'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



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

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

a)
Konstantin Lerner vs Sergey Dolmatov, Kutaissi, 1978
r2q1rk1/pb1nbp2/1p2p1pp/3n4/3PQ2B/2NB1N2/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 Qxe7 Nxd5 Bxd5 Qxd5 ]

b)
Konstantin Lerner vs Smbat Lputian, Beltsy, 1979
k7/1pr2p1p/p5n1/5N2/1Q2P3/5P1P/2q3P1/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Ne3 if Qc5 Nd5 or if Qc6 Nd4 Rd7 Nb6+ ]

c)
Konstantin Lerner vs Sergey Makarichev, Frunze, 1979
3r2k1/2p2ppp/1np1q1b1/8/4P3/rpQ2P2/3BB1PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]

d)
White mates in 9.
Konstantin Lerner vs Sergey Gorelov, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
6k1/2q2rb1/p3Q3/2p1r3/2P1N3/6R1/P4PP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kf8 Nd7+ Kg8 Nxe5 Kh7 Rb8 ]

1a)
Konstantin Lerner vs Sergey Dolmatov

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