Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Top FIDE Women (Jan - Jun 2014).
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)
White mates in 5.
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Valentina Gunina, Loo, 4/8/2014
2r3r1/p2Q2pk/1p2P2p/2pqBp2/2b5/P1R2N2/6PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if hxg5 Rh3+ or if Kh8 Rh3 ]

b)
Elina Danielian vs Humpy Koneru, Lopota 6/29/2014
5k2/1p1n1pp1/4b3/pP1p3p/P2Q4/3BPPnP/2Nq2P1/4N1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 ]

c)
Alisa Galliamova vs Anton Lachihin, Kazan, 6/2/2014
8/p3nk1p/1p3pp1/1P1P2n1/8/2N4P/P5PB/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ h4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alisa Galliamova vs Anatoly Morgunov, Kazan, 6/4/2014
r1bQ1qkr/p6p/1p2p1BR/2p1P3/2Pp1P2/BP2b2R/P5PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Kxf7 Rf6+ ]

e)
Valentina Gunina vs Alisa Galliamova, Loo, 4/11/2014
2R1bk2/1p3pbQ/p5qp/5Np1/4B3/6P1/P4PKP/4r3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Kxe8 Nxg7+ ]

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Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Valentina Gunina vs Vlada Sviridova, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/23/2014
r6R/4k3/r3B1p1/3PB2p/8/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ if Ke8 d6 ]

b)
Yifan Hou vs Nana Dzagnidze, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/11/2014
3r1rk1/3nbp1p/pq5Q/1pp1Pp2/2P1B3/1P6/PB4PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ e6 if Nf6 Qg5+ or if f6 Bxf5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Yifan Hou vs Nafisa Muminova, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/14/2014
5rk1/rbRR1pp1/q6p/1pQ1p3/1p2P2P/1p4P1/P4PBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

d)
Yifan Hou vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Lopota, 6/24/2014
2r3kr/p1R2pb1/3B2p1/1p3q1p/8/3R3P/PP2QPP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if hxg4 hxg4 ]

e)
Lela Javakhishvili vs Yerazik Khachatourian, Caleta, 1/28/2014
4nrk1/1pq3bp/2pp2p1/3PpbB1/1PP5/2Nn3P/3NBPP1/Q4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if h6 Be3 or if Nf4 Bxf4 ]



Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lela Javakhishvili vs Ali Ekber Dogan, Konya, 6/24/2014
1r4k1/5p1p/1P1p1bp1/2nBp3/r3P1P1/4B2P/2n1NP2/1R1R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 dxc5 Bb3 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Tatiana Kosintseva vs Kateryna Lahno, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/23/2014
2rq1r2/7k/p2ppPp1/4p2p/1p2P2P/5Q2/PPP2P2/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 Kxg6 Rg1+ if Kh6 Qe3+ or if Kf7 Rg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Tatiana Kosintseva vs Irina Krush, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/25/2014
rn4rk/p1pqnpp1/1p2pB1p/3pP2P/3P1Q2/P1Pb1N2/2P2PP1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Bh7 Ng5 ]

d)
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Irina Krush, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/24/2014
5k2/2r2N1p/1pb3n1/p1nrp1P1/2P1p3/P5BP/2P1B3/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5+ Kg7 cxd5 Bxd5 Nxg6 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya vs Anasrasia Travkina, Vladivostok, 6/5/2014
5k1r/p4p2/1n5q/5R2/2PQ2p1/6P1/PP3PBr/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Kg7 Rxf7+ ]

Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Irina Krush vs Ashritha Eswaran, Saint Louis, 5/9/2014
2n5/q1r1k1pp/p3Pp2/2P1p3/4P3/6PP/P2Q3K/3R1B2 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

b)
Anna Muzychuk vs Marina Guseva, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/25/2014
1k6/1pq1r1p1/2pnppp1/3n4/2NP4/8/1Q3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa3 ]

c)
Judit Polgar vs Yangyi Yu, Dubai, 6/19/2014
5r1k/1bq4p/1p1b2B1/1Pp5/8/4B2Q/P5PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4+ Kg8 Qe6+ Rf7 Bxf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Almira Skripchenko vs Jorge Santamaria, Saint-Quentin, 5/28/2014
4b1r1/2R2p1k/p3pQp1/4B2p/1p1P1P2/7P/PP4PK/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Bxf7 Qxf7+ ]

e)
Antoaneta Stefanova vs Milan Kandic, Caleta, 1/28/2014
5rk1/2qn1p1p/b4n2/p1p1pQ2/Pp2P3/6NP/BPP2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if Nxh5 Rxd7 or if Qc6 Qg5+ mates ]

Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Zhongyi Tan vs Sarai Sanchez Castillo, Caleta, 1/29/2014
rn3k1r/ppq3p1/2p1P1Q1/8/P7/7P/1p3P2/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Ke7 Qg5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Zhongyi Tan vs Turkan Mamedjarova, Tromsoe, 8/5/2014
r7/pp2RQ2/2p2Ppk/7p/8/4P2P/Pq4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ h4 ]

c)
Dinara Dordzhieva vs Anastasia Bodnaruk, Vladivostok, 6/4/2014
8/7p/3Pb3/2r5/1p1Q2nk/1P6/P5B1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Bf1 Rxf1+ Kg2 Rd1 if Qc5 Bd5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Evgeny Zanan vs Elina Danielian, Yerevan, 3/7/2014
6k1/3q1p2/1p4p1/2b3P1/7K/6PP/rp1BQ3/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ Qe4 Qxe4+ Bf4 Qf3 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Tingjie Lei vs Yixin Ding, Jiangmen, 4/14/2014
8/8/5k2/3BNppp/3P4/4P2K/r3n2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng1+ ]

Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Doudou Wang vs Yixin Ding, Jinan, 6/4/2014
6k1/5ppp/3R4/pPNR1b2/8/5PK1/r3r1PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Rxf5 Rxg2+ mates ]

b)
Xue Zhao vs Olga Girya, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/15/2014
7Q/1pk5/8/P1q2p2/5P2/3QPK2/P7/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc6+ e4 fxe4+ Qxe4 Qd1+ ]

c)
Shayesteh Ghader Pour vs Qi Guo, Tabriz, 5/24/2014
8/1p1r3k/7p/3P4/8/2R4P/2p2P2/1r2RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re7 ]

d)
Jue Wang vs Wenjun Ju, Xinghua, 3/18/2014
r5k1/6pp/2Nrpq2/8/1PQ5/3N4/2K1R3/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc6 if Qxc6 Ra2+ ]

e)
Dina Drozdova vs Alina Kashlinskaya, Moscow, 1/31/2014
rr4k1/2nb1pbp/6p1/p2Pp1P1/3qP2P/Q3NP2/1P1NB3/1K1R2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf8 ]

Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Furtado Ivana Maria vs Alina Kashlinskaya, Ho Chi Minh City, 3/10/2014
3rr1k1/pp3p2/6p1/7p/P1N3nP/1PQ3Pn/1B3qB1/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

b)
Valentina Gunina vs Bela Khotenashvili, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/23/2014
8/ppR2pk1/3p1rp1/4n2p/qR2P3/6P1/PQ4KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1 Rc1 Qf3+ Kg1 Nd3 ]

c)
Irina Vasilevich vs Alexandra Kosteniuk, Moscow, 1/31/2014
3r2k1/pb4pp/1p6/2p1q3/3rP3/1P4P1/P2R1QBP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 Rxd2 Qa1+ Bf1 Rxd2 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Nafisa Muminova vs Alexandra Kosteniuk, Lopota, 6/25/2014
6k1/5p2/p3rPp1/2pP4/3q1R1Q/P7/2P4P/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb6+ Kc1 Qe3+ ]

e)
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Anna Muzychuk, Khanty Mansyisk, 4/24/2014
6k1/5p2/1Q4p1/2pPq2p/3b4/4rBPb/4P2P/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ Rxf3 if Rxf3 Qxe2 mates or if exf3 Qe2 mates ]

Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Chanda Sandipan vs Mariya Muzychuk, Caleta, 2/5/2014
6k1/R7/P4p2/6np/3N2p1/6P1/5PKP/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3 if Nf3 Re2 ]

b)
Nino Maisuradze vs Natalija Pogonina, Caleta, 1/31/2014
5r1k/p4q1p/1p2b1pP/3pP1R1/2r1pB2/1P6/P2Q1PP1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc2 if Qxc2 Qxf4 ]

c)
Viktor Turkin vs Natalija Pogonina, Kazan, 6/7/2014
6k1/5pp1/4p2p/1p1qP3/r2P1P2/6PP/6QK/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra2 if Rb2 Qxg2+ ]

d)
Daniyyl Dvirnyy vs Judit Polgar, Yerevan, 3/11/2014
8/5pk1/2q2rp1/r3p2p/R3P3/R2P2PP/4P1K1/Q7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2 if Rxa5 Qxe2+ mates ]

e)
Qian Huang vs Yang Shen, Wuxi, 5/10/2014
1k4r1/1pn5/p1p5/2Pb4/1P2pp2/2N2P1P/1P1R3K/4RBr1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e3 if Rg2 R8xg2+ or if Rc2 Bxf3 mates ]

Top FIDE Women Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jolanta Zawadzka vs Monika Socko, Warsaw, 3/28/2014
2k3r1/pp1b4/3q1r1p/2pPN3/7Q/P2B2Pn/2P2PKP/R3R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf4 Qh5 Rxf2+ Kh1 Rg5 Qh4 Rxe5 ]

b)
Emil Sutovsky vs Zhongyi Tan, Caleta, 2/1/2014
8/N2r4/1P3k1p/P4p2/8/K2n3P/4p1P1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 if Kxb4 Rd1 or if b7 Rxb7 ]

c)
Jue Wang vs Zhongyi Tan, Xinghua, 3/13/2014
q4B2/5p1k/1Q4pp/Pp2p3/1P6/4RPPP/3r4/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8 if Bc5 Qxh3 Re2 Qxg3+ mates or if Re1 Qxh3 ]

d)
Huahua Xu vs Zhongyi Tan, Sharjah, 4/19/2014
5rk1/q2n2bp/p2p2p1/3b2N1/PP1P3P/2B1rP2/3QB3/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Rxc3 Qxd4+ or if Qxc3 Bxd4+ ]


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