Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexei Kornev.
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)
Kornev vs Y Galojuda, St Petersburg, 1993
r1b3k1/pp1n1pp1/2pq3r/6N1/3P1P2/P2BQ3/6PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if Rf6 Nxf7 ]

b)
Kornev vs Evgeny Vorobiov, Tula, 2002
r1b2rk1/1pqn1pb1/p2p2pp/P1pPp3/4P2B/N1N5/1PP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be7 if Re8 Nab5 ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Kornev vs Alexey Volodin, Voronezh, 2002
r4b2/1q3p2/np3Bp1/pQ1PPk1p/P1P2p2/8/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3 Nb4 Qh3+ Ke4 Qf3+ ]



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