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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nurgyul Salimova.
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)
Nurgyul Salimova vs Antonio Ferri, Maribor, 2012
4r1k1/p1p2pp1/1bpr1q1p/4NP2/2QP2P1/P6P/1P4K1/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Rxe1 Nxd6+ or if Qxf7 Rxe8+ ]

b)
Yuliya Khegay vs Nurgyul Salimova, Al-Ain, 2013
2r2bk1/R4p1p/2b2Pp1/2rN4/2B5/1P6/6PP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 Bxd5 Rxd5 if Kh7 Rf7+ ]

c)
Anna Vrtiakova vs Nurgyul Salimova, Poprad Tatry, 2016
5b2/1p3p1k/4r1pp/5b2/2q2N2/2P1BP2/P2Q3P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 if Qxe3 Bc5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Irena Nestorovic vs Nurgyul Salimova, Zajecar, 2018
3r2k1/p4pp1/1p2p3/6n1/1P4n1/P4qP1/1BQ2P2/RB2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ ]

e)
Nurgyul Salimova vs Aleksa Strikovic, Belgrade, 2019
2kr1b1r/Qp2q1pp/2p1pn2/4n1N1/8/2N5/PPP2P1P/2KRR3 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ Kc7 Nxe6+ if Kb6 Na4+ Kb5 Rxe5+ ]

1e)
Nurgyul Salimova vs Aleksa Strikovic

Nurgyul Salimova puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nurgyul Salimova vs Rosa Ratsma, Pardubice, 2019
7R/3kr3/p2pbQ2/1pq3P1/3N4/P7/1P6/K7 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ if Kxd8 Nxe6+ ]

b)
Nurghyul Salimova vs Pia Cramling, Monaco, 2019
r1r3k1/p1Rp1q1p/1pb3p1/4pp2/8/P5P1/1P1QPP1P/1BR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ R1xc6 ]

c)
Nurgyul Salimova vs Anush Asryan, Internet, 2020
1rn2rk1/1ppb1pbp/3p1qpB/3Pp2P/1nP1P1P1/pPN2N2/P2QBP2/1K4RR w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Nurgyul Salimova vs Veronika Minina, Internet, 2020
4r1k1/1p3p1p/2p1nQpP/4P3/2q2NP1/3N1PK1/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Nurgyul Salimova vs Maftuna Bobomurodova, Internet, 2020
7k/pp4pp/5p2/1b5Q/5N2/2r3P1/P2qPPBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kg8 Bd5+ ]

2a)
Nurgyul Salimova vs Rosa Ratsma

Nurgyul Salimova puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nurgyul Salimova vs Momchil Petkov, Primorsko, 2020
3r1k2/p2P2p1/1pQb1qp1/2p2P2/P7/8/1P3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Qd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Nurgyul Salimova vs Pierre Villegas, Internet, 2020
r2q3k/p2r2p1/4Q1Rp/5R2/1ppPp2P/2P1n3/PP5B/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Be5+ ]

c)
Lubomir Neckar vs Nurgyul Salimova, Internet, 2020
2b3k1/1p2bppp/p4n2/3p4/1q1Nn3/1N1QBPP1/PP2P1BP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Bf1 Bh3 if Nd2 Nxd2 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Anastasia Bodnaruk vs Nurgyul Salimova, Internet, 2020
6k1/pp2P2p/2b5/6p1/2P5/1PB1ppqP/P3R3/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ Kg1 f2+ Rxf2 Qh1# ]

3c)
Lubomir Neckar vs Nurgyul Salimova


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