Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Avrukh.
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)
Avrukh vs Florin Gheorghiu, Biel, 1996
2rqr1k1/pb2bp2/1p2p1pB/3n2N1/3P2n1/P4N2/BP3PP1/1Q1RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if Rc6 Nxf7 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Avrukh vs Merlijn Donk, Antwerpen, 1998
3q1r2/pb3pp1/1p6/3pP1Nk/2r2Q2/8/Pn3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4+ if Kh6 Qh2+ or if Kg6 Qf5+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Avrukh vs Beat Zueger, Elista, 1998
5r1k/qbR3b1/7p/7Q/PP1p3R/6P1/3N1PnP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 ]

d)
Avrukh vs Pablo Ricardi, Internet, 2000
8/5pQ1/6p1/p4rk1/3P3p/6PP/3q1P2/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f4+ ]

e)
Avrukh vs Michael Kreizberg, Israel, 2000
r4r1k/pp1b1p1p/3p1qpQ/3P4/n1P1R1PN/2N4P/nP1KBP2/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rf4 if Qe5 Nxg6+ ]



Avrukh Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Avrukh vs Silvio Danailov, Wijk aan Zee, 2000
r2r2k1/p3R2p/3n1P2/1P1PN3/8/1B5P/P7/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Bc2 if Kh8 Rxh7+ Kg8 Rg7+ ]

b)
Avrukh vs Dimitri Reinderman, Wijk aan Zee, 2000
b3rk2/1nR5/1N1p2p1/p2P3p/pr2NP2/4K2P/1PB3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nd7+ if Ke7 Ndf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Avrukh vs Almira Skripchenko, Linares, 2001
r1b3rk/pp1R1Q1p/2p2p2/5q2/4R3/bPp2N2/P1P2PPP/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Re8 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Avrukh vs Mohamad Al Sayed, Biel, 2002
2r1Rbk1/3q1p1p/6pB/8/npB5/8/1P3PPP/4Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ if Rxf8 Qe5 ]

e)
Avrukh vs Vasilios Kotrotsos, Nikea, 2003
2k5/pR6/2BpPrpp/2p2p2/2Pn4/6P1/5P1P/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Bd7+ ]


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