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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Elena Tairova.
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)
Elena Tairova vs Joanna Kasperek, Oropesa, 2000
r1nq1rk1/p2b2bp/2p2p2/3p1P2/8/2N1B3/PPPQB2P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Kh8 Nf4 Rf7 Bc4 Re7 Bc5 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Elena Tairova vs Anna Gordiyenko, Halkidiki, 2003
2rk2r1/3b3R/n3pRB1/p2pP1P1/3N4/1Pp5/P1K4P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rf7+ Kd8 Nxe6+ ]

c)
Elena Tairova vs Evgeny Tkachenko, Tula, 2003
r1b1k1nr/pp2qp1p/3p2p1/1NpPb3/2PpPB2/3B4/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxe5 dxe5 d6 w/Nc7+ ]

d)
Elena Tairova vs Irina Gevorgyan, Heraklio, 2004
8/p7/1p1Nppk1/4P2p/2Pb1P2/5K1P/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ f5+ if Kg7 fxe6 Kf8 e7+ Kxe7 Nf5+ if exf5 e6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Elena Tairova vs Krishna Ramya, Belfort, 2005
2b1rqk1/r1p2pp1/pp4n1/3Np1Q1/4P2P/1BP5/PP3P2/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Qxg6+ ]

f)
White mates in 4.
Elena Tairova vs Elena Winkelmann, Belfort, 2005
8/5r2/3R4/3Pp1p1/p2pPk1p/P2PbP2/1P2K2P/4B3 w - - 0 1
[ Rg6 if Bg1 Bxh4 ]

g)
Artem Samsonkin vs Elena Tairova, Minsk, 2005
8/1pr3kp/p4bp1/P3q3/1PBR4/2P5/3Q3P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 if Qe2 Be3+ ]

1d)
Elena Tairova vs Irina Gevorgyan

Russian GMs
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