Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Agrest.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
Agrest vs Igor Khmelnitsky, Simferopol, 1989
1N1r2k1/BR4bp/4p1p1/3r4/7P/8/Pn4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 w/Ne7+ ]

b)
Agrest vs Dariusz Krzywicki, Bilsko-Biala, 1990
1r4k1/3b2bp/4pqp1/1p4N1/p3P3/4Q3/B4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 (if Rxd7 Qa1+ mates) if Qe7 Rxd7 w/Bxe6+ ]

c)
Agrest vs Bogdan Grabarczyk, Bielsko-Biala, 1990
5rk1/1rpb2n1/p2p1q1Q/3Pp3/1P2PP2/N2B4/P4B1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rg6 if Qf7 Bh4 Be8 f5 ]

d)
Agrest vs Vladislav Nevednichy, Azov, 1991
5r2/1p1qkp1R/2p4Q/3p1P2/2r5/P3P3/7P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f6+ if Ke8 Qxf8+ mates ]

e)
Agrest vs Zend Hekmet, Stockholm, 1991
1n2k2r/3r1pp1/p2b1qp1/1ppB4/5B2/5PP1/PP3Q1P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd6 Rxd6 Qxc5 if 0-0 Qxd6 & Bxf7+ or if Kd7 Qa7+ ]



Agrest Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Agrest vs Mariusz Bus, Goteborg, 1992
3r2k1/pp1q3p/n2P1pp1/2p2N1Q/8/8/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kg7 Nxg6 w/Re7(+) ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Agrest vs Nikolai Vlassov, Katowice, 1992
5q1k/7p/2b1Pp1P/p1p2P2/1p1p2Q1/6R1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Qxg7 Rxg7 if Be8 Re7 ]

c)
Agrest vs Werner Beckemeier, Muenster, 1993
r4rk1/p4pbp/n2pqnp1/1b1Np1B1/4P3/5P2/PP1QN1PP/R2BK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bb3 if Nxd5 Bxd5 ]

d)
Agrest vs Andrei Lukin, St. Petersburg, 1994
r2q1rk1/1p2bppp/2pp4/p1n1nP2/P1P5/2N1BPP1/1P1QBK1P/3RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if dxc5 f4 ]

e)
White Mates in 2. Agrest vs Christiane Piquemal, Bastia, 1997
2kb3r/R1p3p1/3pq3/1P1N1p2/2P2P1n/4PQPr/1B1P1R1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6+ ]

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Agrest Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Agrest vs Reinhardt Bachler, Graz, 1997
r4k2/1pp3q1/3p1NnQ/p3P3/2P3p1/8/PP6/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rh7+ Kf8 e6 ]

b)
Agrest vs Jordi Magem Badals, Metz, 1999
3r3k/pb1NNp1p/1p3b2/n4B2/1P6/8/P5PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

c)
Agrest vs Rune Djurhuus, Bergen, 2001
2b1q1k1/2p2rbp/npP2pp1/nB1Pp3/4P1P1/Q1N1B2P/5P2/4K1NR w K - 0 1
[ d6 if cxd6 Bxb6 or if Nxc6 Bxa6 ]

d)
Agrest vs Miikka Maki-Uuro, Stockholm, 2001
2krr3/p2n1p1p/1p6/2b2qp1/2P5/4BN2/PQ3PPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd5 Qe6 Bxc5 if Nxc5 Rxc5+ ]

e)
Agrest vs Rainer Buhmann, Griesheim, 2003
r3r1k1/1b1p1ppp/p4n2/1p1n4/8/N1B2BP1/P3PP1P/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 Bxd5 ]

Agrest Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Agrest vs Dmitry Zilberstein, Lindsborg, 2003
8/QrkbR3/3p3p/2pP4/1P3N2/6P1/6pK/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ Kc8 Qa8+ Rb8 Qc6+ ]

b)
Agrest vs Dmitry Schneider, Port Erin, 2004
3r1n2/pp1r2pk/2p4p/4qP2/4N3/1Q1R4/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ Kh8 Rxd7 if Rxd7 Nf7+ ]

c)
Agrest vs Stig Tjomsland, Vammala, 2005
6k1/1p1b1pb1/6p1/p2P4/3p1QPq/BP4rP/P5B1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 ]

d)
Agrest vs Michael Prusikin, Fuegen, 2006
r1b1r1k1/ppp2ppp/2n4q/3P3P/3pn3/P1B1PN2/1PQ2PP1/3RKB1R w K - 0 1
[ dxc6 if dxc3 Qxe4 ]

e)
Agrest vs Svetlana Agrest, Cutro, 2007
2rqkb1r/pb1n1p2/4pP1p/2p5/1p1P3p/3B1N2/PP2QPPP/RN2K2R w KQk - 0 1
[ Qxe6+ Be7 Qxe7+ ]

f)
White Mates in 2. Agrest vs Axel Smith, Malme, 2008
8/5prk/p5rb/P3N2R/1p1PQ2p/7P/1P3RPq/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

g)
Agrest vs Manuel Pena Gomez, Ourense, 2009
6k1/1bQ1pp1p/p2p2p1/1p1P4/1P2P3/5PP1/Pn2B2P/q2N1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qc3 ]

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