'Tactics in the Sicilian' series

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Zubarev.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)
Alexander Zubarev vs A Liashenko, Alushta, 1998
2bk3r/r2nR3/p1pQ3p/2qp4/6p1/P7/2P2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Bxd7 Qxc5 Rb7 Qa5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Zubarev vs Oscar Lemmers, Rotterdam, 1998
7k/5r1p/1p3Pn1/2p2p1N/2P2P2/7P/1Bb4K/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Nf8 Rxf8+ Rxf8 f7# ]

c)
Alexander Zubarev vs Yannick Pelletier, Kharkov, 2001
r5k1/6q1/1b2p1p1/p2pPp2/2nPNB2/7Q/P6P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 if Qf7 Nf6+ or if Qh8 Nf6+ Kf7 Rxg6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Zubarev vs Andrey Vusatiuk, Evpatoria, 2003
r3k2r/pp1b2pp/q3p3/3pb1B1/3N4/8/PP4PP/R2Q1R1K w kq - 1 0
[ Qh5+ g6 Qf3 ]

e)
Alexander Zubarev vs Konstantin Yastreb, Evpatoria, 2003
3R4/p2Q1rk1/2p3p1/7p/PP6/6PK/1q5P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8 if Rf6 Qh8+ mates or if Kf6 Qh8+ ]

1b)
mate in 3
Alexander Zubarev vs Oscar Lemmers

Alexander Zubarev Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Zubarev vs Alexander Krapivin, Serpukhov, 2004
2R2r1k/r3b1pp/p3Qp2/4q3/1p6/3P2P1/3N1P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 Ra8 Qxf8+ Bxf8 Rxa8 if Kg8 Rcc8 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Zubarev vs Vladimir Zaitsev, Serpukhov, 2004
r4r2/p7/4p2k/3qB3/1p4Q1/1P4P1/P4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Kh5 g4+ Kh4 Qh6+ Kxg4 h3+ ]

c)
Alexander Zubarev vs Nikolai Papenin, Alushta, 2005
3q1r2/1p3pk1/p1rpp1p1/P5P1/2P1PQ2/1P3P2/6K1/2R4R w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg8 Rh1 ]

d)
Alexander Zubarev vs Jiri Lechtynsky, Pardubice, 2006
r3rb2/1bqn1k1p/p2p1pp1/1pnPpN2/P1p1P3/2P3RP/1PB2PPN/R1BQ2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if gxh5 Bd1 mates or if Kg8 Rxg6+ Kh8 Ng4 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Zubarev vs Dmitry Popov, Saratov, 2006
r3r3/1q1b1kbQ/p1n5/Pp1p1Pp1/1B1P4/3BP3/1P3PK1/R6R w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Kg8 f6 if Re7 Rh8+ ]

2e)
mate in 5
Alexander Zubarev vs Dmitry Popov

Alexander Zubarev Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Zubarev vs Igor Kusnetsov, Alushta, 2007
r4r1k/pR3p2/2p1b3/q1P1N2p/3PQp2/5P2/P1P4P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ if Bxf7 or Rxf7 Qe5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Zubarev vs Sopiko Guramishvili, Baku, 2007
7k/5rp1/p1np3p/P1qNp3/4Pb2/5P1Q/1PP3RP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ if Kh7 Rxg7+ ]

c)
Alexander Zubarev vs Alexey Chos, Alushta, 2010
r4rk1/pb2qppp/2pb1n2/1p6/3NP1n1/2N5/PPQ1BPPP/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg4 Nxg4 h3 if Ne5 or Nf6 Nf5 ]

d)
Alexander Zubarev vs Theodoros Romanos, Rethymnon, 2010
1kr1r3/1b2bp2/pB1pq1p1/1p2p1Pp/1N2P2P/PP3P2/1P1Q4/1KR1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxa6+ Bxa6 Qa5 Kb7 Bc7 d5 exd5 ]

e)
Alexander Zubarev vs Ioannis Georgiadis, Paleochora, 2010
r1r3k1/ppb1qppp/1n6/1N2p3/1P2n3/P3BN2/Q4PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2 ]

3b)
mate in 4
Alexander Zubarev vs Sopiko Guramishvili

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