Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Kreiman.
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)
Boris Kreiman vs Sergei Goregliad, Long Island, 1995
5knQ/pp3qp1/4pr2/2r5/7P/3B4/PPP5/1K3RR1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if gxf6 Bh7 or if Qxf6 Rf1 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Boris Kreiman vs Pierre Moulin, New York, 1995
6k1/5R2/p4pBK/4p3/3nP2P/8/5r2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 ]

c)
Boris Kreiman vs Gary De Fotis, Philadelphia, 1996
r4r2/1b2b1kp/p3P1p1/2pnP1B1/Bp6/8/PPP3PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7 Nxe7 Rd7 ]

d)
Boris Kreiman vs Anke Koglin, Bad Wiessee, 1997
rn3q1k/4b1pp/p3Q1b1/1p2P3/8/1B2B3/PPP3PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf1 Qd8 Bd5 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Boris Kreiman vs Hans Hermesmann, Hamburg, 1997
5r1k/p1p3b1/1pqp2Qp/8/2P3P1/4R3/PP2P3/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Qh7+ Kf7 Rf6+ ]

Boris Kreiman puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Boris Kreiman vs Goran Milicevic, Toronto, 1998
r1b1k1r1/pp2np2/4p3/3pP2p/3N4/P2B4/2PQ1PPP/q1B1K2R w Kq - 1 0
[ c3 w/Nb3 ]

b)
Boris Kreiman vs Raset Ziatdinov, Toronto, 1998
r1bq1rk1/p4ppp/2p1n3/3pb3/1P6/P2B1QN1/2P2PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Vanessa West vs Boris Kreiman, San Diego, 2006
5rk1/1Q3p1p/3p2p1/3Pb3/1P3q2/4r2P/6P1/1R1R1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3 ]

d)
Praveen Balakrishnan vs Boris Kreiman, Philadelphia, 2013
1r4k1/4ppbp/6p1/8/2P1P3/1BpP2P1/5P1P/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb3 ]


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