Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergey Arkhipov.
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)
Sergey Arkhipov vs Danko Bokan, Moscow, 1989
r4q1k/p1p4p/1p1p1r1b/3Pp3/2P1Q3/4B2P/PP2KPR1/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 if Bxe3 Rg8+ mates ]

b)
Sergey Arkhipov vs Thomas Maerten, Werfen, 1990
2r1r1k1/1q2ppb1/bp1p1npp/p1nP4/2PN4/PPN1B2P/5PP1/2RQRBK1 w - - 1 0
[ b4 axb4 axb4 Nce4 Nxe4 Nxe4 b5 ]

c)
Sergey Arkhipov vs David Desia, Buenos Aires, 1992
2r5/p3k1p1/n2n3p/3Bpp2/1Bp5/1P4P1/PK2PP1P/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6+ Kxd6 Bb7 ]

d)
K Vinokurov vs Sergey Arkhipov, Tambov, 1982
4r1k1/p4p1p/3p2n1/2pP1pB1/2P5/1Pp2PPP/P7/3KR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...c2+ Kd2 Rxe1+ Kxe1 f4 Kd2 fxg3 ]

e)
Vladimir Raicevic vs Sergey Arkhipov, Moscow, 1986
5rk1/p4ppp/1r6/2R2P2/Qn1q4/P7/3NPPBP/3K3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 Rc2 Qa1+ Rc1 Qa2 if Rc2 Nxc2 or if Qd7 Rbb8 ]



Sergey Arkhipov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lars vs Sergey Arkhipov, Kecskemet, 1990
5rk1/p4ppp/P3pq2/2b5/8/1Pr2NP1/P4RBP/R2Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 if Qe2 Bxf2+ Qxf2 Rxf3 or if Qe1 Rc2 ]

b)
Vladimir Chuchelov vs Sergey Arkhipov, Cologne, 1992
2k4r/1bp1q3/1p1p4/3Pn1p1/2P5/2P1P3/3N1KP1/RQ4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ if Kf1 Rf8+ or if Kg3 Qxe3+ mates ]

c)
Norbert Coenen vs Sergey Arkhipov, Muenster, 1993
1r4k1/p1r2pbp/4p1p1/3p4/PPqN4/2P5/3Q1PPP/1RR3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 cxd4 Rxb4 ]

d)
Alexej Anokhine vs Sergey Arkhipov, Voronezh, 1997
3r1rk1/5pb1/p1Qp2pp/1p1n3q/3PR3/1P1B1PB1/P4P1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 Qc3 Nxa2 ]


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