Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Teimour Radjabov.
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)
Radjabov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Cala Galdana, 1996
r4k2/ppR3R1/4b1p1/6Np/6qP/1P4P1/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh7+ w/Nf6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Radjabov vs Gawain Jones, Cannes, 1997
3q1rk1/ppr1pp1p/n5pQ/2pP4/4PP1N/PP1n2PB/7P/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 gxf5 Bxf5 ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Radjabov vs Victor Alcazar Jimenez, Marina d'Or, 1998
2r3rk/2qn1p1p/p3pPpQ/2p1P3/1P6/P4N1P/1B4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 Nf8 Rf4 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Radjabov vs Denis Kovaljov, Litohoto, 1999
5rk1/pp3ppp/1q6/2rB2P1/2P5/P2p1Q1P/1b3P2/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ ]

e)
Radjabov vs Vadim Zvjaginsev, Moscow, 2002
2b3r1/4k1pR/2p1p1B1/1p4P1/3R1P2/qr2P3/3QK2P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8 if Rxd8 Rxg7+ mates ]



Radjabov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Radjabov vs Alexander Grischuk, Bastia, 2003
8/p2rkn1R/1p6/8/5BP1/P4K2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ g5 w/g6 ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Radjabov vs Emir Dizdarevic, Sarajevo, 2003
r5r1/5kpp/q3bp2/p2Q1p1P/3P1B2/PR6/1P3P2/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb7+ Qxb7 (if Ke8 Re1 Rc8+ Kd2 Qxb7 Qxe6+) Qxb7+ Ke8 Bd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Radjabov vs Viswanathan Anand, Rishon le Zion, 2006
r1b1kb1r/1p1n1p2/p1n1N2p/4P1p1/q3N2B/8/P1PQB1PP/1R2K2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Nxf6 Nc7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Radjabov vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Cap d'Agde, 2006
2r1kb1r/p2n1p2/8/3R1N1p/Pp1p4/5Q1P/1q4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng7+ Kd8 Rxd7+ Kxd7 Qd5+ ]

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Radjabov Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Spyridon Kaprisis vs Radjabov, Oropesa, 1999
3r1r1k/ppp2ppP/2n5/2P1p3/4nq1R/1P3N2/PBP1QP2/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd1+ Qxd1 Qxf3 Qxf3 Nd2+ ]

b)
Vladimir Rogovski vs Radjabov, Alushta, 2001
5r1k/2p3bp/2Pp2qr/3Np3/1P2P3/8/P5QB/2RB3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ if Kxh2 Qh6+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. Nico Vink vs Radjabov, Wijk aan Zee, 2001
8/5p1k/3p2q1/3Pp3/4Pn1r/R4Qb1/1P5B/5B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kg1 Bf2+ ]

d)
White to move and win. Reimour Radjabov vs Magnus Carlsen, Porto Vecchio, 2007
1r1r3k/7p/p1qbn1p1/3Rp1P1/6NP/8/P6K/B2Q1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 Qxd6 Rxd6 Rxd6 Bxe5+ ]

Teimour Radjabov Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Teimour Radjabov vs Liren Ding, Beijing, 12/17/2012
8/3qbNk1/p1b2np1/2Bp1p2/1PpPp3/2N1P1P1/P4PK1/3Q4 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 Qe8 Bxe7 Qxe7 Nxc6 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Viktor Bologan vs Teimour Radjabov, Astana, 7/9/2012
3QB3/p6k/4N1p1/6P1/8/6PK/Pq6/4n3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ if Kh4 Qh2+ Kg4 Qe2+ ]

c)
Teimour Radjabov vs Jorge Cori, Tromsoe, 8/13/2013
5n2/3rqkp1/1pp1ppnp/p6Q/3R3P/PP1B2P1/1BP2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6+ Nxg6 Rg4 ]

d)
Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Teimour Radjabov, Dubai, 6/20/2014
r5k1/5p1p/1q3p2/1b2pPp1/1Q4P1/1PRP4/r5BP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2 if Kxg2 Bc6+ or if Rxg2 Ra1+ ]

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