Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Victor Kupreichik.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
Kupreichik vs Eduard Gufeld, Kirovabad, 1973
2r1n1k1/4qpb1/4b3/1p2RpP1/4P3/p7/PBP4Q/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ w/Qxg7+ ]

b)
Kupreichik vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Cheliabinsk, 1974
2r2knQ/pp1r4/4q3/3pPp1P/3B1P2/1PP5/P7/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg6 w/Rf6+ ]

c)
Kupreichik vs C Braga, Yerevan (ol), 1996
2r1kb2/4pp2/p2p2p1/NprP2P1/4RP2/P1PR4/1P1K4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7 ]

d)
Kupreichik vs Hans Ree, Groningen, 1965
b3qr1k/3R1p1p/2p3p1/1p2p2P/3bP1Q1/1BN5/1PP2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 ]

e)
Kupreichik vs Giancarlo Castiglioni, Ybbs, 1968
2rk1b1r/1p1n4/p1q1Qp1p/7P/8/6N1/PPP2PP1/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ if Qxd7 Qb6+ & Qxf6+ ]



Kupreichik Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Kupreichik vs Albin Planinc, Sombor, 1970
r2q1b2/pppb2pp/2n2n2/7k/3Pr2N/1Q5P/PP3PP1/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 w/Qd1+ or Qf3+ ]

b)
Kupreichik vs Mikhail Tal, Sochi, 1970
2rb1rk1/1q5p/p4npQ/3b4/1p1p4/P2B2R1/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 w/Qxf8+ & Re8 ]

c)
Kupreichik vs Gennadi Kuzmin, Moscow, 1972
2k2br1/3b1p1p/1B3P2/5p2/ppN5/1P6/P1P4P/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 w/Rd8+ & Bc5 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Kupreichik vs Mikhail Mukhin, USSR, 1973
1rr5/4k1B1/p2q2Q1/2p2p2/1p2b2R/1P6/1PP4P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf8+ w/Rh7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Kupreichik vs Vitaly Cseshkovsky, USSR, 1976
1r3kr1/2qn1pp1/p2Nb3/6Pp/8/Q4P2/PPP4P/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nc8+ ]

f)
White Mates in 6. Kupreichik vs Amanurad Kakageldiev, USSR, 1978
r3rb2/n1qnk3/p2Nb1Qp/1p2p3/PP5N/8/5PPP/RB2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nhf5+ w/Qf7+ ]

g)
Kupreichik vs Oleg Dzuban, Moscow, 1979
8/5k2/2p5/1p1pp3/3PqbQ1/P4R1P/KPr5/3N4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc3 w/dxe5 ]

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