Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ossip Bernstein.
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)
Bernstein vs Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, St Petersburg, 1909
3r3k/p1rn3p/1p2Qp2/6q1/3P2P1/5P2/P1P4R/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7 Qg8 Rxh7+ Qxh7 Qxd8+ Nf8 Qxf8+ ]

b)
Bernstein vs Adolf Staehelin, Bern, 1932
4R3/p4r1k/1p3r2/3P1P1P/6P1/4Q1K1/P7/q7 w - - 0 1
[ g5 w/g6 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Bernstein vs Oskar Naegeli, Bern, 1932
6rk/4n1rp/1p1q4/p2PpPNQ/4P2p/3n4/PP4RK/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ Rxf7 Rxg8+ w/Qxf7 ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Henry Grob vs Bernstein, Bern, 1932
7k/6p1/2p3pp/1p4qn/4r3/2Pr2P1/PP2BP1K/1Q3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4+ gxh4 Rh3+ Kxh3 Nf4+ ]

Bernstein Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. H Joss vs Bernstein, Zurich, 1934
2r2rk1/5ppp/3p4/1p3P2/3n4/P1NPq1P1/1Q3R1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 ]

b)
Black to move and win. J Stone vs Bernstein, London, 1946
8/4R3/5pp1/2k4p/2n4P/6P1/4pPK1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if Rc7+ Nc6 ]



c) White Mates in 3. Bernstein vs Alexander Kotov, Groningen, 1946
R6R/1r3pp1/4p1kp/3pP3/1r2qPP1/7P/1P1Q3K/8 w - - 0 1

d)
Bernstein vs Flavio Carvalho, Montevideo, 1954
8/p5p1/1p2k3/8/8/n1r1N1N1/P1b2P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne2 if Rc8 Nxc2 Nxc2 Nd4+ ]

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