Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Lastin. White 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 3. Lastin vs Vladimir Burmakin, Moscow, 1994 3r3k/1p3Rpp/p2nn3/3N4/8/1PB1PQ1P/q4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
b) White Mates in 5. Lastin vs Mikhail Kobalia, Moscow, 1994 3r3r/1R3p2/p1qkp2p/2p5/Q1Pp4/P2P2P1/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1 [ Qxc6+ w/Reb1 ]
c) Lastin vs Andrei Lukin, Elista, 1995 2r4k/6p1/p3R2N/1p3P2/2qpQ2b/P7/1PP5/1K6 w - - 0 1 [ Nf7+ w/Nd6 ]
d) Lastin vs Sergei Shestakov, Moscow, 1995 4r1k1/4q2p/p2bb1p1/1p1pN3/8/1PB4P/1P1Q1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1 [ Ng4 w/Qd4 if Bc5 Nh6+ w/Qf4+ ]
e) White Mates in 4. Lastin vs Vladimir Zhuravlev, Azov, 1996 2b5/3qr2k/5Q1p/P3B3/1PB1PPp1/4K1P1/8/8 w - - 0 1 [ Bg8+ Kxg8 Qh8+ Kf7 Qg7+ Ke8 Qg8# ]
Alexander Lastin Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a) White Mates in 5. Lastin vs Igor Gulkov, Voronezh, 1998 2r1r1k1/2q1bp2/p2p2p1/1p1Qn1P1/5B2/2P5/PP4B1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1 [ Bxe5 dxe5 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qxf7 Bxg5 Rh1+ Bh4 Rxh4# ]
b) Lastin vs Alexander Motylev, Tula, 1999 7k/p5b1/2p5/6p1/2B3P1/5K1P/Pr6/4R3 w - - 0 1 [ Re8+ w/Bd3+ & Re6+ ]
c) Alexander Lastin vs Vladimir Potkin, Ulan Ude, 2009 6rk/1p2n1pp/p2p1r2/P4P2/3Q1P2/1q5P/1P1B2RK/6R1 w - - 0 1 [ Rxg7 ]