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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Roman Dzindzichashvili. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Black Mates in 4. Igor Bondarevsky vs Dzindzichashvili, Match, 1962
6k1/pp3ppp/4p3/2P3b1/bPP3P1/3K4/P3Q1q1/1R5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3+ ]

b)
Dzindzichashvili vs Aleksander Bokuchava, Tbilisi, 1965
3r1rk1/1pp1bpp1/6p1/pP1npqPn/4N2P/P2PP3/1B2BP2/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bg4 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Dzindzichashvili vs Igor Zaitsev, Tbilisi, 1965
4qQ2/p3r2k/1p4pp/3bB3/2pP2P1/P1P4P/8/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ ]

d)
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, Georgia, 1967
r3r1k1/p1pb2pp/1bp5/2Npq3/8/2Q1B3/PPP3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

e)
Dzindzichashvili vs Kurban Khanov, Moscow, 1967
5n1k/1p2r1qp/p3p3/2p1N2Q/2P1R3/2P5/P2r1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf4 if Rxa2 Rxf8+ or if Rd8 Rf7 ]

Dzindzichashvili Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
b3R3/2q2pk1/1p4p1/1P4B1/2p5/r2P2P1/2P5/4Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be7 ]

b)
4kn1Q/pp2pp2/6p1/2NRP1P1/5r2/P1P5/1P2q3/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ w/Qxf8+ Qxe7+ Qxb7+ & b4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Dzindzichashvili vs Lev Alburt, Baku, 1972
4R3/5krp/p2p2pQ/3n4/1p4p1/8/q4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Oleg Dementiev vs Dzindzichashvili, URS, 1972
6k1/6p1/2q1p1P1/4Pn1Q/8/5RB1/7K/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ if Kxh1 Nxg3+ ]

e)
Dzindzichashvili vs Leonid Shamkovich, URS, 1973
2Q5/p3q2p/1p1p2pk/8/1b6/4rBP1/2R1P2P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 if Qe6 Qf8+ mates ]

Dzindzichashvili Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Dzindzichashvili vs Itchak Radashkovich, Israel, 1978
4r2k/p1r3Rp/1p2qPbB/1P2p2p/2PpQ3/3P1R2/P7/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 if Bxe4 Bg7+ Kg8 f7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Dzindzichashvili vs Walter Browne, New York, 1984
rq6/pp1r3k/5p2/7p/3PR3/6Q1/PP3P1K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if Kh8 Rxh5+ Rh7 Rxh7 Kxh7 f4 or if fxe5 Qg6+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Calvin Blocker vs Dzindzichashvili, New York, 1984
7r/2k1b1pp/p1np4/2p2R2/1pP1P3/1P2P3/P4P1P/2K4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if f4 g6 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Dzindzichashvili vs W Browne, New York, 1986
rq6/pp1r3k/5p2/7p/3PR3/6Q1/PP3P1K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 ]

e)
Dzindzichashvili vs Erik Ronneberg, Boston, 1988
1r3r2/1b2q1kp/1p1p2p1/p4p2/P1PNn3/1PR4P/3Q1PP1/3BR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 if Nxd2 Rxe7+ Kf6 Re2 Nb1 Rc1 Na3 Ra1 ]

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Dzindzichashvili Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Robert Byrne vs Dzindzichashvili, New York, 1989
3r1rk1/p4pbp/4n1p1/3Np1n1/6Pq/4Q2P/PPP3B1/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd5 if Bxd5 Nxh3+ Kh2 Nhf4+ w/Nxd5 ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Dzindzichashvili vs Andrew Soltis, New York, 1989
5r1k/pp4p1/2p1Q1Pq/4R3/P2P4/2P3K1/5PP1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7 ]

c)
Black to move and win. R Bolton vs Dzindzichashvili, Chicago, 1991
r2qr1k1/pp3pbp/2np2p1/2p5/2P1b3/P3PN2/1P1QBPPP/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na5 if Ra2 Nb3 Qe1 Bb1 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Adolf Herzog vs Dzindzichashvili, Saint Martin, 1991
8/4ppkp/3p2p1/3P4/2R1PRnP/1r6/4K3/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb2+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Eric Moskow vs Dzindzichashvili, New York, 1992
7r/5pk1/1p4p1/p1r1pnq1/4N1b1/P2PPBP1/1P3Q2/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh5 ]

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