Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anna Ushenina.
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)
Ushenina vs Elena Cherednichenko, Kiev, 1997
r1b1qrk1/p1pnbppp/1p2p3/4P3/2N2P2/2P1B3/PPQ1B1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf3 if Rb8 Bc6 w/Qd2 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Maryna Kazak vs Ushenina, Kiev, 1998
7k/pp4rp/2p3q1/4P3/4p3/1P2P1PR/P2r4/5RKQ b - - 0 1
[ ..Qxg3+ ]

c)
Ushenina vs Anatasia Gutsko, Kramatorsk, 2002
r1q2rk1/pp2bpp1/P3p1p1/n2nP1B1/B5P1/2N4P/1P2QPK1/R2R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Bxe7 ]

d)
Ushenina vs Anatolij Yashtylov, St Petersburg, 2002
2r3k1/5ppp/6q1/pp2r3/2b4Q/2P2B1P/PP4P1/R2R3K w - - 0 1
[ b3 if Be6 Rd8+ mates ]

e)
Black to move and win. Alexandra Stiri vs Ushenina, Kochin, 2004
2rr4/6kp/3q2p1/p2Npp1n/2Pn4/4QP2/P2R1P1P/1BR4K b - - 0 1
[ ..Qxd5 if cxd5 Rxc1+ Kg2 Nf4+ ]

f)
White Mates in 6. Ushenina vs Maria Velcheva, Kusadasi, 2006
rqb4R/3n1ppp/pBp1k3/8/1bpQPp2/2N5/PPP3PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Be7 Nd5 f6 Rxe7+ Kd6 Bc5+ ]

g)
White Mates in 6. Ushenina vs Ekaterina Ubiennykh, Sochi, 2007
2k5/5r1p/1PKB3P/6P1/5p2/6P1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]



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