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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad.
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)
White mates in 2.
Liem Le Quang vs Phemelo Khetho, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r4r1k/pp5p/n5p1/1q2Np1n/1Pb5/6P1/PQ2PPBP/1RB3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Katrina Skinke vs Silvia Collas, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
7k/p1p2bp1/3q1N1p/4rP2/4pQ2/2P4R/P2r2PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Suradj Hanoeman vs Rodolfo Varron Abelgas, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3n1k2/5p2/2p1bb2/1p2pN1q/1P2P3/2P3Q1/5PB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Badr-Eddine Khelfallah vs Euler da Costa Moreira, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6rk/6p1/4R2p/p2pP2b/5Q2/2P2PB1/1q4PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Mekhri Geldyeva vs Marvorii Nasriddinzoda, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/5Qpk/p1R4p/P2p4/6P1/2rq4/5PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 2.
Sarai Sanchez Castillo vs Afamia Mir Mahmoud, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1rk/1bq2p1p/p4Pp1/1p2p1B1/1P6/3R3Q/P1P1n1PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Eva Repkova vs Elina Danielian, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
7Q/2p2pR1/p1P3rp/3q1k2/2p1bB2/2P4P/P4PPK/5r2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Salama Al-Khelaifi vs Chardine Camacho, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
Q7/5rk1/2p2np1/3p4/8/pP1R3P/P1PKN1P1/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Regina Pokorna vs Nadezhda Kosintseva, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2qr4/7k/p1b4p/4Bpp1/2p5/5pP1/PPP4P/2QN1B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...f2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Laura Rogule vs Olennis Linares, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1R6/5p1k/3p2p1/5p1p/4P1nP/2Q3PK/1Pq3B1/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 2.
Kasthuri Vinayagamurthy vs Pierre Makem, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rk1/1p4pp/p2p4/5pQP/3K4/P3n2R/1Pr2qP1/5B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2+ Bd3 Rc4# ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Nadhmia Abdulsalam vs Ghayda Alattar, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4rr1k/p5pp/8/1ppq1p1Q/8/2P2PbP/PPB3P1/2BR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Sebastian Bogner vs G Bwalya, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4kq1Q/p2b3p/1pR5/3B2p1/5Pr1/8/PP5P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Anna Ryvova vs Loyce Kapila, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3rq2r/2pk1pb1/2R1b1pp/3pP3/1Q1P4/4BN1P/1P3PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
B Adhiban vs Sergei Salov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r2kq/1p2r3/3p1R2/p4Q2/2Pp4/6P1/PPB2PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 3.
Szidonia Vajda vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3rk2r/pQR1np1p/1n4p1/8/3PN2b/1B1qB2P/P4PP1/4K2R w Kk - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ Bxe7 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Rosemary Giulian vs Yu-Tong Elaine Lin, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r2q1b1r/2p2k1p/p1BP1p2/1p6/3p4/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Ahmid Juddan vs Austin Yang Ching Wei, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2rr2k1/1b1q2p1/p2Pp1Qp/1pn1P2P/2p5/8/PP3PP1/1BR2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Yelizaveta Orlova vs Xiuwen Neo, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/5Q2/p1nq3k/1p4pp/1Pn2PP1/P6B/5N1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ fxg5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Zheng Chua vs Patrick Aizpurua, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1b2q1k/p2Q2pp/1p6/2p2NB1/3P4/2P5/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Qxg7 Re8+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 3.
Luis Flaquer vs Desalegn Jimma Fekadu, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1q1r1b1k/1r3pp1/3p1N1p/1pn1pN2/1Q6/7R/1P3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if gxh6 Qg4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Bryan Lee vs Otto Nakapunda, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r4rk1/4b3/B2q3Q/p3Np2/3P4/7P/PP3PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Katerina Nemcova vs Baiq Vina Lestari, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rk1/7R/pqNp2P1/3Pprb1/2p5/7Q/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Patrick Aizpurua vs Harison Andriamandimbisoa, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1r4k1/1p3q2/p4Q1P/2p1p3/4P3/1PP1B2B/P7/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Nii Koney vs Jacques Luxama, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4rrk1/1p2qpp1/p4R1p/3pP2Q/3p1n1P/P1PB2R1/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 3.
Daniele Vocaturo vs Gadir Guseinov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1r4k/4p2p/5ppB/2nQp3/pq3P2/3R4/P6P/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Camille De Seroux vs Elena Ankudinova, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2k3r1/Qp1r1p1p/2p1pB2/4P3/2P5/1PNn1BPn/1q5P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ Kc7 Nb5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Krzysztof Belzo vs Andrey Zhigalko, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1k1/5p1p/3Q2p1/2pP1P2/1p1br3/7q/PP4RB/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Rxe1+ Rg1 Qf3# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Abdoulaye Coulibaly vs Ganzorig Erdene, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/pp1k1p1R/2p1p3/Q7/P1KP2P1/2P2r2/1q6/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5+ axb5 Rxc3+ Qxc3 Qxb5# ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
C Mwale vs Ruben Miguel Pereira, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/R4R2/6pk/7p/5K2/2r2n2/P4P2/3Br3 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5+ if Kg3 Rg1+ or if Kf5 Nd4+ ]

