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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexandra Goryachkina.
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)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Zoia Mandrykina, Dagomys, 2008
3r2k1/p2rnpp1/1pp4p/3b1N2/PP5P/2R1PP2/6P1/3R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Rxe7 e4 ]

b)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Anastasiya Eryshkanova, Samara, 2008
r1b1R3/5p2/1p1Rrkpp/pBp5/8/PP2P2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxe6+ fxe6 Bc6 Rb8 Bd7 ]

c)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Siranush Ghukasyan, Vung Tau, 2008
r3r3/pp2nkpp/5q2/3n1p2/1P1p4/PQ1P3P/1B3PP1/R3RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ Rxe7 Qxd5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Anton Stepanischev, Voronezh, 2009
1r4rk/n4p1p/p1p1qPpQ/3pP1P1/P1pP4/7P/1P4B1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf4 w/Qxh7+ ]

e)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Alexandra Makarenko, Perm, 2011
5r1k/pp5p/3p1b2/2pP1p1Q/3n1P2/qP1B3P/P5P1/3RB2K w - - 0 1
[ Bc3 Qxa2 Bxd4 Bxd4 Bxf5 ]

1b)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Anastasiya Eryshkanova

Alexandra Goryachkina Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Dina Drozdova, Moscow, 2012
r2q1rk1/1b1n1p1p/p2p2p1/P1bP2N1/1pB1N3/3Q4/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 if h5 Qxd7 Qxd7 Nf6+ ]

b)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Maria Bezgodova, Gaziantep, 2012
bn1qk2r/5ppp/2pbpn2/4N3/2BP4/1Q2P3/5PPP/1NB1K2R w Kk - 0 1
[ Bxe6 if 0-0 Nxf7 or if fxe6 Qxe6+ Qe7 Qc8+ Qd8 Qxd8+ Kxd8 Nxf7+ ]

c)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Maria Severina, Kharkov, 2012
r4rk1/4bqp1/p2npn1p/1pNp4/3B4/1P4P1/P3PPBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Nxe6 if Qxe6 Bxd5 or if Rfc8 Bxd5 ]

d)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Baira Kovanova, Khanty Mansyisk, 2012
4r2k/7p/1p1p4/pq1P1Qb1/1P2ppP1/P6P/5P2/2R1K3 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 Be7 Rxe7 if Rxe7 Qf8# ]

e)
Aisa Imeeva vs Alexandra Goryachkina, Kocaeli, 2013
4r1k1/1q3bpp/3Q4/1p2rp2/7P/P5K1/1P4P1/1B1R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...R5e6 if Qc5 or Qf4 Rg6+ ]

2a)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Dina Drozdova

Aleksandra Alexandra Goryachkina Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zhansaya Abdumalik vs Alexandra Goryachkina, Kocaeli, 2013
7k/7p/3p2p1/2b5/2P1B3/7P/2R1Q1PK/q4r2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ Kg3 Qe5+ Kh4 Qf6+ ]

b)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Alexandra Goryachkina, Pune, 2014
r1b1kb1r/pp1n1ppp/2p1p3/q7/2BPn2B/4PN2/PP1N1PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...g5 Bg3 g4 Ne5 Nxd2 if Qxd2 Bb4 ]

c)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Qian Huang, Riyadh, 2017
3rr1k1/1pq2bbp/1np2pp1/p7/3PP3/4B1PB/3N1P1P/1RRQ2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bf4 ]

d)
N Priyanka vs Alexandra Goryachkina, Gibraltar, 2019
4r3/6k1/p1N5/P2Pp3/1P2PrpR/2q2P2/5QKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxf3+ 2.Qxf3 gxf3+ if 3.Kg3 Rxh4 ]

e)
Alexandra Goryachkina vs Monika Socko, Batumi, 2019
3q1rk1/1b1r2pp/p3p2B/4P3/PpNRp3/3n2Q1/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nb6 if 1...Nxe1 2.Nxd7 Qe7 3.Nxf8 ]

3b)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Alexandra Goryachkina


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