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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eldar Gasanov.
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)
Eldar Gasanov vs Anatolij Kamenets, Alushta, 2001
1n3b2/pk6/1p2P1p1/2p2pP1/5B2/1P6/P3NP2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb8 Kxb8 Nf4 Kc7 Nxg6 ]

b)
Eldar Gasanov vs Vladimir Rogovski, Alushta, 2001
4r2Q/1p1bk1p1/3q1pP1/p1rpb3/3n2P1/P2P2B1/BP2R2P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5+ if fxe5 Bh4+ Ke6 Qxg7 mates or if Qxe5 Qxg7+ Kd8 Bxe5 fxe5 Qf6+ ]

c)
Mixim Pavlov vs Eldar Gasanov, Alushta, 2001
2r3k1/6p1/q3p2p/3b4/4r3/1N6/PPPR1QPP/1K2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf8 if Qg1 Rxe1+ Qxe1 Rf1 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Konstantin Karanda vs Eldar Gasanov, Kiev, 2001
2rr3k/4p2p/1Qb5/1N3p2/5N2/pP5P/Pb3PP1/1K3B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4+ Bd3 Rxd3 ]

e)
Dmitry Kayumov vs Eldar Gasanov, Alushta, 2002
1q3rk1/1b4pp/4p3/1Q2np2/8/PN6/1PP1B1PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 Bxg4 Bxg2+ Kxg2 Qxb5 ]

Eldar Gasanov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Eldar Gasanov vs Andrei Purtov, Moscow, 2008
n2rk3/3bb2p/P5pB/PBpN4/8/8/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 Kf7 Rxe7+ Kg8 Nf6+ ]
b)
Vladimir Mikhalichenko vs Eldar Gasanov, Kramatorsk, 2002
5R2/1p2k1r1/p1bpB2p/8/4P3/2N5/PPPK1R1b/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg3 if R2f6 Be5 ]

c)
Eldar Gasanov vs Illarion Brikov, Tula, 2004
6k1/5p2/1p1N2p1/3P4/1pP5/rn2K3/5P2/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 Na5+ Nxa3 bxa3 Rb4 ]

d)
Eldar Gasanov vs Anton Kuzin, Tula, 2004
5k1r/3q1pp1/4p1pn/p2pP3/2pP1PP1/b1P1B2P/PrNQ4/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc1 ]

e)
Evgeiniy Pendurin vs Eldar Gasanov, Tula, 2004
4rr1k/pp2n1bp/2qp2p1/2p5/2bpPP2/1P3BPP/P1PQN2K/R2N1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe2 if Bxe2 d3 ]

Eldar Gasanov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andrey Bely vs Eldar Gasanov, Kharkov, 2004
rnr3k1/pp1bppbp/6p1/2q5/1QB2B2/2P1P3/P2N1PPP/2R1K2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Qxb4 cxb4 b5 ]

b)
Vladimir Kolomensky vs Eldar Gasanov, Kharkov, 2004
2r4k/5p1p/p3pP1Q/1p3q2/8/P2P4/1P4RP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Rg1 Qf3+ Rg2 Rg8 ]

c)
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Eldar Gasanov, Warsaw, 2005
2k5/1p3n1p/p5p1/3p2P1/PP2rpRP/2P1P3/4K3/5N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3+ Kxf3 Ne5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Eldar Gasanov vs Sarkhan Gashimov, Baku, 2006
4r3/1p2k1p1/8/1b1Q1P1p/p6N/P3q2P/1P3RPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ f6+ w/Ng6# ]


e)
White mates in 4.
Eldar Gasanov vs Pavel Freisler, Pardubice, 2009
6k1/pbp3pp/8/2np2r1/6Q1/P3q3/BB4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5+ ]

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Eldar Gasanov puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Eldar Gasanov vs Frank Bracker, Pardubice, 2009
3r4/3r2pk/n2PQ1p1/p1p5/2P1N3/4P3/PP4K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if Kh8 Qxg6 or if Kh6 Qg4 ]

b)
Eldar Gasanov vs Zaur Mammadov, Baku, 2010
q5k1/5p1p/4p1pB/2pnP1Q1/4r3/P6P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if Qxd5 Qe7 ]

c)
Alber Kadir Zor vs Eldar Gasanov, Kocaeli, 2014
3rr3/1pq2pk1/2pp1bp1/p6p/P1P1B1bP/1P2PNP1/2QR1PK1/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 if Qxe4 Bf5 Qf4 Be5 ]

d)
Eldar Gasanov vs Enis Bilyap, Konya, 2015
4rr1k/pb1nq1pp/1p3p2/2p1P1N1/P1BP1Q2/8/5PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh7 if fxe5 Nxf8 exf4 Ng6+ or if Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg6 Ra3 ]

e)
Eldar Gasanov vs Deep Sengupta, Al-Ain, 2015
4r1k1/5pp1/p1b3n1/8/1B1QPP1p/6P1/2q3BP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc3 if f6 Qc4+ ]

Eldar Gasanov puzzles, pt.v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Gergo Havasi vs Eldar Gasanov, Budapest, 2015
6rk/Q6p/1p6/2pb1P2/3q4/1P2p3/P1P3BP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ ]

b)
Eldar Gasanov vs Elbek Alikulov, Moscow, 2016
5k2/1q1n1pnp/p2p1bp1/3Pp3/NP2P1P1/4B2P/5PB1/2Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc6 if Qb5 Bf1 or if Qxc6 dxc6 ]

c)
Eldar Gasanov vs Amir Hossein Jamshidi, Urmia, 2016
r1b2rk1/p2n1pp1/1p5p/q2n4/8/2PBBN2/P1Q2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kh8 Rxd5 Qxd5 Be4 ]

d)
Eesha Karavade vs Eldar Gasanov, Moscow, 2016
8/1p2r2k/1bp2q2/3p2pP/p2P1NQ1/P2KB3/1P6/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3+ Kxe3 Qxd4+ Ke2 Qe3+ ]

e)
Eldar Gasanov vs Giuseppe Valenti, Bratto, 2017
r3kb2/pbnr1ppp/1pN1p3/1Pn5/4PB2/P5P1/4NPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 if Kxd7 Rd1+ ]

f)
Eldar Gasanov vs Daniil Shkuran, Pardubice, 2018
1q6/3QNpk1/3n3p/3p1p2/1p1P4/4P1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 ]


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