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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Top FIDE players of 2011.
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.
Lazaro Bruzon vs Ivan Bringas Osuna, Toluca, 4/19/2011
1r4k1/7p/3n2p1/1np1B3/2P3Pq/1P6/3Q2B1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Lazaro Bruzon vs Francisco Vallejo Pons, Khanty Mansyisk, 9/2/2011
3Q4/5pk1/6pN/8/n3PP2/3p2PK/7P/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Xiangzhi Bu vs Marc Arnold, Biel, 7/19/2011
6k1/p2Q1N1p/1q3rp1/8/2B5/1P4P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Ivan Cheparinov vs Lucian Filip, Albena, 6/28/2011
5rk1/3Q1ppp/8/qr1B4/3p4/1n4P1/5P1P/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Vugar Gashimov vs Vassily Ivanchuk, Monaco, 3/12/2011
4rb1k/1p3Qpp/p3p3/2r1P3/3Pq3/6R1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Dmitry Bocharov, Apatity, 12/2/2011
3r1k2/1p2r3/1p2b1R1/7Q/3N4/P3P1P1/1P4KP/2q5 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Ivan Sokolov vs Koen Leenhouts, Internet, 6/18/2011
3r2k1/p4p1p/3p2p1/q1pN4/1r6/1PQ4P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Levon Aronian vs Vladimir Kramnik, Monaco, 3/22/2011
8/ppp5/6Np/7k/8/1Br1nP1n/P4B1P/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4+ if Nxf4 Bf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk, Monaco, 3/23/2011
5kr1/3q4/1p1P4/2r1Q2R/8/8/PpP5/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rf1+ Qf7 Qe7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Liren Ding vs Daniele Vocaturo, Moscow, 2/10/2011
3r1k2/pp2R2Q/3P2p1/2pb3n/6r1/8/PPB2K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Bg8 Qh6+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Liren Ding vs Zhonghan Ma, Ningbo, 4/12/2011
6r1/r5PR/2p3R1/2Pk1n2/3p4/1P1NP3/4K3/8 w - - 1 0
[ e4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Vugar Gashimov vs Anish Giri, Monaco, 3/14/2011
r1b5/1p1R2p1/1R3p1p/p4P2/k4r2/8/1PP5/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Ka2 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Anish Giri vs Georg Halvax, Vienna, 6/4/2011
brq5/3R1pk1/1p3p2/1PpnN2p/5Q2/4P1P1/5PBP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ernesto Inarkiev vs David Arutinian, Konya, 7/9/2011
5r2/p2q3k/3b2rN/2p3Q1/2P1bp2/7R/PB3PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Alexander Morozevich, Reggio Emilia, 12/30/2011
3r4/5k1p/p1R1rN1B/5qpP/2Q5/8/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7+ ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Denis Khismatullin vs Maxim Matlakov, Magnitogorsk, 11/17/2011
6k1/2r1r1bN/pppq1pQ1/3pnB2/1P1B2P1/P3P3/5PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ Qxf6 Rh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Potkin vs Alexei Kornev, Taganrog, 6/17/2011
4r2k/2R3p1/p2R4/7p/PP3pbq/4P3/2Q3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexei Shirov vs Manuel Leon Hoyos, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/28/2011
2r1r3/1pq1pk2/3p1n2/3P2R1/2P5/1P5Q/6PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kf8 Rf1 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ivan Sokolov vs Deniz Arman, Stockholm, 1/2/2011
5k2/p1p1p2p/1pB3p1/4Q1P1/3PP3/1KP2r2/P2R3P/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Be8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Peter Svidler vs Vladimir Kramnik, Moscow, 11/25/2011
6k1/r3r1pp/3N1p2/R7/1p1N4/5QP1/1P4KP/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Radoslaw Wojtaszek vs Vladimir Potkin, Warsaw, 12/16/2011
