Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Raset Ziatdinov.
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.
Raset Ziatdinov vs Valery Loginov, Tashkent, 1985
5rk1/1b6/p3q3/3p1rpN/1p2p3/7Q/PPP5/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kf7 Qh7+ Kxf6 Rh6+ Ke5 Qc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Raset Ziatdinov vs Grigory Serper, Tashkent, 1987
5r2/3kb2Q/pR1pp1B1/5pP1/4bP2/r1p5/2P5/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7+ Kxe7 Rh7+ ]

c)
Raset Ziatdinov vs Norbert Sehner, Dieren, 1990
2r2r2/1pq2pk1/pn1pp1p1/6QR/4B3/5P2/PPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qf6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Raset Ziatdinov vs Richard Meulders, Antwerpen, 1994
2r1qbk1/1b3p1p/3p4/p4PP1/1p1BnR2/3P3Q/PP5P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ ]



Raset Ziatdinov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Raset Ziatdinov vs P Mozgawa, Cappelle la Grande, 1994
2r2kB1/2q3b1/5pp1/2n5/2Q5/B7/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5+ ]

b)
Raset Ziatdinov vs Igor Zugic, Toronto, 1998
2r3k1/7p/2q2p1B/1p1R2p1/1P2QbP1/7P/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ if Kf7 Rf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Raset Ziatdinov vs Pavel Rozanov, Moscow, 2009
5bQ1/pp5R/1q3rp1/6kp/8/4N2P/P1P2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ Rf5 h4+ Kxh4 g3+ ]

d)
Raset Ziatdinov vs Maddisetty Mythri, Udaipur, 2019
r4rk1/p2nbppp/2pq4/7b/3N4/2N1B3/PP1Q1PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 Qf6 Qxd7 if Bxd1 Nxe7+ ]


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