Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ivan Popov.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
Popov vs Konstantin Landa, Moscow, 2004
1n2r3/1N1q1pkp/p5p1/3rp3/1Q6/3R4/1PP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Popov vs Elena Tairova, Kirishi, 2006
1r5r/1pR1nkpp/1p2ppb1/1B1p4/3P1N2/5P2/PP3KPP/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 if Kxe7 Rc7+ ]

c)
Popov vs Igor Nester, Lvov, 2006
8/6p1/2n1k2p/5p1P/1pK2B1P/2p5/2b5/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg6+ Kd7 Rd6+ Kc7 Rd2+ ]

d)
Popov vs Dzhurabek Khamrakulov, Yerevan, 2007
2r3k1/1p3p1p/p2p1bp1/3r4/1P1p1PP1/3B4/P1P4P/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ a4 w/Be4 ]

e)
Popov vs Daniil Lintchevski, Kirishi, 2007
8/p7/1kp5/4Q3/1q6/7P/2b1B1PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ if Kc5 Qf8+ ]

f)
Black Mates in 3. Pogos Nakhapetiane vs Popov, Kemer, 2007
r4b2/p5pk/6rn/2n2N1Q/5PP1/2Bq4/PP6/K1R4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3+ ]




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