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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk.
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)
Fedor Bohatirchuk vs Yakov Vilner, Moscow, 1927
2br2k1/1p2n1q1/p2p2p1/P1bP1pNp/1BP2PnP/1Q1B2P1/8/3NR2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 dxc5 Qb6 w/d6 ]

b)
Fedor Bohatirchuk vs Vladimir Alotortsev, Moscow, 1931
4r1k1/p3npp1/1p2p1r1/2q1B2p/5P2/P4Q2/2PR2PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rd8 if Rxd8 Rxd8+ Kh7 Qxh5+ mates or if Qb5 Qa8 ]

c)
Fedor Bohatirchuk vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1935
2br4/1pp2kn1/p2p1N1p/6p1/2P5/1PBP4/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ if Kg8 Ne7+ Kh8 Rf7 ]

d)
Fedor Bohatirchuk vs Sergey Belavenets, Kiev, 1938
r2r2k1/p3q2p/1pR3p1/1P4b1/3p4/5B1P/P4PP1/3Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ w/Re6 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Fedor Bohatirchuk vs Nikolay Kopaev, Kiev, 1938
1qbr4/5p1p/pn2N2k/1prN4/5b2/PP1R1B2/1BP3PP/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ ]

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