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

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White Mates in 4. Furman vs Boris Ratner, Vilnius, 1949
r3QnR1/1bk5/pp5q/2b5/2p1P3/P7/1BB4P/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ Bd6 Rg7+ if Qxg7 Bxd6# ]

b)
Furman vs German Fridstein, Riga, 1954
3rn1k1/q4p1p/4n1p1/1pr1PP2/pN4P1/P2B1b1P/1P1Q4/1K1R1R2 w - - 0 1
[ fxe6 if Bxd1 exf7+ ]

c)
Furman vs Alexander Kotov, Moscow, 1955
1Q6/3q1kp1/r3b2p/1p1r4/1Rp5/1nP2P2/5BPP/4RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc4 if bxc4 Rb7 or if Rd1 Bxb5 ]

d)
Furman vs Tamas Georgadze, Tbilisi, 1956
4nrk1/1r1nq1bp/p2pp1p1/2p3N1/2P2B2/1PNQ2PP/4PP2/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 w/Qxd5+ or Nxe6 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Furman vs Victor Bojarinov, Leningrad, 1965
8/p5Qp/1p2q2B/2p2rp1/2P3Pk/2P2P2/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5+ ]

Furman Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Furman vs Vanik Zakharian, Moscow, 1967
5k2/pBr2pp1/2Prp1p1/5q2/7P/2Rn2P1/1P2QP2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 if Qe5 Qxe5 ]

b)
Furman vs Stefan Witkowski, Polanica Zdroj, 1967
5rrk/p4Rpp/npnb4/8/N4N2/1P4P1/PB5P/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re4 if Rxf7 Ng6+ mates or if Bxf4 Bxg7+ or if Be7 Rexe7 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Furman vs Vlastimil Jansa, Leningrad, 1970
4r3/pp1bqn1k/8/3Pn3/3Q4/1P2P1R1/P6P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ ]

d)
Furman vs Boris Shashin, Moscow, 1970
2br4/7k/p1p3p1/3p2P1/2pQ2P1/qP3B1P/P3R3/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf6 ]

e)
Furman vs Vojko Musil, Portoroz/Ljubljana, 1975
5r1k/3b1Bp1/1pp2r1p/p7/3q4/PQ3R1P/1P3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 ]

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