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

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


a)
White Mates in 7. Aleksandrov vs Suhrob Khamdoamov, Ashkhabad, 1990
rn5k/1p4b1/pq1p4/2pPpp2/2b1N1Q1/6P1/PP1B1P1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ Kg8 Qe8+ Kh7 Ng5+ Kh6 Qe6+ ]

b)
Aleksandrov vs Karol Ruckschloss, Prague, 1990
rnb2rk1/pp2p3/5b1n/3p3p/3q1PpN/1P1B2B1/P2NQPPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8 w/Qe6+ & Qxc8 if Qxd3 Qxb7 & Qxa8 ]



c) White Mates in 3. Aleksandrov vs Dimitri Reinderman, Sas Van Gent, 1992
1n2r3/4q1k1/3p2p1/3B2P1/5Q2/7R/1b3N2/6K1 w - - 0 1

d)
Aleksandrov vs Denis Frolov, St Petersburg, 1994
1n6/1p1k1prp/3p4/p1pP1P1b/2P5/2N1N2P/P4R1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 w/Nf6 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Aleksandrov vs Oleg Maiorov, Stockholm, 1995
4r1n1/p1B1P2p/6rk/n1p2Q2/1pqp1NpP/8/1P3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5 ]



Aleksandrov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Aleksandrov vs Andrei Kovalev, Minsk, 1996
r3n1k1/pp1n1rbp/3pN3/q2Ppb2/8/2N1B2P/PP3P2/R2QKBR1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Bxe6 dxe6 Re7 exd7 Rxd7 Bb5 Re7 b4 & Bg5 or Nd5 ]

b)
Aleksandrov vs Alexey Lusto, Elista, 1998
2r3k1/p4pp1/2r1p2p/2b1B3/8/P3P2P/5PP1/1RR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8 if Rxb8 Bxb8 & Ba7 or if Kh7 Rxc8 & Bd4 ]

c)
Aleksandrov vs Evgeny Gleizerov, Krasnodar, 1998
3r2k1/3q2p1/p2B3p/np1RP3/2r5/3Q2P1/P6P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rc3 Rxd7 Rxd3 Rxd3 & Rf8+ or if Qxd5 Rf8+ Rxf8 Qxd5+ Rf7 e6 ]

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