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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, 19863r2k1/4qppp/p7/1pp1n3/4P3/BP6/P2R1PPP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1[ ...Nf3+ ]b) White Mates in 5. Anand vs N Babu, India, 1988r1b1k2r/p4pp1/1pn1p2p/4Pn1P/3p2q1/P2B1N2/2PB1PP1/1R2QK1R w - - 0 1[ Rxf7+ ]c) Anand vs Lawrence Cooper, Blackpool, 19883r1k2/1b3p1p/p7/1pp4n/8/2PP1q1P/PPB2Q2/4RNK1 w - - 0 1[ Qxc5+ w/Qg5+ ]d) Anand vs Richard Gerber, Biel, 19883k4/5pb1/2P5/pN5P/1p6/1P3p2/1P6/4K3 w - - 0 1[ c7+ w/Nd6+ & Ne8+ ]e) Black to move and win. Vassily Ivanchuk vs Anand, Reggio Emilia, 19892k1rr2/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, 1991r1b2rk1/1p3p1p/pn1p2pB/q3b3/3p4/NB5P/PP3PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1[ Bd2 w/Rc1 ]b) White Mates in 3. Anand vs Victor Bologan, Calcutta, 19924q3/5R2/P2p2p1/3Np1k1/4P2p/r7/5QK1/8 w - - 0 1[ Qf6+ ]c) Anand vs Gundela Heinatz, Bad Mergentheim, 1993r3r1k1/pp1b1pbp/1np3p1/8/3PP2q/1B2BP2/P2QN1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1[ Bg5 w/Ng3 ]d) White Mates in 4. Anand vs Alexander Chernin, Eupen, 19992q1nrk1/p3pp2/3p1P1Q/2pP2P1/4P2P/2b2R2/Pn4R1/7K w - - 0 1[ g6 Qh3+ Rxh3 Nxf6 gxf7+ ]e) Anand vs Veselin Topalov, Monaco, 19993q1rbk/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, 20001kr5/1pqB1ppp/pr2p3/3p4/Q2Pn3/R4RPP/PPP2P2/2K5 b - - 0 1[ ...Rb4 ]b) Black Mates in 6. Etienne Bacrot vs Anand, Bastia, 20015rk1/p4ppp/R3p3/7q/Q3P3/2P1n1P1/Pr3PBP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1[ ...Qe2 ]c) Anand vs Elizbar Ubilava, Villarrobledo, 20018/pp3rk1/1q1PQnp1/2p5/2P4r/3R1R2/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1[ Rxf6 if Rxf6 Qe7+ ]d) Anand vs Alexander Graf, Benidorm, 20036k1/5p1p/2R3n1/3B2Q1/1q6/3r3P/1b4P1/6BK w - - 0 1[ Rxg6+ hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qxd3 ]e) Anand vs Francisco Vallejo-Pons, Monte Carlo, 20042r2r2/1p1b2kp/3N1bp1/p3q3/Pn1NPp2/1B3P2/1PP4Q/1K1R2R1 w - - 0 1[ Nf5+ Bxf5 Nf5+ if Kh8 Qxh7+ mates ]Aronian vs Anand, Mexico City, 2007Anand, Part IV. White to move and win.a) Anand vs Loek Van Wely, Monte Carlo, 20044r2r/5R1p/p2Q1p2/4n2k/4pq2/1B2Nb2/PP5P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1[ Rxf6 if Qxe3 Rf5+ mates ]b) Anand vs Peter Leko, Dortmund, 2004r1bq1r1k/p3nppp/3p3b/2pNp3/2B1P3/P1PP1N2/5PPP/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1[ Nxe7 Qxe7 Bd5 ]c) Anand vs Sergei Rublevsky, Bastia, 2004r1n1rbk1/1b1p1p2/pB2p1p1/N3P2p/q1P2P2/3B3R/1P3QPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1[ Bc2 if Qb4 Rb3 or if Qa2 Bb3 ]
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