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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Makogonov.
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)
Vladimir Makogonov vs Vsevolod Rauzer, Moscow, 1927
3n3R/4k3/1p2pp2/3p3P/3N4/4rP2/6P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8 Kxd8 h6 ]

b)
Vladimir Makogonov vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1940
3R1nk1/p4qpp/8/4QP2/2rB4/P7/3r3P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Qxf8 Qd5+ ]

c)
Alexander Chistiakov vs Vladimir Makogonov, URS, 1941
2rr2k1/p2n1p1p/1p2p1p1/7n/2PR1b1q/1PB2PN1/P1B1QP1P/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Rxd7 Rxd7 Rxd7 Bxg3 ]

d)
Ilya Kan vs Vladimir Makogonov, Sverdlovsk, 1943
2r3k1/1p3q1p/8/pP1b4/Q2PBpp1/2b2P2/3N2PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd2 Rxd2 Rc1+ if Kf2 Bc4 Rd1 Bb3 ]

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