King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sanan Sjugirov.
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)
Sanan 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)
Julian Jorczik vs Sanan Sjugirov, Herceg Novi, 2006
8/5pk1/2N1p2R/3n2PP/6K1/4r3/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5+ Kh4 Nf4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Sanan 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+ ]

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

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

Sanan Sjugirov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Sanan Sjugirov, Moscow, 2008
5bk1/Q2b1p2/6p1/4p2p/1p2P3/3B1P1P/2P3P1/3qBK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...b3 ]

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

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

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

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

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Sanan Sjugirov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pavel Maletin vs Sanan Sjugirov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2013
4rnk1/1p2b1pp/2p2p2/3p1P2/Q2PnBPP/P4N2/1q3PB1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 w/...Ne2+ ]

b)
Sanan Sjugirov vs Ilia Iljiushenok, Moscow, 2017
4rk2/1p4R1/p2p4/P1pP4/2P1rP1n/8/1B6/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Ke7 R1g7+ Kd8 Bf6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Mikhail Popov vs Sanan Sjugirov, Moscow, 2017
3N1rk1/2p2p1p/4p1p1/pB1p4/P2n1n2/4KP1P/1P1Q2q1/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5+ Kxf4 Qg3# ]

d)
Sanan Sjugirov vs Volodar Murzin, Sochi, 2017
7r/pp2r1k1/n5p1/2PBq3/2P1P1p1/1N4Q1/P5P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf7+ Kh6 2.Qh4+ Qh5 3.Qxh5+ Kxh5 4.Rxe7 ]

e)
Maksim Gogin vs Sanan Sjugirov, St. Petersburg, 2017
3r2k1/1p4p1/q4p1p/4pQ1P/7R/P2RP3/P3KPP1/2r1B3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxd3 if 2.Kf3 Rxe1 or if 2.Qxd3 Rxe1+ ]

Sanan Sjugirov Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sanan Sjugirov vs David Arutinian, Batumi, 2018
2q3k1/r7/5b2/pB2n2p/P2NQ2P/4B3/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nc6 if 1...Nxc6 2.Qg6+ Rg7 3.Bc4+ Kf8 4.Qxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Sanan Sjugirov vs Shamsiddin Vokhido, Sharjah, 2019
3qr2k/1b1nNQp1/pp5p/3p4/3P4/P5b1/1P3PPP/1BB3K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxh6 if 1...Be5 2.Ng6+ Kh7 3.Nxe5+ ]

c)
Manvel Pogosian vs Sanan Sjugirov, Moscow, 2019
4r1k1/3b1p1p/1q1n2p1/1p1P4/pQ2pN2/6P1/PPr1RPBP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rc4 2.Qe1 Bg4 ]


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