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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Artyom Timofeev. 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)
Timofeev vs Aleksei Pridorozhni, Elista, 2001
4q3/3r3p/2r1k1p1/p1pRppBP/2Pn3Q/1P3P2/P5P1/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5+ if Kxe5 Qe1+ mates ]

b)
Timofeev vs Viktor Bologan, Kazan, 2001
2b2rk1/4Qpb1/p2N2pp/1P2n3/1p5B/4R2P/5PP1/q4BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if Be6 Rxe5 ]

c)
Timofeev vs Vladimir Kachar, Moscow, 2001
1rr2bk1/1p3p2/1R4pp/3Np3/8/1Q1P2P1/2q1PP1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Kg7 Ne8+ Kg8 Rxg6+ ]

d)
Timofeev vs Anton Korobov, Patras, 2001
2rk1b1r/1b3pp1/p2q1n1p/2n5/3B2PP/PP3P2/1NPQ4/1K2RB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 Qd5 Bxf6+ gxf6 Qxd5 w/Rd1 ]

e)
Timofeev vs Alexander Kochyev, St Petersburg, 2001
3r1n2/2R2pk1/3Pqbp1/pr6/4BB2/5P2/6QP/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 ]

Timofeev Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 7. Timofeev vs Vladimir Telnov, Tomsk, 2001
q2r1b1k/2R5/4p2p/1p1pNp2/p2P1Q2/Pr5P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ w/Qe5 ]

b)
Timofeev vs Sayantan Dutta, Goa, 2002
8/1p3rpk/1QP1p2p/3pP3/6Pq/5P2/3r2P1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 (if cxb7 Qg3) ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Timofeev vs P Phoobalan, Goa, 2002
r3r1k1/pp2bp1p/1qppbp2/8/1nPP4/3B1NNP/PP1Q1PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 f5 Nh5 ]

d)
Timofeev vs Michal Ac, Cappelle la Grande, 2003
3r1bk1/5pp1/4q2p/1p2pN2/2p1b3/2P3Q1/1P3PPP/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6+ Kh7 Nxf7 if Qxf7 Qh4+ ]

e)
Timofeev vs Sergey Grigoriants, Krasnoyarsk, 2003
2r2rk1/2Nbbppp/3ppn2/n7/1q2PP2/4B3/1P1NB1PP/R3QRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Na6 Qxb2 Rxa5 ]

Timofeev Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Timofeev vs Nukhim Rashkovsky, Krasnoyarsk, 2003
8/8/P5pk/4pp2/2BpP2P/r2PbK2/8/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh2 w/Ra2 ]

b)
White Mates in 9. Timofeev vs Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Internet, 2004
1r1qnk2/1r1b1pbQ/3pp1p1/3N2P1/p2NP3/5P2/1PP5/1KBR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ Kg7 Rdh1 ]

c)
Timofeev vs Alexander Raetsky, Abudhabi, 2004
4r1k1/1pq2ppp/pn1b4/6R1/3P3P/2PB1Q2/3B1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Bh6+ mates ]

d)
White Mates in 6.
Artyom Timofeev vs Evgeniy Najer, Saint Vincent, 2004
6k1/4K2p/7P/p5N1/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 a4 Nf6+ Kh8 Kf8 a3 Ne4 ]

e)
White Mates in 8.
Artyom Timofeev vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Skanderborg, 2005
r4r1k/1p3Bp1/2p3Qp/7R/1n6/2p3P1/P1q2PKP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Qf6+ Kh7 Rd7 ]

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Artyom Timofeev Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Artyom Timofeev vs Filip Delekta, Warsaw, 2011
2rr4/2q1n2k/p2p3b/2pB1p1Q/2P1pP2/1P2B2P/P5R1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh8 Rg7 ]

b)
Tamas Banusz vs Artyom Timofeev, Warsaw, 2011
3r1rk1/pp3ppp/4b3/3n4/1PR2B2/P6P/4BPP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 if Re4 Bf5 or if Rd4 Nc3 ]

c)
Artyom Timofeev vs Marin Bosiocic, Plovdiv, 2012
3q4/5Qbk/1p2p1p1/p3P2p/4NK1P/6P1/5P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kh6 Qxg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Artyom Timofeev vs Azat Sharafiev, Kazan, 2016
1r1q3r/2p5/p3k2p/1b5p/1n1P1Q2/1PR3P1/P4PB1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh3+ ]

e)
Miran Oganian vs Artyom Timofeev, Sochi, 2017
r5k1/5p2/pp1R2b1/3Q4/4q1P1/6P1/PP5P/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qe3+ 2.Kg2 Be4+ ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Egor Gubsky vs Artyom Timofeev, Sochi, 2017
5rk1/4Rpp1/5q1p/5N2/2Q5/2P3P1/5p1P/4n2K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qc6+ ]

g)
White mates in 5.
Artyom Timofeev vs Sergey Drygalov, Ekaterinburg, 2018
5bqk/1br5/p1p3R1/1p4p1/1P1P4/P7/2B1Q1PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ if Bg7 Rh6+ or if Qg7 Rh6+ Kg8 Bb3+ Rf7 Bxf7+ ]

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