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Here is a collection of 122 chess puzzles played in the first half of 2013 where both players are rated above2450 ELO. In each diagram, the player at the bottom of the board moves first and wins. Solutions are found at the back of the pamphlet.

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Best Chess Puzzles:

Best Chess Puzzles: Jan.-June, 2013

wtharvey.com10,000 chess puzzles7/25/2013edited by Bill HarveyHere is a collection of 122 chess puzzles played in the first half of 2013 where both players are rated above2450 ELO. In each diagram, the player at the bottom of the board moves first and wins. Solutions are found at the back of the pamphlet. Bill Harvey is the webmaster of wtharvey.com - a site devoted to chess puzzles created over the board by Grandmasters. He has also authored and edited four books published by Mongoose Press.

1) Evgeny Sveshnikovvs Daniel FridmanTallinn, 1/13/2013

White Mates in 3.

2) Arkadij Naiditschvs Nils GrandeliusWijk aan Zee, 1/18/2013

3) Sergei Movsesianvs Robin Van KampenWijk aan Zee, 1/19/2013

4)Dmitry Bocharovvs Valeriy NeverovTaganrog, 1/23/2013

5) Wesley Sovs Mark ParaguaTagaytay City, 1/24/2013

6) Eduardo Iturrizagavs Nana DzagnidzeGibraltar, 1/25/2013

7) Davorin Kuljasevicvs Zdenko KozulPlitvicka Ezero, 1/26/2013

8) Bayarsaihan Gundavaavs Rogelio BarcenillaTagaytay City, 1/29/2013

9) Jan Smeetsvs Lubomir FtacnikGermany, 2/2/2013

10) Vlad-Cristian Jianuvs Atanas KolevPlovdiv 2/ 4/2013

White Mates in 4.

11) Fernando Peraltavs Jaime Alexander CuartasCatalunia, 2/ 9/2013

12) Bartlomiej Heberlavs Nikola DjukicPlovdiv, 2/ 9/2013

13) Arkadij Naiditschvs Georg MeierBaden-Baden, 2/10/2013

14) Denis Khismatullinvs Maxim NovikovMoscow, 2/12/2013

15) Pavel Tregubovvs Krishnan SasikiranMoscow, 2/12/2013

White Mates in 2.

16) Anton Shomoevvs Surya Shekhar GangulyMoscow, 2/13/2013

White Mates in 4.

17) Rauf Mamedovvs Dmitry SvetushkinMoscow, 2/15/2013

18) Alexander Grischukvs Aleksandr ShimanovMoscow, 2/16/2013

19) Piotr Bobrasvs Daniel StellwagenGermany, 2/23/2013

20) Alexei Fedorovvs Serghei VedmediucCappelle la Grande, 2/24/2013

21) Sune Berg Hansenvs Ilja SchneiderGermany, 2/24/2013

22) Miroslav Markovicvs Dejan PikulaPozarevac, 2/24/2013

23) Tigran Gharamianvs Andrey BaryshpoletsCappelle la Grande, 2/26/2013

24) Zdenko Kozulvs Nenad SulavaZagreb, 2/28/2013

25) Vladimir Petkovvs Erik BlomqvistCappelle la Grande, 3/ 1/2013

26) Bartosz Sockovs Mads AndersenReykjavik, 3/ 2/2013

White Mates in 4

27) Pawel Jaraczvs Marcin SieciechowiczTrzcianka, 3/ 3/2013

White Mates in 4.

28) Valentina Guninavs Wenjun JuAstana, 3/6/2013

29) Jan-Krzysztof Dudavs Prasanna VishnuBudapest, 3/ 8/2013

30) Vladimir Dobrovvs Yannick PelletierNancy, 3/10/2013

31) Julio Catalino Sadorravs David BerczesRichardson, 3/11/2013

White Mates in 5.

32) Robert Markusvs Emre CanSkopje, 3/11/2013

33) Ivan Salgado Lopezvs Trajce NedevSkopje, 3/11/2013

34) Ivan Ivanisevicvs Antoaneta StefanovaSkopje, 3/15/2013

35) Arian Gonzalez Perezvs David NorwoodCatalunia, 3/16/2013

36) Michael Adamsvs Kacper PiorunGermany, 3/17/2013

37) Daniel Alsina Lealvs Arian Gonzalez PerezSan Sebastian, 3/25/2013

38) Kacper Piorun vsIgor KhenkinGermany, 4/ 5/2013

White Mates in 3.

