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 ]

f)
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# ]

g)
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+ ]




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