Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Gulko.
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 6. Gulko vs Skvortsov, USSR, 1964
1rb5/1p1n1k2/p2Qq1p1/2p1ppB1/P1P3B1/8/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5+ ]

b)
Gulko vs Angeliki Pantazi, USSR, 1967
2rr2k1/7p/p2Bbpp1/2P4n/6Nq/P3NP2/6PP/Q3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Gulko vs Jouko Aijala, Oerebro, 1966
n2rq2r/5bb1/1P1k1p1p/1ppPpPpn/4P2P/1NP1B1P1/4BK2/R2Q3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5+ Kd7 Ra7+ ]

d)
Gulko vs WE Poutrus, Oerebro, 1966
r1b1rnk1/1p3Nb1/p4pp1/2pP3p/P4Qnq/2N5/1P2B1PP/4RRBK w - - 0 1
[ g3 Qh3 Ng5 if fxg5 Qf7+ ]

e)
Gulko vs Anatoly Volovich, Moscow, 1968
2r3k1/pbq1np1p/1p1b1Bp1/8/6QP/2P2N2/B4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Ng5+ Ke8 Qe6 if Qc6 Qf7+ mates ]



Gulko Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gulko vs Mark Dvoretzky, Batoumi, 1969
8/4r2p/4Pk2/RR3pr1/p1B5/P6P/5n1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ h4 if Rh5 Be2 or if Ng4+ Kg1 ]

b)
Gulko vs Lev Alburt, Vilnius, 1975
1rbr2k1/ppb2ppp/4pn2/2N5/4P3/6P1/PP1B1PBP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Gulko vs Vladimir Doroshkievich, URS, 1976
4r3/q2n1pk1/bp2p1p1/p2p4/P2N1PPQ/2r5/7R/1B4RK w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Kf6 Qg5+ Kg7 Nxe6+ Rxe6 Qh6+ Kf6 Qh4+ ]

d)
Gulko vs Sergey Sokolov, Parnu, 1977
5rk1/3RQpp1/4p3/6Bp/8/6P1/qb2PPKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Gulko vs Borislav Ivkov, Polanica Zdroj, 1977
1r2r3/1n3Nkp/p2P2p1/3B4/1p5Q/1P5P/6P1/2b4K w - - 0 1
[ Qd4+ ]

Gulko Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gulko vs Vladimir Savon, Lvov, 1978
1r3r1k/1p2N1bp/pn1q2p1/4NbB1/P6Q/3p4/1P4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 if gxf5 N5g6+ or if Bxe5 Rxe5 ]

b)
Gulko vs Gennadij Timoscenko, Frunze, 1981
k7/pp5p/2pqrn2/5Q2/3Pp3/1PN4P/PKP5/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ d5 cxd5 Nb5 ]

c)
Gulko vs Adrian Mikhalchishin, Volgodonsk, 1981
rnbqk2r/p3n1pp/4pp2/1p2N3/2pPP3/2P3P1/5PBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ g6 Nxg6 Nxg6 e5 ]

d)
Gulko vs Alexey Kuzmin, Moscow, 1982
1r3r2/1p2q1bk/p2p3p/P2P1bp1/1Q2B3/4BP2/6PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba7 if Ra8 Bxf5+ Rxf5 Qb1 Qf7 g4 ]

e)
Gulko vs Istvan Csom, Marseilles, 1986
6k1/2n3pp/1pq2b2/p2p1Q2/P2Pp3/1PN1B2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ w/Nb5 ]

f)
Gulko vs Olivier Renet, Marseilles, 1986
rn2kb1r/1b1p1p1p/3q2p1/1BpNN2n/4pB2/8/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd7 Nxf4 Nxc5 Bc6 Nxe4 Qxd5 Nf6+ ]

g)
White Mates in 7. Gulko vs Anthony Saidy, Los Angeles, 1987
r4r1k/1bq2pp1/4p2p/1pPpP1BQ/4B2P/1p4P1/P4P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 Kg8 Qg4 g5 hxg5 ]

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