Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rustem Dautov.
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)
White mates in 2.
Rustem Dautov vs K Avetisian, Kiev, 1983
r4br1/p1B5/1p3k1p/2nP1Bp1/2b5/P6P/1P4P1/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3+ ]

b)
Rustem Dautov vs Viktor Moskalenko, Pinsk, 1986
1r2q1k1/R3brp1/2P5/4p3/1p2P1p1/1Q2P1P1/PP5P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Qxf7 Rxe7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Rustem Dautov vs Pawel Stempin, Warsaw, 1989
3r1k2/1p4p1/p3Rb1p/5Q2/P7/1B1q2P1/1P3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Rustem Dautov vs Joanna Jagodzinska, Kusadasi, 1990
5nk1/r5r1/3p2BQ/1p1n4/1PpqN3/6R1/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Nxh7 Qe6+ if Kh8 Qe8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Rustem Dautov vs Ralf-Axel Simon, Wiesbaden, 1990
8/3R2pk/7p/b3Pp2/p4P2/P3qN2/1r4PP/3Q3K w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]




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