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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vitaliy Bernadskiy.
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)
White mates in 5.
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Gor Vatinyan, Alushta, 2008
rr1q2k1/2pb1pb1/1p1p2P1/2nPp1QR/p1P1P3/2N5/PP2BPP1/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 gxf7+ Kxf7 Rh7+ ]

b)
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Aghasi Inants, Chervonograd, 2008
3rr1k1/p2q2pp/1p2p3/2n2n1Q/3b4/BP2N1P1/P4PBP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf5 if exf5 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Bd5+ ]

c)
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Georgij Promskij, Odessa, 2009
2r2rk1/3qnpb1/3p2p1/1p1np3/6PR/1N1Q4/PP1BBPK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Qh3 Kg7 Bh6+ if Kf6 g5# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Vadimir Fedoseev, Lvov, 2009
3r1rk1/4bp1p/p1q1p1p1/1p1nB3/5P1Q/P1N1R3/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Alain Genzling vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Zhovkva, 2010
8/k4ppp/P7/1Pbq1n2/8/8/6PP/3RQ2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

Vitaliy Bernadskiy puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Vladimir Meleshko vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Zhovkva, 2010
7r/2p1kpp1/p1Pp4/4r2n/1P2n1p1/6Pq/P1Q1NB1P/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 ]

b)
Wolfgang Kordts vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Nuernberg, 2011
6rk/7p/3R3n/3N1p2/2P3pP/4PbQ1/q2r4/2R2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 if Qxf4 Rg2+ mates ]

c)
Carlos Frederico Pontes vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Fortaleza, 2012
1r1r2k1/1b3ppp/p2qp3/1p2N3/3Pn3/3QPB2/P4PPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe5 ]

d)
Velizar Sofranov vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Sunny Beach, 2012
4r1k1/2p3r1/1p4q1/p1pP1p1n/2P2N1p/2N2R1P/PPQ3PK/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3+ ]

e)
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Mikita Harshkou, Minsk, 2013
r7/ppq3kp/5np1/2p1b3/P2p4/1Q5P/BPP2PP1/4RNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 if Qxe5 Qxb7+ ]

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Vitaliy Bernadskiy puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Ivajlo Enchev, Sunny Beach, 2013
6k1/1r1q2b1/3pn1pp/3Q4/4P3/1P4P1/5RKP/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 ]

b)
Andrey Kurzykov vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Ekaterinburg, 2014
3r2k1/p1qr3p/2p1p2b/Q1P1Pp2/3B2p1/1PR1P1P1/R6P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa5 Rxa5 Rxd4 if exd4 Bd2 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Orkhan Abdulov, Varna, 2015
3r4/pbQ1N1kp/6pq/8/8/1P5P/P4rP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if Kf6 Qe7+ or if Kf8 Qe7+ Kg8 Nxh6+ Kh8 Qe5+ ]

d)
Alireza Aghaei vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Teheran, 2016
r5k1/p2b1pb1/Q5p1/3P1q1p/5P2/2r1B3/P4NPP/1R2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Vladimir Dobrov, Paleochora, 2017
q1b1kr2/2r1bp2/p3p1pQ/1p2N1P1/1P2P2P/P1PR4/5N2/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Bxd8 Rxd8+ ]

Vitaliy Bernadskiy puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Roman Khaetsky vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Lutsk, 2017
7k/pp4b1/6Qp/3nr3/7q/1B3P2/PP4P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Bd4+ ]

b)
Mikhailo Oleksienko vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Lvov, 2017
7r/1p1q2k1/p4pp1/3p2nr/3P1Q2/1P4P1/P4PB1/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Bxh1 Nh3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Artem Omelja vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Omelnyk, 2017
6k1/p4p2/1p1p2qb/2pQ3p/P1B3rP/2P2pPK/1P3P2/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ ]

d)
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Enes Tanriverdi, Ordu, 2018
3br1k1/4rRp1/6Pp/p1q1PQ2/P2N1B2/2P4K/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 if Rxe6 Rxg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Vitaliy Bernadskiy vs Kundalia Jay, Ahmedabad, 2018
4rr1k/p6p/P1pn1Pp1/1p2P3/1q1PQ2R/3B4/7P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Justin Sarkar vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Budapest, 2018
3r2rk/1p2qp1p/2p2n2/2Q2P2/1PP1P3/3B3P/P7/R2R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 Rxd3 Qxe4+ ]

g)
Vahap Sanal vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Nakhchivan, 2018
2r3k1/1b1n1p1p/p2qp1p1/P3R3/1Q6/5N2/N3BPPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ Qxb4 Nxb4 Bxf3 ]


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