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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nadezhda Kosintseva.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 5.
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Justyna Skrochocka, Cala Galdana, 1996
2rk3r/pp1qbppp/2n3b1/1B1Q2B1/8/1N5P/PP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7+ Kxd7 Rxe7+ Kd6 Rd1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Edina Kiss vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
5r1k/p1p1q1pp/1p1p4/8/2PPn3/B1P1P3/P1Q1P2p/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ if Kg2 Qh4 or Kxh2 Qh4+ ]

c)
Anna Sharevich vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
r1bq1rk1/2p2ppp/p7/1p1pR1b1/3P4/1PP5/PB1NQPPP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f6 if Re7 Bxd2 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Ticia Gara, Cannes, 1997
5k2/5p2/4qP2/3N4/8/P5Q1/KP6/7r w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Qe8 Qd6+ if Kg8 Qg3+ ]

e)
Tatiana Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Nadezhda, St Petersburg, 1997
4k2r/p2pbpp1/bp2p2p/4P3/3B4/2Q5/P3qPPP/R1K1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba3+ if Kb1 Bd3+ ]

1a)
mate in 5
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Justyna Skrochocka

Nadezhda Kosintseva Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Maria Kursova vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, St Petersburg, 1997
3r3k/1p3p1p/2p4q/1p2p3/4P3/P2n1PRb/BPPQK2P/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ Rxf1 Qxh2+ Ke3 Qh6+ Ke2 Nf4+ ]

b)
Galja Lomakina vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Protvino, 2000
7k/8/7p/3r4/2b2p2/1p3NP1/3R1P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b2 if Rxb2 Rd1+ Kg2 Bf1+ Kh1 Bh3+ Ng1 f3 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Marina Sokolova vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Protvino, 2000
6k1/p2q3p/8/1PpP4/P2pp3/4PnP1/Q4P1r/2RR1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Ke2 Rxf2+ Kxf2 Qh2+ ]

d)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Dmitry Batsanin, Rybinsk, 2001
4n1k1/1p3b2/1P2q1p1/1B1p2R1/3PpQ2/4B2P/r1r2P1K/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if Qc8 Re7 ]

e)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Alexander Semeniaka, Rybinsk, 2001
r2q1rk1/1b2bppp/p1n5/1p1p2B1/4n3/P1NQ1N2/1PB2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 if dxe4 Qxe4 ]

2b)
Galja Lomakina vs Nadezhda Kosintseva

Nadezhda Kosintseva Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs S Mladenov, Halkidiki, 2001
2rr2k1/pq2np2/1pb1p1pQ/4b2N/1P1P4/P7/B4PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 gxh5 Rg5+ Ng6 Rxg6+ ]

b)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs N Dzagnidze, Athens, 2001
3r3k/pp2n1r1/2qpBb2/2p1pP2/4R3/2P2QBP/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh4 if Rf8 Bxf6 w/Rh4+ if Ng8 Bxg8 w/Bd5 ]

c)
Dmitriy Skorchenko vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Kazan, 2001
6k1/p2q3p/8/1PpP4/P2pp3/4PnP1/Q4P1r/2RR1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3 if Qxh2 Ba3 mates or if Qd4+ Qxd4 Rxd4 Rh1+ w/...Bf6 ]

d)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs V Sakletin, Samara, 2002
r2nr1k1/1R2bppp/p7/8/B4B2/8/P4PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe8 Nxb7 Bc6 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Iokhan Doukhine vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Vladimir, 2002
2r3k1/6pp/4pp2/3bp3/1Pq5/3R1P2/r1PQ2PP/1K1RN3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ ]

3a)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs S Mladenov

Nadezhda Kosintseva Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Jaroslav Prizant, Essentuki, 2003
3n1rk1/p1rb2pp/1p2p3/2bP1pN1/2B1N3/P3P3/1P4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc5 if Rxc5 or bxc5 dxe6 ]

b)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Maria Kursova, Krasnoturinsk, 2003
2r3k1/2q1Bp2/1Q4p1/pp2Pb1p/3R4/P6P/5PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kh7 Qf6 if Rxd8 Qxf7+ Kf8+ or Bf6+ & Qxc7 ]

c)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Anna Muzychuk, Dresden, 2004
5k2/1b3qp1/r6p/3pBB1P/1p1p2Q1/1P1Pb1P1/2P1R1K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6 if Qe7 Bxd4 or if Qg8 Qd7 mates ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Lela Javakhishvili, Elista, 2004
6k1/6r1/8/5K1Q/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kf6 if Rg1 Qd5+ Kh7 Qe4+ Kg8 Qa8+ Kh7 Qa7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Lela Javakhishvili, Elista, 2004
3q3r/5p2/p1R5/1p1nP1kp/4Qpp1/6P1/PP3P1P/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd3 ]

4d)
mate in 7
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Lela Javakhishvili

Nadezhda Kosintseva Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 7.
S Zigangirova vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Calvia, 2004
6rk/1b3q1p/p2p3b/1p1Np3/4n2Q/2P5/PP2B2P/3R1NBK b - - 0 1
[ Nd2 if Qf6+ Qxf6 c4 bxc4 Rxd2 Bxd2 ]

b)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Svetlana Matveeva, Kazan, 2004
r1b1knr1/p2nqp1p/1pp1p1pQ/3pP3/3P2N1/2N2R2/PPP2PP1/2KR1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Nxf6 exf6 Qc7 Qg7 ]

c)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Ognjen Cvitan, Biel, 2004
3rr1k1/1b2b1p1/4p1p1/p1p5/Pn2NP2/4B2R/1qP3BQ/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 Bxg5 fxg5 if Kf7 or Kf8 Rf1+ mates ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Lela Javakhishvili vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Elista, 2004
2r5/5kp1/3p2np/pP3P1N/3qP3/2r1nBQR/6PP/1R2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Rxc1 Rxc1+ Bd1 Nc2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Natalia Zhukova vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Elista, 2005
3k4/1p3Bp1/p5r1/2b5/P3P1N1/5Pp1/1P1r4/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ ]

5b)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Svetlana Matveeva

Nadezhda Kosintseva Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anton Shomoev vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Internet, 2004
r5k1/pp4pp/1n2Rq1B/8/b5Q1/3P4/PP4PP/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8+ Kb1 Bc2+ Ka1 Bxd1 ]

b)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Nino Maisuradze, Istanbul, 2012
2r2k2/p4p2/1q4p1/3pPNQp/7P/1P6/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Ke8 Nd6+ Kd7 Nxc8 Kxc8 Qf8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Alisa Galliamova vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Kazan, 2012
3r2k1/2q2pp1/8/1P4p1/2p1P3/2Q2P1P/3r2P1/2N1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3 if Ne2 Qxe1+ ]

6b)
Nadezhda Kosintseva vs Nino Maisuradze


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