'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 3.
Jose Pesqueira vs Rinat Dzhumabayev, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5k2/1p4pQ/p1b2qBp/2p1P3/2P5/P6P/1B2n1PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4+ Kh1 Qf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Heather Lang vs Thanh Trang Hoang, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/kpp5/p7/3pQ3/1n1n2p1/KPP3P1/P2q4/4R2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa2+ Kxb4 Nc2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Katherine Ortiz vs Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2r3k1/p4ppp/3b4/B1p5/N2Pnq1n/1P4RP/PQ3P2/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Jacques Luxama vs Karim Amir, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1r5k/5p1p/p1npb1rq/1p1Np1b1/4Pp2/2P2P2/PPN2QPP/3R1BRK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Anton Filippov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/p3b1kp/4p1p1/1b1p4/2nP1P2/1Q2BKP1/P1B2N1P/4q3 b - - 1
[ ...Ne5+ if fxe5 Be2+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 3.
Girard Ramasindraibe vs Elshan Moradiabadi, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6k1/p1p2r2/1p1p1b2/3P3p/PPR2Pp1/3R2K1/4r3/2B5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg7 f5 h4+ Kf4 Be5# ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Nicole Arosemena vs Amna Nouman, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1k1/2p2pp1/1p5p/pQ1pr3/7q/2P2P2/P5KP/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Constantinos Papatryfonos vs Ricardo Urbina, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2kr1b1q/pp3p2/8/3p1bp1/Q1p3p1/2P1PP2/PP2B1P1/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Kf2 g3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Silvia Collas vs Chelsie Monica Sihite, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1k1/p4p1p/5B2/2P3n1/8/2Q3P1/PR4KP/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Marco Pacheco vs Kirill Stupak, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6k1/5p1p/3pp1p1/8/1NPb1P2/1P4P1/2Q1P1K1/q7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ if Kf3 or Kh3 Qh1+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 3.
Aleksandra Mijovic vs Xiuwen Neo, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rqk/6pp/ppR2r2/2p3NQ/5b2/1P1P4/P1P3PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Mariem Ouechtati vs Gabriela Solis, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
rr4k1/p1q2pp1/3bp1p1/3nN1P1/P2PQn2/2p4P/2P2P2/1NKRB2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb1+ Kxb1 Qb6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Fadi Malkawi vs Pablo Lafuente, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5r1k/p5pp/1p6/8/1Q6/2P3N1/PP1r1qPP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Krishna Gray vs Hilzandryly Pacheco Medina, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3R4/p4pkp/4pn2/6p1/2P5/1P2q1P1/P4b1P/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Alda Shabanaj vs Hallgerdur Thorsteinsdottir, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1Q3n1k/p3p1bp/1p4p1/2p1R3/5B2/2Pb1qPK/PP3P1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ Kh4 Bf6+ ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 3.
Vania Fausto Da Vilhete vs Salama Al-Khelaifi, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1k6/6R1/p7/1pK1R3/1P6/7P/r2r2P1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rac2+ Kb6 Rd6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Junil Choi vs Lakki Khaled, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/p6b/1pk3pP/4p3/P1Kp3P/4p3/3r4/1R4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg8+ Kb4 a5+ Ka3 Ra2# ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Philip Singe vs Ryosuke Nanjo, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1k1/Qb3p1p/1p4p1/3P4/8/1N3KPP/P2R4/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Yelizaveta Orlova vs Maria Gisela Ubaldo Suarez, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r2r2k1/pp3pp1/2p4q/2b1P1n1/2P1P1P1/1P4K1/PB2QRN1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kf4 Ne6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Kanwal Bhatia vs Hisako Wakabayashi, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2q3k1/1b1Q2bp/p1n2pp1/1p6/4B3/5N2/1PP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 4.
Elshan Moradiabadi vs Shaun Press, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1r3k1/1b1q1p1p/p2pnQp1/n1p5/Pp2P1N1/3P2NP/BPP3P1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ w/Qh8+ & Nhf5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Diego Valerga vs Ryuji Nakamura, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r3q1r1/pp1b1ppk/2n4p/2P1p3/2B1PB1Q/7R/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh6 if Bxh3 Be3+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Julia Kochetkova vs Biljana Dekic, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1br1b2/4pPk1/1p1q3p/p2PR3/P1P2N2/1P1Q2P1/5PBK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Re6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Kateryna Lahno vs Gundula Heinatz, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6r1/1p1qp1rk/p2pR1p1/3P2Qp/7P/5P2/PPP5/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Alina Motoc vs Rulp Ylem Jose, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3Q4/6kp/4q1p1/2pnN2P/1p3P2/1Pn3P1/6BK/8 w - - 0 1
[ h6+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 4.
Tereza Olsarova vs Nelly Aginian, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r3r/ppk2B2/2n1Q1pp/5p2/3p4/q5P1/5P1P/1RR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7+ Kxb7 Qxc6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Anna Rudolf vs Ekaterini Fakhiridou, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5r1k/r2b1p1p/p4Pp1/1p2R3/3qBQ2/P7/6PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if Rg8 Qxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Catherine Perena vs Aisha Al-Khelaifi, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r6r/1q1nbkp1/pn2p2p/1p1pP1P1/3P1N1P/1P1Q1P2/P2B1K2/R6R w - - 0 1
[ Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Mark Machin-Rivera, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5Q2/1R6/p5p1/3P3k/2p1rP1p/8/4p1PP/q4BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kg4 Rxg4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4. Rauf Mamedov vs Johan Alvarez, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rk1/pp1qpR2/6Pp/3ppNbQ/2nP4/B1P5/P5PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ Kh8 Qxh6+ ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 4.
Joan Andreasen vs Bob Bibasa, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/1kp4R/1P6/PK1np3/1P1p4/5P2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ a6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Shane Matthews vs Pradeep Seegolam, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1br4/1p2bpk1/p1nppn1p/5P2/4P2B/qNNB3R/P1PQ2PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ if Kg8 Qh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Judith Fuchs vs Camille De Seroux, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r4r2/2qnbpkp/b3p3/2ppP1N1/p2P1Q2/P1P5/5PPP/nBBR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6+ fxe6 Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Nadezhda Zykina vs Nibal Algildah, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1k1/5q2/p5pQ/3b1pB1/2pP4/2P3P1/1P2R1PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if Qh7 Rxe8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Eva Moser vs Svetlana Petrenko, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1rbnqbk1/2r2p2/4pBp1/pp1pPnNP/2pP1P1Q/P1P4R/1PN3BP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ h6 if Bxh6 Qxh6 ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 4.
Melissa Greef vs Alba Munoz, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
rn3rk1/pp3p2/2b1pnp1/4N3/3q4/P1NB3R/1P1Q1PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Donaldo Paiva vs H K Tsang, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r7/1b2b1k1/2q2np1/4P1N1/1ppB4/p1P4P/P5P1/R3QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ exf6+ if Kg8 f7+ or if Bxf6 Qe7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Emel Kaya vs Maria Ubaldo Suarez, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r2r1/1p2bp1p/p3kp2/2pRpN2/4P3/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Piersont Lebrun vs Edward Thompson, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4brk1/r3qp1p/4pRpQ/pp2N1P1/2pPp3/2P1P3/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ R1f4 if Bd7 Rh4 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Andrei Obodchuk vs Francis Fernandez, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r2b1nk1/3q3p/p1p1p1p1/4Qp2/2PBN3/7P/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6 ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 4.
Leonardo Valdes vs Sabar Ousmane Daouda, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
n1b1qr1k/b1n2p1p/4pNp1/1P2P3/2PR4/6P1/1P1B1P1P/1Q4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh4 if h5 Rxh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Kanwal Bhatia vs Yelizaveta Orlova, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6rb/p3pk2/1p2Nr1p/3Pp2q/8/3B1PQ1/PP4PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg8+ if Kxg8 Rc8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Valentina Jorquera Cabello vs N Wahiduddin, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4R3/p5pk/1p5p/3B4/3p3P/P2P2P1/2q2P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg8+ if Kh8 Be6+ or if Kg6 g4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jose Fernando Cubas vs Igor Efimov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r2n1/1pr4k/2p3Np/p2p3N/P5Q1/4RP1K/2q5/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Rxe7 Rxe7+ Nxe7 Nf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Gregory Lau vs Husain Ayyad, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1bR1bk1/pp3p1p/2p3p1/2n4N/1qP5/6PP/PB1Qr1B1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qd8+ Re8 Bg7+ ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XVI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 4.
Chen Zhu vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r3r3/ppb1q1p1/2p1p1k1/8/3P3Q/1B2P2R/PP4Pn/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Kf6 Rf1+ Nxf1 Rf3+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Ekaterina Homiakova vs Sengeravdan Otgonjargal, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r1b2r1k/5q1n/3p2R1/p1pP4/1p3B2/2P2Q1P/PPB4K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Nick Faulks vs Julio Granda Zuniga, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
b1N2k2/q2r1npB/p4p2/4pP2/8/P2n3Q/4p1PP/1R2R2K b - - 1 0
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nxh3+ Kh1 Qg1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Jean Baptiste Hakizimana vs Vladimir Klasan, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r1rk1/pb4pp/1q2p3/6b1/1p2nP2/PP6/1BP1p1PP/RNQ1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ Kh1 Qg1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Giancario Berardi vs Daniel Colindres, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r5k1/ppp2pbp/4b1p1/4p2n/4P3/PPP3qP/5nB1/RQ4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if Kf1 Rd8 Bf3 N2xh3 ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XVII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 4.
