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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the top 100 FIDE players of 2013.
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 Alekseev vs Irina Krush, Baku, 9/21/2013
5k1r/1pN3pp/p1nr2q1/2Q5/2B3b1/8/PPP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Laurent Fressinet vs Gerald Murcia, Calvi, 4/13/2013
rn3k2/pp1nr1b1/1q2pNQ1/2p1Pp2/5P2/3B4/PPP3P1/R1B1K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Tigran Gharamian vs Yannick Kambrath, Lille, 4/14/2013
4r2q/p1nb3Q/3p1k1p/1ppP4/2P2p1N/7P/PP3P2/1BK3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
P Harikrishna vs Loek Van Wely, Wijk aan Zee, 1/17/2013
7r/3n1n1k/pp1pN1p1/3B2Pp/P3Q3/8/1P1q3P/2r2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Vladimir Kramnik vs Alexander Morozevich, Moscow, 6/12/2013
r6k/2p2R1p/1p1pn2B/3Np1p1/p1P5/P5P1/7P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Re7 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Luke McShane vs Andrei Istratescu, London, 12/11/2013
6rk/p3R1p1/2bq1rB1/2pp2QP/8/8/PP3Pp1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Alexei Shirov vs Mohammed Al-Sayed, Gibraltar, 1/31/2013
4r3/5pbp/p2R4/kp3QP1/2R5/P3q3/2P5/3K1B2 w - - 1 0
[ Ra4+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Wesley So vs Marcin Dziuba, Reykjavik, 2/26/2013
2r2k2/2P2pp1/4pN2/8/1P1R4/6P1/5P2/2q2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ if Ke7 Ng8# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Michael Adams vs Javier Aguera Naredo, Bunratty, 3/3/2013
r1b3r1/p4p1p/2p1kBp1/b7/2p1N3/2P5/PP3PPP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ Kf5 Ng3+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Xiangzhi Bu vs A R Saleh Salem, Biel, 7/29/2013
R4Q2/5p1p/4pkP1/3q1r1P/1p6/2b1BP2/P4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Bc5+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Alon Greenfeld, Bastia, 10/21/2013
2r2b1k/Q6p/1n6/4p3/1q2Np2/1PN4P/PK3P2/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Grischuk vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Riga, 9/15/2013
7R/p1n3r1/5Np1/Pq4kp/8/2Q2P1P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4+ Kf4 g3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Istratescu vs Luke McShane, London, 12/13/2013
r4r2/5N2/2b1Q1Bp/pk1N3P/2pP4/PpP3q1/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ a4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Levon Aronian, Beijing, 12/15/2013
5r1b/2R1R3/P4r2/2p2Nkp/2b3pN/6P1/4PP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Karjakin vs Quang Liem Le, Beijing, 12/15/2013
5r1k/Q4b1p/5pp1/2p1pN2/4P3/2P3RP/1q3PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Denis Khismatullin vs Azer Mirzoev, Baku, 9/20/2013
5k2/p2qNp1p/1p2bQp1/1Pn5/P3pN2/4P2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Pavel Ponkratov, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/8/2013
1Q6/p3qp1p/B3p3/3k2rP/3p2P1/8/1P4K1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ if Kc6 Bb5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evgeny Romanov vs Leon Mons, Stroebeck, 6/24/2013
