Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Leonid Yudasin.
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)
Yudasin vs Josif Dorfman, Saratov, 1981
r4k2/4q1p1/p3p2r/2N1n2p/6nP/2Q5/PPP1N3/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nd7+ if Nxd7 Qf3+ ]

b)
Yudasin vs Igors Zdanov, Leningrad, 1982
2r1knbr/2q1b3/7p/ppNpP1pN/1PnP2P1/2P1B3/7P/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng7+ Kd8 Rxf8+ Bxf8 Nge6+ ]

c)
Yudasin vs Viktor Gavrikov, Lvov, 1984
8/4qpk1/3p2p1/1nr5/5Q1N/pPP2R2/PbKB4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 ]

d)
Yudasin vs Michal Krasenkow, Tallinn, 1988
8/4r2p/1N4p1/1k2np2/3B4/P5Pn/8/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

e)
Yudasin vs Stellan Brynell, Leningrad, 1989
r1bq4/pp5k/2n2Q1p/bN1ppn2/3P4/6R1/2P2PPP/3K2NR w - - 0 1
[ Qg6+ Kh8 Nd6 ]



Yudasin Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Yudasin vs Judit Polgar, Munich, 1991
7k/p2q3p/1p1pr1p1/3Q2P1/2P5/5R2/PP5P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa8+ ]

b)
Yudasin vs Alexander Chernin, Beer-Sheeva, 1993
3rrn2/1b1NbQpk/p1q1p2p/1p1n1p2/3P4/P2B2BP/1P3PPN/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if Qxd7 Bxf5+ Kh8 Rg6 or if Nxe6 Qxf5+ mates ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Yudasin vs Susan Lalic, Sevilla, 1993
2rr3k/p4p1p/1p3NnB/5R1Q/3b4/P5P1/1q5P/4RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Yudasin vs Alexei Shirov, Ljubljana, 1995
n5R1/p2r1p2/3pqB1k/2p1pR1p/2P1P3/4P1PP/P2P1K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ Kxh5 g4+ ]

e)
Yudasin vs Geoffrey Herman, Parsippany, 2006
1r2r1k1/p1qb1p1p/2p3p1/P1Q1pn2/2P5/2NP2P1/5PBP/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qd8 Rxb8 w/Nf6+ ]

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