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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ashot Anastasian.
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)
Black mates in 4.
Rustem Dautov vs Ashot Anastasian, Minsk, 1986
6k1/5pp1/1p6/4P1Qp/3qP1PP/3p4/P4r2/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...d2 if Rd1 Qxe4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Andrey Elizarov vs Ashot Anastasian, Belgorod, 1989
6k1/2q4p/3pp1p1/6Bn/1r2P3/r1R2P1P/2P2Q2/1BK4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb1+ if Kxb1 Qxc3 ]

c)
Ashot Anastasian vs Oleg Barishev, Pula, 1990
2r1brk1/1p2q1pR/p1nnp3/2Npp3/3P1P2/P2BP1P1/1P3KP1/2RQ4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh1+ Kg8 Qh7+ mates ]

d)
Patrik Lyrberg vs Ashot Anastasian, Linares, 1996
5rk1/3br2p/3n2p1/1ppPpp2/2P1P3/1R1BN2P/P2R2P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 if Nf1 bxc4 or if cxb5 fxe3 Re2 c4 ]

e)
Raouf Gadjily vs Ashot Anastasian, Pula, 1997
3rnrk1/1Q4pp/p2q1p2/1b2p3/4P3/1P1B1RN1/P1P3PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf7 Qd5 Qb6 ]

Ashot Anastasian puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Ashot Anastasian vs Sergei Tiviakov, Batumi, 1999
3rr2k/4N2p/5qpQ/1p3N2/p5P1/4R3/P4P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
Ashot Anastasian vs Dejan Stojanovski, Yerevan, 2001
6k1/2n1r2p/3R2p1/6N1/2R4P/8/r5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7 Rxc7 Rd8+ Kg7 Ne6+ ]

c)
Rashad Babaev vs Ashot Anastasian, Batumi, 2002
8/1pB5/p1b1k3/4Pr1p/P4R2/2P4r/1P3R2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3 R2xf3 Rxf3+ Rxf3 Rxf3+ Kg2 Rd3 Kg1 Rd1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ashot Anastasian vs Lilit Mkrtchian, Yerevan, 2003
1rr4k/4q2p/2b1pNpP/4P1Q1/1p1p1RP1/pP1P4/P1P2R2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8 if Rxe8 Qxe7 ]

e)
Ashot Anastasian vs Rahul Shetty, Dubai, 2004
r3r1k1/1p1n1ppp/2p5/8/p1q1nP2/2B3PP/PP4BK/1QR2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Be5 ]

Ashot Anastasian puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ashot Anastasian vs Merab Gagunashvili, Beer-Sheva, 2005
5k2/5rp1/8/3Q1p2/q2P4/6B1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Qe8 Bd6+ ]

b)
Ashot Anastasian vs Levon Babujian, Yerevan, 2008
1br1r1k1/1p2qp1p/p7/3p1Q2/4nP2/1P2PR1P/PB4PK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ if Nxg3 Qg4+ ]

c)
Joerg Hutschenreiter vs Ashot Anastasian, Radebeul, 2016
6k1/pp4p1/3pqn1p/2p2n2/P1P5/2P3P1/2Q2BKP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe1 ]


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