Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Sveshnikov.
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)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Antonio Palacios, Caracas, 1976
r4rk1/p4pp1/qp1R3p/4PQ2/2P2R2/7P/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6 if gxh6 Rg4+ or if f6 Qh5 gxh6 Rg4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Zvulon Gofshtein, Rostov on Don, 1976
7R/pp2q1k1/2n2Nb1/2bpP1P1/2p3P1/P1P5/1r3P1Q/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Nikolai Krogius, Sochi, 1976
6k1/pb2r3/1pqr3p/3p1BpP/2PQ4/2B5/P4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Igor Ivanov, URS, 1976
r4k2/p3Np1p/1p1Qb1p1/7q/3B4/7P/P4PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nc8+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Alexei Suetin, Sochi, 1979
2rq3Q/1p1nkb1R/r4pp1/2P1p1B1/p2nP1B1/P7/3N2PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ Kf8 Bh6+ ]



Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Eugenio Torre, Sochi, 1980
5k2/4b2p/pN1pQp2/2p2Pp1/Pp3PPq/7P/1PP3K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7+ Ke8 Nxf6+ ]

b)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Evgeny Vladimirov, URS, 1981
3r4/p3qp2/1p1pb1k1/2p1n2N/2P1P1P1/2P5/P2QBK2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nf4+ Kg7 Nd5 if Nxg4+ Bxg4 mates ]

c)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Rafaelito Maninang, Manila, 1982
r1br2k1/pp3ppp/3q4/8/8/1BP1Q3/P4PP1/R3R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rad1 ]

d)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Sergey Makarichev, Moscow, 1983
r1b2rk1/ppB2ppp/2nQpq2/8/2P5/2PB3P/P4PP1/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ ]

e)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Smbat Lputian, Moscow, 1989
2rr3k/5pp1/2n1pNqp/p1p1P3/2Pp2QP/1P4R1/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd1 if Qf5 Rg5 ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Ivan Ivanisevic, Pula, 1990
4qr1k/p1rnbppp/Bpb1p3/4P3/5B2/2N5/PP2QPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 Bxb5 Bxb5 ]

b)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Viktor Varavin, Anapa, 1991
r1b4r/ppp4p/5kp1/3Qpq1B/8/2P5/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 Be6 Qc5 Qxg4 Qxe5+ Kf7 Re4 Qf5 Rf4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Sergei Beshukov, Cheliabinsk, 1991
r5kr/qpR3b1/p2Ppn1p/4N3/1P1p1p2/5B2/P1Q2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Rh7 Qf7+ or if Ne8 Qxe6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Ruslan Sherbakov, Moscow, 1991
5rk1/nq1n1p1p/4p1p1/1p2Q3/3N4/P1BP4/5PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Kxg7 Nf5+ ]

e)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Svetlana Matveeva, Cappelle la Grande, 1995
2r3k1/p1n2ppp/q1nrp3/1p2N3/PP6/8/1B2QPPP/R1R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Rxc6 Qf3 f6 Nxc6 axb5 ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Lajos Seres, Nova Gorica, 1997
1q4k1/p1r2p1p/1n1N2pB/Q7/8/1P6/5PPP/5bK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if f5 Qe6+ mates ]

b)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Sergei Iskusnyh, St. Petersburg, 1997
8/p1r3pk/1p2rpR1/3pPN1P/PP1Pn3/8/5R2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rfg2 if Ng5 R2xg5 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Morten Ligaard, Roskilde, 1998
1k2r3/p1p2Q1p/5n2/2N5/2Pb4/5B2/P1q2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Na6+ ]

d)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Dimitri Komarov, Vrnjacka Banja, 1999
1r2N1k1/p5p1/5bQp/1p1p4/3q1P2/P5PK/4R3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re6 if Kf8 Nxf6 or if Kh8 Rxf6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Nagueb Saleh, Dubai, 2002
2r1k2r/pp2bp2/1nq1p1p1/4P1Bp/3R3P/2PQ1N2/P4PP1/K2R4 w k - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]


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