### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yuriy Kuzubov. 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)
Black to move and win. A Solomakha vs Kuzubov, Kramatorsk, 2001
2q2rk1/4b2p/1prBp1p1/5p2/p1P5/P3P1QP/5PP1/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd6 if Rxd6 f4 ]

b)
Kuzubov vs Alexander Alexikov, St. Petersburg, 2002
1rb5/3n2qk/pp4pp/2pB1p2/P2b2N1/8/1P1Q2PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Re7 if fxg4 Rff7 ]

c)
Kuzubov vs Richard Palliser, Port Erin, 2006
r1b2r1k/ppq2ppp/3p1n2/2pPn3/P1P4Q/2PB3P/6P1/R1B1NRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Sergei Movsesian vs Kuzubov, Moscow, 2006
b5k1/5p2/4p1p1/3qP2p/5P2/4B1P1/1P3Q1P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ Qd1+ Qe1 Bg2+ if Kf2 Qf3+ mates ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Kuzubov vs Ruslan Pogorelov, Calvia, 2007
r4k2/p1R3p1/1p2B3/1b1P2N1/7n/P3P3/4P3/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7 ]

Yuriy Kuzubov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 2. Kuzubov vs Alexander Van Beek, Gibraltar, 2007
7R/3r4/8/3pkp1p/5N1P/b3PK2/5P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh6 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Sarah Hoolt vs Kuzubov, Hengelo, 2007
2r2rk1/3n1ppp/3p4/p1nPpR2/PpB3Pq/1P2P1NP/2PQ2K1/R7 b - - 0 1
[ Qxg3+ ]

c)
Yuriy Kuzubov vs Jose Rafael Gascon, Benasque, 2017
4r3/pppr3p/1q4pk/2R1Qb2/2B5/2P2P2/P5PP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf4+ Kg7 2.Rxe8 if 2...Qxc5 3.Rg8+ Kf6 4.Qh4+ ]

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