Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Kannappan Priyadharshan.
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 6.
K Priyadharshan vs Kh Sanjoy Singh, New Delhi, 2005
4k3/1p3pQ1/p1pB2n1/2P2q1p/1P2r1pP/6P1/P4P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kd7 Bc7+ Ke6 Rd6+ Ke5 Qg7+ f6 Rd1+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
K Priyadharshan vs Mustafa Yilmaz, Vung Tau, 2008
8/8/4B3/p7/Pr3Qp1/7k/1PP4q/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf3+ Kg2 Rf2+ ]

c)
K Priyadharshan vs Sanjay Ghatti, Greensboro, 2016
k2r4/1p1r1pp1/p2qpn1p/P3N3/1Q1P4/1R6/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 Rxd6 Nxf7 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Solomon Celis vs K Priyadharshan, Subic Bay, 2009
6k1/5ppp/8/P3Qb2/2p5/1r2P3/1B4qP/3RK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ if Kd2 Rd3+ or if Ke2 Bg4+ ]

e)
Zach Stuart vs K Priyadharshan, Saint Louis, 2013
rnbq1knr/ppp2ppp/3bp3/3p4/3P1BQ1/3BP3/PPP2PPP/RN2K1NR b KQ - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Bg5 Bxg4 Bxd8 f6 ]




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