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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anton Smirnov,.
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.

e)
Aleksandr Shaprov vs Anton Smirnov, Anapa, 2008
rn2q1k1/6pp/2ppp2r/pp2p3/4PnQ1/P1NP1N2/1PP2PPP/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg6 Qh4 Nxg2 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Anton Smirnov vs Halit Kaan Kesgin, Kemer, 2009
5rk1/1R5p/2p1R1p1/3p4/5PQ1/r6P/q5P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if Kh8 Rxh7+ ]

c)
Horst Bleicher vs Anton Smirnov, Cammeray, 2011
r3qrk1/p1p3pp/2pb4/3pp1B1/4n3/3PQ1NP/PPP2PP1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5 Qc1 Nxg3 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Paul Glissan vs Anton Smirnov, Cammeray, 2011
1k1r4/p1p5/2p1b3/2P3p1/2PqnP2/Q7/PP4PP/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ Kh1 Qg1+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Anton Smirnov vs Ryan Louie, Cammeray, 2013
5rk1/pq2Q1pp/b1p2p2/5N2/8/5P2/PP1R3P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ gxh6 Rg2+ ]

Anton Smirnov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Anton Smirnov vs Moulthun Ly, Melbourne, 2014
r1b4k/4q1p1/p3prRp/1p1nb2Q/3N4/3BP3/PPP4P/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
Luke Li Zuhao vs Anton Smirnov, Melbourne, 2014
3r3r/p1Q2pk1/6p1/2pP2n1/2P3P1/4R1R1/P4P2/3q1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Qxf1+ Kh2 Rh8+ ]

c)
Anton Smirnov vs Johnny Bolens, Sydney, 2015
r2qk1r1/2pb2bp/p2p1pp1/1p1Np3/4P2B/5Q2/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQq - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if Bg4 Qxg4 Bxf6 Qe6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Anton Smirnov vs Jack Puccini, Ballarat, 2017
r1b5/1pp1Pq2/p6k/2PP3p/PP3p2/3B1P2/1B3bRP/7K w - - 1 0
[ e8/Q if Qxe8 Bg7# ]

e)
Anton Smirnov vs Kris Chan, Canberra, 2017
6k1/1p6/pr2p2p/R1N2ppr/8/4N1P1/1P3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 Rxb2 Nf6+ ]

Anton Smirnov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anton Smirnov vs Eduardas Rozentalis, Anogia, 2017
4qbk1/3r3p/1Np3p1/1p3p2/8/Q5P1/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 if Bxa3 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Anton Smirnov vs Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Cha-Am, 2018
2kr3r/1p1q4/BQ1p1pp1/2BR3p/4P1nP/2b5/PPP3P1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6 if Bd4 Rc5+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Anton Smirnov vs Bobby Cheng, Melbourne, 2018
8/4rpk1/p5p1/3R2NP/8/5QP1/q4b2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ h6+ if Kf8 Nh7+ Kg8 Nf6+ or if Kxh6 Qh1+ Kg7 Qh7+ ]


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