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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Epishin.
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)
Epishin vs Konstantin Aseev, Leningrad, 1987
5rk1/p4ppp/1p3q2/n2bQB2/8/P7/1B3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6 w/Re3 ]

b)
Epishin vs Mikhail Ulibin, Tbilisi, 1989
2b3k1/p2r1pn1/2r1p1p1/1p2P1N1/1B4Pp/3P1R1P/P3K3/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 Rxf7 Rxf7 Rc2+ Kd1 (& Rf8#) ]

c)
Epishin vs Oliver Bewersdorff, Frankfurt, 1990
2r2rk1/3qppbp/p5p1/np1PPb2/3Q4/B4N1P/P4PP1/2R1RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Bc2 Qd2 or if Rxc1 Rxc1 Bh6 Rc3 Bb1 Qb4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Epishin vs Pablo San Segundo Carrillo, New York, 1990
3k4/3P1r2/PNb4p/4B3/2p3P1/1P6/1K1R4/6b1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7+ ]

e)
Vladimir Epishin vs Milan Pastircak, Nimes, 1991
1r1qr1k1/5pp1/1pbppn1p/p7/P1PPn3/5NP1/1BQ1PPBP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd2 if d5 cxd5 or if Bxa4 Qxa4 Nxd2 Qc2 ]

Vladimir Epishin puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vladimir Epishin vs Marat Muhutdinov, Moscow, 1992
6k1/pb1pr2p/1p3qp1/3P4/1Q2RP2/P3r1P1/5N1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 ]

b)
Vladimir Epishin vs Sergey Trofimov, Moscow, 1992
2r3k1/1b3ppp/pp1N1n2/8/5q2/1P1B3P/P2R1PP1/1Q4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd1 if Rc7 Nxb7 Rxb7 Bxa6 Re7 Rc8+ Re8 Bb5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Epishin vs Lev Polugaevsky, Tilburg, 1993
3r1k2/p1qP1p1p/1r1R2p1/1pp1Q2P/8/1P4P1/P4P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 f6 Qxf6+ ]

d)
Vladimir Epishin vs Alexey Dreev, Tilburg, 1994
3r4/p3qk1p/1pB3p1/5p2/3Q4/5P2/PP1B2P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ if Ke8 Qa4+ Rd7 Bc6 b5 Qxa7 or if Kf8 Bb4 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Vladimir Epishin vs Igor Piven, Seefeld, 1996
2r1qrk1/pp3p2/6pQ/3Np1b1/2B1P3/5P2/PP3P1P/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qxf6+ ]

Vladimir Epishin puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vladimir Epishin vs Sergey Ionov, St. Petersburg, 1996
2r2rk1/p1n2ppp/5n2/4b3/8/1B6/P3NPPP/1R1R1NK1 w - - 1 0
[ f4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Epishin vs David Burnier, Geneva, 1997
8/p5b1/2P3k1/4p1Np/1P2p1q1/1Q2B3/P4P1r/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd6+ if Bf6 Qf7+ ]

c)
Vladimir Epishin vs Evgeny Gleizerov, Bolzano, 1999
4r3/ppq3k1/2p4r/1PPnb2Q/P7/5R1P/6P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ if Kg8 Qg5+ ]

d)
Vladimir Epishin vs Manfred Hermann, Germany, 1999
5kr1/1p2qp1p/p1p5/4nQ2/4P3/1BP5/P4P1P/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ f4 if Ng6 Rd7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Epishin vs Ruslan Sherbakov, Koszalin, 1999
8/p4Qnk/3p3p/1P1P4/P4p1N/3p3P/3q1PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 Qc3 Ne7 ]

f)
Vladimir Epishin vs Frans Schoffelmeer, Ghent, 2018
r4rk1/4ppbp/bqp2np1/p7/2nPP3/1BN2N1P/1P3PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra4 if Nd6 e5 ]

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