Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Epishin.
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)
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 ]



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