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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Murtas Kazhgaleyev.
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)
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Rafail Gabdrakhmanov, Kstovo, 1994
r1b1r1k1/1p4bp/2pB1pp1/4P3/p1q5/1nN1Q1PP/1P3PB1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if cxd5 Bxd5+ or if Bf5 Nb6 ]

b)
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Dmitry Driamin, Yalta, 1995
4q2k/1p2b1rp/p1r1P3/3p1Qp1/n2B4/8/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 if Qxf7 exf7 Bf8 Re8 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Josef Hladik, Pardubice, 1996
r5kr/1q4p1/p6p/3b1p1Q/Pp1N4/8/2B2PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Rxe8 Qxe8+ ]

d)
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Joaquin Scarpa, Roque Saenz Pena, 1997
7k/1b2q2p/pb2p2N/2p2R2/2Qr4/1P2N2P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 if Qe8 Qf1 ]

e)
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Mehrshad Sharif, France, 2003
r4rk1/1p1b1ppp/p1n1p3/2n1P3/q2N1P2/P3B3/2P1B1PP/R2QK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nxc6 Qxc6 Bxc5 Qxc5 Qxd7 ]

Murtas Kazhgaleyev puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Marie Sebag, France, 2005
1n5k/2r2prp/pqb2NpQ/3B4/8/2P2R1P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh7 if Rxh7 Qf8# or if Kg8 Nf6+ ]

b)
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Asher Glicenstein, Livry Gargan, 2005
2b1r1k1/Rrqn1pb1/2Np1npp/3P4/1pp1P3/2N1B2P/1PB2PP1/3QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 Rxa7 Bxa7 Qb7 Nxd6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Francesc Blasco Cusido, Tarragona, 2005
2kr4/1b4r1/B6p/2N2p2/R2p2n1/2b3B1/2P1R1PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7+ Rxb7 Ra8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Victor Ivanov, Moscow, 2007
4q1k1/4P1p1/p5P1/5P2/p3Q3/8/6K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Kh8 Qh4+ ]

e)
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Jean-Noel Riff, France, 2007
r3r2k/1p6/p5pp/2P1q3/2pQ4/P6P/1P4P1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]


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