8/3Rnpp1/5k2/2r5/2B2P2/1P4P1/5K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ Kf5 Kf3 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Nikita Vitiugov vs Conrad Holt, Tromsoe, 8/11/2013
3r4/6R1/2p1b2p/p3N2k/4N3/1r6/1P2n1PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kh4 Ng6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Yu Yangyi vs Throstur Thorhallsson, Reykjavik, 2/16/2013
8/2Q4p/4q1k1/1p1b2p1/1P2p1NP/2P3K1/5PP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ h5+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Aleksey Dreev vs Arman Pashikian, Legnica, 5/14/2013
r1q3k1/pp3p2/1n1R3p/3Q2p1/2r5/1N3P2/P3R1PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Romain Edouard vs Jean-Marc Degraeve, Nancy, 8/18/2013
7k/6rb/5Q2/1p3nNq/8/1PP3P1/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Bg8 Rxg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Grischuk vs Aleksandr Shimanov, Moscow, 2/16/2013
2r1rk2/1p3q1p/p3p3/1P2Bp2/2nQ4/6R1/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
P Harikrishna vs Alexander Takeda Fier, Czech Republic, 11/2/2013
1R6/pr4q1/1kp4p/7P/2Q5/BP6/P1P3r1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Bc5+ if Kc7 Qf4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Quang Liem Le vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Beijing, 12/17/2013
1qr5/p5k1/1p2p1pN/3bn3/7Q/1PBB4/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7+ if Kh8 Bxg6 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Li Chao vs Jianchao Zhou, Xinghua, 4/26/2013
4r2k/1q5p/p7/2pp4/P4R2/6QP/4p3/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Rxf8 Qe5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Maxim Matlakov vs Mikhail Antipov, St. Petersburg, 9/1/2013
3R4/p3rpk1/2p1bpnp/2q2B2/8/6NP/1P1Q1PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ Kh7 Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Yuriy Ajrapetjan, Legnica, 5/14/2013
r4k2/1R5p/3pB2R/3P2P1/8/pPn5/Pb3P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ Ke8 Bd7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Maxim Rodshtein vs Michal Krasenkow, Hoogeveen, 10/24/2013
2Q5/6bk/p6p/2pB4/2Pp4/3b2PP/q2B1P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Vadim Pischikov, St. Petersburg, 8/28/2013
b2r2k1/2R5/p3pPp1/1p1p4/3B4/4K3/PP6/8 w - - 1 0
[ f7+ Kf8 Bc5+ ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Romain Edouard vs Henrik Danielsen, Helsingor, 7/30/2013
k6r/pp2Qp1q/2pB1pp1/5P2/7p/P1N4P/1PP5/1K3B1b w - - 1 0
[ Ba6 bxa6 Bc5 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Loek Van Wely vs Pablo Almagro Llanas, Linares, 9/11/2013
2r2r2/pp3k2/4bB1p/4Q1pP/4p3/8/qP3PP1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ if Kg8 Rg7+ Kg8 Rxg5+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Romain Edouard vs Georg Von Zimmermann, Deizisau, 3/28/2013
r4b1r/pp3Qpk/4Pp1p/q2p1P2/P7/6RP/1P4PK/R1B5 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Sergey Karjakin vs Dmitry Frolyanov, Moscow, 2/16/2013
3q2bk/6b1/2p4p/p7/1pP1Q3/3B4/PPP5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Bxh6 Qe5+ ]

