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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mark Bluvshtein.
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)
Mark Bluvshtein vs Eric Lawson, Montreal, 2001
3q1rk1/1p2b2p/p2p1np1/3PpBB1/2r5/7Q/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Kh8 Bh6 Re8 Bf7 ]

b)
Mark Bluvshtein vs Paal Royset, Gausdal, 2002
8/p2k2p1/7p/2P5/n1KN4/6P1/2R4P/3r4 w - - 0 1
[ Nb3 w/Ra2 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Dritan Mehmeti vs Mark Bluvshtein, Bled, 2002
8/pp1Q1p2/1kpb1P2/3p4/3P4/PK5B/1PP5/r6q b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ if Ka4 Qxa3+ or if c3 Qd1# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Mark Bluvshtein vs Stig Martinsen, Gausdal, 2003
8/1p2pQnp/2r2q2/3p2k1/1P4B1/6P1/5PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh5+ ]

Mark Bluvshtein puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Mark Bluvshtein vs Grigor Grigorov, Belfort, 2005
r4r2/p2R3B/n1pNpk2/3b4/1P6/8/P4P1P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ f4 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Mark Bluvshtein vs Richard Rapport, Zalakaros, 2008
8/1pn2q1k/p2p3B/Pb1PpPQ1/4P2p/8/6P1/3B3K w - - 1 0
[ Bh5 if Qd7 Bg6+ Kg8 Bf7+ if Qg8 Bg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Mark Bluvshtein vs Robert Hungaski, Edmonton, 2008
1Q1b4/6p1/1p5k/p2q1B1p/2pB2P1/P3PP1b/1P3K1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Nicolas Yap vs Mark Bluvshtein, Montreal, 2008
1r3k2/5pp1/p7/5N1Q/2p1P2P/8/PrP2q2/K2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ ]

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