6R1/1r3p2/4pNpk/4P2p/p4P2/2b2KPP/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Alexandre Danin, Taganrog, 6/15/2011
6rk/pp3R1p/1n2B2B/4P3/3b4/8/PP6/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Vugar Gashimov vs Peter Heine Nielsen, Khanty Mansyisk, 9/8/2011
4b1k1/2p2r1p/p2qrP1Q/5R2/2PpP3/3P4/P5P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg5+ Kh8 Rg7 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Kiril Georgiev vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, Tivat, 10/10/2011
r3rk2/2p1nppQ/1p3q1p/3b4/p2P4/P3R2P/1P3PP1/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ng8 Qxg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Tigran Gharamian vs Eric Prie, Belgium, 1/9/2011
r1nrbk2/1pq2p2/4pNpp/p2p2QN/P2P4/1PP2P2/4R1PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nh7+ Kg8 Qxh6 if f5 Qf8+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Tigran Gharamian vs Roman Slobodjan, Germany, 4/10/2011
1n5k/r3qppP/p7/3rN3/6P1/4P3/P4PB1/2R1K2R w K - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ Qxf7 Rc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Anish Giri vs Bragi Thorfinnsson, Rogaska Slatina, 9/30/2011
3r3r/4kp2/pp1ppN2/4nP2/3R3Q/6P1/PP2qPKP/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ if Kd7 Qe7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Pablo Lafuente, Caleta, 1/26/2011
k1r5/r4bp1/2N2p2/2Rp4/5PP1/1R2P3/PK6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rcb5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Teimour Radjabov, Medias, 6/11/2011
2q1rb1k/5p2/3p1p2/4rN1p/pPP3R1/P5Q1/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kh7 Rxf8 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Namig Guliyev, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/29/2011
5r1k/1bqn1R1p/p2pp3/1pp1b1BN/3nP1QP/2NP4/PPP3B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ if Bxf6 Nxf6 ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Baadur Jobava vs Marcin Dziuba, Warsaw, 12/18/2011
2r1b3/5p1k/pq2pP1p/1p1pP1pQ/1B1Pn3/8/PP4PP/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4+ dxe4 Bf8 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Yuriy Kryvoruchko vs Bahruz Rzayev, Cappelle la Grande, 2/27/2011
r1q3nr/1pp1bk2/p4NpB/7p/8/8/PPP1QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Kxf6 Qc3+ Kf7 Qg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Yuriy Kryvoruchko vs Pawel Czarnota, Katowice, 10/7/2011
r1r3k1/1b2qp2/5p2/ppn1p1pQ/3BP3/P7/BPP4P/2K2RR1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5+ fxg5 Bxf7+ Kg7 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Viktor Laznicka vs Dmitry Kononenko, Pardubice, 7/21/2011
5Q2/pp2p2p/3pkbp1/8/n3P2P/5BP1/1q3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4+ Ke5 Qf7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Sergei Movsesian vs Nils Grandelius, Rogaska Slatina, 9/26/2011
k3r3/P1b3pp/4p3/1PB2p2/R3n3/5B2/1P3P2/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe4 if Kb7 Rd4+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Peter Heine Nielsen vs Vasily Papin, Aix les Bains, 3/30/2011
r3r2q/pp6/2n5/3p1B2/k2P3P/PR6/1P1Q1PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Michael Roiz vs Ray Robson, Caleta, 1/29/2011
3r3k/p4Bp1/1p3R1p/2p2Q2/2P2P2/1P3q1P/P4P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Alexei Shirov vs Aleksander Mista, Warsaw, 12/17/2011
