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chess puzzles from games of vishy anand


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1

    johnyboy44311

    Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Viswanathan Anand.
    White to move and win except where noted.

    Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
    Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

    a)
    Black to move and win. Javier Gil Capape vs Anand, Gausdal, 1986
    3r2k1/4qppp/p7/1pp1n3/4P3/BP6/P2R1PPP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
    [ ...Nf3+ ]

    b)
    White Mates in 5. Anand vs N Babu, India, 1988
    r1b1k2r/p4pp1/1pn1p2p/4Pn1P/3p2q1/P2B1N2/2PB1PP1/1R2QK1R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf7+ ]

    c)
    Anand vs Lawrence Cooper, Blackpool, 1988
    3r1k2/1b3p1p/p7/1pp4n/8/2PP1q1P/PPB2Q2/4RNK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Qxc5+ w/Qg5+ ]

    d)
    Anand vs Richard Gerber, Biel, 1988
    3k4/5pb1/2P5/pN5P/1p6/1P3p2/1P6/4K3 w - - 0 1
    [ c7+ w/Nd6+ & Ne8+ ]

    e)
    Black to move and win. Vassily Ivanchuk vs Anand, Reggio Emilia, 1989
    2k1rr2/ppp3pp/2n3q1/3p1p2/3Pn2b/NNPB1P1b/PPQ3PP/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
    [ ...Nf2+ if Rxf2 Bxg2+ mates ]



    Anand Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Anand vs Valery Salov, Paris, 1991
    r1b2rk1/1p3p1p/pn1p2pB/q3b3/3p4/NB5P/PP3PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bd2 w/Rc1 ]

    b)
    White Mates in 3. Anand vs Victor Bologan, Calcutta, 1992
    4q3/5R2/P2p2p1/3Np1k1/4P2p/r7/5QK1/8 w - - 0 1
    [ Qf6+ ]

    c)
    Anand vs Gundela Heinatz, Bad Mergentheim, 1993
    r3r1k1/pp1b1pbp/1np3p1/8/3PP2q/1B2BP2/P2QN1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bg5 w/Ng3 ]

    d)
    White Mates in 4. Anand vs Alexander Chernin, Eupen, 1999
    2q1nrk1/p3pp2/3p1P1Q/2pP2P1/4P2P/2b2R2/Pn4R1/7K w - - 0 1
    [ g6 Qh3+ Rxh3 Nxf6 gxf7+ ]

    e)
    Anand vs Veselin Topalov, Monaco, 1999
    3q1rbk/pR5p/2rp3Q/3Nb3/2P1P3/1R6/P4pP1/3B1K2 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxh7+ Bxh7 Rb7 ]



    Anand Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Black to move and win. Stefan Djuric vs Anand, Bastia, 2000
    1kr5/1pqB1ppp/pr2p3/3p4/Q2Pn3/R4RPP/PPP2P2/2K5 b - - 0 1
    [ ...Rb4 ]

    b)
    Black Mates in 6. Etienne Bacrot vs Anand, Bastia, 2001
    5rk1/p4ppp/R3p3/7q/Q3P3/2P1n1P1/Pr3PBP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
    [ ...Qe2 ]

    c)
    Anand vs Elizbar Ubilava, Villarrobledo, 2001
    8/pp3rk1/1q1PQnp1/2p5/2P4r/3R1R2/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf6 if Rxf6 Qe7+ ]

    d)
    Anand vs Alexander Graf, Benidorm, 2003
    6k1/5p1p/2R3n1/3B2Q1/1q6/3r3P/1b4P1/6BK w - - 0 1
    [ Rxg6+ hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qxd3 ]

    e)
    Anand vs Francisco Vallejo-Pons, Monte Carlo, 2004
    2r2r2/1p1b2kp/3N1bp1/p3q3/Pn1NPp2/1B3P2/1PP4Q/1K1R2R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf5+ Bxf5 Nf5+ if Kh8 Qxh7+ mates ]

    Aronian vs Anand, Mexico City, 2007



    Anand, Part IV. White to move and win.
    a)
    Anand vs Loek Van Wely, Monte Carlo, 2004
    4r2r/5R1p/p2Q1p2/4n2k/4pq2/1B2Nb2/PP5P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf6 if Qxe3 Rf5+ mates ]

    b)
    Anand vs Peter Leko, Dortmund, 2004
    r1bq1r1k/p3nppp/3p3b/2pNp3/2B1P3/P1PP1N2/5PPP/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nxe7 Qxe7 Bd5 ]

    c)
    Anand vs Sergei Rublevsky, Bastia, 2004
    r1n1rbk1/1b1p1p2/pB2p1p1/N3P2p/q1P2P2/3B3R/1P3QPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bc2 if Qb4 Rb3 or if Qa2 Bb3 ]

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #2

    hellrazor

    these are great puzzles
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    Abarai

    johnyboy44311 wrote:

    Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Viswanathan Anand.
    White to move and win except where noted. Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
    Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

    a)
    Black to move and win. Javier Gil Capape vs Anand, Gausdal, 1986
    3r2k1/4qppp/p7/1pp1n3/4P3/BP6/P2R1PPP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
    [ ...Nf3+ ]

    b)
    White Mates in 5. Anand vs N Babu, India, 1988
    r1b1k2r/p4pp1/1pn1p2p/4Pn1P/3p2q1/P2B1N2/2PB1PP1/1R2QK1R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf7+ ]

    c)
    Anand vs Lawrence Cooper, Blackpool, 1988
    3r1k2/1b3p1p/p7/1pp4n/8/2PP1q1P/PPB2Q2/4RNK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Qxc5+ w/Qg5+ ]

    d)
    Anand vs Richard Gerber, Biel, 1988
    3k4/5pb1/2P5/pN5P/1p6/1P3p2/1P6/4K3 w - - 0 1
    [ c7+ w/Nd6+ & Ne8+ ]

    e)
    Black to move and win. Vassily Ivanchuk vs Anand, Reggio Emilia, 1989
    2k1rr2/ppp3pp/2n3q1/3p1p2/3Pn2b/NNPB1P1b/PPQ3PP/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
    [ ...Nf2+ if Rxf2 Bxg2+ mates ]



    Anand Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Anand vs Valery Salov, Paris, 1991
    r1b2rk1/1p3p1p/pn1p2pB/q3b3/3p4/NB5P/PP3PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bd2 w/Rc1 ]

    b)
    White Mates in 3. Anand vs Victor Bologan, Calcutta, 1992
    4q3/5R2/P2p2p1/3Np1k1/4P2p/r7/5QK1/8 w - - 0 1
    [ Qf6+ ]

    c)
    Anand vs Gundela Heinatz, Bad Mergentheim, 1993
    r3r1k1/pp1b1pbp/1np3p1/8/3PP2q/1B2BP2/P2QN1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bg5 w/Ng3 ]

    d)
    White Mates in 4. Anand vs Alexander Chernin, Eupen, 1999
    2q1nrk1/p3pp2/3p1P1Q/2pP2P1/4P2P/2b2R2/Pn4R1/7K w - - 0 1
    [ g6 Qh3+ Rxh3 Nxf6 gxf7+ ]

    e)
    Anand vs Veselin Topalov, Monaco, 1999
    3q1rbk/pR5p/2rp3Q/3Nb3/2P1P3/1R6/P4pP1/3B1K2 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxh7+ Bxh7 Rb7 ]



    Anand Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Black to move and win. Stefan Djuric vs Anand, Bastia, 2000
    1kr5/1pqB1ppp/pr2p3/3p4/Q2Pn3/R4RPP/PPP2P2/2K5 b - - 0 1
    [ ...Rb4 ]

    b)
    Black Mates in 6. Etienne Bacrot vs Anand, Bastia, 2001
    5rk1/p4ppp/R3p3/7q/Q3P3/2P1n1P1/Pr3PBP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
    [ ...Qe2 ]

    c)
    Anand vs Elizbar Ubilava, Villarrobledo, 2001
    8/pp3rk1/1q1PQnp1/2p5/2P4r/3R1R2/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf6 if Rxf6 Qe7+ ]

    d)
    Anand vs Alexander Graf, Benidorm, 2003
    6k1/5p1p/2R3n1/3B2Q1/1q6/3r3P/1b4P1/6BK w - - 0 1
    [ Rxg6+ hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qxd3 ]

    e)
    Anand vs Francisco Vallejo-Pons, Monte Carlo, 2004
    2r2r2/1p1b2kp/3N1bp1/p3q3/Pn1NPp2/1B3P2/1PP4Q/1K1R2R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf5+ Bxf5 Nf5+ if Kh8 Qxh7+ mates ]

    Aronian vs Anand, Mexico City, 2007



    Anand, Part IV. White to move and win.
    a)
    Anand vs Loek Van Wely, Monte Carlo, 2004
    4r2r/5R1p/p2Q1p2/4n2k/4pq2/1B2Nb2/PP5P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf6 if Qxe3 Rf5+ mates ]

    b)
    Anand vs Peter Leko, Dortmund, 2004
    r1bq1r1k/p3nppp/3p3b/2pNp3/2B1P3/P1PP1N2/5PPP/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nxe7 Qxe7 Bd5 ]

    c)
    Anand vs Sergei Rublevsky, Bastia, 2004
    r1n1rbk1/1b1p1p2/pB2p1p1/N3P2p/q1P2P2/3B3R/1P3QPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bc2 if Qb4 Rb3 or if Qa2 Bb3 ]


    Interesting,great,exciting puzzles!


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #4

    macer75

    cool

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #5

    apostolis1

    That's very interesting, thank you for sharing! Smile


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