e)
Michael Adams vs Kacper Piorun, Germany, 3/17/2013
1r2r1k1/1p2bpp1/p1n3b1/3Np3/qP2P1P1/P3QN2/5PB1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb6 if Qc2 Rd2 or if Qb5 Bf1 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Bragi Thorfinnsson, Reykjavik, 10/5/2013
4kr2/5p2/3r1Q2/2q1pP2/pp2b3/8/PPP1B1PP/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ ]

b)
Zoltan Almasi vs P Harikrishna, Habana, 4/23/2013
2b5/4rpbk/p2R2pp/2N5/4p3/2p1QqP1/PP5P/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf3 exf3 Rxe7 if Bf5+ Ne4 ]

c)
Dmitry Andreikin vs Ivan Bukavshin, Loo, 4/7/2013
4r2k/1br4p/p2RP1p1/1p6/1P3p2/1B5P/P5P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7 if Re7 Rxc7 ]

d)
Etienne Bacrot vs Michael Massoni, Calvi, 4/14/2013
6k1/1pr4p/6p1/6N1/2n5/1B5P/Pb4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kg7 Ne6+ ]

e)
Etienne Bacrot vs Richard Rapport, Calvi, 4/14/2013
r2qr1k1/pp3p1p/2pp1BpQ/3P1n2/8/5P2/PPP2P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd8 Rxe1+ Rxe1 Nxh6 Re8+ Kg7 Bf6+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wang Yue vs Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Antalya, 11/27/2013
8/R3bk2/1r4p1/2p4p/4B1nP/2N3P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ Kxe7 Nd5+ ]

b)
Fabiano Caruana vs Gata Kamsky, Thessaloniki, 6/3/2013
4R1n1/6rk/3p4/1p4p1/1P1q3p/3PN2P/6P1/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Nh6 Re6 ]

c)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Alexey Dreev, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/7/2013
3k3r/1p3Q2/1q1r4/p1p2p1N/PnB5/6PP/1P4K1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kd7 Qg7+ ]

d)
Ivan Cheparinov vs Zdenko Kozul, Bol, 9/15/2013
r4rk1/pp3pbp/6p1/1P1Nn3/3n1B2/6P1/q4PBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Re1 ]

e)
Vladimir Akopian vs Valery Rjanova, St. Petersburg, 10/5/2013
3q1rk1/7r/p3Pp1Q/2pp1RP1/1p6/1PbB2BP/P5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 e7 ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Julio Granda Zuniga vs Alejandro Moreno, Linares, 8/26/2013
1r1n4/2kqb1Q1/7p/2ppPP2/8/4P2P/6P1/B2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 Nxe6 fxe6 Qxe6 Be5+ Kc8 Qh8+ ]

b)
Romain Edouard vs Elisabeth Paehtz, England, 5/5/2013
6k1/4q2p/3nNp1Q/1p1P3p/2b1B3/6P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ Kh8 Kg2 if Bb3 Nf4 Qxh7 Ng6+ mates ]

c)
Michael Adams vs Yunguo Wan, Tromsoe, 8/13/2013
r1bk1r2/1pqnbQpp/p4n2/6B1/2B5/5N2/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Nd4 if Rxf7 Ne6+ Ke8 Nxc7+ Kf8 Bxf7 ]

d)
Vladimir Akopian vs Pontus Carlsson, Dubai, 4/9/2013
2n3k1/p3r1p1/6p1/1B2n1N1/P7/7P/4P3/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd1 ]

e)
Romain Edouard vs Mikhail Al Antipov, Linares, 9/9/2013
2nq2k1/1p1r2p1/3p1r2/2PRpPpQ/4P3/1P6/8/3R1B1K w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 if Rdf7 Rxe5 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Romain Edouard vs Sebastien Maze, Bastia, 10/19/2013
r7/2p2rk1/1p3q1p/pBnPR1p1/8/1PQ5/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf1 if Ne4 Qd4 ]

b)
Zahar Efimenko vs Aleksey Goganov, Baku, 9/21/2013
N7/1k6/4p3/5pp1/3Pp1P1/4K3/5P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ d5 ]

c)
Pavel Eljanov vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Poikovsky, 9/2/2013
r5k1/p1R4N/1n2p2p/2p2r1P/2P5/1R6/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ Kh8 Rg6 ]

d)
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Jacek Szwed, Legnica, 5/6/2013
3r4/k2N2pp/pnq1pp2/8/3Q4/7P/P4PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if Qd5 Nc6+ ]

e)
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Davorin Kuljasevic, Legnica, 5/15/2013
4r1k1/r4p1p/p1np1Pp1/1p5q/1P1pPR1N/P2p2Q1/1P1B2PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf3 if Ne5 Rf5 Nxf3+ gxf3 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Wojciech Moranda, Gorzow Wielkopolski, 8/31/2013
4r3/5p1k/pr2q1pN/7p/1p1Qn3/1P4PP/P1R2PK1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Rb7 Qxe4 ]

b)
Timur Gareev vs Arthur Shen, Las Vegas, 12/26/2013
5rk1/2R3pp/b7/1p1Pp3/2p1Pp2/5P1P/1P1qB1P1/6QK w - - 1 0
[ Qa7 if Qe1+ Bf1 ]