5k2/2qP1p2/2B2brR/p3pN2/1p6/4Q3/PP6/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 if fxg6 Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ivan Sokolov vs Duilio Collutiis, Alghero, 8/26/2011
2k5/p2R3p/2P5/2r5/2N5/8/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Kb8 c7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Artyom Timofeev vs Filip Delekta, Warsaw, 12/17/2011
2rr4/2q1n2k/p2p3b/2pB1p1Q/2P1pP2/1P2B2P/P5R1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh8 Rg7 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Ioannis Papaioannou, Aix les Bains, 3/26/2011
2b1kb1r/5p2/1Q2pP1p/2N3p1/4N2q/6n1/PPP5/R1K5 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Bxd6 Qc6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sergei Zhigalko vs Denis Kadric, Aix les Bains, 3/24/2011
5b2/1p1R2pp/2n3k1/p2B2P1/1r3p1P/5P2/1PP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Kf5 R1d5+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Almasi vs Sergey Volkov, Nakhchivan, 4/27/2011
2b1B1nk/2n2Qp1/1q2p2p/2NpPp2/1PpP1P1N/2P4P/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Qg6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Viktor Bologan vs Wojciech Reza, Warsaw, 12/18/2011
5QBr/ppk5/b7/1q1pP3/3P3b/P1B4R/1P3P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Kc8 Be6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Kiril Georgiev vs Pablo Glavina, Zaragoza, 12/29/2011
6k1/pR3p2/5n1p/3B1Q1P/8/2q1r1P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Kh8 Qxh6+ if Kg8 Bxf7# ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Laurent Fressinet vs Christian Bauer, Nancy, 3/12/2011
3r3r/p4kp1/5p1p/p1p5/6Q1/6N1/Pq3PPK/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ Rxd7 Qxd7+ Kg6 Re7 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Tigran Gharamian vs Marsel Efroimski, Biel, 7/18/2011
4b1k1/p1R2N2/1p2pKp1/n6p/3PP3/5P2/4r1PP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 Kf8 Nd6 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Ernesto Inarkiev vs Ivan Salgado Lopez, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/28/2011
r7/pbp4R/1pp3k1/5p1N/5Pr1/1P2R3/P1P2K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ if Kh6 Re6+ or if Kxh5 Rh3+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Sergey Smagin, Olginka, 4/25/2011
2r2b2/pn2qN1p/6p1/3B3k/PpP1Np2/1P5b/1Q6/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Qxf6 Qxf6 h6 Bf3+ Bg4 Kg2 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Vladimir Potkin vs Klaus Bischoff, Germany, 10/14/2011
2Q1qk2/6p1/3PpnRp/p4p1P/P2P4/8/1r1B1PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ if gxf6 Bxh6+ Kf7 Qc7+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Tomashevsky vs Pavel Eljanov, Saratov, 10/18/2011
6kr/4qp2/8/1pnRPQP1/2n3B1/7P/1p6/r1B2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kg7 Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Boris Grachev vs Dmitry Kryakvin, Taganrog, 6/15/2011
r2q3r/pp1b1kpQ/4n3/1n1N4/5b1P/5RP1/PB2PPB1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf4+ Nxf4 Qxg7+ Ke8 Qxh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Alexander Grischuk vs Vladimir Genba, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/28/2011
r1b2r1k/pp3ppp/4p3/1qb1P3/6QB/8/PP2NPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 gxf6 exf6 if Rg8 Rd8 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Alexander Motylev vs Qingnan Liu, Chaongqing, 8/11/2011
8/r2bk3/1p2prQ1/n1q4p/R1pN2p1/2B5/5PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ if Nxc6 Bxf6+ Kf8 Qg7+ Ke8 Rxa7 ]

