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Here are some chess puzzles from the highest rated games of Jan-June 2020.
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 4.
Maxim Lugovskoy vs Axel Bachmann, Internet, 2020
5rr1/pp4R1/1qp1kn2/4p3/8/6Q1/PPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh3+ Ng4 2.Qxg4+ if 2...Rf5 3.Qc4+ or if 2...Kf6 3.Qg6# ]

b)
Iulija Osmak vs Vojtech Zwardon, Internet, 2020
2k4r/pp3pbp/2p5/q7/2brP2B/2N5/PP2QPP1/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg4+ ]

c)
Monika Socko vs Alexander Gutenev, Internet, 2020
2rr2k1/ppqnppbp/6p1/3P1b2/2N5/1PB2QP1/P4P1P/R1R2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxg7 Kxg7 2.g4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Zurab Javakhadze vs Alexander Moskalenko, Internet, 2020
7k/R7/2p1K2B/3n4/4B3/6r1/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ra8+ Rg8 2.Kf7 if 2...Rxa8 3.Bg7# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Samir Sahidi vs Ori Kobo, Internet, 2020
3R1r1k/4N2p/4Q3/1p6/p1n5/2P2q2/PP3PpP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg8+ ]

Best Chess Puzzles, Jan-June 2020, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Helgi Ass Gretarsson vs Jonas Bjerre, Internet, 2020
1r5k/2R3p1/7p/p2PpQ2/P3P3/4q3/6P1/1r3R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rc8+ ]

b)
Denis Lazavik vs Emre Can, Internet, 2020
r5k1/1b1npp1p/3p2p1/2pP4/2q1PP2/2P2NP1/rR1Q2BP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bf1 Qa4 2.Bb5 ]

c)
Adrian Gschnitzer vs Volodar Murzin, Internet, 2020
r3k2r/5ppp/p1N1p1b1/8/6Pb/4B3/PP1R1P1P/3R2K1 w kq - 1 0
[ 1.g5 if 1...0-0 2.Rd4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Levente Papp vs P Iniyan, Internet, 2020
1r1r3k/3b1pb1/1p1P1Np1/p2R3p/PpP4Q/6PP/5qBK/R7 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh5+ if 1...gxh5 2.Qxh5+ or if 1...Bh6 2.Rxh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Oliver Dimakiling vs Maxim Matlakov, Internet, 2020
1r3qbk/2R4p/3p1P2/7R/3QPP2/P1N5/1r6/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rhxh7+ Bxh7 2.f7+ ]

Best Chess Puzzles, Jan-June 2020, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Navara vs Sarin Nihal, Internet, 2020
4r1k1/5pp1/pb5p/1p1p1q1n/1B1P2P1/P4P2/1P1QN1KP/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxe2+ 2.Qxe2 Nf4+ 3.Kf1 Nxe2 4.gxf5 Nxc1 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Craig Hilby vs Brandon Jacobson, Charlotte, 2020
5rk1/3b2q1/3p2B1/p1pPb1Bp/PpP4P/1P4P1/2QN2RK/5r2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxg3+ if 2.Rxg3 R8f2+ 3.Rg2 Qe5+ or if 2.Kxg3 Qe5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Deep Sengupta vs Magesh Panchanathan, Hastings, 2020
3r2k1/5pp1/2p4r/2Bn1n2/2NPp2p/2P3Pq/PP3P1P/R4QRK b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxh2+ 2.Kxh2 hxg3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Alexander Moiseenko, Internet, 2020
6k1/p1Q5/2b2P2/1p1q2p1/3p4/1P1B2P1/P4P2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qh1+ 2.Ke2 Bf3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Maxime Lagarde vs Nijat Abasov, Internet, 2020
8/p5k1/4Q1pb/1p4r1/1q3P2/1P4PK/2Br4/2RR4 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxg3+ ]

King-pawn Opening Series



Best Chess Puzzles, Jan-June 2020, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Maxime Lagarde vs Nijat Abasov, Internet, 2020
5rk1/p2P2pp/8/8/2Np1pPq/5K1P/P2BrP2/3R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxh3+ 2.Kxe2 d3+ 3.Ke1 Qf6 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Alexander Donchenko vs Lars Oskar Hauge, Internet, 2020
rr5k/6pp/3N4/3Qqp2/2p1n2P/2N1P3/1PK2PP1/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxb2+ ]

c)
Ilan Manor vs Yair Parkhov, Israel, 2020
3r2k1/pR3p2/7p/5p2/6n1/2P1B3/PP3rP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Re2 ]

d)
Andrei Shishkov vs Vladimir Onischuk, Tallinn, 2020
4r3/pp4bk/2p4p/P1N1p2p/4PPqP/2N2n1b/1PP2R2/R2Q3K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bg2+ ]

e)
Martin Bitelmajer vs Aryan Tari, Internet, 2020
1r1q1rk1/4ppbp/6p1/pNQb4/1n1P1P2/5N2/1P2PPBP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Na6 if 2.Qa7 Ra8 ]

Best Chess Puzzles, Jan-June 2020, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Marcus Harvey vs Nikolas Theodorou, Internet, 2020
8/p5p1/kbp1r3/3r3p/2P1N3/1P3QPq/PB6/R3K3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxe4+ if 2.Qxe4 Qxg3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Luca Moroni vs Mateusz Bartel, Internet, 2020
6k1/pQ1b3r/3p1r2/1Pp1bpq1/2Pp4/P2B4/1B1PRPP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rh1+ ]

c)
Michal Matuszewski vs Jiri Stocek, Slovakia, 2020
3r2k1/ppp1rpp1/7p/8/bPBnP1n1/P1P3B1/3N2PP/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nc2 if Re2 Nce3 ]

d)
Tal Baron vs Emil Sutovsky, Israel, 2020
1rr4k/4bp1n/p3p1pP/1q2P3/2pQ3P/6B1/1PK1BP2/R2N2R1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qb3+ 2.Kc1 c3 3.bxc3 Rd8 if 4.Qe3 Be3+ ]

e)
Jan Gustafsson vs Romain Edouard, Internet, 2020
3r2r1/1k4q1/ppp1pb1p/4B3/P1PPQ3/5PP1/5K2/R6R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxd4 ]


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