Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Fominyh.
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)
Alexander Fominyh vs Grdzelishvili, Lvov, 1976
5r2/p3N1nk/1p5r/2pP4/8/1P5Q/P6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd3+ Kh8 Ng6+ ]

b)
Alexander Fominyh vs Istvan Csom, Rimavska Sobota, 1991
3r1bk1/2rn1p1p/pqP1p1pP/1p1p4/3QNP2/1P4P1/P4PB1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Qa1 Nxf6 Qxf6+ w/Qxd8 ]

c)
Alexander Fominyh vs Alexey Korotylev, Alushta, 1994
2b1r3/1p3pk1/2p2n2/r4P2/2P1PQpq/1PNR4/6B1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh3 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Fominyh vs Tatiana Aksionova, Yalta, 1996
r7/4p1kp/rq1bQpp1/p6P/R4P2/1BB3P1/KPP5/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ h6+ Kxh6 Rh1+ ]

e)
Alexander Fominyh vs Alexander Novikov, Krasnoyarsk, 2017
r3rqk1/5ppn/2N1b2p/8/p4RBP/P1B3Q1/1P4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bb4 ]



Alexander Fominyh Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Siegfried Haertl vs Alexander Fominyh, Hartberg, 1991
1R6/2r1kp2/4p2R/r1bp2p1/6P1/2P1PP2/PPbN2P1/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ ]

b)
Franco Zaninotto vs Alexander Fominyh, Pardubice, 1993
r2r2k1/1pqb1ppp/p3pn2/2b5/2PNN3/3Q3P/PP2BPP1/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4 if Nxc5 Bxd1 or if b3 Bxd4 ]

c)
Vladimir Epishin vs Alexander Fominyh, Elista, 1997
2b5/6kp/p2p1qn1/Pp1Pn3/1PpQB3/6RP/7K/4N3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Dimitri Komarov vs Alexander Fominyh, Cairo, 2001
8/2pk1p2/Q3p3/3nP3/2n1q3/4BN2/5PPP/4K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb1+ ]

e)
Elena Sazonova vs Alexander Fominyh, Khanty Mansyisk, 2007
2rqn1k1/1p4p1/p1b1p3/2b1Qp2/P1P5/1PN4P/2B2PP1/1NR3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg5 if Be4 Qxc1+ ]

f)
G B Prakash vs Alexander Fominyh, Mumbai, 2009
2rq1rk1/pp1nbppp/2p1p1b1/3nP1B1/3PN3/P2B1N2/1P2QPPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg5 if Nexg5 Nf4 Qe3 Nxd3 or if Nfxg5 Nf4 Qe3 Nxd3 ]


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