"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anna Ushenina. 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)
Anna Ushenina vs Elena Cherednichenko, Kiev, 1997
r1b1qrk1/p1pnbppp/1p2p3/4P3/2N2P2/2P1B3/PPQ1B1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf3 if Rb8 Bc6 w/Qd2 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Maryna Kazak vs Anna Ushenina, Kiev, 1998
7k/pp4rp/2p3q1/4P3/4p3/1P2P1PR/P2r4/5RKQ b - - 0 1
[ ..Qxg3+ Rxg3 Rxg3+ Qg2 Rgxg2+ ]

c)
Anna Ushenina vs Anatasia Gutsko, Kramatorsk, 2002
r1q2rk1/pp2bpp1/P3p1p1/n2nP1B1/B5P1/2N4P/1P2QPK1/R2R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Bxe7 ]

d)
Anna Ushenina vs Anatolij Yashtylov, St Petersburg, 2002
2r3k1/5ppp/6q1/pp2r3/2b4Q/2P2B1P/PP4P1/R2R3K w - - 0 1
[ b3 if Be6 Rd8+ mates ]

e)
Alexandra Stiri vs Anna Ushenina, Kochin, 2004
2rr4/6kp/3q2p1/p2Npp1n/2Pn4/4QP2/P2R1P1P/1BR4K b - - 0 1
[ ..Qxd5 if cxd5 Rxc1+ Kg2 Nf4+ ]

1e)
Alexandra Stiri vs Anna Ushenina

Anna Ushenina Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Anna Ushenina vs Maria Velcheva, Kusadasi, 2006
rqb4R/3n1ppp/pBp1k3/8/1bpQPp2/2N5/PPP3PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Be7 Nd5 f6 Rxe7+ Kd6 Bc5+ Nxc5 e5+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Anna Ushenina vs Ekaterina Ubiennykh, Sochi, 2007
2k5/5r1p/1PKB3P/6P1/5p2/6P1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Anna Ushenina vs Marie Sebag, Beijing, 2013
r6k/1p1b2rp/p4R1Q/3p4/3q4/3B3P/PP4P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]

d)
Anna Muzychuk vs Anna Ushenina, Beijing, 2013
r2qkbnr/pp2ppp1/2bp3p/8/3QP2B/2N5/PPP2PPP/R3K1NR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...e5 ]

e)
Irina Krush vs Anna Ushenina, Huai'an, 2016
6k1/1prn1p2/p1q3p1/P2p3p/NQnP3P/3BP1P1/5PK1/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3+ ]

2a)
mate in 6
Anna Ushenina vs Maria Velcheva

Anna Ushenina Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Simay Tokcan vs Anna Ushenina, Izmir, 2016
r3r1k1/pb2ppb1/1p1q2pp/8/2QP3B/2P2N2/P2R1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 gxf3 Qf4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Anna Ushenina vs Anastasia Bodnaruk, Riyadh, 2017
4qb1k/QR6/2np1rp1/1p2p1Np/1P3P2/P5P1/7P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh7+ Kg8 2.Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Anna Ushenina vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Huaian, 2017
8/1R6/3r1p2/k2ppPn1/P5P1/2P1n3/1P2B3/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bb5 ]

d)
Anna Ushenina vs Evgenija Ovod, Tbilisi, 2018
1r3rk1/p2nbppp/2n1p3/2ppP2P/b4BN1/q1PP1NP1/P1R1QPB1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bc1 ]

e)
Olga Girya vs Anna Ushenina, Tbilisi, 2018
8/3R2pp/1k6/2pB4/1r1b4/4rP2/2KR2PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rc3+ 2.Kd1 Rb1+ 3.Ke2 Re3+ 4.Kf2 Re7+ ]

3e)
Olga Girya vs Anna Ushenina

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