e)
Nikita Vitiugov vs Nikolai Chadaev, Taganrog, 6/16/2011
1r1r3k/pR3p1p/2n2p2/6q1/P3Ppb1/8/BB4PP/R4QK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb5 if Qxb5 Bxf6+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Michael Adams vs Charles Monroy, Caleta, 1/25/2011
3q1rk1/5ppp/1pr1p3/2n1P3/p1R4b/P3B2P/4BPP1/3Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd4 Qe7 Bb5 Rcc8 Qh5 if g5 g3 ]

b)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Oleg Artemenko, Tashkent, 3/18/2011
1b2nk2/6pp/rN2pp2/pN2n3/P3P3/4BP2/1PR2KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Ba7 Rxe8+ Kxe8 Nc7+ ]

c)
Evgeny Alekseev vs Tahir Vakhidov, Tashkent, 3/20/2011
8/4R3/2rk1P2/p5p1/3B4/1bP5/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ if Kc5 or Kd5 f7 ]

d)
Loek Van Wely vs Gata Kamsky, Philadelphia, 7/2/2011
2n1r1k1/rQ1b3p/p3p1p1/q2pPp2/P4P2/4P1P1/1R2N2P/2R2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8 if Qxa4 Rxc8 ]

e)
Viswanathan Anand vs Alexei Shirov, Wijk aan Zee, 1/26/2011
3rr1k1/5pp1/p2Bp2p/q1nbN3/1bpR4/4P3/P1Q1BPPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh5 if Rxd6 Bxf7+ Kf8 Bxe8 Kxe8 Qg6+ ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Viswanathan Anand vs Alexander Grischuk, Monaco, 3/15/2011
4r1k1/2Q2p1p/q5p1/8/3Bn1P1/Pp3N1P/1Pb5/K3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 ]

b)
Dmitry Andreikin vs Alexey Dreev, Baku, 8/13/2011
r4rk1/pp3pp1/4pq1B/2N4R/6Q1/P7/1P3PPP/n5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 if Qg6 Bf6 ]

c)
Radoslaw Wojtaszek vs Miroslaw Grabarczyk, Warsaw, 12/17/2011
r5k1/p1r1qpp1/B1b1pn1p/2PpN3/8/1Q2P3/P4PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 Rxc6 Qb7 ]

d)
Csaba Balogh vs Thanh Trang Hoang, Hungary, 11/27/2011
6r1/5p1k/2p4p/3pQ3/1q6/6R1/5rPP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg8 Kxg8 Qg3+ ]

e)
Mateusz Bartel vs Krystian Kuzmicz, Warsaw, 12/17/2011
2rq3k/1p5p/p3Rpp1/n1Qp4/3P1B2/7P/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ferenc Berkes vs Ante Saric, Neum, 6/5/2011
4r1r1/5ppk/4b3/pn1pP1QN/2pq2PB/1n5P/6B1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ gxf6 Qh5+ Kg7 Bxf6+ ]

b)
Ferenc Berkes vs Bosko Abramovic, Neum, 6/9/2011
5qk1/5rp1/1p1P1pQ1/p2p3p/3P4/4R2P/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ d7 if Rxd7 Re8 ]

c)
Ferenc Berkes vs Jure Borisek, Porto Carras, 11/9/2011
2rr2k1/5p1p/p5p1/Npnpn3/8/P3B3/1P1R1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 if Rxc5 Nb7 ]

d)
Xiangzhi Bu vs Bengt Lindberg, Helsingor, 8/7/2011
r5k1/1q1nrpp1/ppb2b1p/2p5/P1B2N2/1Q2PN2/1P3PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6 if Re4 Bxf7+ Kh7 Qc2 or if Bxf3 Nxe7+ Bxe4 Bxf7+ ]

e)
Magnus Carlsen vs Michael Adams, London, 12/10/2011
8/5k2/4p1pp/1PpnBp2/1qn2P1P/r3PB2/5P2/3R1QK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Bxd5+ ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexey Dreev vs Danilo Polajzer, Rogaska Slatina, 9/29/2011
1r6/p2n1pk1/1r1p1q1p/2p1p3/2P1BP2/PP1RP3/5P2/3QK2R w K - 1 0
[ Qg4+ ]

b)
Alexey Dreev vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Apatity, 12/2/2011
r3k3/1R2br2/4R3/1p2Bpp1/1p6/4PP2/5P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6 if Ra6 Rbxe7+ or if b3 Rexe7+ ]

c)
Pavel Eljanov vs Luka Lenic, Porto Carras, 11/3/2011
5rk1/5ppp/p1q1P3/1p1rP3/1Pp5/6PP/P1Q4K/3R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ e7 if Rc8 or Re8 Qg2 ]

d)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Natalia Zhukova, Baku, 8/14/2011
8/4kp2/8/Pp2P3/1p2B3/1Pr2P2/3K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ a6 if Rc7 Bb7 ]

e)
Laurent Fressinet vs Iossif Dorfman, Mulhouse, 6/1/2011
r1rn2k1/3q1ppp/5n2/2b1R3/p1NB4/P2Q1N2/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 Rxc5 Nb6 Qd6 Nxa8 Ne6 Qe3 Nxd4 Qxd4 ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XVI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Kiril Georgiev vs Nikolay Milchev, Jaen, 2/6/2011
r2qr1k1/p4p1p/1pQP1np1/2p1n3/2P5/2B1P2B/P4P1P/3RK1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 Rxe5 d7 if Kg7 Qxa8 or if Rb8 Qd6 ]

