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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Zaitsev.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)
M Gajduk vs Alexander Zaitsev, Vladivostok, 1958
r3k2r/pp3pQp/4b3/q1b5/6n1/4PN2/PP3PPP/R1BK1B1R b kq - 0 1
[ ...0-0-0+ if Bd2 Bb4 Rc1+ Kb8 Rc2 Rhg8 ]

b)
Alexander Zaitsev vs Yakov Estrin, Moscow, 1962
2b1r3/3n1pkp/p1qP2p1/2p5/2P1N3/5Q1P/2B2PP1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 if Qxf3 Nxe8+ ]

c)
Alexander Zaitsev vs Mikhail Shakhov, Moscow, 1962
2r1r1k1/1bp3q1/pp4QR/3PP3/5P2/8/P5PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if Kf8 Rh8+ Ke7 Rh7 ]

d)
Alexander Zaitsev vs Vassily Smyslov, Sochi, 1963
1r3b2/3R1N1p/2k5/2p1P3/2K2p2/2P1r3/P7/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nd8+ if Kb6 Rb1+ ]

1a)
M Gajduk vs Alexander Zaitsev

Alexander Zaitsev Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Zaitsev vs Semen Furman, Kharkov, 1967
7k/pb5p/1p3p2/3q4/3Pr1RN/6Q1/2r3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ if Kg7 Nf4+ mates or if hxg6 Qh4+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Zaitsev vs Yuri Balashov, Moscow, 1969
r7/2R3p1/p4k1p/1p2p2q/3p1n2/P5B1/1PQ3b1/1B4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh4+ Ke6 Ba2+ if Nd5 Bxd5+ or if Bd5 Re7+ ]

c)
Vladimir Liberzon vs Alexander Zaitsev, Moscow, 1969
6k1/p5p1/2q1r3/8/2P5/5P2/PB4PP/3Q3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Qc1 Rd6 ]

d)
Alexander Zaitsev vs Alexei Suetin, URS, 1970
5rk1/5ppp/p3Pn2/8/1Q6/7P/r5PK/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ exf7+ if Rxf7 Qb8+ Rf8 Qb3+ ]

2d)
Alexander Zaitsev vs Alexei Suetin

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