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Nearly 70 chess puzzles and upsets by super grandmasters thru July. Critical positions in recent games. What's the best move?

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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 2010.The dot on the right side indicates which side moves. 4) White Mates in 4.

1) White Mates in 2.

5) Black Mates in 4.

2) White Mates in 2. 6) Black Mates in 5.

3) White Mates in 3. 7) White Mates in 5.

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Vladimir Akopian vs Vadim Zvjaginsev, Rijeka, 2010 [ Rf7+ ]

3) White Mates in 3.64)

Sergey Karjakin vs Alexei Shirov, Odessa, 2010 [ Rh8+ ]

4) White Mates in 4. Mikhail Kobalia vs Loek Van Wely, Tromsoe, 2010 [ Rh3 h5 Qxh5 ]65)

5) Black Mates in 4. Daniel Fridman 2654 vs Alex Lenderman 2560, Caleta, 2010 [ ...Qg4+ Kh2 Nf3+ Kh1 Qh3+ ]

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6) Black Mates in 5. Michael Adams vs Alexander Areshchenko, Germany, 2010 [ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Qh1+ ]

Solutions1) White Mates in 2. Aleksandar Berelovich 2553 vs Francisco Vallejo Pons 2708, Germany, 2010 [ Qd8+ ]

7) White Mates in 5. Magnus Carlsen vs Boris Gelfand, Nice (blindfold), 2010

2) White Mates in 2.

[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

13) Sebastian Testor 2318 vs Hrvoje Stevic 2614, Austria, 2010 8) White Mates in 6. [ Qxd4 Bxd4 Bd6 ] Sergei Rublevsky vs Ernesto Inarkiev, Dagomys, 2010 [ Rd8+ if Nxd8 Nd6+ ] 14) Magnus Carlsen vs VAssily Ivanchuk, Wijk aan Zee, 2010 [ Bxd4 if Bxd4 Bb1 Bc5 b4 ]

9) White Mates in 7. Gregory Kaidanov 2583 vs Judit Polgar 2682, Hilton Head, 2010 [ Rxe6+ fxe6 Qg7+ ]

15) Jan Smeets vs Loek Van Wely, Wijk aan Zee, 2010 [ Rxb6 if Qxb6 Nxf7 or if Qxd8 Rxa6 ]

10) White Mates in 7. 16) Daniyyl Dvirnyy 2441 vs Tornike Sanikidze 2615, Rijeka, 2010 [ Qh5+ if Kxh5 e8/Q+ ] Zbynek Hracek vs David Howell, Hastings, 2010 [ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qxh3+ Qh2 Qf1+ Qg1 Be4+ Kh2 Qe2+ ]

11) White Mates in 7. Vassily Ivanchuk vs Boris Gelfand, Nice (active), 2010 [ Nxf7+ if Bxf7 Bxg7+ Kxh7 Qd3+ ] 17) Bartosz Socko 2643 vs Zbigniew Pakleza 2498, Warsaw, 2010 [ ...Be2 if Qxe2 Qxd4+ ]

12) Black Mates in 9. Peter Heine Nielsen Peter vs Peter Svidler, Copenhagen, 2010 [ ...Rh1+ Bxh1 Rxh1+ Kg2 Rh2+ Kf1 Rxf2+ Ke1 Qh6 ]

18) Fidel Corrales 2602 vs Camilo Gomez 2497, Ciego de Avila, 2010 [ ...Rd1+ mates ]

19) Ivan Cheparinov vs Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Rijeka, 2010 [ ...Qb3+ Kc1 Nb4 ]

20) Michal Krasenkow vs Baadur Jobava, Rijeka, 2010 [ ...Re1+ if Kf2 Re2+ ]

27) Burak Firat 2413 vs Konstantin Sakaev 2635, Rijeka, 2010 [ Nxe6+ ]

21) Dmitry Bocharov vs Ilia Smirin, Moscow, 2010 [ f6 if Bg6 Qxb7 ]

28) Valentin Iotov 2575 vs Viktor Bologan 2692, Rijeka, 2010 [ Rg1 if Kf8 (or Kh8) Bh5 or if Re3 Bh7+ ]

22) Liem Le Quang vs Boris Savchenko, Moscow, 2010 [ Nce4 if Qxd4 Qxc6 Bd7 Qxd7 ]

29) Arkadij Naiditsch vs Tornike Sanikidze, Rijeka, 2010 [ Nxd7 if Nxd7 Rxe7+ or if Rxd7 Qxf6 ]

23) Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Evgeniy Najer, Moscow, 2010 [ Qg3 ]

30) Valeriy Neverov vs Evgeny Postny, Rijeka, 2010 [ Nc5 ]

24) Lajos Portisch 2519 vs Alexander Beliavsky 2657, Szentgotthard, 2010 [ b4 if axb4 axb4 Bf2 Bb2 ]

31) Etienne Bacrot vs Evgeny Bareev, Moscow, 2010 [ Bxf7 if Kxf7 Rxe7+ mates ]

25) Stanislav Novikov vs Zahar Efimenko, Moscow, 2010 [ Rf8 if Qxf8 Qxc7+ Rc6 Rb5+ Kxc4 Qxc6 & if Kd3 Qd5+ mates ]

32) Oliver Kurmann 2422 vs Ilia Smirin 2668, Rijeka, 2010 [ Ngf5 w/Nh6+ ]