b)
Kiril Georgiev vs Joerg Wegerle, Arinsal, 7/18/2011
R7/5p2/2p2Pk1/4P2p/3rb1B1/7P/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kh6 e6 Bg6 e7 ]

c)
Daniel Fridman vs Juergen Mazarov, Oberhausen, 4/23/2011
r4r1k/1b1qb1p1/p6p/1ppp4/3P1B2/5N1P/PPQ2PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 w/Ng6+ ]

d)
Kiril Georgiev vs Fabrizio Bellia, Zaragoza, 12/26/2011
8/8/2p3k1/p1N1Pb1p/Pp1P1rn1/3B2R1/1P6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 Rf2 Rxg4+ hxg4 Kxf2 if Bxd3 Nf4+ ]

e)
Liren Ding vs Hao Wang, Ningbo, 5/26/2011
3r2r1/p3Rbk1/5q2/3P2p1/P2Q2P1/2p2p2/8/4RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qxa7+ if Kf8 Re6 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XVII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anish Giri vs Jan De Jong, Netherlands, 9/17/2011
1r2rn1k/5p1p/p7/1p1p1pQN/8/6P1/Pq3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 Rxe8 Nf6 ]

b)
Laurent Fressinet vs Rinat Dzhumabayev, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/28/2011
2r2bk1/1q1n1pp1/4p2p/4N3/1pNPP3/2nQ1PP1/1B5P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 Qxd7 Nb6 ]

c)
Boris Grachev vs Ernesto Inarkiev, Moscow, 2/3/2011
6k1/pp3pp1/3rpnp1/5q2/2P5/1P1R1N1P/P1Q2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 if Qxc2 Rd8+ mates ]

e)
Anish Giri vs Wouter Spoelman, Boxtel, 7/5/2011
2r3k1/6pp/p1b1q3/4Pp2/P7/1pQ1PPB1/6PP/3B2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb3 Bd5 Bxd5 Rxc3 Bxe6+ Kf8 Bxf5 ]

e)
Alexander Grischuk vs Anish Giri, Monaco, 3/22/2011
1r3r1k/4p1bp/p1pn2p1/2p1B3/4n3/1PN1P2P/P3BPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe4 Bxe5 Nxc5 if Ra8 Nd7 or if Rfd8 Nxa6 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XVIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Olginka, 4/20/2011
2B4k/4bQ1p/6p1/3rq3/p6P/8/5PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6 ]

b)
Ernesto Inarkiev vs Anton Shomoev, Taganrog, 6/16/2011
1k1r3r/5pp1/2q1p2p/1N6/2b3P1/4QP2/1P2B2P/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qa7+ Kc8 Rc1 if Rd3 Qa4 or if Rd7 Rxc4 ]

c)
Ernesto Inarkiev vs Viacheslav Diu, Taganrog, 6/18/2011
8/kp5P/8/p3q3/2P3Q1/r4BPK/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 ]

d)
Gata Kamsky vs Ruslan Ponomariov, Beijing, 12/11/2011
5nk1/pR1n1ppp/Pb2p3/1B1p4/3P1B2/1Nr3P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd7 if Nxd7 Nc5 ]

e)
Sergey Karjakin vs Peter Heine Nielsen, Beijing, 12/13/2011
r2qr1k1/pp3p2/6pp/n1pb4/3b1P2/5B1N/PPP3PP/R1BQ1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 Qxd5 c3 ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XIX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Mohammad Khademi, Mashhad, 5/4/2011
r3b2R/7R/r1pkn1p1/4Np2/2Pp1P2/p2P1BP1/1PK5/8 w - - 1 0
[ b4 if a2 Rxe8 or if R6a7 c5+ Nxc5 Rxe8 ]

b)
Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Henrik Teske, Germany, 11/20/2011
1r1Nbk2/2n4p/5P1p/1p6/p7/8/P2R1KPP/2rBR3 w - - 1 0
[ f7 if Bc6 Rd6 Bd5 Rxd5 or if Bxf7 Nxf7 Kxf7 Bh5+ ]

