Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergey Dolmatov.
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)
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)
Black to move and win. Gennadi Zaichik vs Dolmatov, Kutaisi, 1978
2r4r/pp3pk1/4pqp1/2Nn4/3PPb2/P2Q1P1B/1P2K3/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc5 if dxc5 Qxb2+ ]

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

d)
Black to move and win. Simcho Kataev vs 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+ ]

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



Dolmatov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Milko Popchev vs Dolmatov, Polanica Zdroj, 1987
5r1k/p5pp/8/N2p4/1Pq1pbQ1/P7/5PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2+ ]

b)
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 ]

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

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

Dolmatov Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
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 Dolmatov, Elista, 1997
1Q6/5pp1/1B2p1k1/3pPn1p/1b1P4/2r3PN/2q2PKP/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ ]

c)
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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