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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Edvins Kengis.
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)
White mates in 5.
Edvins Kengis vs Gennadi Zaichik, Tbilisi, 1974
rq1r1nk1/p3R3/4P1p1/2p5/2P5/8/PPQ3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ if Kxf8 Rf7+ Ke8 Qa4+ or if Rxf8 Qxg6+ ]

b)
Edvins Kengis vs Vladas Mikenas, Riga, 1979
8/2pk2P1/p1pb1R2/5N2/8/1P5K/8/6r1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6+ cxd6 Ng3 ]

c)
Edvins Kengis vs Yuri Yakovich, Toljatti, 1985
3rr1k1/q3b2p/2n1b1p1/ppp2p1R/8/1P1NN1P1/PB1PP2P/2R2QK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7 if Kxh7 Qh3+ mates or if Kf8 Qh3 ]

d)
Edvins Kengis vs Slobodan Kovacevic, Pula, 1990
r1b1r1k1/1pq1bp1p/p2p1np1/4n3/2P1PR2/1NN5/PPBBQ1PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 Bxf6 Nd5 Qd8 Ba5 ]

e)
Edvins Kengis vs Mika Ebeling, Jyvaskyla, 1991
5k2/2R1n3/p2r1p2/P4P1p/2KNP1p1/8/7P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kc5 ]

Edvins Kengis puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Edvins Kengis vs Ulrich Falk, Vienna, 1991
r3rbk1/1p3ppp/2pn1qn1/p2p1b2/P2P3P/2PB1NB1/1PQNRPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 if Nxe8 Bxf5 or if Rxe8 Rxe8 ]

b)
Edvins Kengis vs Stellan Brynell, Haninge, 1992
1b2r1k1/pp3ppp/2r2n2/5N2/2N1n1q1/1P3Q2/PB3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Rxe7 Rd8+ Re8 Rxe8+ Nxe8 Qxg4 ]

c)
Edvins Kengis vs V Georgakopoulos, Komotini, 1992
2r2rk1/p1qn1ppp/bpp1p3/3n4/1b1P4/2N2NP1/PPQBPPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 ]

d)
Edvins Kengis vs Igor Khenkin, Weilburg, 1995
7r/3k1pbp/p3p1p1/3p4/n2n1P2/6P1/1B1P1PKP/1RN2B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 Bxd4 Rb4 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Edvins Kengis vs Felix Levin, Germany, 1996
6k1/r3pp1p/2p1n1p1/7q/PR2P2P/2Q3P1/5PBN/3b2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Nf8 Rxf8+ ]


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