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

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


a)
Grigoriy Oparin vs Ezra Kirk, Herceg Novi, 2006
5r1k/1p1R1pnp/8/p3QpP1/2r4q/5P2/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Rd8+ or if Rg8 Rxg7 ]

b)
Grigoriy Oparin vs Stig Martinsen, Trieste, 2011
2r5/p1n1RN1p/1p4p1/2p5/P1B1nkP1/7P/1PP5/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe4+ Kxe4 Nd6+ Kd4 c3+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Grigoriy Oparin vs Nikita Khoroshilov, Sochi, 2012
r3k3/pp2n3/3pQ3/3p4/7r/2PB2qR/PP4P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Grigoriy Oparin vs Gergely Kantor, Chongqing, 2013
1r2k2r/1b3pR1/pNnRp2P/1p4B1/4n3/8/PPP1B3/2K5 w k - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ if fxe6 Bh5+ or if Ne7 Rxe7+ Kd8 h7 ]

e)
Grigoriy Oparin vs Maksim Vavulin, Moscow, 2015
1r4kb/2R4p/p2p2pP/r3nn2/Pp2pN2/1P2B3/4BPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba7 Re8 Bb6 ]

f)
Eduard Kanter vs Grigoriy Oparin, Khanty Mansyisk, 2013
5rk1/p5n1/6p1/2Q1p1q1/4P1P1/P4P2/1PN3B1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ Kf2 Rd8 ]

g)
Jorge Viterbo Ferreira vs Grigoriy Oparin, Jerusalem, 2015
2r3k1/1q3p2/6p1/4p2p/2rP4/2n2NP1/2RQ1PKP/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 ]




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