### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrey Shariyazdanov. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Viacheslav Bashkov, Perm, 1997
6rk/pb1r1pp1/1p2p2p/4P3/q1PP2RQ/8/P3B1PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6 Qc2 Rxh6+ gxh6 Qxh6+ Qh7 Qf6+ Rg7 Bd3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Petr Lukinov, Minsk, 1998
r2q1r2/pQ5R/3P1kp1/2p5/4Pp2/8/P3BP2/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Ke6 Bc4+ Kxd6 e5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Krishnan Sasikiran, Guntur, 2000
r2r1n2/pp3Q2/3b3k/3N4/6P1/1B5P/PP6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ Kxg5 Qf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Alexey Maly, St. Petersburg, 2003
2k3r1/pp3p1p/2n5/6r1/2P1Q3/2q3B1/P3BPPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Georg Mohr, Rabac, 2003
2bqr2Q/2nrkp1p/1p1p2pN/p1n3P1/2P1P3/7P/PP4B1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if gxf5 exf5+ or if Ke6 Nd4+ Ke7 Nc6+ Ke6 Nxd8+ ]

Andrey Shariyazdanov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Sergey Kiselev, St. Petersburg, 2003
5k2/2q3p1/2bpQnB1/2b4p/p1P2P1P/1R6/1P4P1/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ ]

b)
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Istvan Almasi, Geneva, 2004
1n2r1k1/5qp1/p6p/3N1p1Q/1P2B3/7P/P4bP1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Bd5 or if Kf8 Qxf7+ Kxf7 Nxe8+ ]

c)
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Valery Petukhov, Sochi, 2004
2rqr1k1/pp2bp1p/2b1pnpB/3nN3/3P4/P1N3R1/1P3PPP/RB1Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6 if hxg6 Nxg6 fxg6 Qd3 or if fxg6 Nxg6 hxg6 Qd3 ]

d)
Andrey Shariyazdanov vs Alexander Riazantsev, Biel, 2004
2krr3/pp3q1p/n1p2pp1/5b2/2PN4/2P2B2/PQ3PPP/RR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf5 if gxf5 Bh5 ]

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