Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gadir Guseinov.
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)
White Mates in 5. Guseinov vs Vugar Gashimov, Cala Galdana, 1996
5r2/pp1nRNkp/2p3p1/2P5/2Q5/1P4P1/P2q1P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5+ if Kh8 Nxg6+ or if Kf6 Qe6+ Kg5 h4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Guseinov vs Ernesto Fernandez Romero, Aviles, 2000
3rk2r/1pR2p2/b2BpPp1/p2p4/8/1P6/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ ]

c)
Guseinov vs Daniel Stellwagen, Baku, 2002
2b1rr1k/Q3q1pp/8/3R4/2Bpp3/8/PBP2bPP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7 w/Ba3 or Rxf2 ]

d)
Guseinov vs Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Batumi, 2002
5r2/6k1/r2qn2p/1p1N2p1/3nPp2/3Q1P2/1N4PP/2RR3K w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Guseinov vs Kaveh Sabri, Dubai, 2003
1qr1r2k/4bp1p/p2p2pQ/1p1N1bP1/8/P4R2/1PP3BP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 if Bxh3 Rxf7 ]



Guseinov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Guseinov vs Perparim Makoli, Antalya, 2004
r3k2r/4b2p/p2ppP2/q5P1/2bQ4/7B/PpPR3P/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc4 if Qxd2 Qc6+ mates ]

b)
Guseinov vs Elshan Moradiabadi, Abudhabi, 2005
2k4r/1pp3pp/p1p3n1/2Nq3Q/8/1bP1B2P/1P3PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ if Kb8 Qb4 or if Kd8 c4 Bxc4 Rd1 ]

c)
Guseinov vs E Ahmadinia, Teheran, 2005
6k1/pp2pr1p/3p1p1Q/2rP1R2/5R2/1PP4P/1P4PK/4q3 w - - 0 1
[ Rg4+ Kh8 Qh5 ]

d)
Guseinov vs Arman Pashikian, Teheran, 2005
5rk1/p1p2p1p/5Bq1/5R2/8/4b3/1PP3QP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rf3 if Qxg2+ Kxg2 Re8 Rg3+ or if Re8 Rg3 Bg5 Qc6 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Gadir Guseinov vs Evgeny Tomashevsky, Dubai, 6/19/2014
k6r/1pQN1pp1/p1p5/1q1bB3/8/5P1p/PP4PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...hxg2+ if Kxg2 Qe2+ ]

Gadir Guseinov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gadir Guseinov vs Isam Ortiz, Tromsoe, 2014
r6k/5Rpp/p1b5/b7/2B2P2/8/5BPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 if Bb5 Rxg7 or if Rg8 Bxg7+ or if Kg8 Bxg7 ]

b)
Gadir Guseinov vs Zoran Stojcevski, Bilbao, 2014
r6k/1p3qpp/2p2nbP/4B1Q1/p7/4RB2/P4PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ hxg7+ if Kxg7 Bxf6+ Qxf6 Re7+ ]

c)
Gadir Guseinov vs Thomas Koch, Bilbao, 2014
2r1r3/p5pk/1pq2bpp/2pN4/2P5/1P4QP/P1P1R1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 gxf6 Ne7 if Rxe7 Rxe7+ mates ]

d)
Gadir Guseinov vs Zhaoqin Peng, Bilbao, 2014
5r1k/4q2n/p3p1R1/1p5Q/7P/P1P3P1/1P3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ if Nf6 Rh6+ or if Rf6 g4 ]

e)
Yuriy Kuzubov vs Gadir Guseinov, Doha, 2014
3r2k1/1p3p1p/2N1p3/6n1/2p2qP1/1P3B2/r5PP/3RQRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ Kh1 Nf2+ if Rxf2 Rxd1 or if Kg1 Nxd1 Bd5 Qe3+ ]

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