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

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


a)
White Mates in 6. Ivanov vs Anatolij Noskov, Kazakhstan, 1968
r2q3k/4b3/p2pP1RB/2pQ4/PpP1p3/8/1P2B2r/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7+ Kg8 Bf6+ Kh7 (if Kf8 Rg8+) Rg7+ ]

b)
Ivanov vs Gennadi Zaichik, Riga, 1980
rnbq1rk1/pp3pb1/2p3p1/7n/3BpQ2/2N2P2/PPP3P1/2KR1BNR w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Nxf4 Rxd8 Rxd8 Bf6 Nh5 Bxd8 ]

c)
Ivanov vs Aleksandr Veingold, Parnu, 1982
3r1rk1/1b2bpp1/pN3n2/P6p/1PQ1nB2/6PP/1q2N1B1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 Qa3 Rf3 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Ivanov vs Ilia Smirin, Minsk, 1985
4Q3/1p3r1p/4R1pk/p7/P2BpP2/1q4PP/8/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ if Kxg6 Qg8+ or if hxg6 Qh8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Ivanov vs Farit Balabaev, Tbilisi, 1985
r1br2k1/p1q4N/1p2p1p1/2p2p2/2P1N2Q/8/PPP3PP/5nK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nhf6+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]



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