Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Chernin.
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)
Chernin vs O Ermakov, 1966
r1b5/p1Rrnk1p/4pp2/3p4/8/P2B2P1/P2B1PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Chernin vs Tiruchi Parameswaran, Bangalore, 1981
6kr/p1R3b1/1qp3p1/3p1p1p/5B2/Q2p2P1/PP2PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ ]

c)
Chernin vs Leonid Yudasin, Sverdlovsk, 1984
4kr2/3b1pQp/8/p1q5/2N5/p5P1/5P1P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ if Bc8 Rxc8+ ]

d)
Chernin vs Francisco Santacruz, Mendoza, 1985
1r3rk1/4q2p/pp1nPpp1/2p5/2P2QP1/1PB4P/P4PB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 if Nf5 gxf6 ]



Chernin Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 9. Chernin vs Lev Alburt, Somerset, 1986
r3rb1k/6pP/3pq2B/2p1n3/N1P5/1P4R1/P5Q1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Rxf8 Bxg7+ Kxh7 Qh1+ ]

b)
Chernin vs Alexey Vyzmanavin, Lvov, 1987
4k3/r2nr2p/p3qpp1/2p5/Q7/2PRN1P1/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

c)
Chernin vs Jaan Ehlvest, Minsk, 1987
4q1k1/1pr2pp1/b2R3p/2pBP3/Pp3P2/1P5P/2Q2P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if Kf8 Qh7 or if Kh8 exf7 Qf8 Qf5 w/Rd8 ]



d) White Mates in 3. Chernin vs Michael Tseitlin, Polanica Zdroj, 1988
8/6pB/7p/2p4k/3b4/1P3RP1/r4PKP/8 w - - 0 1

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