39) Vladimir Akopianvs Pontus CarlssonDubai, 4/ 9/2013

40) Maxim Matlakovvs Ramil HasangatinLoo, 4/9/2013

41) Vladislav Tkachievvs Dmitry SvetushkinCalvi, 4/14/2013

42) Etienne Bacrotvs Richard RapportCalvi, 4/14/2013

43) Sahaj Growervs Ehsan Ghaem MaghamiDubai, 4/14/2013

White Mates in 6.

44) Kamil Mitonvs Jan-Krzysztof DudaChorzow, 4/14/2013

45) Tigran Gharamianvs Jean-Noel RiffLille, 4/17/2013

46) Nigel Shortvs Attila CzebePattaya, 4/21/2013

47) Michal Olszewskivs Mladen PalacBratto, 4/30/2013

White Mates in 2.

48) Vladimir Petkovvs Sergei KrivosheyLlucmajor, 5/1/2013

49) Peter Svidlervs Jon Ludvig HammerStavanger, 5/7/2013

White Mates in 4.

50) Jorge Sammour-Hasbunvs Alexander IvanovSaint Louis 5/9/2013

White Mates in 6.

51) Hrvoje Stevicvs Pawel JaraczLegnica, 5/9/2013

52) Alexey Dreevvs Arman PashikianLegnica, 5/14/2013

White Mates in 4.

53) Dmitry Svetushkinvs Kamil DragunLegnica, 5/14/2013

White Mates in 4.

54) Sergey Fedorchukvs Davorin KuljasevicLegnica, 5/15/2013

55) Alexey Kislinskyvs Mikhail Al AntipovLegnica, 5/15/2013

56) Robert Kempinskivs Valeriy NeverovLegnica, 5/16/2013

57) Melikset Khachiyanvs Vladimir GeorgievLos Angeles, 5/19/2013

White Mates in 2.

58) Mark Paraguavs Julio Catalino SadorraManila, 5/22/2013

59) Ahmed Adlyvs Essam El GindyTunisia, 5/24/2013

60) Aman Hambletonvs Simon WilliamsSunningdale, 5/25/2013

White Mates in 6.

61)Alexey Kislinskyvs Vojtech PlatLedec nad Sazavou, 5/25/2013

White Mates in 3.

62)Werner Hugvs Milan PacherMeissen, 6/2/2013

White Mates in 6.

63) Vitezslav Rasikvs Attila CzebeMeissen, 6/2/2013

White Mates in 5.

64) Hrant Melkumyanvs Alin BerescuAlbena, 6/4/2013

65) Prasanna Vishnuvs Boris ChatalbashevAlbena 6/4/2013

White Mates in 5.

66) Hichem Hamdouchivs Samy ShokerHaguenau, 6/5/2013

White Mates in 2.

67) Sasa Martinovicvs Vitezslav RasikMeissen, 6/5/2013

White Mates in 2.

68) Maxime Vachier-Lagravevs Igor-Alexandre NatafHaguenau, 6/6/2013

69) Alexander Riazantsevvs Nikolai KabanovKhanty Mansyisk, 6/7/2013

70) Dennis Wagnervs Pierre BailetMeissen, 6/7/2013

71)Vadim Zvjaginsevvs Rodrigo VasquezKhanty Mansyisk, 6/8/2013

72) Tal Baronvs Joseph SanchezHaguenau, 6/9/2013

White Mates in 5.

73) Yuriy Kuzubovvs Vladimir OnischukVoronezh, 6/20/2013

White Mates in 4.

74) Alel Rombaldonivs Michal KrasenkowStockholm, 1/5/2013

75) Nikita Maiorovvs Aleksandr VolodinTallinn, 1/13/2013

76) Jan Smeetsvs Arkadij NaiditschWijk aan Zee, 1/17/2013

77) Shanglei Luvs B AdhibanChennai, 1/19/2013

78) Vasily Papinvs Valeriy NeverovTaganrog, 1/22/2013

79) Vitali Koziakvs Vladimir MalaniukGora Sw. Anny, 1/29/2013

80) Nana Dzagnidzevs Kiril GeorgievGibraltar, 1/30/2013

81) Chanda Sandipanvs Nikita VitiugovGibraltar, 1/31/2013

Black Mates in 3.

82) Krzysztof Bulskivs Aleksandar BerelovichGermany, 2/3/2013

83) Sergey Pavlovvs Ildar IbragimovMoscow, 2/4/2013

84) Petar Drenchevvs Ivan CheparinovPlovdiv, 2/5/2013

85) Alin Berescuvs Ivan CheparinovPlovdiv, 2/9/2013

Black Mates in 6.

