Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ehsan Ghaem Maghami.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
Ghaem Maghami vs Hamid Dehghani, Arak, 1998
4k2r/Qp2bppp/2qnp3/8/8/2PR4/P4PPP/3R2K1 w k - 0 1
[ Rxd6 ]

b)
Ghaem Maghami vs E Akbarinia, Iran, 1998
3r1k1r/p3bppp/1p2p1b1/1B2P3/N3nPP1/4B2P/PP6/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ if Bxd8 Rd1 ]

c)
Ghaem Maghami vs Mhamadreaza Afshari, Iran, 2000
r2qkb1r/p4ppp/5n2/1Np5/4p3/5QP1/PPP1NP1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 Rc8 Rad1 if Nd7 Qxe4+ w/Nd6+ or if Qb6 Qe5+ w/Nd6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Ghaem Maghami vs Ahamed Hatem, Udaipur, 2000
8/q4p2/5P1p/2P1Q3/4R1pk/1P4rP/P5P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg3+ ]



Ghaem Maghami Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ghaem Maghami vs Stefan Bromberger, Goa, 2002
n2rr1k1/5pb1/3B2p1/qNpBn3/5QP1/1P6/2b1NP2/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 if Bxe5 Qxf7+ w/Kg2 & Rh1+ mates ]

b)
Ghaem Maghami vs Ali Mohammed, Sanaa, 2002
r2q1rk1/p4pb1/bp4pp/n2Pp3/2p3P1/1PP1B1NP/P4PB1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ b4 if Nb7 Qa4 ]

c)
Ghaem Maghami vs Mehrdad Ardeshi, Teheran, 2002
1q2rbk1/1p3ppp/2n5/rR6/Q3B1P1/4B2P/4PP2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa5 Nxa5 Qxa5 Rxe4 Rd8 if b6 Bxb6 or if Qe5 Qa3 ]

d)
Ghaem Maghami vs Sergey Kayumov, Abudhabi, 2003
2r5/p4p1p/4pPkp/4Pq2/4R3/8/PP4r1/KQ1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

Ghaem Maghami Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Ghaem Maghami vs Saeed Ishaq, Sharjah, 2003
k2n1q1r/p1pB2p1/P4pP1/1Qp1p3/8/2P1BbN1/P7/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6+ ]

b)
Ghaem Maghami vs Rafael Vaganian, Tripoli, 2004
8/2pr1k1p/1p2q1pb/4r3/2p5/2P1B2P/P1Q2PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ Qxd7 Rd1 ]

c)
Ghaem Maghami vs Pouria Darini, Dubai, 2006
2r1rnk1/1p2ppbp/p2p2p1/qN2P3/2PB1P2/1P6/P4QPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb6 Qb4 Nc7 ]

d)
Ghaem Maghami vs Michael Tscharotschkin, Calvia, 2006
r3nrk1/p1p2ppp/1p1p4/7B/2P1b2q/1PQ5/PB3PPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if Qxh5 Rxe8 or if Qxe4 Bf3 ]


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