Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Akopian.
Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
White to move and win except where noted.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
Akopian vs Pavel Blatny, Adelaide, 1988
8/4rk1p/1R2n1p1/1B2np2/5N2/2P5/1P3PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Ra7 Be8+ ]
Akopian vs Deen Hergott, Belgrade, 1988
8/5p2/4n3/pk5P/8/5P2/2N2K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4+ Nxd4 h6 ]
White Mates in 5. Akopian vs Yury Piskov, Uzhgorod, 1988
6rk/1R3Qpp/p4b2/3p1N2/P1pP4/5qP1/2P2P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6 ]
Correction by Pablo Pena (M8N5). Thx!
Akopian vs Semko Semkov, Yerevan, 1988
r3n1k1/qbrN1pp1/p3p2p/8/1P2P3/5P2/3Q2PP/R2R1B1K w - - 0 1
[ b5 w/b6 ]
Akopian Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
Akopian vs Janusz Siekanski, Oakham, 1990
6k1/p4pp1/4p1p1/2p5/2P1b3/Pq5P/1P1QBPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ w/Qh4+ ]
b) White Mates in 4. Akopian vs Gildardo Garcia, Los Angeles, 1991
4rk2/pb1Q1p2/6p1/3p2p1/2pP4/2q1PPK1/Pr4P1/1B2R2R w - - 0 1
White Mates in 6. Akopian vs Yuri Yakovich, Moscow, 1991
3R2Q1/2r3p1/2p3kp/6p1/8/P5P1/5PKP/1q6 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6+ Kh5 Qe6 g4 Qe5+ ]
Akopian vs Csaba Horvath, Niksic, 1991
1k6/1pq2p1p/2b1p3/2Q5/4r2P/R5P1/P2rBP2/2R2K2 w - - 0 1
[ Bd3 if Rg4 or Re5 Qf8+ ]
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