Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tigran L. Petrosian.
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)
Petrosian vs Zeinab Mamedjarova, Lausanne, 2005
1k6/1p6/2p5/5QKp/1P6/4RPP1/3q4/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4+ if Kc8 Re8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Petrosian vs Pavel Smirnov, Moscow, 2006
2b1rk2/r3bppB/p2Q4/2N5/1qP5/8/6PP/5RBK w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qd5+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2.
Petrosian vs Ara Minasian, Yerevan, 2006
r1b2r2/pp3pnP/1qp2B1k/5R2/6P1/3B4/PPP4P/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Rh5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Petrosian vs Pavel Eljanov, Internet, 2006
8/2R5/4b3/1P4p1/5p1k/8/2P2K2/1r3B2 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ ]

e)
Petrosian vs Sunil Mokal Prathamesh, Kolkata, 2007
rn2k2r/4bppp/p1q5/3Q4/4R3/6P1/PP3P1P/R1B3K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ Kxe7 Bg5+ f6 Re1+ Kf8 Qd8+ Kf7 Re7+ ]



Petrosian Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Petrosian vs Vitali Golod, Internet, 2007
2q5/3bQ3/p4pkp/4n3/8/7P/1PP3P1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rd6 if Qh8 Qxe5 ]

b)
White Mates in 2.
Petrosian vs Nino Gurieli, Dubai, 2007
r5k1/pp1q2b1/3Pp1Q1/2p1prN1/2P5/8/PP4P1/n1BK3R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2
Petrosian vs Joachim Wintzer, Gibraltar, 2008
r5r1/1qp1bkp1/1pN1Nn1p/pPn4P/2P5/6P1/P3QPK1/2B2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ ]

d)
Petrosian vs Sebastien Cossin, Cappelle la Grande, 2008
8/7Q/3Rrkp1/p4p1p/2p2P2/2P4P/1P4PK/4q3 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8 if Rxd6 Qf8+ ]

e)
Petrosian vs John Rodgaard, Dresden, 2008
2rnk3/1p1R1pp1/1p4p1/1N6/P5P1/4P2P/2rR1PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ ]

Petrosian Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Petrosian vs Elina Danielian, Yerevan, 2009
r3r1k1/2p4R/4p3/1nN1P3/2pPK1P1/2P5/p7/7R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if Rac8 Rh8+ mates or if Rxe6 Rh8+ ]

b)
Petrosian vs Arp Das, Bhubaneswar, 2011
r2q2rk/p1p2p1p/1bb2PpQ/2NpP3/2p5/2P1B3/P1P3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf3 if Qf8 Qxh7+ mates ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Petrosian vs Zhou Jianchao, Martuni, 2011
7Q/1b3pp1/2q1pbkB/4P3/1pP4p/pP3N1P/P4PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh4+ if Bxh4 Qxg7+ ]

d)
Slavoljub Marjanovic vs Tigran L Petrosian, Kavala, 7/27/2012
8/1p3pk1/1Bb1p1p1/P3P2p/1b3P1P/6P1/2NR1K2/r7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd2 Nxa1 Ba4 ]

Tigran L. Petrosian Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tigran L. Petrosian vs Erwin L'Ami, Antalya, 12/4/2013
1r4k1/4q2p/1pp1pn2/n1N2p1p/3P4/P1Q2BP1/4PP2/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa5 if bxa5 Rxb8+ Ne8 Bxh5 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Tigran Kotanjian vs Tigran L Petrosian, Jermuk, 6/18/2013
1k1r4/pp5R/2p5/P5p1/7b/4Pq2/1PQ2P2/3NK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd1+ ]

c)
Tigran L Petrosian vs Arman Pashikian, Yerevan, 2014
3r3k/2R4n/5P2/1p4p1/3p2N1/rp1P2P1/7P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if Nxf6 Nf7+ or if Rb8 Ng6+ mates ]

d)
Tigran L Petrosian vs Robert Hovhannisyan, Yerevan, 2014
r4rk1/1p2ppb1/2np1npp/p1p2qNb/2P5/P1NP1PP1/1P1BP1BP/1R1QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh3 Qe5 Bf4 ]


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