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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Pavel Ponkratov.
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 5.
Pavel Ponkratov vs Boris Ofitserian, Izhevsk, 2014
3r1k2/pp2Rpr1/3p4/2pP3Q/5P2/2P4P/5q2/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ if Kg8 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Re7+ ]

b)
Pavel Ponkratov vs Dmitry Kokarev, Khanty Mansyisk, 2014
1r4k1/r4ppp/p7/3BP3/2R1P3/6PP/1p2n2K/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb2 ]

c)
Ilya Duzhakov vs Pavel Ponkratov, Izhevsk, 2014
8/p2Q2pk/2p5/7n/1PK3R1/P1N1P3/5q2/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Aleksei Pridorozhni vs Pavel Ponkratov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2014
5k2/7p/1b4r1/5n2/1Pr2p2/P4P2/R2N2PP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

e)
Pavel Ponkratov vs Boris Savchenko, St. Petersburg, 2015
r3rk2/pp3pp1/2p1n2p/3b1Qq1/8/2B1R3/PPB2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 cxd5 Bb4+ Re7 Qh7 ]

Pavel Ponkratov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Pavel Ponkratov vs Davit Shengelia, Batumi, 2018
8/2kpr1bp/brpRp3/2P1B1p1/PP2Pp2/3R1P2/6PP/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxd7+ Kc8 2.Rd8+ Kb7 3.Rb8+ Ka7 4.cxb6# ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Saar Drori vs Pavel Ponkratov, Batumi, 2018
b7/R4pk1/p2p2p1/Q2Pp1P1/6K1/P4BP1/q1r5/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qc4+ if 2.Kh3 Qc8+ 3.g4 Qh8+ ]

c)
Boris Ofitserian vs Pavel Ponkratov, Sochi, 2019
3r2k1/1pr3qp/p1nNb1p1/5p2/2N1p3/QP4P1/P3KPBP/R3R3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nd4+ 2.Kf1 Nc2 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Pavel Ponkratov vs Gevorg Harutjunyan, Cheliabinsk, 2019
1r4R1/q6P/3pp3/1p5k/3b4/5Np1/1PP3B1/4Q2K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rg5+ Kh6 2.Qxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Pavel Ponkratov vs Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Subotica, 2019
1Bb1kb2/r4rpp/pn3p2/N1p5/4P3/2P5/PP1R2PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rd8+ Ke7 2.Nc6+ Ke6 3.Re8+ ]

Pavel Ponkratov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Evgeny Romanov vs Pavel Ponkratov, Yaroslavl, 2019
6k1/p4p2/2p2bbp/3r2p1/B1Q1Nq2/1P3P2/6PP/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qe5 if 2.Qc1 Qa1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Vitaly Shinkevich vs Pavel Ponkratov, Skolkovo, 2019
2r1k2r/1p3pp1/1q1pp3/1b1N2P1/p3P1np/6Q1/PP1N1nBP/R1B1R1K1 b k - 0 1
[ 1...Nh3+ 2.Kh1 Qg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Pavel Ponkratov vs Petr Kostenko, Cheliabinsk, 2019
2rr2k1/3q1p1p/p2P2p1/2P2R2/1npB4/2N3Q1/1P4PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qe5 f6 2.Qxf6 gxf5 3.Qh8+ ]


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