King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Bareev.
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)
Evgeny Bareev vs Yuri Yakovich, Tallinn, 1986
r3kb1r/2pn1p1p/p3p1p1/1P1q2NQ/2pP4/2P3P1/5P1P/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if gxh5 Ng7+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Bareev vs Viktor Gavrikov, Minsk, 1987
7r/1Q6/pp1pkPn1/6B1/2qP2P1/3p4/P7/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Re1+ Ne5 d5+ Qxd5 Qe7# ]

c)
Evgeny Bareev vs Tom Bottema, Stockholm, 1987
3k4/4q1p1/1n1p4/2pPpPRQ/prb1P3/8/1P2B3/2K2N2 w - - 0 1
[ f6 if gxf6 or Qxf6 Qh8+ w/Rg7 or Rxg6+ ]

d)
Evgeny Bareev vs Robert Seoev, Tallinn, 1988
2r1k2r/3bbpnp/p1n1p1p1/1p2P3/5PP1/P1N1B2P/1P2N3/RB1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Kd8 Bb6+ Ke8 Nf6+ ]

e)
Evgeny Bareev vs Bruno Belotti, Aosta, 1989
3r3k/p6q/P1R2P1r/3Pp3/1P1bQpPp/5P2/2R4K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8 if Qd7 Qf5 Rh7 Rxd8+
or if Rg8 Rxg8+ Qxg8 Qf5 or if Qg8 Qf5
]

1b)
mate in 3
Evgeny Bareev vs Viktor Gavrikov

Evgeny Bareev Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 7.
Evgeny Bareev vs Stefan Djuric, Rogatska Slatina, 1991
4r2k/5p1p/b2p4/q2Pb1Q1/3B4/2N5/5K1P/3N3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5+ Rxe5 Qf6+ Kg8 Rg1+ Kf8 Qxd6+ ]

b)
Evgemy Bareev vs Valery Salov, Linares, 1992
4r3/2q4k/r1p3np/NpPp4/1P2bP2/2QB2R1/R6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 dxe4 Qf6 Qg7 Qxg7 Kxg7 f5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Bareev vs Thomas Luther, Tilburg, 1994
2r1r3/R7/3N1Qpk/3PP3/1q5p/6nP/2p3P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Kh7 Ng5+ ]

d)
Evgeny Bareev vs Felix Izeta Txabarri, Yerevan, 1996
3q1k2/R4r1p/1pppQ3/4n3/1PP2N2/6P1/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ if Nxf7 Ne6+ ]

e)
Evgeny Bareev vs Robert Kempinski, Warsaw, 1999
r1b1r1k1/1p1n2bp/pq1Bpppn/3pP3/1P6/1QNP1NPB/P4P1P/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6+ if Rxe6 Nxd5 Qd8 Nf4 or if Kh8 Nxd5 ]

2a)
mate in 7
Evgeny Bareev vs Stefan Djuric

Evgeny Bareev Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Bareev vs Rafael Vaganian, New Delhi, 2000
r2qrnk1/1b3pnp/pp3b1B/3pN1p1/P1pP4/2N1P2B/1PQ3PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf2 if Nh5 Bg4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Bareev vs Igor Efimov, France, 2003
3r4/1R4p1/2rBk1p1/p1P3P1/7P/P2R4/6K1/b7 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kf5 Kg3 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Evgeny Bareev vs Michail Panarin, Internet, 2004
5rnk/2r1ppb1/2Nq3p/p2P1R2/Pp1PQ1R1/3B3P/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Nf6 Rxf6 ]

d)
Evgeny Bareev vs Ashot Anastasian, Beer-Sheva, 2005
2b1rknB/p1p1q2p/1pPp2p1/3P1p2/1P6/P1Q2PP1/3R1R1P/4rBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rde2 if Rxe2 Rxe2 ]

e)
Evgeny Bareev vs Viktor Bologan, Poikovsky, 2006
6k1/p4pb1/N1B1p1pp/1P6/3r1P2/1P5P/b1K3P1/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Re4 if Rxe4 Bxe4 w/Nb4 or Kb2 ]

3d)
Evgeny Bareev vs Ashot Anastasian

Evgeny Bareev Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Bareev vs Vadim Milov, Bastia, 2007
2bqr1k1/1p3pb1/r5pp/1N5n/2Pp4/B2P2P1/5PBP/1R1QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Qxe8 Nc7 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Bareev vs Jan Timman, Leon, 2008
5r1k/p5pp/1p3q2/3BN3/2Pp2P1/5Q2/P3P3/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Bareev vs Raja Panjwani, Kitchener, 2015
3r4/pp1k1P2/7Q/3pB3/8/Pqr1P3/5nPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Kc8 Qe6+ Rd7 f8/Q# ]

4c)
mate in 3
Evgeny Bareev vs Raja Panjwani


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