c)
Boris Gelfand vs Fabiano Caruana, London, 12/14/2013
7r/Q6r/2k1qp2/3p1p2/2b2p1N/4P1P1/P1R4P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc4+ dxc4 Qa6+ Kd7 Rd1+ Ke7 Qb7+ Ke8 Qb8+ Kf7 Qc7+ ]

d)
Kiril Georgiev vs Yangyi Yu, Gibraltar, 1/27/2013
4r3/7Q/3P1kp1/p1p2p2/Pp4p1/1P3qP1/7P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7+ Rxe7 dxe7 ]

e)
Kiril Georgiev vs Krasimir Rusev, Bankja, 4/21/2013
8/6pp/2p5/5P1P/2K3k1/8/1P6/8 w - - 1 0
[ h6 ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tigran Gharamian vs Algimantas Butnorius, Cappelle la Grande, 2/23/2013
3r2k1/4b1p1/4qpn1/1p2p3/2p1P3/2P1BQP1/1P3PK1/3B3R w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if Kf7 Qxg6+ Kxg6 Bh5+ mates or if Qf7 Qh7+ Kf8 Bh5 ]

b)
Tigran Gharamian vs Andrey Baryshpolets, Cappelle la Grande, 2/26/2013
1r5k/1pRb3p/p2q2p1/5p2/P7/6PP/1P4BK/4Q3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Qxd7 Qe5+ ]

c)
Alexander Grischuk vs Vadim Zvjaginsev, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/6/2013
rn1qkb1r/p4pp1/4p1p1/2n5/1p2N1P1/1Q5P/PP2PP2/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxc5 Bxc5 Bg2 ]

d)
Tigran Gharamian vs Jean-Noel Riff, Lille, 4/17/2013
2q2rk1/p4ppp/1p1b1nb1/4N3/1P3Q2/5BP1/PB3P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6 if Qc7 Be5 or if Bxf4 Ne7+ ]

e)
Anish Giri vs Patrick Driessens, Netherlands, 2/16/2013
3r1r1k/p2q1p1n/1p1N3p/2p1bp1n/P2p3N/8/1PPQ1B1P/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ w/Ng6+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eduardo Iturrizaga vs Nana Dzagnidze, Gibraltar, 1/25/2013
2Rr2k1/4q1pp/8/pP1bN3/P5Q1/4n3/1B5P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 if Bxc6 Rxd8+ ]

b)
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Anish Giri, Leon, 6/9/2013
r7/1p2r3/2pn1k1n/3pNp2/PR1P2Pp/4P2K/3N1P2/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ Kxg5 Rg1+ Kh5 Ng6 ]

c)
Anton Korobov vs Mikhail Antipov, Moscow, 2/12/2013
5rk1/p4pp1/bpn5/1q1r4/7P/P1R2N2/1Q3PP1/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2 ]

d)
Laurent Fressinet vs Alexander Grischuk, Elancourt, 9/23/2013
R1bkr3/2p5/3p4/3Pr1p1/4P1p1/2NK2P1/2R3P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 if Rxe4 Rxc8+ Kxc8 Nxd6+ ]

e)
Daniel Fridman vs Vidmantas Malisauskas, Tallinn, 1/12/2013
r7/p3Rr2/5kpP/1pp4n/4R3/P3P3/1P2KP2/8 w - - 1 0
[ R4e6+ Kf5 Re5+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Baadur Jobava vs Zilun Lan, Tianjin, 5/3/2013
r4r1k/p1B1Nppp/qn6/2p2QP1/3b4/1B5P/PP3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4 cxd4 Be5 if Nd7 Bc2 ]

b)
Gata Kamsky vs Kaido Kulaots, Gibraltar, 1/27/2013
1r6/R3b2p/4knpP/2p1p1B1/2P5/4NP2/8/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Nxd5 cxd5+ or if Bd8 Bxf6 Bxf6 Ra6+ ]

c)
Gata Kamsky vs Lenier Dominguez, Thessaloniki, 5/22/2013
3k4/4p3/pR1b2p1/P7/1P1B1p1r/2P2K2/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6+ ]

