Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Baklan.
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)
Baklan vs H Zayabaatar, Duisburg, 1992
3b2k1/1p1r1pnp/p4Bp1/2Pp4/qP1N2P1/5P2/3Q3P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Qb2 w/Ra1 ]

b)
Baklan vs Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Korinthos, 2004
r2nQ3/3p2pk/p1bP1p1r/P7/5p2/8/1B4PP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 dxc6 Bd4 ]

c)
Baklan vs Alexander Zubov, Alushta, 2004
r1b1r1nk/4p1b1/p1p1P1qp/2Bp2P1/3P2p1/1PN2N2/2PQ1P1R/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh4 if Qh5 Qd3 Qxg5 Ng6+ ]

d)
Baklan vs Das Neelotpal, Balaguer, 2005
r4rk1/2qb3p/3n1bp1/1ppPNp2/2P2P2/2BB2P1/R1Q4P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd7 if Qxd7 Rxa8 w/Bxf6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Baklan vs Baris Esen, Kocaeli, 2014
2q1knr1/2r2p2/pBPp1P2/Pp1Qp3/8/6pP/1P1R4/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 if Ne6 Bxc7 Qxc7 Qxc7 ]

f)
Vladimir Baklan vs Dragos-Nicolae Dumitrache, Calimanesti, 2014
4rrk1/1b2qp1p/p1p3p1/8/P4R1Q/1PB5/5PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7 Rxe7 Bb4 ]



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