Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Bareev.
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)
Bareev vs Yuri Yakovich, Tallinn, 1986
r3kb1r/2pn1p1p/p3p1p1/1P1q2NQ/2pP4/2P3P1/5P1P/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if gxh5 Ng7+ mates ]



b) White Mates in 3. Bareev vs Viktor Gavrikov, Minsk, 1987
7r/1Q6/pp1pkPn1/6B1/2qP2P1/3p4/P7/1K4R1 w - - 0 1

c)
Bareev vs Tom Bottema, Stockholm, 1987
3k4/4q1p1/1n1p4/2pPpPRQ/prb1P3/8/1P2B3/2K2N2 w - - 0 1
[ f6 if gxf6 or Qxf6 Qh8+ w/Rg7 or Rxg6+ ]

d)
Bareev vs Robert Seoev, Tallinn, 1988
2r1k2r/3bbpnp/p1n1p1p1/1p2P3/5PP1/P1N1B2P/1P2N3/RB1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 w/Nf6+ Bxf6 exf6 ]

e)
Bareev vs Bruno Belotti, Aosta, 1989
3r3k/p6q/P1R2P1r/3Pp3/1P1bQpPp/5P2/2R4K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8 if Qd7 Qf5 Rh7 Rxd8+ or if Rg8 Rxg8+ Qxg8 Qf5 or if Qg8 Qf5 ]

f)
White Mates in 7. Bareev vs Stefan Djuric, Rogatska Slatina, 1991
4r2k/5p1p/b2p4/q2Pb1Q1/3B4/2N5/5K1P/3N3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5+ Rxe5 Qf6+ Kg8 Rg1+ Kf8 Qxd6+ ]




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