Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Zagorovsky.
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)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Zagorovsky vs Hans Dunhaupt, corr., 1981
2Rr3k/p2Q2pp/5q2/5p2/1P2p3/P2rp1P1/5P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ ]

b)
Semen Furman vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, Tbilisi, 1951
3qr1k1/p3r1pp/5p2/6n1/3P1Q2/5RP1/P4PBP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Rxe1+ Bf1 Nh3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Samuel Zhukhovitsky vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, URS, 1963
1kb1Q3/8/p2p4/1pb4p/3qN2P/1B6/PP2RpK1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f1/Q+ if Kxf1 Qg1# ]


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