Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anatoly Bannik.
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)
White Mates in 7. Bannik vs Victor Korchnoi, Kiev, 1954
1rr5/1p6/p1n2Q2/8/4B3/P1P3k1/1PP5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5+ Kh3 Bf5+ Kh2 Qh4+ Kg2 Be4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Bannik vs S Kotlerman, Odessa, 1955
8/3Q1K2/5p1k/7p/1P3qpP/2P1p3/6P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8 ]



c) White Mates in 3. Bannik vs Iskir Kurass, Kiev, 1963
5Q2/6r1/6pp/7k/2pq1P2/P5RP/1P4PK/8 w - - 0 1

d)
Bannik vs Y Simkin, Kiev, 1966
4r1k1/p5bp/1p1Bn1p1/3B4/2Pp2P1/7P/P4P2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re1 w/f4 ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Bannik vs Alexander Lukjanenko, Kiev, 1967
2b3qk/4R1p1/1ppn1p1p/p1b4Q/P4P2/2BB4/6PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Nf7 Rxf7 Bf5 Qxh6+ Qh7 Bxg7+ ]



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