Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Timur Gareev.
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)
Gareev vs Konstantin Kostin, Kaluga, 2003
r1bnr1k1/2q2p1p/3R2p1/ppP1p3/4P3/2N2P2/PP1R1QPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

b)
Gareev vs Linus Olsson, Kochin, 2004
rn5Q/1pp1kppp/8/8/1p6/Pb2Pq2/1P5P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ Ke6 Qe8+ Kf6 Rdf1 ]

c)
Gareev vs Aleksandr Kasyan, Tashkent, 2007
8/1pR5/3p1kq1/3Pp1r1/4Q1P1/5P2/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 ]

d)
Gareev vs Marko Zivanic, Brownsville, 2010
r2qk3/pb3pr1/1p2n1p1/3p4/3PN1P1/5Q2/PP1BNP2/2R1K3 w q - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kf8 Bb4+ ]



Gareev Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gareev vs Irina Krush, Mesa, 2010
6k1/6rp/p6Q/2p5/1pP5/1P1P4/PKN1bq2/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh2 if Qf3 Qe6+ or if Rg2 Qxh7+ mates ]

b)
Gareev vs Dmitry Gurevich, Wheeling, 2011
5r1k/4qpn1/r1b4p/3pPp2/2pN4/4PRQP/2B3P1/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

c)
Gareev vs Toby Boas, Orlando, 2011
1r3b1r/2Nk2p1/3pb1P1/p1p1npBp/4Q1nP/Pq3N1B/1P2PP2/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5+ if Kxc7 Qc6# or if Nxe5 Nxe6 (if Kxe6 Qxf5# or if fxe4 Nxc5+) ]

d)
Gareev vs Loek Van Wely, Los Angeles, 2011
r4k1r/4bppp/p4n2/4Q3/6P1/1BP2q2/P6P/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ if Kxe7 Ba3+ Ke8 Ba4+ Nd7 Bxd7+ Kd8 Bc6+ ]

Gareev Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Timur Gareev vs Giorgi Kacheishvili, Las Vegas, 12/30/2012
Q4bk1/P4N1p/6p1/8/2Bp4/7P/1PP1pqP1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

b)
Bindi Cheng vs Timur Gareev, Las Vegas, 12/26/2012
r5k1/5pp1/4pb1p/8/nr2NP2/1N2R1P1/4P2P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 Rxe4 Nc3 ]

c)
Timur Gareev vs Arthur Shen, Las Vegas, 12/26/2013
5rk1/2R3pp/b7/1p1Pp3/2p1Pp2/5P1P/1P1qB1P1/6QK w - - 1 0
[ Qa7 if Qe1+ Bf1 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Alaa-Eddine Moussa vs Timur Gareev, Los Angeles, 4/25/2014
6k1/1B4bp/3p2p1/1p6/1Pb1pQ2/8/3BPPqP/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb3+ ]


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