Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Roman Ovetchkin.
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)
White mates in 3.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Vladimir Zhuravlev, Azov, 1996
rn1r1k2/pp5Q/4pp2/2P5/1P6/1PpB4/1qP2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg6 if Rd7 Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Viacheslav Karklin, Dubna 2000
3r2k1/pp3r1p/3q1p1B/n2p1R1Q/3P4/2P4P/P5P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg5+ if fxg5 Qxf7+ or if Rg7 Rxg7+ Kh8 Qf7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Andrei Chigvintsev, Tomsk, 2001
2r3k1/5p1p/4b3/P7/2p5/2B2qP1/1R1Q3P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Kf8 Bb4+ ]

d)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Viktor Kuporosov, St. Petersburg, 2002
2r2k2/1Rb5/2P2pp1/3Pp3/P2p4/3P4/6B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7 Rxc7 d6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Vladimir Synbulatov, Tula, 2002
1k2n2r/6R1/pB5p/P5N1/4P3/1q6/5PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba7+ Ka8 Rc8+ ]



Roman Ovetchkin Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Avigdor Bykhovsky, Internet, 2005
r2qr3/p4pkp/3p1n2/2pp2N1/1p2p2Q/6N1/PPP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ Kg8 Qh6 ]

b)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Denis Eraschenkov, Internet, 2005
r1bq1rk1/pp1n2pp/2n1p3/2bpPp2/5P2/2N2N1Q/PPP3PP/R1B1KB1R w KQ - 1 0
[ Ng5 h6 Nxe6 ]

c)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Vladimir Isupov, Sochi, 2006
3qr3/r4pk1/p2p2p1/2pP3p/PnP5/5NPP/3Q2PK/1R3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb4 if cxb4 Qd4+ ]

d)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Vladislav Akselrod, Tomsk, 2006
r4rk1/pp3pp1/1npb3q/8/2BP1p2/5N1P/PPQ1RPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re6 fxe6 Rxe6 if Qh5 Rh6+ ]

e)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Vasily Malinin, Sukhumi, 2006
r1bqk1nr/1pp1n1p1/p2p3p/2b1pP2/2B1P3/2N2NP1/PPP4P/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxe5 if dxe5 Bf7+ ]

Roman Ovetchkin Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Sebastian Eichner, Dresden, 2007
2b4k/1pp3qB/3r4/p1pPp3/6pQ/P1N4P/6P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Qxf8 Bg6+ Kg7 Qh7+ Kf6 Ne4# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Roman Ovetchkin vs Alexandr Voinov, Krasnoyarsk, 2007
Q4bk1/5p1p/pp3Pp1/5P2/P1q5/2r5/1PP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

c)
Roman Ovetchkin vs NIkolai Pokazanjev, Belgorod, 2009
3r2k1/1p4pp/3n1p2/1p1R4/1P1PP3/5BP1/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Nf7 e6 Nd6 e7 ]

d)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Daniil Lintchevski, Olginka, 2011
r7/1r1nk1pp/4pp2/R2n4/2NN4/4PB2/5PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ Kf7 Nd6+ ]

e)
Roman Ovetchkin vs Alexey Bochkarev, Samara, 2012
r1bq3Q/pp1n1kp1/2p1pb2/3p4/2PP1B2/2P1Pp2/P4P1P/R3K1R1 w Q - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Bxg7 Qxd8 ]


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