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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergei Tiviakov.
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 6.
Sergei Tiviakov vs Valentin Arbakov, Belgorod, 1989
5k2/5p2/2K2P2/p3Q3/1q5p/1P6/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ a3 ]

b)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Vladislav Vorotnikov, Belgorod, 1989
r5r1/pb2pqk1/1p2n1pR/3pPp2/3P4/1P1B1KP1/PB1Q1P2/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ if Kxh7 Rh1+ mates ]

c)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Dragan Kosic, Oakham, 1990
8/r3kp2/1p1pqnp1/1P2p1Q1/2P1P3/5RP1/5P2/3B2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb3 w/c5 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Sergei Tiviakov vs Kiril Badev, Singapore, 1990
2kq2r1/1p6/pQb1p3/3r1p2/P1R5/3P2B1/1P4PP/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6+ if bxc6 Qxc6+ or if Kd7 Rc7+ ]

e)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Ingrid Dahl, Gausdal, 1992
1k1r1r2/Rb6/1p1q4/1Pp2ppp/2P5/8/2B1QP1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7+ Kxb7 Qf3+ ]

Sergei Tiviakov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Lasha Janjgava, Moscow, 1995
r2qkbnr/pb1nppp1/1p1p3p/3N2B1/3NP3/8/PPP2PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Ne6 if fxe6 Qh5+ mates or if Qc8 Ndc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Sergei Tiviakov vs Sergei Beshukov, Elista, 1996
2r3k1/1p1r1pPp/2q1b2Q/p3p2B/P3P3/1P6/2P2R1P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bg6 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Sergei Tiviakov vs Aniello Rubino, Ischia, 1998
7r/1q3p1k/1p2p1pp/5n1N/3Q3P/6P1/PPP2P2/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Sergei Tiviakov vs Yochanan Afek, Apeldorn, 2001
r1r1bk2/2q1p1bQ/4P1p1/pp1pn1P1/3R4/1B3P2/PPP5/1K4BR w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ Kg7 Rdh4 ]

e)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Freddie Van Der Elburg, Dieren, 2001
2qb1rk1/3b1p1p/p5p1/P1B1p3/Q3P3/6P1/2R2P1P/3B2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf8 ]

Sergei Tiviakov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Tomi Nyback, Warsaw, 2005
1kr3r1/pp2qp2/1n5p/4b1p1/6P1/1Q3BN1/PP1R2P1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 ]

b)
Manuel Lares vs Sergei Tiviakov, Morelia, 2007
5rk1/1p1r3p/1np1p1pb/3P4/pPP4q/P3NP1b/2QRBP1P/B2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3 if fxe3 Qg5+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Sergei Tiviakov vs Richard Bates, Bunratty, 2018
1r4k1/p3q3/2p1br1Q/2pp4/7R/3P2NP/PPP3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh8+ Kf7 2.Rh7+ Kg6 3.Rg7+ ]

d)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Ivan Sokolov, Amsterdam, 2018
r2q2k1/1b2r2p/p1p3p1/3n1pB1/Pp2N3/1B3Q2/1PP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Nxd5 cxd5 Bf6+ Kg8 Bxe7 ]

e)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Damian Lemos, St Clement Bay, 2019
2br1r1k/1pp3pB/p1n4p/4P3/7N/1NP1n3/PP3qPP/1Q3R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ng6+ Kxh7 2.Nxf8+ Kg8 3.Qh7+ ]

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