Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Kirill Alekseenko. 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 3.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Aleksey Enalskiy, St. Petersburg, 2008
1k6/3R1p1p/2BN1p2/1p6/p7/1r6/K4PPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rb7+ Ka8 Rb6+ Ka7 Nc8# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Alexei Terzi, Varna, 2009
r1b2k1r/pp1n3p/5p2/qN1pp1N1/5R2/3B4/2P2PPP/3Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Mikhail Pashinsky, St. Petersburg, 2010
r5k1/2qbbrp1/p7/3Bp3/3p3R/NP4P1/P4PK1/R1BQ4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh5+ Kg8 Qxf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Boris Markoja, Caldas Novas, 2011
8/1p1b4/3p1Qp1/q2rp2k/p1P5/2P2R2/P5PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ if Bxg4 Qh8+ Kg5 h4# or if Kxg4 Rg3 ]

e)
Kirill Alekseenko vs Grzegorz Nasuta, Maribor, 2012
2r3k1/2q2pbp/pn4p1/3R1pP1/1p3P2/5Q2/2P2B1P/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Rc5 if Qb8 Rxc8+ Qxc8 Bxb6 ]

Kirill Alekseenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Nikolay Monin, St.Petersburg, 2013
2r1bQ2/pp2n2k/4p1pp/3pN3/3P2Pq/2P2R2/P4P2/1B4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Bxf7+ Qxf7+ Kh8 Bxg6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Danill Nedostup, St.Petersburg, 2013
3R1bk1/p4ppp/1p5q/6N1/2P5/1P3b2/PB2RP1P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Ba3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Michail Panarin, St. Petersburg, 2013
5k2/1bq3p1/5pQ1/1p1rpP2/2n5/1N5R/1PP4P/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Ke7 Qe8+ Kd6 Qe6# ]

d)
Kirill Alekseenko vs Grigory Palchun, St. Petersburg, 2015
1r5k/1r4p1/3q1bQp/p1pNpP2/2p5/1P1P3R/P5RP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6 Qxf6 Rxh6+ if Kg8 Qxf6 mates ]

e)
Kirill Alekseenko vs Viktor Bologan, Wroclaw, 2014
3Q4/k1r3q1/1p2r2b/3pPp2/3P4/6pR/PPP5/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg3 Qxg3 Qxc7+ w/Qc8+ ]

Kirill Alekseenko Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Kirill Alekseenko vs Kseniia Pavlova, Samara, 2015
3R4/1p2r1kp/6pb/5p2/P1B1nP2/4B3/1PP4P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Michail Graifer vs Kirill Alekseenko, Herceg Novi, 2008
N5k1/pp2prbp/3p2p1/3P4/4q1P1/5n1P/PPP2PK1/R1BQR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe1+ Kg3 Qg2+ Kh4 Qxf2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Dennis Wagner vs Kirill Alekseenko, Caldas Novas, 2011
6k1/2b2pp1/Nnpq1rp1/1p6/3PQ3/PB2n1PP/1P2rP2/2RRB1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ fxg3 Rf1# ]

d)
Vardan Grigorian vs Kirill Alekseenko, Voronezh, 2014
4rrk1/1ppbq1bp/p2p1np1/3P1p2/2PN2n1/1PN1P1PP/P2BQ1B1/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh5 if Qf3 or Rf3 Ne5 ]

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