Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky.
Black 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. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Vladimir Nenarokov, Moscow, 1924
r5k1/ppp3P1/4b2p/3p4/2qP3N/2P2Q2/2P4P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Ng6 Qb4 cxb4 Bf5 Qxf5 Re8 Ne7+ Rxe7 Qf8+ Kh7 g8/Q# ]

b)
Genrikh Kasparian vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Moscow, 1931
r3r1k1/pp3ppp/2nQb3/4N3/q7/6P1/1P2PPBP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 w/...Bb3 ]

c)
Black Mates in 6. Grigory Goldberg vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Leningrad, 1932
6k1/ppp3pp/5r2/3P3q/3n1p2/1P4Pb/PB3Q1P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ fxg3 if Qxg3 Ne2+ or if Qxd4 Qe2 ]

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