"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zhansaya Abdumalik.
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)
Abdumalik vs Davaademberel Nominerdene, Kemer, 2007
1r2nb1k/1ppr1ppp/p2p2b1/3NP1B1/P7/1P3B1P/2PR1PP1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 if f5 exf6 Rf7 Be6 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Abdumalik vs Yuliya Dudysheva, Moscow, 2010
2r2rk1/1b3p2/1q2pPp1/3pP2B/pp2nP2/1N5Q/PPP4P/1KR3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6 if Ng5 Rxg5 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Sevval Dogan vs Abdumalik, Kayseri, 2010
6k1/pp2p2p/3b2p1/7q/3p4/1P1P3P/P1N2rP1/1Q3R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5 if Kg1 Rxg2+ or if g3 Rh2+ ]

d)
Ulia Morozova vs Abdumalik, Moscow, 2011
1rb2rnk/6qp/p1p2p2/2Np1P1Q/4p1P1/1P6/P1P1BR1P/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa7 ]

e)
Abdumalik vs Toms Kantans, Aschach, 2013
5rk1/p4pbp/BpQ3p1/4p3/P7/2P1q1PP/1P2n1PB/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qf3 Qxf3 gxf3 w/Bxe2 ]

2c)
mate in 2.
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Gylfi Thorhallsson

Zhansaya Abdumalik puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Deysi Cori T vs Abdumalik, Kocaeli, 2013
3r2k1/1b3ppp/p4n2/1P1N4/2r5/8/1B3PPP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd5 ]

b)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Miriam Olsen, Caleta, 2014
1r1qr1k1/1b1nbp2/p1np2p1/4p1B1/1p2P2Q/1N1B4/PPP1N1PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Kxf7 Bc4+ mates or if Nf8 Rxf8+ Rxf8 Bc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Gylfi Thorhallsson, Reykjavik, 2015
1rb1k2r/4bppp/p3p3/1pq1p1B1/4nP2/3Q1B2/PPP3PP/2KR3R w k - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

d)
Jue Wang vs Zhansaya Abdumalik, Ashkhabad, 2017
2r4k/5p2/R3bN1p/8/5R2/8/1r4PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rc1+ 2.Rf1 Rxf1+ 3.Kxf1 Bc4+ ]

2d)
Jue Wang vs Zhansaya Abdumalik

Zhansaya Abdumalik puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Dina Drozdova vs Zhansaya Abdumalik, St. Petersburg, 2018
b5k1/8/p6p/2p2Np1/3b1pP1/1P1N1q1P/P3rP1K/3R1Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2 ]

b)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Tingjie Lei, Hengshui, 2019
3b2k1/Q1p2p1p/3p2pB/3P4/2P5/6PP/5P1K/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4 f6 Qe3 ]

c)
Petr Cerveny vs Zhansaya Abdumalik, Pardubice, 2019
5k2/8/1r3pQ1/p1p1pN2/2Pr4/P2P2Pq/1P3P2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4 Qh6+ Qxh6 Nxh6 Rg5 Kg2 Kg7 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Deysi Cori T, Internet, 2020
1k1r1r2/2N3pp/2P4q/1p1P1R2/6Qb/P7/5B2/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb5+ Kxc7 Rb7+ if Kd6 Qb4# ]

e)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Zhongyi Tan, Internet, 2020
r1bq1rk1/pppp1ppp/3b1n2/1B2n3/4P3/1N3N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 Bxe5 f4 if Bd6 e5 ]

3d)
mate in 4
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Deysi Cori T

Zhansaya Abdumalik puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Alexandra Kosteniuk, Internet, 2020
8/pp3k2/4bp2/8/3N1b1r/1P2B1RP/P6K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf4 Rxf4 Rg7+ if Kxg7 Nxe6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Deysi Cori T, Internet, 2020
1r5r/NRpk1ppp/p2bp3/7b/3P1P2/P1N4P/2q2PB1/4QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc6+ Ke7 Nd5+ ]

c)
Antoaneta Stefanova vs Zhansaya Abdumalik, Internet, 2020
2r5/2r1ppkp/pQ3qp1/P2P4/4B3/6Pb/5P1P/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa1 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Evgeny Ermolaev vs Zhansaya Abdumalik, Internet, 2020
6rk/1pp3qp/p1p3r1/4R3/2N1Qp2/3P3P/PPP2P1K/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ Kh1 Rg1+ Kh2 Qg2+ ]

4a)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Alexandra Kosteniuk


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