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Here are some chess puzzles taken from the games of Efim Bogoljubov.
Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.
Efim Bogoljubov vs Akiba Rubinstein, Stockholm, 1919
2r2r2/pp5k/2p3p1/4Q1P1/3p4/5bNK/PP1q3P/4RR2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf3 w/Re4 ]
Efim Bogoljubov vs Grekov, Kiev, 1914
r3kb1r/pppqpppp/1n3n2/7b/2N1P3/1QN1B3/PP3PPP/R3KB1R w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 w/Nxb6 Bb5 ]
Efim Bogoljubov vs S. Wainstein, Triberg, 1915
r4rk1/pp2npp1/1n2p2p/1B2P3/5q2/5N2/PP2QPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd4 ]
Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexei Selesniev, Triberg, 1916
rnb1rnk1/pp2qpp1/3p1b1p/PNpPp3/2Q1P3/4BN2/BPP2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 ]
White mates in 4.
Efim Bogoljubov vs Rudolf Spielmann, Stockholm, 1919
3rkq1r/1pQ2p1p/p3bPp1/3pR3/8/8/PPP2PP1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxd5 ]
Efim Bogoljubov vs Frederick Yates, Hastings, 1922
r2r2k1/1Q2nppp/1p1qp3/p1p1N3/3P4/P3P3/1P3PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 ]
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