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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dmitry Jakovenko.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 Jakovenko vs Klaus Diehl, St Ingbert, 1995
r1b2rk1/p1p2pbp/2pP2p1/8/2B1NB1q/8/PPP2PPn/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 if Qh3 Ng5 Qh6 Nxf7 ]

b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Karpov, Tomsk, 1998
4kb1r/r2qpppp/p7/2pN4/Q4B2/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7+ if Rxc7 Bxc7 ]

c)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Dmitry Batsanin, Ufa, 2000
r2r2k1/1p2bpp1/4p2p/p1qn4/b7/P1PB1NB1/1P2QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4 ]

d)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Vlad Jianu, Chalkidiki, 2001
r1b1r1k1/1p4pp/pb1p4/3P1p2/2Pq1P2/2N1nRQP/PP2B3/R3B2K w - - 0 1
[ Na4 Ba7 Bc3 ]

e)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Denis Khismatullin, Chalkidiki, 2001
4q1k1/1b1nr1b1/p1pr1np1/Pp1p2B1/1P1P3Q/1NP3N1/2B3P1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Bc8 Bf4 ]

1a)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Klaus Diehl

Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Gyozo Pataki, Chalkidiki, 2001
2r3k1/1r3p1p/4p1p1/ppqbP1B1/3R3Q/P1P5/1P4PP/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ Kg8 Bf6 ]

b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Erwin L'Ami, Moscow, 2005
2rqr3/p1p3kp/1p1b1pp1/n3Nb2/Q2P1B2/P1P1RB1P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ if Kxh6 Nf7+ or if Kg8 Bd5+ Be6 Nd7 ]

c)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Dusko Pavasovic, Dresden, 2007
r4rk1/2pqbppp/2n1b3/1p6/3pB3/2P2N1P/1P3PP1/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa8 if Rxa8 Nxd4 ]

d)
Ildar Khairullin vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Dresden, 2007
8/kp1N1p2/3p3b/8/2K5/P2R1rP1/5P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5+ Kc3 Bg7+ Kd2 Rxd3+ Kxd3 Kb7 ]

e)
Viktor Bologan vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Poikovsky, 2007
4q3/6bk/4prN1/p3Np1p/2PPb2P/Q3P1R1/6P1/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg6 if Rxg6 Bxe5 or if Nxg6 Qb8 ]

2d)
Ildar Khairullin vs Dmitry Jakovenko

Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ivan Cheparinov, Sochi, 2008
4k3/8/1ppP2Pp/p1p1p2P/P1P1Nr2/1P6/6K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Rxf6 d7+ ]

b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Alekseev, Moscow, 2008
r1b2k2/1p4qB/2n2r1R/1pbp1p1Q/8/2P5/P1PB2P1/R3K3 w Q - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ if Qxf6 Bh6+ Ke7 Bg5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Sergey Karjakin, Moscow, 2009
8/3n2pp/2qBkp2/ppPpp1P1/1P2P3/1Q6/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3+ Kf7 Qh5+ ]

d)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Pavel Eljanov, Odessa, 2010
2rqk2r/1p3p1p/p3p2p/3pP2P/3Q2P1/1PP5/1Pb1BP2/R3K2R w KQk ? 0 1
[ Ra3 w/Qd2 ]

e)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Sergey Smagin, Moscow, 2010
2r1q1k1/3n1p1p/pn3bpB/1p6/3NB3/1P5P/P4PP1/3RQ1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb7 if Rb8 Nc6 ]

3b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Alekseev

Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Olginka, 2011
2B4k/4bQ1p/6p1/3rq3/p6P/8/5PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6 Rd8 Qxe7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Alekseev, Moscow, 2012
5R2/p2R3p/1p2pp1k/2p2p2/2n5/5NP1/PP2qP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ Kh5 Rxh7+ Kg4 Rh4+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Francis Fernandez, Istanbul, 82012
8/3k4/1Q1p1P1p/NN2p3/2r1q3/8/PPP4P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6+ ]

d)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Bareev, Novosibirsk, 2012
b2r4/N3k1pp/1p2p3/p3Pp2/1n6/1P4P1/P4PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc8+ ]

e)
Danny Raznikov vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Rhodes, 2013
3r2k1/R4pb1/6p1/2p4p/2q5/2n1B1P1/P1Q2P1P/4N1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1 if Bd2 Ne2+ Kg2 Qd5+ ]

4b)
mate in 4
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Alekseev

Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Asaf Givon, Yerevan, 2014
3r3k/6bp/p2p4/1pr2pq1/3Q1R2/PBP2P2/KP6/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rfh4 if Qg6 Qg1 ]

b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Emil Sutovsky, Poikovsky, 2014
r5k1/1p2ppbp/2p3p1/n7/3P4/2R1P1P1/P2Q1PBP/1q2B1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qb6 Rc5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Vlatko Krstevski, Struga, 2015
r3r1k1/3n1pb1/bqp5/p2p2N1/1p1P4/2N1P3/PPQ2PP1/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
Rasmus Svane vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Gibraltar, 2015
5rk1/p4Rpp/2bq2n1/8/3r4/1PN4P/P4QB1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf4 Rxf8+ Qxf8 if Bxc6 Rxf2 Rxf2 Qc5 or if Bxg2 Kxg2 Nh4+ Kg1 Qc5+ ]

e)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ivan Popov, Moscow, 2016
2r3k1/5pp1/pr3n1p/Q1q1p3/8/2P2BP1/4PP1P/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ if Kh7 Rxc8 ]

5b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Emil Sutovsky

Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Andrei Volokitin, Doha, 2016
r4k1b/pp6/nnp2p2/5N2/7N/5P1K/PP1r3P/4R1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6 ]

b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Teimour Radjabov, Doha, 2016
r5rk/1ppbq3/3p4/p2Pp3/2P1PpPb/P4Q2/1P3P2/1K1N2RR w - - 1 0
[ g5 if Qh7 Rxh4 Qxh4 Rh1 ]

c)
Alexander Riazantsev vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Sharjah, 2017
1r3k1r/p2q1ppp/3b4/3p4/8/4QP2/PP3P1P/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 if f4 Qg4+ Qg3 Qxd1+ ]

d)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Yiye Wang, China, 2018
7k/pQ1b2p1/2nq3p/2pB3r/P1Pp4/8/5PP1/4RNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ if Kh7 Qg8+ or if Qb8 Bxc6 ]

e)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Nikola Nikolovski, Struga, 2018
r3qrk1/1p1b1pbp/p2P2p1/2p1pP2/Pn2N3/5NP1/1P5P/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f6 Bh8 Qd2 if Qe6 Nxc5 or if Bf5 Qh6 ]

6c)
Alexander Riazantsev vs Dmitry Jakovenko

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