## King-pawn Opening Series

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ivan Bukavshin.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)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Alexander Tretiakov, Volgodonsk, 2006
3r1rk1/pb2bppp/1p2pn2/4N1B1/q1B5/2P5/1P2QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra1 Qe8 Bb5 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Irakli Beradze, Kemer, 2007
r4qk1/2R4p/4pBp1/3pP3/1p1P4/np6/5PP1/2Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc6 if Re8 Qb7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Vladimir Fedoseev, Kirishi, 2009
8/5p1p/p2pR1pQ/2pP1k2/2P4R/3n4/Pr4NK/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ if Kg4 Qg5+ ]

d)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Ulvi Bajarani, Moscow, 2010
r2r2k1/3qbp2/p1n1p1pB/1p2P1N1/4R3/3p2Q1/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Rf4+ ]

e)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Hibiki Sakai, Porto Carras, 2010
5bk1/5ppp/2q2P2/2pNp1P1/r1Q1P2P/1p6/1P6/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Bxe7 fxe7 g6 Qd5 ]

1a)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Alexander Tretiakov

Bukavshin Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Linus Johansson, Albena, 2011
3nk3/1p5Q/p1n5/2PqpBB1/8/P1P5/5K1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd7+ if Qxd7 Qg8# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Alexandr Smirnov, Uljanovsk, 2012
3qr3/pp2pp2/3p1kpQ/4nP1R/8/1r6/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Kg7 f6+ exf6 Qh6+ ]

c)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Grzegorz Gajewski, Warsaw, 2012
r2q3k/1p4p1/7p/3B1Q2/p2p4/P2n2P1/1PbB1P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 ]

d)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Nastassia Ziaziulkina, Warsaw, 2012
2rr2k1/qb1n1pp1/2p1p2p/p1N5/1b1P4/1P1BP3/1B2QPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxb7 Qxb7 Ba6 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Anastasia Bykova, St. Petersburg, 2013
1r3b2/2qn1pk1/1p1p4/p4QpP/3P4/4PBP1/P4PK1/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 if Nf6 h6+ Kg8 Qxg5+ ]

2e)
mate in 5
Ivan Bukavshin vs Anastasia Bykova

Ivan Bukavshin puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Sergei Iskusnyh, Khanty Mansyisk, 2013
n7/r3kp2/4p1p1/pBR1P1Pp/P2K1P1P/8/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Nc7 Bc6 ]

b)
Ivan Bukavshin vs Mustapha Nezar, Nancy, 2014
8/2k3p1/1q1bQrP1/2pBp3/1p6/8/1P3PK1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Ernesto Inarkiev, Moscow, 2015
3n1k2/p3q1b1/1p2p1Q1/4PpN1/3P1P2/7R/P4BPK/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Nh7+ Kg8 Nf6+ if Kf8 Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ivan Bukavshin vs Urii Eliseev, Khanty Mansyisk, 2015
5r2/1R5R/4pkp1/8/5P2/2n2K2/P5PN/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4+ Kf5 Rf7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Alexander Lastin vs Ivan Bukavshin, Taganrog, 2011
3r2k1/1p5p/p3p1p1/1bb1P3/3N1q1n/2PR2Q1/1P1RB1pP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if cxd4 Bxd4+ or if Rf3 Rxd2+ Rf2 Qxg3 ]

3c)
mate in 6
Ivan Bukavshin vs Ernesto Inarkiev

Ivan Bukavshin puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ramil Sadykov vs Ivan Bukavshin, Uljanovsk, 2012
3k4/4R3/p2B4/1pN2p2/2bK1P2/2P3P1/1q5P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2+ Ke5 Qd5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Dmitry Obolenskikh vs Ivan Bukavshin, St. Petersburg, 2013
2r4k/p6p/5Pp1/1p2N3/3P3Q/1P1bqP2/1P1R3P/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2+ ]

c)
Aleksej Aleksandrov vs Ivan Bukavshin, Khanty Mansyisk, 2015
1r6/5kpp/3qpb2/1Bpb4/8/5N1P/1PR1QPP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 gxf3 Rxb5 if Qxb5 Qd1+ ]

4c)
Aleksej Aleksandrov vs Ivan Bukavshin

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