Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Elena Tairova.
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)
Tairova vs Joanna Kasperek, Oropesa, 2000
r1nq1rk1/p2b2bp/2p2p2/3p1P2/8/2N1B3/PPPQB2P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Kh8 Nf4 Rf7 Bc4 ]

b)
Tairova vs Sopiko Guramishvili, Budva, 2003
2r2b1k/p1P4p/Q2p4/2pNpq2/2P2p2/1R5P/P2nN1P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc8 if Qxc8 Rb8 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Tairova vs Anna Gordiyenko, Halkidiki, 2003
2rk2r1/3b3R/n3pRB1/p2pP1P1/3N4/1Pp5/P1K4P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rf7+ ]

d)
Tairova vs Evgeny Tkachenko, Tula, 2003
r1b1k1nr/pp2qp1p/3p2p1/1NpPb3/2PpPB2/3B4/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxe5 dxe5 d6 w/Nc7+ ]

Tairova Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Tairova vs Irina Gevorgyan, Heraklio, 2004
8/p7/1p1Nppk1/4P2p/2Pb1P2/5K1P/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ f5+ if Kg7 fxe6 Kf8 e7+ w/Nf5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Tairova vs Krishna Ramya, Belfort, 2005
2b1rqk1/r1p2pp1/pp4n1/3Np1Q1/4P2P/1BP5/PP3P2/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Tairova vs Elena Winkelmann, Belfort, 2005
8/5r2/3R4/3Pp1p1/p2pPk1p/P2PbP2/1P2K2P/4B3 w - - 0 1
[ Rg6 if Bg1 Bxh4 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Artem Samsonkin vs Tairova, Minsk, 2005
8/1pr3kp/p4bp1/P3q3/1PBR4/2P5/3Q3P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 if Q moves Be3+ ]

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