26) Viswanathan Anand vs Robert Kempinski, Germany, 2010 [ Bxh7 ]

33) Ante Brkic vs Viorel Iordachescu, Rijeka, 2010 [ c4 ]

34) Magnus Carlsen vs Jan Smeets, Nice, 2010 [ Bg5 if Rf8 Rd6+ Kf7 e6+ ]

41) Anish Giri vs Viktor Laznicka, France, 2010 [ Qc5 ]

35) Stelios Halkias vs Gilberto Milos, Bursa, 2010 [ Qxd3 if Rxd3 Rf8+ w/Na5+ ]

42) Joel Benjamin vs Alex Lenderman, Saint Louis, 2010 [ Ne4 if Nxe4 Bg8+ or if Kg7 Nxf6 Kxf6 Re1 Re8 Qf3+ ]

36) Kivanc Haznedaroglu 2498 vs Giovanni Vescovi 2660, Bursa, 2010 [ h7 if Rxe5 h8/Q+ Kd7 Rd6+ ]

43) Yangyi Yu vs Jianchao Zhou, Hefei, 2010 [ Nxg7 if Kxg7 Rxf7+ w/Qxh6 or if R8e5 Nf5 ]

37) Yaroslav Zinchenko 2539 vs Gata Kamsky 2693, Internet, 2010 [ Rd1 if Qe4 Qxe4 w/Ng5+ ]

44) Vugar Gashimov vs Ernesto Inarkiev, Astrakhan, 2010 [ Bxb6 Rxb6 Bxd5 Rc8 Rxc8 Bxc8 Nc4 Rb8 Nd6 ]

38) Pavel Eljanov vs Aleksander Delchev, France, 2010 [ Bg5 if Rxg5 Rxh7+ mates or if Qxg5 Rxg5 Rxg5 Nh6 ]

45) Sergei Zhigalko vs Dimitri Reinderman, Rijeka, 2010 [ ...Bb6 if 0-0 d4 or if Qd2 Rxc3 w/...Ba5 ]

39) Alexei Iljushin 2551 vs Denis Khismatullin 2651, Dagomys, 2010 [ Bg7+ ]

46) Alexander Grischuk vs Vugar Gashimov, Nice (active), 2010 [ ...Rxc7 ]

40) Wouter Spoelman vs Evgeny Postny, Germany, 2010 [ Bxc5 if Nxc5 Qa3 Na6 c5 ]

47) Alexander Lastin 2659 vs Yaroslav Zinchenko 2539, Internet, 2010 [ ...Nc5 if Bf1 Be4 ]

48) Alexander Shabalov 2611 vs John Bartholomew 2445, Philadelphia, 2010 [ ...Bxc4 if Qxc4 Qe3+ Kh1 Nb3 or if Bxc4 Rd2 ]

55) Peter Heine Nielsen vs Peter Svidler, Copenhagen, 2010 [ Nxd5 Bxd5 e4 fxe4 dxe4 Bf7 Rxc6 ]

49) Sergey Volkov vs Hrant Melkumyan, Moscow, 2010 [ ...Qd1+ (if ...Rxc3 Qe8+ mates) Kf2 Qd2+ w/...Qxc3 ]

56) Sergey Karjakin vs Evgeny Bareev, Mainz, 2010 [ Rxf8+ ]

50) Li Shilong 2514 vs Wang Hao 2715, Xinghua, 2010 [ Nxe6 ]

57) Mikhail Kobalia vs Alexander Shabalov, Moscow, 2010 [ g4 Rh4 Bxg6+ hxg6 Ne5+ ]

51) Dmitry Jakovenko vs Pavel Eljanov, Odessa, 2010 [ Ra3 w/Qd2 ]

58) Alexander Motylev vs Farrukh Amonatov, Moscow, 2010 [ Re1+ ]

52) Saleh Salem 2484 vs Pavel Tregubov 2628, Moscow, 2010 [ Bxf5 ]

59) Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Gata Kamsky, Baku, 2010 [ ...Bxc3 if Qxb6 Rxd1+ Rxd1 Qd3+ ]

53) Vladimir Kramnik vs Arkadij Naiditsch, Dortmund, 2010 [ Rc4 if Rxc4 Nxc4 w/Na5 & Kb3 ]

60) Wang Hao 2715 vs Gao Rui 2464, Hefei, 2010 [ ...Qh5 ]

61) Levon Aronian vs Boris Gelfand, Leon, 2010 54) Levon Babujian vs Alexander Moiseenko Alexander, Tromsoe, 2010 [ Qc7 Rd1+ Kh2 Ke7 Ne5 Rxd4 Nc6+ ] [ ...fxe3 fxe3 Rxf3 Rxf3 Qxh4 Qe2 Qg4+ ]

62) Arkadij Naiditsch 2691 vs Spyridon Kapnisis 2509, Peristeri, 2010 [ ...Nh3+ ]

63) David Navara 2708 vs Ioannis Nikolaidis 2490, Peristeri, 2010 [ ...Bxd6 Bxe6+ Kh8 cxd6 Rxd6+ ]

64) Michal Krasenkow 2656 vs Kateryna Lahno 2481, France, 2010 [ ...Bc2 ]

65) Peter Heine Nielsen vs Peter Svidler, Copenhagen, 2010 [ ...Qb6+ Kh1 Qxb2 ]

66) Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Gata Kamsky, Mainz, 2010 [ ...Nc1 ]