Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrey Vovk.
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 5.
Andrey Vovk vs Alexander Areshchenko, St. Petersburg, 2004
2r4k/3R2p1/7p/1p2N1b1/p3Q3/P1P2P2/KP4qP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Andrey Vovk vs Andrey Baryshpolets, Alushta, 2007
1b3Q2/1R6/p3p3/kpr1q3/4B3/2P5/PP6/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ if Bc7 b4+ Ka4 Qd1+ ]

c)
Andrey Vovk vs Mikhailo Oleksienko, Lvov, 2008
3r1rk1/1b3p1p/p2qp1p1/6P1/1pPn4/3BB3/PP3QPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 if Bxe4 Rxd4 or if Qc7 Bxb7 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Andrey Vovk vs Grisja Kodentsov, Dieren, 2009
4Qbk1/5ppp/3P4/5PP1/1Bp5/P3R3/KP5P/2rq4 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 d7+ ]

e)
Andrey Vovk vs Magdalena Kowara, Warsaw, 2009
Bq2kb1r/5ppp/4p3/1p2n1B1/8/8/1PP1QPPP/5RK1 w k - 1 0
[ Qxe5 if Qxe5 Bc6# or if Qxa8 Qxb5+ ]



Andrey Vovk Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Andrey Vovk vs Evgeny Vorobiov, Cappelle la Grande, 2011
6k1/PR4p1/1Bp1p3/8/4Nn2/5n2/1PP3r1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

b)
Andrey Vovk vs Christian Koepke, Wunsiedel, 2014
1r6/p3p3/2b1kp1R/4p3/4B1P1/pPr5/K1PR4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bf5+ Kf7 Rh7+ Kg8 Rdh2 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Andrey Vovk vs Camille De Seroux, Cappelle la Grande, 2016
1r5R/1q2bk2/4p1p1/4P3/p1prNP2/P7/1PQ5/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Andrey Vovk vs Jari Jarvenpaa, Fagernes, 2017
1b3r2/1q2rk1p/2R1p1p1/p7/6B1/P1Q4P/1B3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6+ Rxe6 Qg7+ Ke8 Rxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Andrey Vovk vs Marsel Efroimski, Oslo, 2017
2r2r1k/2q1bPp1/3pQ2p/4p2P/1pn1P3/1P2BP2/2P5/2KR2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 ]

Andrey Vovk Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Lev vs Andrey Vovk, Lvov, 2001
8/5pk1/5qp1/3Rb3/PQ6/3K4/1P5r/1B6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Oleg Bykovsky vs Andrey Vovk, Nikolaev, 2001
8/1p3pk1/p1b1p3/B5p1/3b3p/PR3P2/5r1P/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Rxf3 Bxf3# or if Kg2 h3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Wojciech Wandzik vs Andrey Vovk, Warsaw, 2009
3r3k/5Qpp/8/R3qN2/4pp2/8/3r1nPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ ]

d)
Frederic Delort vs Andrey Vovk, Cappelle la Grande, 2011
1r1q4/Rp4r1/3p1k2/2PPp1pp/1PQ2p2/5PnP/4B1P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 if cxb6 Qxb6+ ]

e)
Jason McKenna vs Andrey Vovk, Hastings, 2011
3r3k/1p4pp/pq6/3P1B2/P1P5/1P1Q4/5rPP/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf6 ]

Andrey Vovk Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vladimir Lazarev vs Andrey Vovk, Metz, 2014
4k2r/pp1b1pB1/3p4/3Pqp2/1Pr5/2N3R1/3Q2K1/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ Kxg3 Rg4+ Kf3 Rh3+ Ke2 Rh2+ ]

b)
Giorgio Sansonetti vs Andrey Vovk, Gallipoli, 2014
2rr4/pb3pk1/1p4p1/4p1qp/4P3/1P1BQP1P/P5P1/3RR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3 Rxe3 Rc3 ]

c)
Rainer Roehl vs Andrey Vovk, Wunsiedel, 2015
5r1k/1Q4bp/2p1q1p1/r2n1p2/p1P2B2/P3P3/1P1N2PP/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf6 if cxd5 Rb5 or if Bc7 Ra7 ]


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