Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Malakhov.
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)
Malakhov vs M Ab Rahman, Duisburg, 1992
4r2k/ppn3bp/n1p2r2/3pN1p1/3P4/BP2P2B/P4P1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd7 w/Be7 ]

b)
Malakhov vs Ventzislav Inkiov, Porto San Giorgio, 1998
1r1k4/Rnnbb1pp/3p4/1p1P1P2/1PpN2B1/2P3pP/1B1N4/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6+ ]

c)
Malakhov vs Peter Wells, Bled 2001
3q1rk1/p4pp1/2p2n2/3b3p/N5r1/1P1B2P1/P2Q1PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5 ]

d)
Malakhov vs Peter Nielsen, Istanbul, 2003
r1br2k1/ppq2ppp/1npN1n2/2B5/3RP3/P5P1/1P3PBP/2Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 if cxb5 Qf4 ]

e)
Malakhov vs Alexander Areshchenko, Moscow, 2005
3rkb1r/pp1n1ppp/4p3/1Q2p2q/3R4/5N1P/PPP2PP1/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 Rxd7 g4 ]



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