Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky.
Black to move and win except where noted.

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

White Mates in 6. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Vladimir Nenarokov, Moscow, 1924
r5k1/ppp3P1/4b2p/3p4/2qP3N/2P2Q2/2P4P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Ng6 Qb4 cxb4 Bf5 Qxf5 Re8 Ne7+ Rxe7 Qf8+ Kh7 g8/Q# ]

Genrikh Kasparian vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Moscow, 1931
r3r1k1/pp3ppp/2nQb3/4N3/q7/6P1/1P2PPBP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 w/...Bb3 ]

Black Mates in 6. Grigory Goldberg vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Leningrad, 1932
6k1/ppp3pp/5r2/3P3q/3n1p2/1P4Pb/PB3Q1P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ fxg3 if Qxg3 Ne2+ or if Qxd4 Qe2 ]

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