Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Emil Sutovsky.
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)
Sutovsky vs Sebastian Van Esch, Budapest, 1992
3r1k1r/1pNbbppp/p7/2pPR2P/Q7/2P3P1/1q3PB1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ d6 Bf6 Qxd7 Qxa1+ Kh2 if Rxd7 Re8# ]

b)
Sutovsky vs Mladen Muse, Ljubljana, 1994
8/2qn3R/P1bk1p1p/2p2P2/2PpP2P/2Q5/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3+ ]

c)
Sutovsky vs Zvonimir Tomicic, Szeged, 1994
2kr3r/p4pbp/2n3p1/1NBpp3/8/2P2P2/PP3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Sutovsky vs Ronen Lev, Tel Aviv, 1995
r2n1k2/1pp2B2/p2p1PP1/4p3/4P3/2PP2K1/PP1Q2P1/7q w - - 0 1
[ g7+ Kxf7 g8/Q+ if Kxg8 Qg5+ ]

e)
Sutovsky vs Adalberto Villavicencio, Vendrell, 1996
1rb1k2r/p2ppp1p/q5p1/2p1b1N1/2P1N2Q/8/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if Kd8 Neg5 ]



Sutovsky Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Sutovsky vs Oscar Panno, Buenos Aires, 1997
2b2k1r/4rpR1/3Q3P/pp1p1p1P/6n1/2P5/1qPB1P2/2RK4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg4 & Bg5 ]

b)
Sutovsky vs Severino Stantic, Portoroz, 1997
3r3k/1p3p1p/2pb4/1p2pq1N/8/1PP4P/P2Q1PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if Qg6 Rxd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Sutovsky vs Bogdan Grabarczyk, Koszalin, 1998
3q2r1/p2b1k2/1pnBp1N1/3p1pQP/6P1/5R2/2r2P2/4RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Nh8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Sutovsky vs Grest Gritsak, Koszalin, 1998
r1r3k1/1p3pp1/7p/4Q3/pn1NP3/1Pq5/P1P2RPP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Kxf7 Qe6+ ]

e)
Sutovsky vs Vadim Milov, Essen, 1999
2b5/1p2knp1/5p2/1B2pP1p/2N1r1P1/2P4P/1PKR4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 Nd6 Nxc8+ Nxc8 Rd7+ ]

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Sutovsky Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Sutovsky vs Rustem Dautov, Essen, 2000
1q1r1bk1/7p/4NQ1p/1Bp1P3/1p2p3/r7/5PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd8 ]

b)
Sutovsky vs Pawel Blehm, Ohrid, 2001
2RN4/3n1Q2/3r1ppk/p6p/4p3/1P6/PKP3PP/3q4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Sutovsky vs Harmen Jonkman, Tel Aviv, 2001
4n3/p3N1rk/5Q2/2q4p/2p5/1P3P1P/P1P2P2/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ ]

d)
Sutovsky vs Zdenko Krnic, Amsterdam, 2002
2r4r/5kNp/p4b2/1p2p3/8/6R1/P1P3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 if Rc6 Rg7+ ]

e)
Sutovsky vs Alexey Dreev, Internet, 2002
3q3k/rp1r3P/2n1p1p1/2Rp1pP1/3P1Q2/PR6/4NK2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 if bxc6 Rb8 ]

Sutovsky Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Sutovsky vs Ilia Smirin, Tel Aviv, 2002
r5rk/p4p1n/3p4/n2P1N2/2p1R3/7Q/PqP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ Kg6 Rh6+ Kg5 h4+ ]

b)
Sutovsky vs Andrea Ciganikova, Martin, 2003
r4r1k/p6p/1ppq4/1P3n2/8/2N1Q2P/2PB1P2/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Nxc3 Bc3+ Rf6 Nxd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Sutovsky vs Alexander Goloshchapov, Moscow, 2003
8/p2Q2rk/1p5p/3p4/8/P1p5/3q1PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf5+ ]

d)
Sutovsky vs Robert Ruck, Neum, 2004
2kr4/pp2bRp1/2pqP1p1/3p4/3P2P1/P1Nr4/1P3QKP/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 if cxb5 Qc2+ ]

e)
Sutovsky vs Abhijit Kunte, Pune, 2004
2k3r1/1qNRbp1p/4Bp2/r3n3/5B2/1P6/1P2QPPP/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 if Qxb5 Rd5+ ]

Sutovsky Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Sutovsky vs Dmitry Svetushkin, Subotica, 2008
4rbk1/3R3p/1q2pB2/1p2Pb1p/p4Q2/8/PP3P1K/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf5 if exf5 Rg1+ ]

b)
Sutovsky vs Ernesto Inarkiev, Poikovsky, 2009
r2b1k1r/pp3pp1/5n2/1B1q2Bp/3p1P2/3Q4/PP3P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa3+ if Kg8 Re5 ]

c)
Sutovsky vs Zhao Jun, Moscow, 2011
r4rk1/1p5q/p2p1p1Q/4p2N/2Pp4/8/PP5P/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ Rxf6 Rg1+ Rg6 Rxg6+ Kh8 Qg5 ]

Emil Sutovsky Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Emil Sutovsky vs Sergey Grigoriants, Plovdiv, 3/23/2012
1r1rR3/2p2ppk/2n3p1/2nq4/1p4N1/2P2Q1P/1PB2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ R1e5 if Nxe5 Nf6+ gxf6 Qh5+ mates ]

b)
Emil Sutovsky vs Alexander Onischuk, Poikovsky, 9/3/2013
6k1/4Q1pp/p5b1/3r4/1B3q1P/6R1/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Qf7 Rf3 or if Bf7 Qc8+ ]

c)
Emil Sutovsky vs Viktor Bologan, Poikovsky, 9/5/2013
5r1k/1b4qp/pp6/5p2/2BQn3/2N5/PPPR4/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rd7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Narmin Khalafova vs Emil Sutovsky, Baku, 9/25/2013
r6r/1p2kp2/pq1pp3/5np1/8/3Q2P1/P1P1B1PP/1R3R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]


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