Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Peter Svidler.
White to move and win.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
Svidler vs Demis Hassapis, Oakham, 1992
5rr1/p4b2/3k1qp1/1PppR3/6Q1/3B1PP1/P5K1/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Qa4 ]

b)
Svidler vs Alexander Chekaev, USSR, 1991
2r1qkr1/p2R2pp/1pn1p3/2N1bp2/1PP5/P3Q3/1B3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 Nxe5 Qxe5 if bxc5 Qd6+ mates ]

c)
Svidler vs Igor Dmitriev, Novgorod, 1995
2q2r1k/R6p/5pp1/2N1p3/2Q5/7P/1r3PPK/4B3 w - - 0 1
[ Qc1 ]

d)
Svidler vs Dragan Kostic, Oakham, 1990
1q1r2k1/1p1r3p/pPbp2p1/4pp2/1PP1P2P/2QR1PP1/6B1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ b5 axb5 cxb5 if Bxb5 Qb3+ ]

e)
Svidler vs E Ros, Oviedo, 1992
r3r1k1/pp2bppn/2pp1qn1/4pb2/3PP2P/2P2N1P/PPB2P1K/R1BQR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]



Svidler Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Svidler vs Sergey Labutin, Leningrad, 1990
5rk1/pp3p2/4r2p/3R1p2/8/2Q3P1/qP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra5 ]

b)
Svidler vs Yuri Shulman, St Petersburg, 1994
4r2k/3q1npp/4N3/1p1pnP2/3Q4/2P4P/2P5/2B2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 if Qd6 Re1 ]

c)
Svidler vs Angelis Del Rio, Szeged, 1994
6k1/1p4pp/2qrnp2/3p4/1Q1B4/4NN1P/P4PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if Rd7 Ne7+ ]

d)
Svidler vs Alon Greenfeld, Tilburg, 1994
r7/p3q1k1/2p5/6pr/3pN3/3B2Q1/PP6/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6 ]

e)
Svidler vs Alonso Zapata, New York, 1995
3bkn1r/1b6/p1q1pp2/1p5p/7P/2N1BN2/PPP2QP1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ Kxd8 Nd4 if Qxg2 Qxf6+ ]

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Svidler Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
P Svidler vs L Van Wely, Wijk aan Zee, 2005
r3k2r/pp3p2/1q3pn1/2p1p2p/2P1P2P/2N3Q1/PPP3P1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

b)
Svidler vs Alexander Grischuk, Wijk aan Zee, 2005
8/kp3R2/6P1/p2P2K1/r4B2/8/1b6/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6 if Rd4 Be3 ]

c)
Svidler vs Alexey Korotylev, Moscow, 2004
2b1rqk1/2r1b1p1/p3p1Pp/1p6/4BPN1/P1P2Q2/1P1R4/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6 w/g7+ & Rg2 ]

d)
Svidler vs Vladimir Chuchelov, France, 2004
rq1r2k1/3p1p2/1Nn1pQpp/8/1P6/4B2P/5PP1/2Rb2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 if dxc6 Bxh6 if Ra1 Bd4 ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Svidler vs Konstantin Chernyshov, Voronezh, 2003
2r3kr/p2R2b1/6pp/1pB5/2q3p1/4Q3/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7 Bf8 Qf6 Rh7 Rxh7 Kxh7 Rd7+ ]

Peter Svidler Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Kramnik, Moscow, 11/25/2011
6k1/r3r1pp/3N1p2/R7/1p1N4/5QP1/1P4KP/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ ]

b)
Arnd Lauber vs Peter Svidler, Rogaska Slatina, 9/27/2011
8/5pkp/8/3q2p1/8/5PP1/P2p2KP/3Q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...g4 if Kg1 Qc5+ Kg2 Qc1 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Peter Svidler vs Evgeny Alekseev, Moscow, 8/13/2012
r7/1r3ppk/4bR1p/2B1P3/1P6/PqP1Q1RP/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qxh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Peter Svidler vs Ruslan Ponomariov, Eilat, 10/15/2012
4r2k/p5R1/5PBp/6P1/6n1/7r/P5N1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
David Navara vs Peter Svidler, Prague, 6/23/2012
3k4/p7/1r6/2p3p1/q1nn1P2/2RQ2NN/P5PP/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4 if Rb3 Qe1+ ]

Peter Svidler Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Peter Svidler, Astana, 7/8/2012
8/p4pkp/3Pbpp1/2q5/4B2P/2pQP1P1/P4P2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 ]

b)
Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Svidler, London, 4/1/2013
4k3/5N2/8/2p4p/2B2bP1/3P1p2/1P6/3bK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...hxg4 if Kxd1 g3 Ke1 g2 Kf2 Bh2 ]

c)
Anna Ushenina vs Peter Svidler, Tromsoe, 8/13/2013
1B6/6bk/2N1r1p1/6n1/1p4q1/6N1/8/5RKQ b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if Kh2 Qh4 Kg2 Rxc6 or if Kg2 Re2+ ]

d)
Peter Svidler vs Alexander Ipatov, Dubai, 6/20/2014
q7/8/3knQ2/p1p1p2P/4b3/4N1P1/PP6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Ahmed Adly vs Peter Svidler, Dubai, 6/19/2014
4r3/6bk/6p1/p7/2Q5/1P2p1qp/P7/R5RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ Kh2 Be5+ ]

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