Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Santosh Gujrathi Vidit.
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)
Vidit vs Artur Calugar, Batumi, 10/19/2006
R7/1pq3kp/b3p1p1/2PpNrP1/3PpP2/6QP/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 h5 gxh6+ Kh7 Re8 ]

b)
Vidit vs Babu Lalith, Dindigul, 6/17/2007
8/p2r1pk1/1p3n1p/2p5/2b5/2B2BP1/PP5P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ Kxf6 Be2+ ]

c)
Vidit vs Manish Joshi, Mumbai, 5/12/2008
5rk1/p2n1pp1/1p3n1p/3N3q/3Q4/1P3bP1/PB3PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Qf5 Bxf3 or if Qg4 h3 ]

d)
Vidit vs S P Sethuraman, Kemer, 11/16/2009
5rk1/p4p2/b1R1rnp1/B3p3/1P2PP2/5BP1/5K2/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ f5 ]

e)
Vidit vs Lahiru Munasinghe, Burdur, 11/27/2010
2rqr1k1/pb1nbppp/1p3n2/1N1p4/3N1B2/6P1/PPQ1PPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7 ]



Vidit Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Vidit vs K Rathnakaran, Aurangabad, 10/17/2011
3r1r1k/3q1n1p/p2p1P2/2pPp3/2P1N1R1/8/P5QP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Rxg8 Qg7+ Rxg7 fxg7+ ]

b)
Vidit vs Himal Gusain, Kolkata, 12/3/2012
2nrr1k1/pb3pp1/3B3p/q3PP1B/2pQ4/8/P5PP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Qxc4+ ]

c)
Badamdor Ariunbuuvei vs Vidit, New Delhi, 12/11/2005
2r4r/1b2bkp1/p1q1p2p/4Pp2/Pp1p1PP1/3B1Q1R/1PPN3P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 if Nxf3 fxg4 ]

d)
S P Sethuraman vs Vidit, New Delhi, 12/14/2005
r1r2nk1/1bq2pb1/p3p1p1/8/1p3N2/4BP1B/PPP2Q2/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 ]

e)
Nisha Mohota vs Vidit, Chennai, 2/5/2008
r1b2k1b/1p2qp1P/p2Pp1p1/4n1N1/2P1p2Q/P6P/1P3P2/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg5+ ]

Vidit Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
G Vijayakumar vs Vidit, Puri, 10/1/2010
r3kb1r/pp1b1ppp/2nppn2/qB4B1/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if Bxd7+ Nxd7 Qxd4 Qxg5 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Nikita Kraiouchkine vs Vidit, Burdur, 11/29/2010
2r5/4k2P/p2p4/3P1pbQ/1p6/2N2B2/PPK3P1/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3+ if bxc3 Qxc3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Dinesh Sharma vs Vidit, New Delhi, 12/9/2010
2k4r/pp3p1p/4p3/2b2p2/K7/2Nn2P1/Pr3PBP/3R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb4+ if Ka3 Rb6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 6.
Aleksandr Shimanov vs Vidit, Chennai, 8/9/2011
2r3k1/p4ppp/1p4q1/1Qn5/8/5P2/PP4PP/K2N3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3+ axb3 Rc1+ Ka2 Qb1+ ]


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