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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dmitry Jakovenko.
White to move and win.

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


a)
Jakovenko vs Klaus Diehl, St Ingbert, 1995
r1b2rk1/p1p2pbp/2pP2p1/8/2B1NB1q/8/PPP2PPn/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 if Qh3 Ng5 ]

b)
Jakovenko vs Karpov, Tomsk, 1998
4kb1r/r2qpppp/p7/2pN4/Q4B2/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7+ if Rxc7 Bxc7 ]

c)
Jakovenko vs Dmitry Batsanin, Ufa, 2000
r2r2k1/1p2bpp1/4p2p/p1qn4/b7/P1PB1NB1/1P2QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4 ]

d)
Jakovenko vs Vlad Jianu, Chalkidiki, 2001
r1b1r1k1/1p4pp/pb1p4/3P1p2/2Pq1P2/2N1nRQP/PP2B3/R3B2K w - - 0 1
[ Na4 w/Bc3 ]

e)
Jakovenko vs Denis Khismatullin, Chalkidiki, 2001
4q1k1/1b1nr1b1/p1pr1np1/Pp1p2B1/1P1P3Q/1NP3N1/2B3P1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Bc8 Bf4 ]



Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 6. Jakovenko vs Gyozo Pataki, Chalkidiki, 2001
2r3k1/1r3p1p/4p1p1/ppqbP1B1/3R3Q/P1P5/1P4PP/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ w/Bf6 ]

b)
Jakovenko vs Erwin L'Ami, Moscow, 2005
2rqr3/p1p3kp/1p1b1pp1/n3Nb2/Q2P1B2/P1P1RB1P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ if Kg8 Bd5+ Be6 Nd7 ]

c)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Sergey Smagin, Moscow, 2010
2r1q1k1/3n1p1p/pn3bpB/1p6/3NB3/1P5P/P4PP1/3RQ1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb7 if Rb8 Nc6 ]

d)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Olginka, 2011
2B4k/4bQ1p/6p1/3rq3/p6P/8/5PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Alekseev, Moscow, 2012
5R2/p2R3p/1p2pp1k/2p2p2/2n5/5NP1/PP2qP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ Kh5 Rxh7+ Kg4 Rh4+ ]

Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Francis Fernandez, Istanbul, 82012
8/3k4/1Q1p1P1p/NN2p3/2r1q3/8/PPP4P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6+ ]

b)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Evgeny Bareev, Novosibirsk, 2012
b2r4/N3k1pp/1p2p3/p3Pp2/1n6/1P4P1/P4PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc8+ ]

c)
Danny Raznikov vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Rhodes, 2013
3r2k1/R4pb1/6p1/2p4p/2q5/2n1B1P1/P1Q2P1P/4N1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1 if Bd2 Ne2+ Kg2 Qd5+ ]

d)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Asaf Givon, Yerevan, 2014
3r3k/6bp/p2p4/1pr2pq1/3Q1R2/PBP2P2/KP6/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rfh4 ]

e)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Emil Sutovsky, Poikovsky, 2014
r5k1/1p2ppbp/2p3p1/n7/3P4/2R1P1P1/P2Q1PBP/1q2B1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qb6 Rc5 ]

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Dmitry Jakovenko Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Vlatko Krstevski, Struga, 2015
r3r1k1/3n1pb1/bqp5/p2p2N1/1p1P4/2N1P3/PPQ2PP1/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

b)
Rasmus Svane vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Gibraltar, 1/28/2015
5rk1/p4Rpp/2bq2n1/8/3r4/1PN4P/P4QB1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf4 Rxf8+ Qxf8 Bxc6 Rxf2 Rxf2 Qc5 ]

c)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Ivan Popov, Moscow, 2016
2r3k1/5pp1/pr3n1p/Q1q1p3/8/2P2BP1/4PP1P/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ if Kh7 Rxc8 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Andrei Volokitin, Doha, 2016
r4k1b/pp6/nnp2p2/5N2/7N/5P1K/PP1r3P/4R1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6 ]

e)
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Teimour Radjabov, Doha, 2016
r5rk/1ppbq3/3p4/p2Pp3/2P1PpPb/P4Q2/1P3P2/1K1N2RR w - - 1 0
[ g5 if Qh7 Rxh4 Qxh4 Rh1 ]

f)
Alexander Riazantsev vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Sharjah, 2017
1r3k1r/p2q1ppp/3b4/3p4/8/4QP2/PP3P1P/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 if f4 Qg4+ Qg3 Qxd1+ ]

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