'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Sveshnikov.
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.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Igor Ivanov, URS, 1976
r4k2/p3Np1p/1p1Qb1p1/7q/3B4/7P/P4PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Morten Ligaard, Roskilde, 1998
1k2r3/p1p2Q1p/5n2/2N5/2Pb4/5B2/P1q2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Na6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Miladin Djerkovic vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Sibenik, 1990
2r4k/1p4pp/p7/3Pqp2/1P2r3/1B1K4/P1NQ4/R5R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Zvulon Gofshtein, Rostov on Don, 1976
7R/pp2q1k1/2n2Nb1/2bpP1P1/2p3P1/P1P5/1r3P1Q/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Nikolai Krogius, Sochi, 1976
6k1/pb2r3/1pqr3p/3p1BpP/2PQ4/2B5/P4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Eugenio Torre, Sochi, 1980
5k2/4b2p/pN1pQp2/2p2Pp1/Pp3PPq/7P/1PP3K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7+ Ke8 Nxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Sergei Beshukov, Cheliabinsk, 1991
r5kr/qpR3b1/p2Ppn1p/4N3/1P1p1p2/5B2/P1Q2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Rh7 Qf7+ or if Ne8 Qxe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Ruslan Sherbakov, Moscow, 1991
5rk1/nq1n1p1p/4p1p1/1p2Q3/3N4/P1BP4/5PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Kxg7 Nf5+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Nagueb Saleh, Dubai, 2002
2r1k2r/pp2bp2/1nq1p1p1/4P1Bp/3R3P/2PQ1N2/P4PP1/K2R4 w k - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Mikhail Gurevich vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Moscow, 1992
1k3r2/pp4Q1/2qb4/8/7p/P4r2/1P1PK2P/R1B3R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ Kd1 Rf1+ ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Eduard-Andrei Valeanu vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Predeal, 2006
6k1/p5p1/2p4p/3p4/3P1rqn/2NQ1p1b/PP3R1P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ Rxg2 Bxg2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Nastassia Ziaziulkina vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Albena, 2013
5rk1/5ppp/3p4/3Np3/Q1P1n1Pq/1r4P1/RP3P2/3RK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ if Ke2 Qf3+ Kxf3 Rxf2# ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Yuri Meshkov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Podolsk, 1992
5rk1/p5pp/2p5/2Pp3Q/1P6/2P2rq1/P4b2/R3BR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...R3f5 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Gennady Tunik vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Moscow, 2006
6k1/6pp/1q6/4b2r/8/Pp6/1P2QPP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Qh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Antonio Palacios, Caracas, 1976
r4rk1/p4pp1/qp1R3p/4PQ2/2P2R2/7P/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6 if gxh6 Rg4+ or if f6 Qh5 gxh6 Rg4+ ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Viktor Kupreichik vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Minsk, 1979
7k/6p1/3n2rp/p3P3/1p6/5Q2/PPP4P/4qB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 if Qg2 Rxg2 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Igor Naumkin vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Moscow, 1983
3R4/p5pk/5p2/2p5/2q1n3/P3BN2/1Pb2PPP/K5R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Alexei Suetin, Sochi, 1979
2rq3Q/1p1nkb1R/r4pp1/2P1p1B1/p2nP1B1/P7/3N2PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ Kf8 Bh6+ ]

d)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Evgeny Vladimirov, URS, 1981
3r4/p3qp2/1p1pb1k1/2p1n2N/2P1P1P1/2P5/P2QBK2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nf4+ Kg7 Nd5 if Nxg4+ Bxg4 mates ]

e)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Rafaelito Maninang, Manila, 1982
r1br2k1/pp3ppp/3q4/8/8/1BP1Q3/P4PP1/R3R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rad1 ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Sergey Makarichev, Moscow, 1983
r1b2rk1/ppB2ppp/2nQpq2/8/2P5/2PB3P/P4PP1/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ ]

b)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Smbat Lputian, Moscow, 1989
2rr3k/5pp1/2n1pNqp/p1p1P3/2Pp2QP/1P4R1/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd1 if Qf5 Rg5 ]

c)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Ivan Ivanisevic, Pula, 1990
4qr1k/p1rnbppp/Bpb1p3/4P3/5B2/2N5/PP2QPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 Bxb5 Bxb5 ]

d)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Viktor Varavin, Anapa, 1991
r1b4r/ppp4p/5kp1/3Qpq1B/8/2P5/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 Be6 Qc5 Qxg4 Qxe5+ Kf7 Re4 Qf5 Rf4 ]

