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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Agrawal Vantika.
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)
Agrawal Vantika vs Bommini Mounika Akshaya, Chennai, 2016
1r4k1/1Qqr1p1p/1pP1p1p1/8/5P2/6P1/3R3P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb8+ Qxb8 cxd7 ]

b)
Agrawal Vantika vs Yulia Grigorieva, Khanty Mansyisk, 2016
r2r1bk1/pq3p2/R6p/1nBPp1p1/4P3/6PP/Q4P2/4RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf8 if Kxf8 Rb1 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Saritha Bindu vs Agrawal Vantika, Chennai, 2016
r5k1/ppp4p/3p2p1/3Pq3/2b5/6P1/PP2Bb1P/1RBQ3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd5+ Bf3 Qxd1+ Bxd1 Bd5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Nethmi Nirasha Gamage vs Agrawal Vantika, Bhubaneswar, 2016
4r3/3b1p1k/p5pb/2pP3n/4P2P/3q1P2/P2R4/3KQ1NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Ibrahim Sultan vs Agrawal Vantika, Abu Dhabi, 2018
7r/1pp3k1/n2p4/3Pbb1q/1PP1BP2/2N3p1/3QR1K1/1R3N1r b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe4+ Nxe4 Rg1+ ]

1c)
mate in 4
Saritha Bindu vs Agrawal Vantika

Agrawal Vantika puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Agrawal Vantika vs Rjat Makkar, Internet, 2020
1k6/ppq3p1/2p3p1/4P3/2QP1B2/8/PP3nP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Qc8 e6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Agrawal Vantika vs Adrian Musat, Internet, 2020
r2qrk2/pb1nb1pp/1p2Qn2/5N2/2Pp1B2/3B4/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6 ]

c)
Agrawal Vantika vs Kevin Su, Internet, 2020
4k3/3q2p1/8/pP2Pp2/2QN3r/8/KP6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Ke7 Nc6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Jerry Fan vs Agrawal Vantika, Internet, 2020
5r1k/p7/7p/6p1/3q4/4Q2b/PP5P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3+ ]

2a)
mate in 3
Agrawal Vantika vs Rjat Makkar


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