86) Artur Gabrielianvs Surya Shekhar GangulyMoscow, 2/12/2013

Black Mates in 5.

87) Andrey Rychagovvs Alexander RiazantsevMoscow, 2/12/2013

88) Aleksej Aleksandrovvs Dmitry KokarevMoscow, 2/13/2013

89) Evgeny Vorobiovvs Zahar EfimenkoMoscow, 2/15/2013

Black Mates in 3.

90) Hjorvar Steinn Gretarssonvs David NavaraReykjavik, 2/27/2013

91) Dmitry Svetushkinvs Etienne BacrotNancy, 3/9/2013

92) Jacob Aagaardvs Davor PaloDenmark, 3/10/2013

93) Danny Raznikovvs Zdenko KozulSkopje, 3/13/2013

Black Mates in 2.

94) Aleksandar Kovacevicvs Milos PerunovicSkopje, 3/15/2013

95) Sandro Pozo Veravs Alejandro RamirezPuebla, 3/29/2013

96) Vladimir Burmakinvs Julio Granda ZunigaLa Roda, 3/31/2013

Black Mates in 3.

97)Sebastian Siebrechtvs Gawain JonesGermany, 4/7/2013

Black Mates in 4.

98) Dmitry Svetushkinvs Vladislav TkachievCalvi, 4/14/2013

99) Ivan Sokolovvs Alexandre DaninKoege, 4/23/2013

Black Mates in 4.

100) Cheng Wangvs Shanglei LuTianjin, 5/1/2013

101) Azer Mirzoevvs Constantin LupulescuLegnica, 5/7/2013

Black Mates in 4.

102) Peter Svidler vsViswanathan AnandStavanger 5/7/2013

Black Mates in 3.

103) Alexandr Predkevs Dragan SolakLegnica, 5/8/2013

104) Lukas Cernousekvs Vasif DurarbeyliLegnica, 5/10/2013

105)Martin Petrvs Maxim RodshteinLegnica, 5/10/2013

Black Mates in 3.

106) Yuri Shulmanvs Benjamin FinegoldSaint Louis, 5/10/2013

Black Mates in 3.

107) Alexey Kislinskyvs Joseph Gallagher,Legnica , 5/13/2013

Black Mates in 3.

108) Aleksander Mistavs Evgeny RomanovLegnica, 5/15/2013

108) 1...Bc3+ if 2.Nd2 Ba4

109) Andres Rodriguezvs Andres Carlos ObregonMoron, 5/15/2013

110) Jon Ludvig Hammervs Hikaru NakamuraSandnes, 5/18/2013

111) Tanguy Ringoirvs Vladimir DobrovMaastricht, 5/18/2013

Black Mates in 3.

112) Konstantin Landavs Arkadij NaiditschHaguenau, 6/2/2013

113) Tal Baronvs Cyril Marcelin,Haguenau, 6/3/2013

114) Jean-Marc Degraevevs Laurent FressinetHaguenau, 6/5/2013

115) R Siddharthvs Kore AkshayrajMumbai, 6/5/2013

116) Alexander Areshchenkovs Sergei ZhigalkoKiev, 6/6/2013

Black Mates in 2

117) Pavel Ponkratovvs Alekasndr RakhmanovKhanty Mansyisk, 6/7/2013

Black Mates in 3.

118) Nikolai Kabanovvs Igor KurnosovKhanty Mansyisk, 6/8/2013

Black Mates in 7.

119) Sahaj Growervs Dragisa BlagojevicGolden Sands, 6/15/2013

Black Mates in 3.

120) Aleksei Pridorozhnivs Yuriy KuzubovVoronezh, 6/15/2013

Black Mates in 2.

121) Tigran Kotanjianvs Tigran L. PetrosianJermuk 6/18/2013

Black Mates in 2.

122) Andrey Vovkvs Roeland PruijssersStroebeck, 6/22/2013

Black Mates in 3.

White Mates in 3.1) 1.Qc4+ d5 2.e6+ Bxe6 3.Ne5#

2) 1.Qg6 w/2.Be4

3) 1.Qh6 if 1...c5 2.f6

4) 1.Rd1

5) 1.Rxe7+ Kxe7 2.Re1+ Kd7 3.Qb7+ Qc7 4.Re7+

6) 1.Nc6 if 1...Nxg4 2.Nxe7+ Kf7 3.Rxd8

7) 1.Bxf6 if 1...Bxf6 2.Nxe4