e)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Svetlana Matveeva, Cappelle la Grande, 1995
2r3k1/p1n2ppp/q1nrp3/1p2N3/PP6/8/1B2QPPP/R1R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Rxc6 Qf3 f6 Nxc6 axb5 ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Lajos Seres, Nova Gorica, 1997
1q4k1/p1r2p1p/1n1N2pB/Q7/8/1P6/5PPP/5bK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if f5 Qe6+ mates ]

b)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Sergei Iskusnyh, St. Petersburg, 1997
8/p1r3pk/1p2rpR1/3pPN1P/PP1Pn3/8/5R2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rfg2 if Ng5 R2xg5 ]

c)
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Dimitri Komarov, Vrnjacka Banja, 1999
1r2N1k1/p5p1/5bQp/1p1p4/3q1P2/P5PK/4R3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re6 if Kf8 Nxf6 or if Kh8 Rxf6 ]

d)
Karen Grigorian vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Moscow, 1973
4rrk1/pQ3pbp/6p1/2P1n2q/4p2P/N3B1P1/P4P2/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if Kh1 Nxh4 Rg1 Nf3+ Kg2 Qh2+ ]

e)
Alexander Izvozchikov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Riga, 1975
8/4np1p/2r1k3/4P3/1Q5P/3R4/qPNK3R/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Kxc2 Qb1+ if Kc3 Rc1+ ]

'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Krasnodar, 1978
4N1k1/5pbp/8/3Np3/8/3b2P1/P1r2P1P/6KR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Kg2 Be4+ ]

b)
Igor Stohl vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Leningrad, 1984
2q5/6pk/4np1p/3Qp3/4P3/2r2NP1/R4PKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4+ ]

c)
Mikhail Ulibin vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Naberezhnye Chelny, 1988
2r2rk1/4b1p1/p2p4/1p1P1P1Q/4p3/1P6/P1q2PPP/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf5 ]

d)
Raset Ziatdinov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Primorsko, 1988
2r1r1k1/3b3p/Q2p1qp1/3P4/nP2R3/2p5/P1B3PP/1N2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 if Rxe4 Rf8 Qe2 Bb5 or if Bxe4 c2 ]

e)
Ferdinand Hellers vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Europe, 1991
5r2/7p/2k5/3pbPP1/2p1rBK1/8/PP1R4/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5+ if Kg3 Rxf4 ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Petri Tuutti vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Helsinki, 1992
r4rk1/5ppp/3pbn2/qp2p3/3nP3/1PNQ4/P1N1BPPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 ]

b)
Hans Ree vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Tilburg, 1992
6k1/1p3ppp/2p5/p1PrP3/PqQ3P1/1P1pP2P/5P2/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc5 if Qxb4 Rxc1+ ]

c)
Viktor Moskalenko vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Alushta, 1994
8/4k3/4p2p/5p2/7P/pB1nKPP1/Pq2Q3/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe2+ Kxe2 Nc1+ ]

d)
Alexander Rustemov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Vilnius, 1997
r1r4k/3b2pp/pq1Bpn2/3p1p2/1Q1n4/3BPP2/PP2N1PP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2+ Bxe2 Qxe3+ ]

e)
M Sadatnajafi vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Dubai, 2004
2r1r1k1/pR4pp/4b3/2b5/3NR3/4N1P1/P1P4P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3 ]

Evgeny Sveshnikov puzzles, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ana Srebrnic vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Celje, 2004
6rk/pp3p1p/2p1q3/3p3p/1P1P1r1P/P4P2/4BQ1K/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe2 ]

b)
Robert Bellin vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Grand Havre Bay, 2010
2r3k1/6pp/8/1p1RPp2/5P2/2P5/p1N3PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 ]

c)
Joachim Just vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Hersonissos, 2017
r1b2r2/1p2ppkp/pq4p1/PNnp4/3Nn3/2P4P/1P2PPP1/R2QKB1R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Qf6 if f3 Qh4+ or if Nf3 axb5 ]

d)
Alex Dobboletta vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Bratto, 2017
8/p4pkp/2Q2bp1/1P6/3N4/2n1P1P1/4qP1P/5NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 if exd4 Ne4 ]

e)
Jens Kolbak vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Dresden, 2018
r1b2rk1/p5pp/2pb1q2/2ppp2R/N1P5/3P4/PP1BQPPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 if Qxg4 Qxf2+ mates ]

f)
Fabrizio Ranieri vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Castione della Presolana, 2018
6rk/6qp/p1r2pp1/1p1pn3/5Q1P/P1P1R1N1/1P3PP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc4 ]


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