Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladislav Tkachiev.
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)
Tkachiev vs Evgeni Ragozin, Biel, 1993
6nk/5pbp/6p1/n1r1p3/1r2P3/q4N1P/2B1NPP1/1R2RQK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra1 if Qb2 Reb1 ]

b)
Tkachiev vs Rajko Vujatovic, London, 1993
r4rk1/2n1b1pp/p4p2/q1p1P3/P2p1P2/3B4/P4BPP/2RQ1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ if c4 Rxc4 Kh8 Be1 ]

c)
Black Mates in 6. Anatoly Karpov vs Tkachiev, Alma-Ata, 1995
4R3/1qp2pkp/pp2nbp1/8/P1P3P1/1P3QKP/5P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ....Bh4+ Kg2 Nf4+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Igor Jelen vs Tkachiev, Cannes, 1996
r1b3k1/2p4r/1p1p2q1/1N1Pp1p1/pPP1PpP1/Pn1R4/4QPKN/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh6 if Rh1 Nc1 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Evgeniy Solozhenkin vs Tkachiev, France, 1997
r4rk1/1bp2pp1/p2Pn2p/1p2Q3/5P2/2P3qP/PPB2RP1/RN4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5 ]



Tkachiev Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Tkachiev vs Jan Pinski, Geneva, 1997
r2r2k1/1bq1bppp/p1n1p3/1p2n3/3pB2P/1N1P1N2/PP1BQPP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Qxe5 Na5 if Qc7 Rac1 ]

b)
Tkachiev vs John Van Der Wiel, Cannes, 1999
r4rk1/pp1bb2p/1np1pp2/2N2qp1/3P1P2/4PN2/PP3PBP/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nh4 if gxh4 Be4 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Tkachiev, Cannes, 1999
1r2r1k1/1p3p2/1Bp1q1pp/p3p2n/Pb2P3/1P1R1Q1P/1P2NPP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...c5 if Bc7 Rbc8 Bd6 c4 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Halid Bajramovic vs Tkachiev, Neum, 2000
6k1/4pp2/2b3p1/2Np3p/3Pn3/1P2Q1PP/5PK1/1q3B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc5 if dxc5 d4+ ]

e)
Tkachiev vs Halid Bajramovic, Neum, 2000
r5r1/4kpQp/1qb1p3/pp1pRp2/3P4/P1PB4/1P4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ if Kxe6 Qe5+ Kd7 Bxf5+ mates ]

Tkachiev Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Tkachiev vs Hichem Hamdouchi, Cannes, 2001
r3qrk1/p1p4p/n5p1/1p1Nbp2/1P3N2/P2Q1PP1/4P1KP/2R2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rc6 if Nb8 Re6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Tkachiev vs Ivan Sokolov, Shanghai, 2001
8/1R4pk/pp2B2p/3pNP2/1P2n3/4P3/P4PKP/1br5 w - - 0 1
[ Bg8+ if Kxg8 Rb8+ or if Kh8 Ng6+ ]

c)
Tkachiev vs Victor Korchnoi, Biel, 2002
6k1/5rpp/bpRp3n/p4p2/3NpP2/2QqP1PP/1P3KB1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc1 if Bb7 Bf1 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Miso Cebalo vs Tkachiev, Rabac, 2003
3q1rk1/1pp2pb1/3p2p1/1P1N3p/2Pn4/3P1BP1/r4P1P/1R1QR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 ]

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