Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mikhail Gurevich.
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)
White Mates in 6. Gurevich vs Alexander Filipenko, Severodonetsk, 1982
3Rr2k/4q2p/p5pB/Q3pp2/3b4/1P6/KP4rP/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 ]

b)
Gurevich vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Riga, 1985
6k1/1r1nqppp/8/4p3/2Q5/4B1P1/4PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Qe8 Qc6 Ra7 Be3 ]

c)
Gurevich vs Yuri Razuvaev, Moscow, 1987
2r5/4r1bk/1p2pq1p/5ppP/2nP1N2/3Q4/P4PP1/BR2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if exd5 Rxe7 Qxe7 Qxf5+ ]

d)
Gurevich vs Patrick Wolff, Palma de Majorca, 1989
5rk1/5ppp/p2q1p2/1p1N4/2r5/b1P1P3/P3QPPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 if Qxb6 Qxc4 ]

e)
Gurevich vs Nigel Davies, Tel Aviv, 1989
1rb2rk1/1p3pbp/p1np1pp1/8/1qPP4/2NBP3/4NPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 Qb2 Nec3 w/Na4 ]



Gurevich Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Gurevich vs Hans Klarenbeek, Gent, 1992
r1r3k1/1b2q1pp/4p3/N4p2/1n1Bn3/6P1/1Q2PPBP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxb7 if Rxc1+ Rxc1 Qxb7 Rb1 Ra4 Bc5 ]

b)
Gurevich vs Christopher Lutz, Munich, 1992
5R2/1b2q1pk/1p5p/p1p5/2P1PN2/PP3P2/4B1P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
Gurevich vs Alexandre Lesiege, Biel, 1993
3R1r1k/pbr3q1/7p/2p2pp1/2B1p3/1P6/P2Q1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 if Rxd8 Qxd8+ Kh7 Bg8+ or if Rc8 Rd7 ]

d)
Gurevich vs Garcia Ilundain, Linares, 1995
4r3/p2r4/1p3k1p/2nnp1p1/2b5/P4P2/1PB2BPP/K1NRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 bxc5 Ba4 ]

e)
Gurevich vs San Segundo Carrrillo, New York, 1998
2rqr1k1/pp2bppp/2n1bn2/3p4/3N1B2/P1N1P3/1P2BPPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 bxc6 Ba6 ]

f)
Gurevich vs Robert Beekman, Haarlem, 1999
3r2k1/pp3p1p/n2q4/2pPRp2/1P3QP1/P5P1/6B1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

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