Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nastassia Ziaziulkina.
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)
Ziaziulkina vs Maya Gvilava, Kemer, 11/21/2009
8/1p1k1p2/p2p3b/5N2/1P3r2/5R1p/KPPR3P/6r1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6+ Kc7 Rc3+ Kb8 Nxh6 ]

b)
Ziaziulkina vs Elena Klimets, Minsk, 1/17/2010
6rk/p6p/1p6/4r1q1/2p2p2/2P2QbP/P1B1R1P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qb7 Rg7 Qg8+ Rg8 Qxe5+ ]

c)
Ziaziulkina vs Mike Ivanov, Burdur, 11/27/2010
2r2bk1/p1rq1pp1/1pn1p2p/1B1pPn2/QP1P4/P1R1BN2/5PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rfc1 if Nfe7 Ba6 Rb8 b5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ziaziulkina vs Rustam Nazarov, Burdur, 11/28/2010
5rk1/3b1pp1/p1q1rR1p/1p1pP3/7Q/3B2R1/PPP3PP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Ziaziulkina vs Busra Arig, Gaziantep, 3/2/2012
r6k/1q3p1p/2b2R2/p3B3/4P1r1/3B4/1PP3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ f6 Bxf6+ Qg7 Bxg7+ ]



Ziaziulkina Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ziaziulkina vs Margaux Lefevre, Athens, 8/2/2012
r6r/1p2kpp1/p1bqp2p/3nN3/2B5/8/PPPQ2PP/2KRR3 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 Bxd5 Nc4 Qc7 Qxd5 ]

b)
Alexandro Kaputo vs Ziaziulkina, Varna, 6/29/2008
r1bqkb1r/pp3ppp/2n1pn2/2pp4/3P4/BPN1PN2/P1P2PPP/R2QKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qa5 if Bb2 Ne4 ]

c)
Lika Kobeshavidze vs Ziaziulkina, Fermo, 9/1/2009
1r4k1/pb1q3p/4p1p1/P3P1R1/2Q1B3/2PnB3/7P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 if Qd4 Qxd4 Bxd4 Bxe4+ ]

d)
Lanita Stetsko vs Ziaziulkina, Minsk, 1/14/2010
8/1p6/p1kb4/P4P2/4P1pQ/1q6/3B2P1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...g3 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Mamedjarova Zeinab vs Ziaziulkina, Rijeka, 3/8/2010
5rk1/pQ2Rppp/5q2/8/4p1K1/6PP/PP6/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5+ Kxh5 Qh6+ ]

Ziaziulkina Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Niusha Afshar vs Ziaziulkina, Porto Carras, 2010
4r1k1/p5pp/1pp3q1/3p1pQ1/3Pr2P/4P1P1/PP3PK1/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf7 if f3 h6 ]

b)
Anna Khvorostova vs Ziaziulkina, Albena, 2011
8/pr4bk/7p/5R2/2PPp3/6P1/r6P/B3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa1 if Rxa1 Bxd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Altanolzii Enxtuul vs Ziaziulkina, Moscow, 2/7/2013
8/5ppk/p5p1/8/6KP/6P1/1Q6/2N4q b - - 0 1
[ ...f5+ Kg5 Qf3 ]

d)
Larisa Khropova vs Ziaziulkina, Belgrade, 2013
8/5p1k/6p1/2q1b2p/4p2P/1p2P1Pb/1P1Q1P2/2BBK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc7 ]

e)
Krishna Anjana vs Ziaziulkina, Al-Ain, 2013
2r2rk1/6pp/b3p3/3p1p2/nP1P4/6P1/R3NPBP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe2 if Rxe2 Nc3 ]

f)
Black mates in 6.
Kirill Klukin vs Nastassia Ziaziulkina, St. Petersburg, 2014
2kbr3/pp3p2/2p3p1/2n1PPp1/2KBP1P1/1P4NP/nP4B1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5+ Kxc5 Kd7 ]

g)
White mates in 3.
Nastassia Ziaziulkina vs Julia Gorozhankina, Minsk, 2015
4r1k1/1r5p/p1n2RpB/Pq2p3/1pp1P2P/7Q/1PP2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Rf7 Qxe8+ or if Rxe6 Rf8# ]


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