Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergey Makarichev. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Sergey Makarichev vs Genadij Govashelishvili, Spartak, 1967
2r3k1/p3npp1/1p1qp2p/1b2N3/1P6/P1Q1P1P1/5PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc8+ Nxc8 Rxc8+ Kh7 Rh8+ Kxh8 Nxf7+ ]

b)
Sergey Makarichev vs Shankov, Riga, 1971
1q3rk1/2b1rp1p/R5p1/2p5/2B4R/1P3QP1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ hxg6 Qf6 mates ]

c)
Bernan vs Sergey Makarichev, Moscow, 1972
5rk1/3q1pbp/pQ2p1p1/R7/4BP2/2Pr2P1/1P2n2P/2B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Sergey Makarichev vs Yuri Gutop, Moscow, 1976
2b2Q2/2kp1pN1/4p3/4P3/1p5P/1Pb3P1/1q3PB1/r2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ if Kb8 Qd6+ Ka7 Qc5+ or if Kd8 Nd6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Makarichev vs Lev Alburt, Ashkhabad, 1978
rn1k1r2/p5pp/qppPQb2/8/4R3/7P/P4PP1/3BR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 if Qb7 Qe8+ ]

Sergey Makarichev Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Makarichev vs Gennadi Zaichik, URS, 1980
2r1k3/p4pb1/1qRQ3r/7p/1P3Pb1/6P1/3R2BP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Re2+ if Be6 Rxc8+ ]

b)
Sergey Makarichev vs Igor Kalinski, Saratov, 1981
1qb2rk1/4b1pp/p3p3/1p4p1/3RB2P/2P1n3/PP2QP2/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ if Kxh7 hxg5+ Kg6 Qh5+ Kf5 fxe3 Qg3 Qh7+ or if Kh8 Qh5 ]

c)
Sergey Makarichev vs Tom Wedberg, Oslo, 1984
5rk1/4nbbp/r2p2p1/q3pp2/1Q6/2NP2P1/3BPPBP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Makarichev vs Petar Velikov, Frunze, 1985
r7/pb3Bk1/1p2R1p1/6Np/5Q1n/P4P1P/1P3qPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Kh6 Qxg6+ ]

e)
Sergey Makarichev vs Lanka Ravi, Calcutta, 1986
6k1/4pqb1/p1bp2Q1/p1P5/7R/6P1/P4P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

Sergey Makarichev Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Makarichev vs Genadi Ageichenko, Moscow, 1987
6k1/1b3pbp/p1n3p1/qpQr4/4N3/P4N2/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

b)
Sergey Makarichev vs Mihail Saltaev, Tashkent, 1987
6k1/3q3n/p3Nb2/2BPnNp1/2P1bp1p/P7/1R6/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Rb8+ ]

c)
Sergey Makarichev vs Vladimir Malaniuk, Moscow, 1992
2q5/5pkp/p2p2p1/1pnP2P1/8/1P2QB1P/2P2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3+ if Kg8 b4 ]

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