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### Here are some chess puzzles taken from the games of Efim Geller. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Geller vs Joseph Vatnikov, Kiev, 1950
r1bqnrk1/p3b1pp/1p2Pp2/4pN2/8/1nN1B3/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Geller vs Nikolai Novotelnov, Moscow, 1951
5nk1/2b1q1p1/2p5/3pP1pQ/1r1P2P1/3B1R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qh8+ ]

c)
Geller vs Paul Muller, Helsinki, 1952
r1b2r1k/pp1nb1pp/2p1pn2/3p1p1q/2PP4/3N1NP1/PPQ1PPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 w/Ng5 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Geller vs Andrija Fuderer, Goteborg, 1955
r5kr/1b3pNp/p1R4B/1p6/6n1/1B6/PP3nPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ w/Rd7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Geller vs Alexander Kotov, Moscow, 1955
r1b2bk1/2q2pp1/p2p4/3P1NpQ/1np5/4R3/PB3PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7+ if Bxg7 Re8+ mates in 4 ]

Efim Geller, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Geller vs Alexander Buslaev, Erevan, 1959
r4rk1/p3qppp/5n2/p2pP3/8/R2BP3/5PPP/3Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ exf6 if Qxa3 Bxh7+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Geller vs Pal Benko, Stockholm, 1962
r1bn3k/1p2b1q1/p5pN/3pp3/3P4/2P5/PP4RQ/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 ]

c)
Geller vs Miroslav Filip, Curacao, 1962
r5k1/1pqb2pp/p3p3/4P3/2n2r2/2N2B2/PPP1Q2P/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 w/Bxd5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 10. Geller vs Helmuth Luik, Leningrad, 1962
2r1r1k1/pb2b1pp/1p6/3P1Q1R/8/1P6/5PPP/1BqR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ if Kf8 Qf5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Geller vs Bent Larsen, Copenhagen, 1966
8/r7/p7/k4p2/2B1b2r/PPR5/1KP5/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6 ]

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Efim Geller, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Geller vs Alexander Matanovic, Sukhumi, 1966
3r4/8/1P2k3/p1Rb1npp/5pB1/B7/6PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Geller vs Enver Bukic, Skopje, 1967
4bk2/1p3p2/p1r1r1p1/P2pP3/3B3R/2PP2PQ/5R1K/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5+ if Rxc5 Qxe6 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Geller vs Milko Bobotsov, USSR, 1968
3q2r1/pbr2Q2/1p1kp3/4N3/3P4/2P5/P4PPP/4RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4+ ]

d)
Geller vs Anatoly Lutikov, Moscow, 1969
3r2k1/1pp1bp2/p5p1/3pNqP1/3P1P1Q/1PP5/P7/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4 ]

e)
Geller vs Heikki Westerinen, Goteborg, 1968
r3k3/1p2rp1p/1npp1Q2/3P2R1/1n2q3/6P1/5P1P/2R2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh3 ]

Efim Geller, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Geller vs Andre Filipowicz, Hungary, 1970
4k2r/2Q2ppp/8/Bp1qp3/4n3/1P6/2P3PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Bb4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Geller vs Heinz Liebert, Kapfenberg, 1970
2b5/2qrrp1k/5R2/2p2p1p/1pB1P2P/1P1P2P1/1Q5K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Geller vs Hernandez, Havana, 1971
4nk2/p4p2/1p2pN1q/3pP1N1/PPnP2Q1/8/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6+ ]

d)
Geller vs Borislav Ivkov, Hilversum, 1973
2r3k1/1p2Qpp1/p2Pq3/P1p5/2P4P/4p3/6P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ d7 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Geller vs Roberto Debarnot, Las Palmas, 1976
1k1r4/ppnr2pp/4p3/4Q3/1q6/6P1/PP3PBP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc7+ ]

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Efim Geller, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Geller vs Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, Wijk aan Zee, 1977
5rk1/1pq1rpnp/p3p1p1/4P3/8/1PN1QR2/P1P3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 ]

b)
Geller vs Igor Zaitsev, Erevan, 1982
5bk1/1brq1pp1/3p1n1p/R2Pp3/2P5/1r2BN1P/5PP1/Q3RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd2 ]

c)
Geller vs Algirdas Bandza, USSR, 1983
3nr1kr/pb2bq1p/6nB/2R1P2N/1p1p2Q1/5N2/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 w/Rf5 or Ne5 ]

d)
Geller vs Pia Cramling, Reykjavik, 1984
6k1/1pr2p2/p2p3p/P2B1Q2/1PP1P3/4q2P/6P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qg6+ ]

e)
4R3/2p2kpQ/3p3p/p2r2q1/8/1Pr2P2/P1P3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

f)
Geller vs Eric Knoppert, Berlin, 1991
2r1r2k/1p2p2p/3pQ1p1/q2P4/4pB2/1B5P/P1P2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ w/Qxe5+ & d6+ ]

g)
Geller vs Ratmir Kholmov, Moscow, 1992
3bq3/1pr3kp/p7/3R1Q2/8/6P1/PPP2P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ ]

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