburg, 1997
4k2r/p2pbpp1/bp2p2p/4P3/3B4/2Q5/P3qPPP/R1K1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba3+ ]

d)
Maria Kursova vs Kosintseva, St Petersburg, 1997
3r3k/1p3p1p/2p4q/1p2p3/4P3/P2n1PRb/BPPQK2P/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ Rxf1 Qxh2+ Ke3 Qh6+ Ke2 Nf4+ ]

e)
Anastasia Malenkova vs Kosintseva, St Petersburg, 1997
3rr1k1/ppp3p1/2q2bbp/4pp2/5n2/1P1PBPNP/P1P3PN/1R1QR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd5 Bd2 (if Bf2 Nc3) Bh4 w/f4 ]

## Tactics in the openings series

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Kosintseva Puzzles, Part VI. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Galja Lomakina vs Kosintseva, Protvino, 2000
7k/8/7p/3r4/2b2p2/1p3NP1/3R1P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b2 if Rxb2 Rd1+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Marina Sokolova vs Kosintseva, Protvino, 2000
6k1/p2q3p/8/1PpP4/P2pp3/4PnP1/Q4P1r/2RR1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Ke2 Rxf2+ ]

c)
Dmitriy Skorchenko vs Kosintseva, Kazan, 2001
6k1/p2q3p/8/1PpP4/P2pp3/4PnP1/Q4P1r/2RR1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3 if Qxh2 Ba3 mates or if Qd4+ Qxd4 Rxd4 Rh1+ w/...Bf6 ]

d)
Alisa Maric vs Kosintseva, Varna, 2002
8/pRr5/2PN1rk1/8/4Pnp1/8/P1R3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc6 ]

e)
Black Mates in 2. Iokhan Doukhine vs Kosintseva, Vladimir, 2002
2r3k1/6pp/4pp2/3bp3/1Pq5/3R1P2/r1PQ2PP/1K1RN3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ ]

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black Mates in 5. Lela Javakhishvili vs Kosintseva, Elista, 2004
2r5/5kp1/3p2np/pP3P1N/3qP3/2r1nBQR/6PP/1R2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Rxc1 Rxc1+ Bd1 Nc2+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 2. Natalia Zhukova vs Kosintseva, Elista, 2005
3k4/1p3Bp1/p5r1/2b5/P3P1N1/5Pp1/1P1r4/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ ]

c)
Petra Stefanovic vs Kosintseva, Saint Vincent, 2005
r4r2/5pkp/1pn1b1p1/p1p1pqP1/P4n2/2PP1N1P/1P1QBP2/N1KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd5 if c4 Nxe2+ ]

d)
Anton Shomoev vs Kosintseva, Internet, 2004
r5k1/pp4pp/1n2Rq1B/8/b5Q1/3P4/PP4PP/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8+ Kb1 Bc2+ Ka1 Bxd1 ]

e)
2r2k2/p4p2/1q4p1/3pPNQp/7P/1P6/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Ke8 Nd6+ Kd7 Nxc8 Kxc8 Qf8+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Alisa Galliamova vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Kazan, 2012
3r2k1/2q2pp1/8/1P4p1/2p1P3/2Q2P1P/3r2P1/2N1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3 if Ne2 Qxe1+ ]

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