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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Igor Yagupov.
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 4.
Igor Yagupov vs Vladimir Karagodin, Briansk, 1995
k5rr/1bQ4q/pP1p2p1/3Pppb1/8/3P1BP1/5KNP/R4R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa6+ Bxa6 b7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Igor Yagupov vs Sergey Janovsky, Moscow, 1995
1k1n4/1P1q4/p1bPr2r/5p2/3QpB2/P3N1P1/6B1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Igor Yagupov vs R Khusnullin, Tula, 1999
r5rk/6pp/p2b2q1/4BpN1/1p2bP2/7Q/PPP3PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Igor Yagupov vs Evgenij Miroshnichenko, St. Petersburg, 2002
6rr/5nQ1/p3kp2/3RpN2/qp6/8/P1P2R2/1K3B2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ Nxd6 Qe7+ Kd5 Qxd6+ ]

e)
Igor Yagupov vs Veronika Avdeeva, Kaluga, 2003
2r1kb1r/3n1pp1/p3q1p1/1p4B1/8/8/PPP3QP/2KR3R w k - 1 0
[ Rhe1 if Ne5 Rxe5 Qxe5 Qc6+ mates ]

Igor Yagupov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Igor Yagupov vs Vladimir Poletov, Tula, 2004
4kb1r/1p1qn3/pBr2p2/P4N1p/5P2/1Q1B4/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w k - 1 0
[ Ng7+ Bxg7 Bg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Igor Yagupov vs Gennady Sergeev, Tula, 2006
3rbn1r/Np1k2p1/2n1p3/1BRp4/1q3Bp1/8/P6P/3Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5+ exd5 Qxd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Igor Yagupov vs Viktor Ponomarenko, Tula, 2006
1r4rk/4p2p/3pQbn1/1pq2N2/p1n1P3/P1P5/BP4P1/1KBR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh1+ if Nh4 Rxh4+ ]

d)
Igor Yagupov vs Jan Petr, Pardubice, 2015
3q1rk1/3QRppp/2p5/p3P3/2p5/4P1P1/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if g5 exf7+ Kg7 Qxd8 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Igor Yagupov vs Radek Wasserbauer, Pardubice, 2017
r4bk1/1bqn1pP1/p3r2p/4pN2/Pp2P2P/4BQ2/BPP2P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Rxh6 Qxf7+ ]

f)
Igor Yagupov vs Hayk Yeritsyan, Moscow, 2018
2br1k2/1p3ppQ/2n2q1p/rR6/8/P3PN2/2B3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd4 if Qd6 Bb3 or if Qh4 Nxc6 ]

g)
White mates in 2.
Igor Yagupov vs Jiri Houska, Olomouc, 2018
1rb2b1r/ppN1k1pp/4p3/5p2/3Q4/5q2/PPP1NP1P/2KR2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]


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