Rmmu Muhandiram vs Irine Sukandar, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r2k1/1b3p2/p3p1n1/8/1p1N2Q1/8/PP3qPP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Osvaldo Dos Santos Lima vs Jason Lin Chieh-Sheng, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5r1k/pp4p1/2p1Nq1p/4p3/2Q1PbP1/1P3P2/P2r1PKN/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 if Nf1 Qxf2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Bayarsaihan Gundavaa vs Tomi Nyback, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rk1/pp1B4/3p1q2/2pP4/2P2n2/4Q2p/PP4pP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ if Qxe2 Qd4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Simon Hatwiikulipi Shidolo vs Thabo Gumpo, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6k1/1p2q3/P1p3p1/2Pp1p1p/1Q3PnP/1R3R2/4r1P1/4rNK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh4 if Qxe1 Rxe1 Rh3 Qf2+ or if Rh3 Qf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Veronika Exler vs Marina Makropoulou, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2k4r/1p4p1/p1p1q3/7r/PPPp4/3PpPpP/2Q1R1P1/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qxh3+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XVIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 4.
Meilis Annaberdiev vs Xiangzhi Bu, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2r4k/4pp1p/3p4/r3qb2/1p1N4/5PR1/PP1Q3P/K2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ Kxa2 Qd5+ if b3 Qa8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Tito Kahn vs Marco Pacheco, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/5R1p/4B1pk/2p5/2P2P1K/8/4nn1P/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Bd7 Nf3# ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Ruth Leykun vs Tania Emad, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1k1/5ppp/8/Pn2n1R1/3p4/1P5P/1KP1r3/6N1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ Ka1 Re1+ Ka2 Nc3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Alain Ranaivoharisoa vs Jorge Baules, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/p4pk1/6p1/4p3/1P2P1K1/P1N3P1/2Q5/4bq2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Young Hoon Jung vs Khaled Ben Nasser, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/6pk/p3bp2/7p/P2Bp2P/4PqP1/2Q2P1K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3 ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XIX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 5.
Bartosz Socko vs Michael Wiedenkeller, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3qr3/1p6/3b1pk1/3P4/PpRQ4/1P4P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Mahfoud Oussedik vs Michael Radford, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1r1n2r1/R1R3p1/4p1kp/1p2P3/1bp1NPP1/8/1P2N2P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ f5+ Kh7 Nf6+ Kh8 Nf4 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Frode Urkedal vs Ruben Miguel Pereira, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
8/3Q4/6p1/p5kp/2qB4/8/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Nastassia Ziaziulkina vs Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1rnr2k1/2pB4/p2b1Rpp/1p1P1p2/1P1B1P1P/2P3P1/P1K1R3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Kh7 Rf7+ Kg8 Rxc7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Mark Machin-Rivera vs Abdul Sattar Ahmed, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3q3k/prn2p1p/3p1Np1/2pP2P1/2P2R2/2Q1P3/P5KP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4+ f6 Rxf6 ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 5.
Alan Young vs Russel Porter, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3R4/pp5p/4B2k/n6N/6PP/5b2/P6K/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Karim Amir vs Rodrigo Vasquez, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rk1/1p3ppp/1q1p4/1b1Pp3/1PN1P1n1/Q4KP1/3N2B1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ Kxg4 Bd7+ if Kh5 Qf6 or if Kh4 Qf6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Aynur Isayeva vs Sara Monteiro, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r1r1k/p1p1q1pp/1pp5/8/QPP2bp1/P2bP3/5RPP/R1BN2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2+ if Kxh2 Qh4+ Kg1 g3 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Sarai Sanchez Castillo vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3rr1k1/1p3pp1/7p/2b1p3/RP1nP1q1/6N1/5PP1/1QB2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ gxf3 Qxg3+ Kh1 Bxf2 Rxf2 Rd1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
John Paul Gomez vs Ivan Cheparinov, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2b5/5pk1/1R4pp/8/3nP3/5NP1/5P1P/r4BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3 Nd2 Nf3+ if Kh1 Nxd2 ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XXI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 6.
Irina Krush vs Ariella Adames, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r4b1k/1bq1r1pB/5p1B/p2p4/1p5R/4P3/PPQ2P1P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7+ Bxg7 Bf5+ Kg8 Be6+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Yaniet Marrero vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
1rbqr1k1/3pppb1/p1n3p1/1p2P3/2B4Q/2N2N2/PPP2PP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Bxf7 Kxf7 Ng5+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Tereza Olsarova vs Thi Nhu Hoang, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5bk1/5p2/2q1p1p1/1p1n2Q1/p1rPN3/P1P4R/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh4+ Bg7 Qe8+ if Bf8 Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Victoria Naipal vs Alba Munoz, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5q2/3r1p1k/2p2Ppp/1p2P3/1PbP4/R6R/3Q3P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra8 if Be6 Rxh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Mohamed Dah Heiba vs Peter Sammut Briffa, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
Q4r2/2pq2k1/1p1p4/3PpPr1/1P2B1p1/3P2P1/4KP2/7R w - - 0 1
[ f6+ if Kg8 Rh8+ ]

