Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vitaly Chekhover.
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)
Vitaly Chekhover vs Fedor Bohatirchuk, Leningrad, 1933
3r2k1/1p1P1p1p/6p1/4Pq2/1p6/rP2Q1PP/2R5/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 Rxc8 e6 if Rd8 or Raa8 e7 ]

b)
Vitaly Chekhover vs Isaak Mazel, Leningrad, 1934
5rk1/pp2Qppp/4b3/q7/8/PP4P1/2n2PBP/3R1NK1 w - - 1 0
[ b4 if Qa6 Rd8 or if Qb6 Rd6 Qb5 Rd8 ]

c)
Georgy Lisitsyn vs Vitaly Chekhover, Leningrad, 1934
4r1k1/1p3p1p/3P2p1/8/3Q2q1/8/P5PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Vitaly Chekhover vs Viacheslav Ragozin, Leningrad, 1936
6qk/4r1pp/2n5/1pp1prNQ/3p4/2PP1R2/1P4PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Qxh7 Ra8+ ]

e)
Vladimir Makogonov vs Vitaly Chekhover, Tbilisi, 1937
4r1k1/8/3R1Qpp/2p5/2P1p1q1/P3P3/1P2PK2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf8 if Rd8 Qh4+ ]

Vitaly Chekhover puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 7.
Vitaly Chekhover vs Abram Poliak, Leningrad, 1938
1rbb3r/p2p1k1p/3p1ppB/1p1PP3/1n6/N2R1N2/6PP/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if fxg5 Rf3+ or if Ke7 exf6+ ]

b)
Dmitry Rovner vs Vitaly Chekhover, Leningrad, 1938
2r4k/R7/1p5p/4r1p1/1N3n2/1P6/P2R2PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ if Kf1 Rf8+ mates ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Vladas Mikenas vs Vitaly Chekhover, Riga, 1952
2b2Bk1/p4ppp/8/5P2/1pN5/6qP/PP2n1B1/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb7 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vitaly Chekhover vs Eduard Shekhtman, Leningrad, 1960
r2q1rk1/pp1bbp2/4p1pB/4N3/3P2Q1/3B4/P5PP/3n1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if g5 Rg7+ ]


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