Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergey Erenburg.
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)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Erenburg vs Anton Samoilov, Kazan, 1997
1kr2r2/7p/4p1p1/2BpP3/1q3bP1/1P2Q3/3N3P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ Kb7 Qa7+ Kc6 Ra6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Erenburg vs Alexander Rinberg, Tel Aviv, 2001
6Q1/2r1r3/7p/3R4/P2N2pk/2B1p3/5qPP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if Qxf5 Rxf5 Rf7 Be1+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Erenburg vs Mikhail Klenburg, Tel Aviv, 2002
r4k2/pp4Rp/2p5/n1N3P1/2P5/1PB2p1P/6b1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ Ke8 Bf6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Erenburg vs Zlatko Ilincic, Budapest, 2004
r1r5/pQ6/3p1Bp1/kq6/1N2P3/P4P2/6PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Erenburg vs James Critelli, Philadelphia, 2007
R3n3/4rpkp/3p2p1/1q1Pp1P1/1Pp3N1/2P2Q2/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kg8 Nh6+ or if Nxf6 gxf6# ]



Sergey Erenburg Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Moiseev vs Sergey Erenburg, Ufa, 1996
6k1/pp2pp1p/6Pb/n1P5/8/P7/1P1r1PPP/2K2B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3+ Kb1 Bg7 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Maksim Notkin vs Sergey Erenburg, Internet, 2004
3rkb1r/4pppp/p7/qp6/2p2B1P/2Q2bPB/P4P2/2R1K2R b Kk - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3+ if Rxc3 Rd1# or if Kf1 Qxc1+ Bxc1 Rd1# ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Alexander Evdokimov vs Sergey Erenburg, Internet, 2006
4r2r/2b1qpk1/2p3p1/p1Pp4/Pp1NBP2/4P1p1/1P2Q1P1/2R1BRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Qh4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Thomas Thiel vs Sergey Erenburg, Amsterdam, 2006
Q7/8/1p2pkpp/4p3/4B3/P6P/1P1r1qP1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kh2 Qf4+ ]


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