Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Savchenko.
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)
Boris Savchenko vs Eduard Kanter, Nizhnij Tagil, 2014
6rk/pp2pp1p/3p2pQ/2qP2Pn/5r2/1PP3N1/P7/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Nxh5 gxh5 g6 ]

b)
Boris Savchenko vs Gulmira Dauletova, St. Petersburg, 2014
1q3r1k/1p1rb1nP/p2p1p2/5P2/2P5/3n4/PPNQ4/1K4RR w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 h8/Q+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Boris Savchenko vs Sergei Yudin, Rostov on Don, 2014
5Q2/pq2r1nk/1p2p1Rp/7r/3P3P/2P5/PP1B4/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 if Rxh6 Rxh6+ ]

d)
Alexey Reshetnikov vs Boris Savchenko, Moscow, 2014
6k1/1p3pp1/6qp/3p4/p2Nrn2/P1P2P1P/1P1Q2P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 ]

e)
Boris Savchenko vs Jorden Van Foreest, Moscow, 2016
r3r1k1/p4pp1/1p5p/3pqb2/3N4/2R4P/PP2QPP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5 Rxe5 f4 ]



Boris Savchenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Boris Savchenko vs Alexey Pakhomov, Loo, 2017
2rr2k1/1p1q1b2/p1n2pp1/P1Qp3p/2pP3P/2P1N1P1/2P1RPBK/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nxd5 if 1...Qd6 2.Re8+ Bxe8 3.Rxe8+ or if 1...Kg7 2.Nb6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Boris Savchenko vs Irakli Beradze, Poti, 2017
1r6/R3n2R/1r4p1/1p1k1n1p/2pPN3/2P3P1/1P1K2B1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nc5+ Kd6 2.Rd7# ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
David Howell vs Boris Savchenko, Riyadh, 2017
6k1/2pp2p1/7p/3PQ3/P1p1P1R1/1r6/KPq5/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ra3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Boris Savchenko vs Vadim Moiseenko, Sochi, 2017
8/1pr1p1kp/4Qnp1/p3pP2/1qn5/1N6/P1P3P1/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh7+ if 1...Nxh7 2.Qxg6+ or if 1...Kxh7 2.Qf7+ ]


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