Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vitaly Chekhover.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Georgy Lisitsyn vs Vitatly Chekhover, Leningrad, 1934
4r1k1/1p3p1p/3P2p1/8/3Q2q1/8/P5PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ if Kf2 Re2+ ]

b)
Vladimir Makogonov vs Vitaly Chekhover, Tbilisi, 1937
3R1rk1/8/5Qpp/2p5/2P1p1q1/P3P3/1P2PK2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ ]

c)
Dmitry Rovner vs Vitaly Chekhover, Leningrad, 1938
2r4k/R7/1p5p/4r1p1/1N3n2/1P6/P2R2PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ if Kf1 Rf8+ mates ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Vladas Mikenas vs Vitaly Chekhover, Riga, 1952
2b2Bk1/p4ppp/8/5P2/1pN5/6qP/PP2n1B1/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vitaly Chekhover vs Eduard Shekhtman, Leningrad, 1960
r2q1rk1/pp1bbp2/4p1pB/4N3/3P2Q1/3B4/P5PP/3n1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 ]


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