Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mikhail Al Antipov.
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)
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Bence Korpa, Sibenik, 2007
4rr1k/ppp2ppn/1b1p3p/8/1q1PPP2/4B2P/PPQ1BP1K/R5R1 w - - 1 0
[ a3 if Qa5 b4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Alexandra Shumilina, Moscow, 2008
r3b3/6kp/pbqppN2/1p6/4P3/1B3Q2/PPP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 if Kg6 Qf6+ Kh5 Qh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Marco Codenotti, Athens, 2012
rn3k1r/p5pp/1ppNPq2/5Q2/5B2/8/PPP3PP/2KR3n w - - 1 0
[ e7+ Kxe7 Re1+ if Kd8 Nb7# ]

d)
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Zoltan Varga, Budapest, 2012
3rkb1r/pp3ppp/qnp1pnb1/8/2NP2P1/1PN4P/P1P1QPB1/R1B2RK1 w k - 1 0
[ Bxc6+ if Ke7 Bb5 or if bxc6 Nd6+ Bxd6 Qxa6 ]

e)
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Arkadij Slonimskij, Jerusalem, 2015
2bqrbk1/r6p/p1n1P2B/1p1p2N1/2pP1Q2/2P4P/P4PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7 if Bxh6 Qxh6 Qc7 Qf6 ]



Mikhail Al Antipov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Jordan Van Foreest, Khanty Mansyisk, 2015
r1b3k1/1p4pp/p3r3/1p1q1PbQ/2n5/B7/P5PP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Rxe8 Rxe8+ Kf7 Rf8# ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Muamer Mrndzic, Sarajevo, 2015
r1b1rn1k/1p3Qp1/p1n1p3/3pPpN1/1q1p1P2/8/PPP1N1PP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rd3 if Nh7 Rh3 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Mikhail Al Antipov vs Tomas Krnan, Berlin, 2015
3rr2k/2p1np1q/p6B/1p2p1RQ/8/1BPP3P/P4bPK/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kg8 Bxf7# ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Silje Bjerke vs Mikhail Al Antipov, Marianske Lazne, 2008
3rr3/Qp3k2/2b1pp2/3n3p/P7/BP4P1/4KP1P/2R1R2q b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4+ gxf4 Qf3+ Kf1 Qh3+ Ke2 Qd3# ]

e)
Antonio Gual Pascual vs Mikhail Al Antipov, Linares, 2015
4r1k1/2p2p2/3b3p/2N2qp1/P2P4/5pP1/3QbP1P/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg3 if fxg3 f2 mates ]

f)
Javier Moreno Ruiz vs Mikhail Al Antipov, Linares, 2015
3r1r1k/p1p3pp/6q1/2P5/1P1N1p1n/PQ1n1P2/1B1R2PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Bxd4 Nxf3+ ]


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