Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Tomashevsky.
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 2. Tomashevsky vs Artur Mustakaev, St Petersburg, 1999
2q2br1/1b4rk/p1p1p1pp/PpP1Np2/1P1P1PP1/1BKR3Q/7P/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
Cory Evans vs Tomashevsky, Oropesa, 1999
r1q1r1k1/5p1p/pp4p1/3p1nbn/1PpPP3/P1P2PBP/5QK1/R3RNN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nfxg3 Nxg3 Nf4+ w/Nd3 ]

c)
A Kekov vs Tomashevsky, Saratov, 1999
3rr1k1/5pq1/p5np/1pPppRp1/3P2P1/1P1R3P/P1BQ1P2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 Re3 Nh4 ]

d)
Oleg Orlov vs Tomashevsky, St Petersburg, 1999
3k4/1p1b1pb1/3p3p/2pP4/r1B1RKP1/P1P4P/8/1N6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5+ if Ke3 or Kf3 f5 ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Anthony Bellaiche vs Tomashevsky, Oropesa, 2001
6k1/pp5p/3pNpbq/PN1P4/1PP1p1n1/4r1P1/3Q3P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]



Tomashevsky Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sylvia Greef vs Tomashevsky, Denizli, 2003
3r2k1/1p1nbppb/rpp1pn1p/3pN3/2P5/P1RPBNP1/1P2PPBP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 Nxe5 d4 ]

b)
Valerij Popov vs Tomashevsky, Sochi, 2004
1r6/r1k5/B2p2p1/KPnP1p2/2P1p1pP/R5P1/R4P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxa6 if bxa6 Rb6 mates ]

c)
Pavel Smirnov vs Tomashevsky, Kazan, 2005
2q1rb1k/6p1/3p3p/4p3/1P1n2QP/2PP2PR/3B3N/r4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg4 Nxg4 Nf3+ ]

d)
Tomashevsky vs Ivan Popov, Nojabrsk, 2005
r5r1/2q1b2k/2p1b1p1/1pPpPp1p/pP1B1P2/P2BP2P/2Q3R1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 if Qd7 Qd1 mates ]

e)
Tomashevsky vs Denis Khismatullin, Tomsk, 2006
Q1R3R1/p2rq1bp/1p2r2k/5p2/P1Np2p1/3P2P1/4PPKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rge8 ]

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Tomashevsky Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tomashevsky vs Enamul Hossain, Khanty Mansyisk, 2007
2r2rk1/1nb3p1/p3p2p/1pNqNp2/1P1P4/6R1/P3QPPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ncd7 if Rf7 Nxf7 Bxg3 Nb6 or if Re8 Nf6+ ]

b)
Tomashevsky vs Peter Svidler, Moscow, 2007
3q2k1/b1r2ppp/p1n1r3/3p4/Q2P4/3NP1P1/1P1B1R1P/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 Rd6 Ba5 Nxa5 Rxc7 if Qxc7 Qe8# ]

c)
Tomashevsky vs Artem Smirnov, Budva, 2009
2rqrbk1/5pp1/3p3p/1p1N1P2/4n1b1/P3B3/1PQ3BP/2R2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxc8 if Qxc8 Rxc8 Rxc8 Bxe4 ]

d)
Tomashevsky vs Ni Hua, Sochi, 2009
6k1/5pp1/4pn1p/1Q1p4/1P6/q1n1PP1P/2r1B1P1/3RBK2 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Kh7 Bd3+ ]

e)
Tomashevsky vs Boris Avrukh, Novi Sad, 2009
8/1pr1qk2/1R1p1r2/1RnP2pp/2P1p1p1/Q3P1B1/5PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc5 if Rxc5 Bxd6 or if dxc5 Rxf6+ Kxf6 d6 ]

Tomashevsky Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tomashevsky vs Alexander Moiseenko, Saratov, 2011
8/8/8/3p1R2/3p3k/3Nb2P/4P1K1/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Rg1+ Kh2 Rg3 Nf3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Tomashevsky vs Pavel Eljanov, Saratov, 2011
6kr/4qp2/8/1pnRPQP1/2n3B1/7P/1p6/r1B2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kg7 Qf6+ Qxf6 gxf6+ Kg6 Bf5+ ]

c)
Zhang Pengxiang vs Tomashevsky, Nizhnij Novgorod, 2007
6rk/2p5/1p4qp/3b1R2/7r/2P3N1/6BP/2Q1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2 if Kxh2 Qxg3+ or if Qf4 Rxg2+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 2. Ni Hua vs Tomashevsky, Sochi, 2009
6rk/6p1/1p4Qp/n2pRPn1/2pP4/B1P3qP/P1P3P1/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

e)
Wang Yue vs Tomashevsky, Sochi, 2009
7k/p1p2r1p/6Q1/3PpN2/p1P2q2/7R/8/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kh2 Qxh3+ ]

a)
Dmitry Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, Olginka, 2011
4r1k1/1p3pp1/6np/2P2b2/1P6/R1Br2P1/3p1PBP/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if Bb2 Rxa3 Bxa3 Bd3+ Kg1 Nf3+ mates ]

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