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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergey Dolmatov.
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)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Hans-Joerg Cordes, Graz, 1978
3q2k1/5p2/1pb1pn1p/6p1/2PP4/r1B2P2/1R1Q2PP/r3RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa1 Rxa1 d5 if exd5 Qd4 ]

b)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Karen Grigorian, Frunze, 1979
r1b2rk1/1p3pnp/p1qb4/2nNp3/4p1P1/1N6/PPP3BP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Na5 Qb5 Nf6+ Kh8 Qxd6 ]

c)
Simcho Kataev vs Sergey Dolmatov, Moscow, 1983
7r/pp3pk1/6p1/3p3r/2nP2q1/P1P4P/R4PBK/4RQ2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2 if Rxd2 Qf4+ or if Qh1 Nf3+ or if Qd3 Rxh3+ ]

d)
Mikhail Gurevich vs Sergey Dolmatov, Minsk, 1987
4r1k1/8/2pp4/p7/2P1bP1q/1P3B2/PQ6/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 Rxf3 Re1+ Rf1 Rxf1+ w/Qh1+ ]

e)
Milko Popchev vs Sergey Dolmatov, Polanica Zdroj, 1987
5r1k/p5pp/8/N2p4/1Pq1pbQ1/P7/5PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2+ ]



Sergey Dolmatov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Ratmir Kholmov, Sochi, 1988
2r5/2r1qpk1/2pR2pb/p1P1p1p1/Pp2P1Q1/1P2B1P1/5PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6 Kxh6 Qh4+ Kg7 Bxg5 if Qe8 Bf6+ mates ]

b)
Michal Krasenkow vs Sergey Dolmatov, Moscow, 1989
1k6/1pp5/4b3/p1P1Pp2/3PpN2/1P2P3/P1q5/K6Q b - - 0 1
[ ...a4 ]

c)
White Mates in 8.
Sergey Dolmatov vs Joel Lautier, Polanica Zdroj, 1991
3rr3/p4k1p/4p1n1/5B1N/2p3Pq/2B5/P2Q2K1/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ if Kxe6 Ng7+ or if Ke7 Bb4+ ]

d)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Felix Levin, Dortmund, 1992
r7/1k5p/p1p2p1B/1p1qbP2/8/2P2Q2/PP4KP/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd5 if cxd5 Rxe5 ]

e)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Alonso Zapata, Tilburg, 1993
3r2k1/q4pb1/b1n1p1p1/2p1Pn1p/r1N1N2P/p2P2P1/P3QPB1/B1RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

Sergey Dolmatov Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Mel O'Cinneide, Bern, 1994
4r1k1/1p2qp2/2np1bpp/3Q4/P2PN3/2N5/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7 Qxb7 Nxf6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Alexander Kozak vs Sergey Dolmatov, Elista, 1997
1Q6/5pp1/1B2p1k1/3pPn1p/1b1P4/2r3PN/2q2PKP/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ if Kf3 Qe4+ or if Kh1 Qe4+ ]

c)
Sergey Dolmatov vs Jakov Geller, Sochi, 2004
1r6/2q1r1kp/4p3/1p2np2/5Q2/3R4/1PP1B1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rc3 if Qd6 Rd1 or if Nc4 Qxc7 w/b3 ]


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