Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrei Volokitin.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
Volokitin vs Valeriy Aveskulov, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
4r1k1/3b1q1p/pp1p2p1/3P4/2P2p1Q/1P1B1P2/P6R/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 ]

b)
Volokitin vs Michal Meszaros, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
b1r2rk1/3n2p1/p3qpPp/1p2p2P/3n2Q1/1N1B1P2/PPP5/1KBR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qxe6 Qxe6 Bf5 ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. E Kirnos vs Volokitin, Alushta, 2000
4r1k1/1b5p/p5p1/1p3P2/5Q2/PNP5/4q1PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Volokitin vs Stanislav Savchenko, Bad Wiessee, 2000
3r1k2/2q2p1p/p4Q2/5p2/8/7K/1PP4P/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Re1 Kg8 Qg5+ Kh8 Rg1 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Volokitin vs Denis Shilin, Alushta, 2001
r3n1k1/pb5p/4N1p1/2pr4/q7/3B3P/1P1Q1PP1/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]



Volokitin Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Volokitin vs Nikolai Kovalenko, Kharkov, 2001
1rr3k1/p3p1bp/4bnp1/1pq1B1Q1/6P1/P1N2P2/1PP5/1K1R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Rd8+ ]

b)
Black to Move and Win. Alexander Areshchenko vs Volokitin, Kharkov, 2001
3q2rk/1b2br1p/4Q3/p3p2N/P3P3/1pPB1p2/1P3RPP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3 if Qxf7 Qxf1+ ]

c)
Black to Move and Win. Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Volokitin, Germany, 2003
6rk/p6n/3p4/2pPb2q/4N3/P2BQPp1/6K1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh1+ w/...g3+ & Bd4 ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Volokitin vs Stanislav Savchenko, Germany, 2004
r4r1k/1bnqb2p/p4p2/1p1ppPp1/4P1Q1/1BN4R/PPP2BPP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qg6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Volokitin vs Sergei Rublevsky, Budva, 2004
5rk1/1bq2nb1/pp3RQ1/2np4/P2N4/8/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 Ne6 Rxe6 Nd6 Nh6+ ]

Volokitin Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Volokitin vs Laurent Fressinet, Calvia, 2004
6k1/5p1p/3pP1p1/3P4/8/8/q3rPP1/4QRK1 w - - 0 1
[ e7 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Volokitin vs Robert Ruck, Celje, 2004
rn1k3r/5ppp/3Pp3/1B2Pb2/1q6/8/P4PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Kxc8 Qc1+ ]

c)
Black to move & win. B Macieja vs And Volokitin, Bermuda, 2005
2k1r3/ppp5/n2p4/2PQpb2/3P3B/2P2PP1/P2qNK2/4R2B b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc5 w/...Be6 ]


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