'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anton Kovalyov.
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 6.
Anton Kovalyov vs Miguel Babo, Figueira da Foz, 2008
4q2k/4Prb1/1p1p1p1p/p1p3pP/PnP1Q1P1/1P3R2/8/B4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 Bxf6 Rxf6 Rxf6 Bxf6+ Kg8 Qg6+ ]

b)
Anton Kovalyov vs Oleg Romanishin, Figueira da Foz, 2008
4n1k1/1p2rrp1/4Q1Rp/p1p1B3/P1P1qP1P/1P6/6RK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Nxg7 Rxg7+ Kf8 Rxf7+ Rxf7 Bd6+ ]

c)
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Anton Kovalyov, Conegliano, 2008
6k1/6p1/7p/p2q4/1b1BpP2/1P2Q1P1/P5KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd2 if Qxd2 e3+ ]

d)
Anton Kovalyov vs Ling Feng Ye, Montreal, 2009
3n4/p1R3r1/1p2bkpp/3pNp2/1P3PP1/3BP2P/P3K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ g5+ hxg5 fxg5+ Kxe5 Rxg7 ]

e)
Anton Kovalyov vs Thanadon Kulpruthanon, Tromsoe, 2014
4rrk1/1b1nbpp1/ppqp3p/3Np3/2P3n1/1P2BN2/P2QPPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 if dxe5 or Ndxe5 then Nxe7+ ]

1a)
mate in 6
Anton Kovalyov vs Miguel Babo


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