d)
Gata Kamsky vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/8/2013
2r5/Pk2r1b1/1p2p1Qp/1N1pq3/2p2pP1/2P2B2/5PP1/R4K2 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 if Qg5 Nd6+ Ka8 Qxg5 hxg5 Nxc8 ]

e)
Vladimir Kramnik vs Teimour Radjabov, London, 3/28/2013
4r1k1/4ppbp/p1N3p1/3rP3/1R6/6PP/q4P2/2Q1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe7+ if Rxe7 Qc8+ Bf8 Rb8 ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XVI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anton Korobov vs Pavel Maletin, Moscow, 2/15/2013
2r2r2/1p3pk1/p2bp3/4p1qp/1P1P4/P4Q1P/5NP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 Qe7 Nxd6 Qxd6 Qf6+ Kh7 dxe5 Qc6 Qg5 ]

b)
Igor Kurnosov vs Sergio Estremera Panos, Abudhabi, 6/30/2013
r7/1p1qnQpk/1pp5/3pP1B1/3P2b1/7P/PP6/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6 Ng8 Qg6+ Kh8 Rf7 ]

c)
Viktor Laznicka vs Piotr Bobras, Czech Republic, 2/16/2013
5r1k/pp1q1pp1/2p2r1p/7P/3PPn2/PB2Q3/1P6/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Rf5 Bc2 or if Ng2 Qg3 Qf5+ Rd3 ]

d)
Viktor Laznicka vs Viktor Bologan, Poikovsky, 9/2/2013
8/4k1p1/pp3pP1/1p1P3P/4p3/1P2n2K/P4N2/8 w - - 1 0
[ h6 gxh6 d6+ ]

e)
Quang Liem Le vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Beijing, 12/15/2013
5rk1/2nb1p1p/3n2p1/p2pq1P1/1p5P/1P2PPN1/P1Q1NK2/1B5R w - - 1 0
[ f4 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XVII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Ildar Khairullin, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/7/2013
8/3n2p1/4p1kp/R3p3/r3P3/3K1P2/3B2PP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa4 Nc5+ Kc2 Nxa4 Be3 ]

b)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Vassily Ivanchuk, Beijing, 12/15/2013
6k1/2R4p/3p2p1/2nPr3/2r4P/6P1/6B1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 dxe5 d6 ]

c)
Maxim Matlakov vs Peter Michalik, Czech Republic, 2/17/2013
2n1r2k/3q2p1/6Q1/1PPprNP1/p6P/P3pB2/1K6/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 ]

d)
Li Chao vs Emmanuel Emperado, Manila, 5/20/2013
1r3qk1/1b4pp/pp2p2n/6NQ/4B3/6P1/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7 if Rxb7 Nxe6 or if g6 Qh3 Rxb7 Nxe6 Qf3 Rd8+ ]

e)
Maxim Matlakov vs Florian Grafl, Rhodes, 10/20/2013
2bq1r1k/4b1pp/2p5/2n2p2/Q2Pp3/2N1P1P1/3N1P1P/BR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ dxc5 if Qxd2 Rd1 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XVIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Peter Leko vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Dortmund, 8/3/2013
8/7p/2QP2pk/1p3p2/p7/5rPP/P3qP2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc1+ f4 Qd2 ]

b)
Rauf Mamedov vs Dmitry Svetushkin, Moscow, 2/15/2013
4r2k/2q2p1p/p4NpB/8/2p2b2/8/P1n3PP/2RR3K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ ]

c)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Andrey Baryshpolets, Kiev, 6/19/2013
4Q3/3P1rbk/p4q2/8/2r5/4p2P/PP6/K2R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

d)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Nils Grandelius, Wijk aan Zee, 1/18/2013
r1b2bk1/4q1p1/p1p1p2p/4p3/4N2P/3Q2P1/P1P3B1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if hxg5 Qg6 w/Be4 ]

