"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgenija Ovod.
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)
Evgenija Ovod vs Andrea Rapcsak, Marina d'Or, 1998
3rr2k/p2q1pb1/2p1p2p/1p5P/5QR1/2P1B1P1/P2PP3/R3K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Rxg7 Kxg7 Qxh6+ Kg8 Bg5 ]

b)
Evgenija Ovod vs Irina Slavina, Serpukhov, 1999
2r1r1k1/1q1n3p/p3p1p1/3b1p2/1p1P1B1Q/2P1R1R1/P1B2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ hxg6 Rh3 if Kf8 Qh7 mates or if Nf6 Qh8+ mates ]

c)
Evgenija Ovod vs Polina Churun, Oropesa, 2000
3n4/1p2r2p/2p3pk/p7/2P1Nq2/2Q4P/PP4P1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 if Kg5 Rxd8 Qxf6 h4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Evgenija Ovod vs Elena Lopatskaya, St. Petersburg, 2000
1r5R/q3rp2/3p1k2/1P1B2p1/2P1p1PQ/1P6/4PP2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rh6+ Ke5 Qxg5+ f5 Qf6+ ]

e)
Evgenija Ovod vs Alex Anjuhin, Novaya Ladoga, 2001
3r2k1/5ppp/2p1p3/Q1N1P3/P4P2/2R5/1q1rb1PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd3 Qb8 Rb3 if Qc8 Qxd2 ]

Evgenija Ovod puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgenija Ovod vs Viktor Shershnev, Novaya Ladoga, 2001
7k/ppp2r1p/2npN1p1/5r2/1bP1QB2/4P3/q4PPP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb4 Nxb4 Qxb7 if Nd3 Qc8+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Evgenija Ovod vs Hakan Hansson, St. Petersburg, 2001
3r1nk1/pb3R2/5Rpr/4p3/2pPq1Q1/2p5/P3N1P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Rxf8 Qe6+ Kg7 Qe7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgenija Ovod vs Adina-Maria Bogza, Warsaw, 2001
6rk/p1q1p3/3pNnQ1/1bpP4/2n5/2P4P/P5P1/2B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Nh7 Rf8 ]

d)
Evgenija Ovod vs Ioulia Makka, Varna, 2002
5r1k/7p/2p1Qq2/1pPp1p2/1P3P2/8/7P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Evgenija Ovod vs Maria Kursova, Orel, 2006
r4rk1/1p2Rpp1/p1bp4/6Rp/5Q2/3B4/qPP3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg5+ ]

Evgenija Ovod puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Evgenija Ovod vs Tamara Chistiakova, Orel, 2006
8/6k1/4Q1p1/6Bp/8/3P3P/r1q2PP1/1r1R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ Kh6 Qe3+ ]

b)
Evgenija Ovod vs Viktor Kupreichik, Serpukhov, 2007
r3k2r/p2n1pp1/bp2pn1p/1B2N3/3P4/q1P3B1/3Q1PPP/2R1K2R w Kkq - 1 0
[ Nc4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Evgenija Ovod vs Vera Nebolsina, Smolensk, 2007
3r3Q/pp2kp2/8/1P2B1p1/q3P2p/b6P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7+ Rd7 Qf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Evgenija Ovod vs Deimante Daulyte, St. Petersburg, 2009
r4k2/1q3p2/2p5/3pQB2/1p1P1P1P/4PK2/r7/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Qe7 Qh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Evgenija Ovod vs Valentina Solovjova, St. Petersburg, 2010
r1bRQ3/pp6/4pp1k/5q2/2P2P2/8/P5PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]


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