2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XXII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 6.
T Kett vs Mehdi Hasan, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2r1rnk1/2q2p2/p2ppPp1/2p3Pp/Pn1bP1BQ/2N1B2R/1PP2R1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bxh5 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Katherine Berenice Ortiz vs Elisabeth Shaughnessy, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r2k4/pp4Q1/3p4/1qpP4/8/2P1r3/PP6/2K2R1R w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ if Re8 Rh7 or if Qe8 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Rh7 ]

c)
Black mates in 6.
Ralph Buss vs Mikkel Antonsen, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6k1/5pp1/7p/8/2pQ2P1/2Nb1P1K/PP3R1P/2q3r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ Rg2 Bxg2+ Kg3 Qe1+ Qf2 Bf1+ Kf4 g5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 6.
Kurt Meier vs Fadi Eid, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4k2r/3pbppp/1Q2p1q1/4P3/1PP5/5b2/3R1P1P/r2NKBR1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ if Re2 Qd3 or if Be2 Rxd1+ ]

e)
White mates in 7.
Alexander Kopylov vs Dragan Kosic, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
5rk1/2P1Rpnp/q7/3B2Qp/8/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Qd8+ ]

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2010 Khanty Mansyisk Olympiad Puzzles, Part XXIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
White mates in 7.
Wang Hao (CHN) 2724 - Alexander Fier, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r2k1/p2P1q2/1p1R2pp/3Q4/4P1P1/5PKP/1Pr5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 8.
Ilia Iljiushenok vs Ahmed Shbaita, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r4r2/pb2p1kp/1p1qPp2/5PpQ/3Np1R1/P3B3/1PP3P1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5 if Qxd4+ Be3+ Kh8 Qxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 8.
Lin Chieh-Sheng vs Randy Andriantsilavo, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
6r1/p3qN1k/1pb1Ppp1/n4p1p/3r1P1Q/2N1R1R1/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 ]

d)
White mates in 8.
Yuanling Yuan vs Afamia Mir Mahmoud, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
2r1r1k1/6p1/p3pbQR/q1p1p3/2P2P2/1P6/P5PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ fxe5 ]

e)
White mates in 8.
Tea Bosboom-Lanchava vs Damaris Abarca Gonzalez, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r1r1k/nq3ppp/1p1n4/p1p1pPPQ/P1B1P3/1PP4P/8/2B1RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ g6 h6 Bxh6 ]

f)
White mates in 9.
Luke McShane vs Tze-Meng Mok, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r1b2/pp5Q/3kr3/q2b4/8/1P4P1/PB3P1P/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3+ ]

g)
White mates in 13.
Michael Adams vs Magnus Carlsen, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
4r1r1/2p2qnk/p2p2Rp/3P1p2/2P2P2/6QP/P6K/3B2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ Kxh6 Qg5+ Kh7 Qh4+ Nh5 Bxh5 Rxg1 Bxf7+ ]


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