e)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Jan Timman, Wijk aan Zee, 1/22/2013
4rr1k/7p/3p4/1NpP4/1pP1np2/1Pn2R1P/1B4RK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 if Nxd6 Rxc3 ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XIX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Andrei Shchekachev, Bastia, 10/20/2013
4r1k1/2r1qpb1/pp2bn1p/4NBp1/1PP5/P1B3PQ/6P1/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Qxf7 Bxe6 or if Rc6 Nxh6+ ]

b)
Hikaru Nakamura vs Levon Aronian, Saint Louis, 9/9/2013
3r1rk1/5p2/p5pp/1qN2n2/8/2P2P2/4Q1PP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb5 axb5 Nd7 if Rfe8 Nf6+ ]

c)
Hikaru Nakamura vs Fabiano Caruana, Elancourt, 9/29/2013
r1br2k1/1ppqppb1/pn4p1/8/3nP3/2N1BP2/PP1Q2P1/2KR1BNR w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 if Qxd4 Qe1 or if Bxd4 Qh6 Qd6 Qxh7+ Kf8 Rxd4 ]

d)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Anatoly Karpov, Moscow, 2/16/2013
1q6/2k1rp2/2pbPR2/p2p2pr/8/2P3Q1/1P3P2/2KR1B2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6+ Kxd6 exf7+ Kc5 f8/Q ]

e)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Frank Holzke, Legnica, 5/5/2013
3r1rk1/3p3p/p1b1p1p1/2P4R/6Q1/P1qBP2P/6P1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7 if Qxd3 Rxd3 Kxh7 Qh4+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Ilia Smirin, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/6/2013
1qr2k2/5p2/2pP4/p2rp1Qp/4N3/1P3P2/6PK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Ke8 Nf6+ ]

b)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Gata Kamsky, Beijing, 12/13/2013
3k4/2n1Rp2/2p2P1p/p1N1P2p/2r5/4K3/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nb7+ Kc8 Nd6+ ]

c)
Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Anish Giri, Beijing, 12/14/2013
r5k1/p5b1/2n5/1p2qQ2/2pp4/2P2B2/P4PP1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ if Kh8 Rh1+ mates ]

d)
Richard Rapport vs Matej Sebenik, Austria, 12/7/2013
r3r3/3Nk1pp/p1p5/2P2n2/4b2q/1PQ5/PBP1N3/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Nxg7 Qxg7+ if Ke6 Nd4+ mates ]

e)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Javier Moreno Ruiz, Montcada, 6/30/2013
r7/1k1r3p/np1np1p1/2p2p2/2PP4/3NP3/R4PPP/R3BK2 w - - 1 0
[ dxc5 if bxc5 Rxa6 or if Nxc4 c6+ ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XXI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tigran L. Petrosian vs Erwin L'Ami, Antalya, 12/4/2013
1r4k1/4q2p/1pp1pn2/n1N2p1p/3P4/P1Q2BP1/4PP2/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa5 if bxa5 Rxb8+ Ne8 Bxh5 ]

b)
Ivan Popov vs Murali Karthikeyan, Chennai, 11/18/2013
8/2k3p1/2pr3p/4RB1P/rP1p1P2/p2RnKP1/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ if Kb6 Rexe3 ]

c)
Vladimir Potkin vs Kamil Stachowiak, Legnica, 5/6/2013
5r2/1pq3k1/p1p3r1/3pPQb1/8/4P3/PP3P2/1K4RR w - - 1 0
[ Qxg5 if Qf7 Qh6+ or if Rxg5 Rxg5+ Kf7 Rh7+ ]

d)
Teimour Radjabov vs Jorge Cori, Tromsoe, 8/13/2013
5n2/3rqkp1/1pp1ppnp/p6Q/3R3P/PP1B2P1/1BP2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6+ Nxg6 Rg4 ]

e)
Richard Rapport vs Johannes Zwanzger, Germany, 4/7/2013
3r1bk1/2q2Npp/4p3/1r4PQ/1n3P2/3pP3/6RP/BR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ if Kh8 Qf7 or if gxh6 gxh6+ ]

