'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the 2014 Asian Team CH.
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)
Black mates in 2.
R S Kalugampitiya vs Liren Ding, Tabriz, 2014
2B2r1k/bp4p1/pq1p3p/7Q/P3P3/2Pn4/1P1N2PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Abu-Khalaf Yousef vs Akar Ali Salih Salih, Tabriz, 2014
4r1k1/pp1b2b1/3p4/3P2r1/PPN1Pp2/1N1Q1PqP/R3R1p1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Abu-Khalaf Yousef vs Babu Lalith, Tabriz, 2014
2k5/pp4q1/2b1p3/2ppPr2/P2P2rp/2P2pPK/5P1N/R2Q3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ahmad Asgarizadeh vs Abu-Khalaf Yousef, Tabriz, 2014
r1bk2nr/pppnp3/7b/4N2B/1q1P2p1/2NQ2B1/PPP2PPP/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Ke8 Ng5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Thien Hai Dao vs Salim Al Amri Mohammed, Tabriz, 2014
5r2/6p1/kpBp2p1/3P2P1/1P2P2p/q3B2P/P4Q2/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ b5+ if Ka5 Bxb6+ Ka4 Qc2+ ]

Puzzles from the 2014 Asian Team CH., pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Duc Hoa Nguyen vs Amer Al Masshani, Tabriz, 2014
r4r1k/pp2b2p/1qn1B1p1/7R/5B2/P4Q2/1PP3PP/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ if Kg7 Qh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Madina Davletbayeva vs Thi Thanh An Nguyen, Tabriz, 2014
6R1/1p2Np1p/3p1p1k/1p2p1r1/4P3/q3N1P1/P4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ N7f5+ if Kh5 g4+ Rxg4+ Nxg4 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Ahmed Al Khatib vs Krishnan Sasikiran, Tabriz, 2014
6k1/pbp3pp/1p1pP2r/2n2r2/1PP4q/P3P2B/1B3PP1/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3 gxh3 Rg5+ Qg4 Rxg4+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Omid Noroozi vs Ahmed Jidah Fadhi, Tabriz, 2014
rn3r1k/6p1/q1b5/p1pQppNp/P7/6PP/1P2NPB1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 if Rc8 Qxh5+ Kg8 Qh7+ or if Rxf7 Rd8+ mates ]

e)
Parimarjan Negi vs Zozek Salah Mohammed, Tabriz, 2014
7k/R1N3b1/p4pp1/4p2p/1r2P2P/5PK1/6P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8 Bf8 Nxf6 Bg7 Ra8+ ]

See 3 or 4 moves ahead



Puzzles from the 2014 Asian Team CH., pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Elshan Moradiabadi vs P Kurukulasuriya, Tabriz, 2014
4k3/4p1R1/3p2p1/2nP1p2/r2B1r2/2P4P/6P1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 dxc5 d6 Rfe4 dxe7 Rxe7 Rb8+ ]

b)
Anuar Ismagambetov vs Elshan Moradiabadi, Tabriz, 2014
2r1rbk1/1b1q1pp1/p6p/n3P2Q/2p1p1N1/P2PB2P/B1P3P1/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 Rxe6 Qxa5 ]

c)
Akar Ali Salih Salih vs Al Amri Salim Mohammed, Tabriz, 2014
r4r1k/p1qn1p1p/1pp3pN/2b1p1Bn/P3P3/2NR4/1PP1QPPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5 if gxh5 Rxd7 or if f6 Qg4 ]

d)
Rinat Dzhumabayev vs Sameer Mansour, Tabriz, 2014
1rrq2k1/2nbppbp/3p2p1/1p1N4/1B2P3/1P4PP/P3QPB1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba5 ]

e)
Thien Hai Dao vs Saadah Ahmad, Tabriz, 2014
rn3rk1/p4ppb/1pp2q2/5P1p/3PB1PP/2P3B1/P2Q4/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ g5 Qd8 g6 ]

Puzzles from the 2014 Asian Team CH., pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Omid Noroozi vs Deshun Xiu, Tabriz, 2014
2r5/p1r3k1/2n1npp1/1pb1p2p/1N5P/P2PPKP1/1N3P2/2RRB3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb4 if axb4 Ncd4+ ]

b)
B Adhiban vs P Kurukulasuriya, Tabriz, 2014
3k4/5p2/pp1q1Pp1/2r1p2r/P3R2P/2P2Q1B/1P6/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rd4 if exd4 Qa8+ mates ]

c)
Pouria Darini vs M Ali Ghassan, Tabriz, 2014
r2qn2k/4b2p/2p3p1/1p3r2/1P1p1PQ1/3P3P/B1PB3K/R5R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf5 if gxf5 Rg8# or if Rxa2 Qe5+ ]

d)
Amer Said Al Masshani vs Anuar Ismagambetov, Tabriz, 2014
5r2/p2b2k1/8/1p6/1P2P2p/PBrPR1P1/3N2K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...h3+ if Kh2 Rf2+ or if Kg1 Rc1+ ]


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