Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Valeriy Neverov.
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 5. Neverov vs Sergey Arkhipov, Moscow, 1989
r7/p3N3/7R/2p1k2p/2n2pr1/5K2/PP5P/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 Rd8 Rxd8 Ne3 Rdd6 Rg6 Rhxg6 Nd5 Rxd5# ]

b)
Neverov vs Antti Pyhala, Odessa, 1989
r5r1/4k3/1p2p3/p4p2/6nR/2B3P1/PP2KP2/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ w/f3 ]

c)
Neverov vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Odessa, 1989
8/1p3q1k/3p4/3rpP1p/P4p2/5P1Q/7P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ f6 w/Qf5 & Rg7 ]

d)
Neverov vs Alexander Vaulin, Budapest, 1990
2r2kn1/1q2n2p/3Qpp2/pB4R1/3B4/2P5/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg8+ if Kxg8 Qxe6+ mates or if Kf7 Bd7 ]

e)
Neverov vs Igor Koniushkov, St Petersburg, 1994
8/4b1k1/6p1/2qP1RQp/1p6/1B4PP/5PK1/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ w/d6+ & Qxc5 ]



Valery Neverov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 7.
Neverov vs Pavel Skatchkov, Perm, 1997
3rr1k1/pp3p2/6Pp/5N2/4P3/1P1p2Q1/P2q2PK/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ gxf7+ Kxf7 Rc7+ Ke6 Ng7+ Kf6 Qf3+ Ke5 Qf5+ Kd4 Rc4+ Ke3 Qf3# ]

b)
Jaan Ehlvest vs Valery Neverov, Aeroflot, 2005
5R2/1p4pk/1r2b3/p1pBP1pp/P1Pp3P/3P4/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be4+ w/Rf6 Bxg6+ & Bf7 ]

c)
Valeriy Neverov vs Evgeny Postny, Rijeka, 2010
1r1k4/R1b5/2B1p1pp/1P6/3p1PP1/2nN1K2/7P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 ]

d)
Valeriy Neverov vs Helgi Gretarsson, Lvov, 2019
r1q3k1/3nbpp1/p1Q1p3/1p1p1B1R/3P4/4PP2/PP1B2P1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxe6 if 1...fxe6 2.Bxe6+ mates ]

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