Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Areshchenko.
White to move and win.

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


a)
Areshchenko vs Andrei Volokitin, Rimavska Sobota, 1996
3qr1k1/p1r2p1p/2n3p1/2pBb3/8/3R3P/P3QPP1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 if Qxd3 Qxd3 Rxc6 f4 ]

b)
Areshchenko vs Gyozo Pataki, Balatonlelle, 2000
1r6/p5pk/4p1r1/2N1p2p/1P1bP2q/8/P1R1Q1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nd7 w/Nf8+ ]

c)
Areshchenko vs Igor Nester, Kharkov, 2000
6k1/5p2/q5pb/3R3p/8/rQ5P/4NPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ if Bf8 Qb4 or if Kg7 Qb2+ Qf6 Rg8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Areshchenko vs Dmitry Chuprov, St. Petersburg, 2002
2b4k/2rn2p1/2p3Pp/p3p1N1/1pB1P3/P4R2/1PP5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ w/ Nxh6+ Nf7+ Nxe5+ & Rh3# ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Areshchenko vs Georgios Souleidis, Rethymnon, 2003
5rk1/1p1r2p1/p2BN2p/P2P1p2/1PP1p2q/6R1/5PP1/Q5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kh8 Rf7+ ]



Areshchenko Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Areshchenko vs Wang Rui, Moscow, 2004
5b2/5k2/p4np1/5r2/2pq1N2/7P/P2N4/4QR1K w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ Kg7 Qxf5 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Areshchenko vs Humpy Koneru, Lausanne, 2006
4q3/pb5p/1p2p2k/4N3/PP1QP3/2P2PP1/6K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4+ ]

c)
Areshchenko vs Joseph Bradford, Port Erin, 2007
rn5r/p1q1nkpp/bp2p3/3pPp2/3P1N2/P1P3Q1/5PPP/R1B1KB1R w KQ - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

d)
Areshchenko vs Dmitry Kononenko, Evpatoria, 2007
4n1k1/q3pp1p/1r1p1b1B/4nQ2/1pBp4/2P4P/1P4P1/1N2R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if dxe5 Bd3 or if e6 Rxe6 ]


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