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Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XXII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexei Shirov vs Alexander Sotsky, St. Petersburg, 8/31/2013
5b2/1p1r1p1k/4rRpP/p2p1pQ1/PqP5/1P5R/1B4KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Rg3 ]

b)
Nigel Short vs Attila Czebe, Pattaya, 4/21/2013
4r1k1/1p3pPp/8/8/4b1q1/Q3B1P1/5K1P/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 if Qc8 Qf8+ ]

c)
Nigel Short vs Gilles Jobin, Ottawa, 7/13/2013
3q3r/p2b1k2/2p2pp1/2Pp4/1P1B4/2Q2PP1/P4K2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Qxf6 Qxf6+ Kxf6 Rxh8 ]

d)
Nigel Short vs Arthur Calugar, Ottawa, 7/14/2013
1Q1q2k1/7p/p5pB/5P2/2P5/1P5P/P3R2K/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

e)
Ilia Smirin vs Eduard Kanter, Baku, 9/21/2013
r4r2/pb3pbk/1p5p/5Np1/4qpN1/1BP4Q/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Qg6+ mates ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XXIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Richard Rapport vs Ogulcan Kanmazalp, Rhodes, 10/26/2013
r4rk1/1p3p2/2p2Rp1/p2qP3/P7/8/5QPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if Qe5 Rxf7 Rfe8 Qh4 Qh5 Qf6 ]

b)
Ivan Sokolov vs Cristiano Quaranta, Vienna, 8/21/2013
r3k2r/ppqn1ppp/2nbp3/1B2N3/3PpB2/1Q6/PP3PPP/2R1K2R w Kkq - 1 0
[ Bxc6 bxc6 Rxc6 if Qb8 Qxb8+ ]

c)
Emil Sutovsky vs Alexander Onischuk, Poikovsky, 9/3/2013
6k1/4Q1pp/p5b1/3r4/1B3q1P/6R1/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Qf7 Rf3 or if Bf7 Qc8+ ]

d)
Emil Sutovsky vs Viktor Bologan, Poikovsky, 9/5/2013
5r1k/1b4qp/pp6/5p2/2BQn3/2N5/PPPR4/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rd7+ ]

e)
Veselin Topalov vs Evgeny Tomashevsky, Kiev, 6/7/2013
5r1k/4n3/1q1p1p1N/1p4pP/3rP3/2n3N1/3R1PP1/R3Q1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe3 if Nc6 Nhf5 ]

Top 100 FIDE players of 2013 Puzzles, Part XXIV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Vladislav Tkachiev, Legnica, 5/16/2013
8/1pp2p1k/3p1Prp/7Q/5P2/1P6/1p5P/1K2b3 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5 if Rxf6 Qe4+ ]

b)
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Dmitry Svetushkin, Linares, 9/14/2013
3b1r2/R1r2p2/2b3kp/1pp1pNp1/4P3/1BPP2P1/5PKP/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7 ]

b)
Radoslaw Wojtaszek vs Dawid Janaszak, Trzcianka, 3/3/2013
r2r2k1/pp3p2/2ppb1p1/4q1Rp/2P1n3/1PN4P/P2QBPP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe4 Qxe4 Bf3 if Qh4 g3 Qxh3 Bg2 ]

d)
Nikita Vitiugov vs Vadim Zvjaginsev, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/8/2013
5r1k/4Rppp/1q1P4/8/1p3Q2/1b1p2P1/3K3P/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ d7 if Qd8 Rc8 Qxe7 Rxf8+ Qxf8 Qc7 ]

e)
Yu Yangyi vs Saleh Salem, Kocaeli, 9/16/2013
1rk1n3/1p1nr2p/1pp3p1/PP6/2P5/2N1NpPB/5K1P/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 cxd5 Nxd5 Rg7 Nxb6+ Kc7 Nxd7 Ra8 b6+ Kc6 Rd5 ]

f)
Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Rodrigo Vasquez, Khanty Mansyisk, 6/8/2013
r4rk1/1bq2pp1/p6p/np4NQ/8/P3R3/BP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 hxg5 Rh3 if Rfc8 Re1 ]


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