Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sanan Sjugirov.
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)
Sjugirov vs Andrei Aleksejev, Halkidiki, 2003
3r4/1b1r1kpB/5b2/p2Pp1p1/2p5/2q1BQ2/6K1/3R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ if Kxg6 Qh5+ mates or if Kg8 Rh8+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Sjugirov vs Alexsej Lanin, St. Petersburg, 2008
4kb1r/1R6/p2rp3/2Q1p1q1/4p3/3B4/P6P/4KR2 w - - 0 1
[ Bb5+ if axb5 Qxb5+ or if Rd7 Bxd7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Sjugirov vs Alexander Tjurin, Moscow, 2008
1r3b2/1bp2pkp/p1q4N/1p1n1pBn/8/2P3QP/PPB2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Sjugirov vs Maxim Matlakov, St. Petersburg, 2008
r4r1k/p2p3p/bp1Np3/4P3/2P2nR1/3B1q2/P1PQ4/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

e)
Sjugirov vs Ivan Cheparinov, Budva, 2009
7k/R3b1r1/1pq1Pp2/3Qn2p/2P2B2/7P/PP4P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]



Sjugirov Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Julian Jorczik vs Sjugirov, Herceg Novi, 2006
8/5pk1/2N1p2R/3n2PP/6K1/4r3/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5+ Kh4 Nf4 ]

b)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Sjugirov, Moscow, 2008
5bk1/Q2b1p2/6p1/4p2p/1p2P3/3B1P1P/2P3P1/3qBK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...b3 ]

c)
Fethi Apaydin vs Sjugirov, Gaziantep, 2008
r4rk1/4q2p/2p3p1/2N5/PP1R4/6Qb/7P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3 ]

d)
Ray Robson vs Sjugirov, Moscow, 2009
8/5R2/q2p2pk/2bQn2p/4PN2/5PPK/3N3P/r7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8+ ]

e)
Zlatko Martic vs Sjugirov, Rijeka, 2010
1n2k2r/Rb3p2/3bp2p/1p6/2pP1q1p/4N3/1P2KPPP/3Q1B1R b k - 0 1
[ ...Nc6 Rxb7 Nxd4+ ]


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