c)
Garry Kasparov vs Eduard Kocisky, Bratislava, 10/14/2011
4rbr1/pp1k1p2/2p2p1p/3n3P/3PNPP1/1P2NK2/P7/2R4R w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 cxd5 Nxf6+ ]

d)
Rauf Mamedov vs Pierluigi Piscopo, Rogaska Slatina, 9/26/2011
3q2k1/3b1pb1/3Nr1pp/4n3/3p1B2/r2P2P1/3Q1PBP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 if Bxe5 Nc4 ]

e)
Anton Korobov vs David Howell, Warsaw, 12/18/2011
1k6/ppq2pp1/2r1P2p/2Pp4/P4nP1/1Q3PB1/7P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe3 if Rxe6 Qxf4 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Nils Grandelius, Rogaska Slatina, 9/29/2011
1k1r3r/pp1nqpp1/3p1n1p/1BpP3b/Q3PP1B/P1N5/1P4PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 if dxe5 fxe5 Nxe5 Rae1 Ka8 Bg3
or if Nb6 Qc2 dxe5 fxe5 Qxe5 Bg3
]

b)
Luke McShane vs Henrik Danielsen, Reykjavik, 3/16/2011
8/pp3k2/2p2p2/3p1q1r/2pP3n/4P3/PP1K1Q2/5RR1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg3 Qd3+ Kc1 if Ng6 Qf3 or if c3 Qg8+ mates ]

c)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Michal Krasenkow, Mulhouse, 5/26/2011
2br1k2/p7/5pBp/2p4P/2Pn4/P1B2PK1/8/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Ba5 ]

d)
Andrei Istratescu vs Hannes Callam, Rogaska Slatina, 9/29/2011
7Q/pr1q1k2/1p1r1np1/2pP1p2/2P2P2/2B5/2P3BP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Rxf6 d6 if Qxd6 Bd5+ ]

e)
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Teimour Radjabov, Khanty Mansyisk, 9/11/2011
3B4/1r1b2kp/1n2p1p1/1p2P3/1P2PKP1/3B4/2R5/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb6 if Rxb6 Rc7 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XXI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Maxim Turov, Nancy, 3/12/2011
8/4kp1p/1n1r1pp1/rB6/P7/8/3R1PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 Kxd6 Rc6+ ]

b)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Mulhouse, 6/3/2011
2k1r3/6pp/p3p3/Bp1r4/3b4/P7/1PP3PP/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6 if e5 Rxd4 ]

c)
David Navara vs Wouter Spoelman, Wijk aan Zee, 1/25/2011
4brk1/5q2/2p2P1p/pp1n1Q2/8/1P3R1P/6P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ if Kh8 Rg7 ]

d)
David Navara vs Vladislav Tkachiev, Wijk aan Zee, 1/28/2011
3rn3/5p1k/2P3pp/1r1p1N2/8/4R1PP/6P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 Rxe8 Nd6 ]

e)
David Navara vs Lazaro Bruzon, Habana, 5/12/2011
4r1k1/1R2bpp1/p6p/2p1P3/q2nN1QP/2B3P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 Rxe7 Nf6+ ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XXII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Rauf Mamedov vs Jean-Baptiste Mullon, Bastia, 10/24/2011
r3rnk1/pp1n2pp/2p1qp2/4pNB1/4P2P/bP4P1/P1P1QPB1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 if gxh6 Qg4+ Ng6 Rxd7 ]

b)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Evgeniy Najer, Olginka, 4/26/2011
Rnk5/2p2p1p/2N1b3/8/8/1r2P1r1/2K5/4R2B w - - 1 0
[ Rd1 if Bd7 Na7+ ]

c)
Alexander Riazantsev vs Vasily Papin, Olginka, 4/25/2011
6k1/2r5/4brp1/4N2p/2B5/4BP2/2p3P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 Rxc4 Bxf6 Rf4 Bg5 if Rf5 f4 ]

