Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Konstantin Lerner.
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)
Lerner vs Sergey Dolmatov, Kutaissi, 1978
r2q1rk1/pb1nbp2/1p2p1pp/3n4/3PQ2B/2NB1N2/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 Qxe7 Nxd5 ]

b)
Lerner vs Smbat Lputian, Beltsy, 1979
k7/1pr2p1p/p5n1/5N2/1Q2P3/5P1P/2q3P1/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Ne3 Qc5 Nd5 ]

c)
Lerner vs Sergey Makarichev, Frunze, 1979
3r2k1/2p2ppp/1np1q1b1/8/4P3/rpQ2P2/3BB1PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]

d)
White Mates in 9. Lerner vs Sergey Gorelov, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
6k1/2q2rb1/p3Q3/2p1r3/2P1N3/6R1/P4PP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kf8 Nd7+ Kg8 Nxe5 Kh7 Rb8 ]

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