## 'Tactics in the Sicilian' series

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dmitry Bocharov. 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)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Tatiana Frolova, Novosibirsk, 2001
rn2r1k1/pp3ppp/2pb1n2/8/P2PPp2/2N2Q1P/B1q2PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rac1 Qb2 Rb1 if Qc2 Bb3 or if Qa3 Rb3 ]

b)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Vladimir Burmakin, St. Petersburg, 2001
5r1k/1p3p2/p1b1p2P/4q3/6Q1/3B4/P2B1PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb4 if Rg8 Bc3 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Dmitry Frolyanov, Toljatti, 2001
2n2rk1/5Npp/2p5/p4P2/6P1/1B1R4/1b3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ if Kh8 Ng6+ or if Rf7 Rd8# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Julia Demina, Novosibirsk, 2002
r2k4/1pRbrp1p/p2Qp3/q5p1/8/1B2P3/PP4PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Peter Kazakov, Tomsk, 2002
5Q2/1q4pp/b1p1p3/2PpN1k1/P2P4/7P/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ h4+ if Kh5 Qf3+ or if Kxh4 Qf4+ ]

1b)

Dmitry Bocharov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Krasnoyarsk, 2003
5r1r/4Np1k/p4Q1b/3R3p/2q3pP/6B1/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5+ Kg7 Be5+ f6 Qg6# ]

b)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Evgeni Dragomarezkij, Internet, 2006
3q1r1k/3P2pp/2pQ4/p4b2/P6P/8/1P3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Qxf8 Re8 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Ildar Khairullin, Moscow, 2008
5rr1/N2b1Qnq/1p1k2n1/p1p1p1Bp/P1P1P2P/2PB4/5R1K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5+ Bxb5 Rf6+ ]

d)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Ilia Smirin, Moscow, 2010
4r2k/1p5p/p7/3pqP1N/1Q2b1p1/8/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f6 if Bg6 Qxb7 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Sergey Khabarov, Barnaul, 2011
2r4R/p5p1/1n2Pkq1/1p1n1N2/3P4/P1r4Q/6PP/2B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ ]

2a)
mate in 3
Dmitry Bocharov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov

Dmitry Bocharov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Artur Gabrielian, Samara, 2013
r5k1/1ppbnpp1/3p3p/3Pp3/1P6/3PP1P1/1q3PBP/2RQB1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc3 Qa3 Ra1 Qxc3 Rxa8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Maxim Kononenko, Vladivostok, 2014
5rk1/p4ppp/qn2b3/2Q1P3/1p1p1B2/4P3/PP3P1P/K2R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Alexey Mokshanov, Sochi, 2015
1k1r4/6p1/4pp2/N1p3p1/1n1P4/5PP1/4Q1KP/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Qb5+ Kc7 Qb7+ Kd6 Nc4# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Rakhim Pasiev, Sochi, 2015
4rbk1/1r3p2/p1b2ppP/8/1PPBqP1Q/P3P3/6N1/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ h7+ Kh8 Qxf6+ ]

e)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Vasily Papin, Vladivostok, 2015
R7/2r1pk2/3pn1rp/1P3p2/3N1P2/4R2P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if Rxe6 Rf8+ Kxf8 Nxe6+ ]

3e)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Vasily Papin

Dmitry Bocharov Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Bocharov vs Nikita Svidersky, Minsk, 2015
2r2k2/2pqr1pQ/1pR2b1p/1P6/1B1pBP2/P6P/4PP2/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg6 if Qd5 Rxf6+ ]

b)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Eesha Karavade, Moscow, 2016
q2rr1k1/p4ppp/1p1P2n1/2nN4/b7/7P/1BQ2PP1/2RR1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3 if Ne6 Nc7 or if Re5 Ne7+ ]

c)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Ornulf Stubberud, Novi Sad, 2016
4r1k1/1pr1p2p/2nR1ppQ/p1P2b2/4N2P/Pq4P1/4PPB1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ exf6 Bd5+ ]

d)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Volodar Murzin, Sochi, 2017
2r1r1k1/3bppbp/3p2p1/qp1N4/3nP1n1/1PN3P1/PB1Q1PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe7+ Rxe7 Nd5 Qxd2 Nxd7+ Kf8 Rxd2 ]

e)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Alexander Sergeyev, Sochi, 2018
6k1/3r3p/3N4/p1pP4/Pp4P1/7P/4b1K1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 if Bc4 Nf6+ ]

f)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Marin Bosiocic, St. Petersburg, 2018
2r4k/1b1n2pp/pp3p2/5n1q/3P4/4N1P1/PB1Q1P1P/3R1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if Nh4 Bg2 Qg5 Bxb7 ]

4d)
Dmitry Bocharov vs Volodar Murzin

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