d)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Anton Korobov, Warsaw, 12/16/2011
r1bqr1k1/5p2/p2n1n1B/1pbPp3/2p1P3/5QNP/PPB2PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Kg7 Bxf6+ Qxf6 Nh5+ ]

e)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Kamil Miton, Warsaw, 12/18/2011
1r2r1k1/pq2bp2/1pp1nBp1/2PpPp1p/PP1P3P/5N2/3Q1PP1/RR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if Bxf6 exf6 w/Ng5 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XXIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hua Ni vs Thomine Stolberg-Rohr, Helsingor 7/30/2011
r2qr1k1/2pb2bp/p4np1/1pp3N1/5Q2/2N4P/PP2BPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ ]

b)
Krishnan Sasikiran vs Marc Arnold, Bastia, 10/28/2011
6k1/7p/3N4/3n4/1r3P2/7P/rb1RBPK1/2B5 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 ]

c)
Peter Heine Nielsen vs Jacob Carstensen, Helsingor, 7/31/2011
r2r2k1/6p1/2p1R2p/1p1n4/7P/2q2B2/PQ3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Kh7 Qxc3 or if Rxe8 Bxd5+ ]

d)
Peter Heine Nielsen vs Andrei Volokitin, Rogaska Slatina, 10/1/2011
r1b3k1/pp3pbp/q3pnp1/6N1/4PB2/1BNn3P/PP3PP1/3Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc2 if Nc5 Qd8+ mates ]

e)
Peter Heine Nielsen vs Andreas Skytte Hagen, Denmark, 10/29/2011
b1r5/pq2kpp1/4pn2/PPp1Q2p/2P5/2B1PPN1/2r1B1PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ w/Nd6 ]

Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XXIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ivan Sokolov vs Guillaume Sermier, Aix les Bains, 3/27/2011
1r1rk3/1BR1n1pp/R4p2/N3p3/7P/6P1/1P2bP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re6 if Rd7 Bc6 ]

b)
Wesley So vs David Navara, Wijk aan Zee, 1/22/2011
8/3qpk1p/1p1rp1p1/2p5/5Pn1/4PNP1/PPQ4P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ h3 ]

c)
Ivan Sokolov vs Koen Leenhouts, Internet, 6/18/2011
3r2k1/p4p1p/3p2p1/q1p5/1r2N3/1PQ4P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Ne8+ or if Kf8 Nd5 Kg8 Ne7+ mates ]

d)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Alexander Grischuk, Beijing, 12/14/2011
3r4/pk3ppb/2p1p3/2r1PPpP/3N4/8/PPPR4/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 ]

e)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Cristhian Cruz, San Sebastian, 12/29/2011
r4r1k/ppq2b1p/6pP/P1n1p3/4P3/B1P5/4Q1BP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf2 if Rac8 Qf6+ mates ]

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Top FIDE players of 2011 Puzzles, Part XXV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Alexander Onischuk, Reggio Emilia, 1/5/2011
4rrk1/p1p1bp1p/2p2Qp1/3pP1N1/2q5/7R/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh7 if Qg4 Qxe7 ]

b)
Ivan Sokolov vs Sebastien Feller, Belgium, 1/9/2011
r2r2k1/4qpbp/1p1Np1p1/8/4QPn1/1B2P3/P2R2PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Rxd8 Rxd8 Rxd8 ]

c)
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Lenier Dominguez, Beijing, 12/13/2011
1r3rk1/pp1qn1bp/2np1pp1/2pNp3/1PP5/3P2Pb/P1NBPPBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ b5 ]

d)
Loek Van Wely vs Deepak Aaron, Philadelphia, 6/30/2011
5r1k/1p2n1qp/4P3/p2n4/Pp4pB/1B2Q3/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Qxf8 Bxd5 if Nxd5 Qe5+ ]

e)
Hao Wang vs Davit Shengelia, Rogaska Slatina, 9/25/2011
r5kn/6p1/1pp1P1n1/p1Np3Q/P1qP4/2P5/1P1B4/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ b3 ]

f)
Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Olga Ivkina, St. Petersburg, 10/14/2011
8/pP5p/1r3k2/3R2p1/8/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ ]


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