Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov.
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)
White Mates in 2. Nezhmetdinov vs P Ermolin, Kazan, 1946
rnb3kr/ppq1pp1p/6p1/1B2bN2/8/4B3/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ ]

b)
Nezhmetdinov vs Yakov Estrin, Baku, 1951
4r3/4bpk1/1r2qn1p/p7/1pp1PQ2/1P3N1P/P4PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4 Qc8 Nf5+ ]

c)
Nezhmetdinov vs Yuri Zelinsky, Riga, 1954
5rk1/p1q3p1/4p2n/4p1NQ/8/7P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 Rf6 Qe8+ Rf8 Qxf8+ ]

d)
Nezhmetdinov vs Lev Polugaevsky, Gorky, 1955
5rkr/p3R1bp/2p1b1p1/8/5Q2/3P4/q2B1PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Bc3+ Kg8 Qd4 ]

e)
Nezhmetdinov vs Anatoly Bannik, Kiev, 1957
r2q2k1/1b4pp/3p1b1B/pP2pP2/P1prN1Q1/2R4P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Bxg7 f6 Qf8 Rg3 ]


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Nezhmetdinov Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 2. Nezhmetdinov vs Yuri Kotkov, Krasnodar, 1957
r2q3k/pp1b1Q1p/3p1bp1/5p2/2B5/1P5P/P1PP1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Nezhmetdinov vs Vitaly Zhilin, Sochi, 1958
2kr4/5R2/2qP2pp/2pr4/6P1/1pPQ4/1P5P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra8+ Qxa8 Rc7+ ]

c)
Nezhmetdinov vs S Elizarov, Kazan, 1964
r5kr/5pp1/1p4n1/p1qp4/Q6p/P1BB4/1PP3PP/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 if fxg6 Qd7 ]

d)
Nezhmetdinov vs Alexander Zaitsev, Kazan, 1964
R1nk3r/1n1q2bp/5pp1/1p6/8/1BP5/1P2QPPP/2B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6 if Re8 Rxc8+ ]

e)
Nezhmetdinov vs Nikolai Krogius, Sochi, 1965
8/4n1rk/1q1p1b1p/1p1P1p2/pB2pP2/P3NbPP/1P1R3K/1B2Q3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 Nxf5 Bxe4 Bxe4 Qxe4 ]

f)
Nezhmetdinov vs Vladimir Sergievsky, Saratov, 1966
r6r/2q1kpp1/p1p1bn1p/4p3/3Q4/2N5/PPP1BRPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc5+ Ke8 Rxf6 gxf6 Ne4 ]

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Nezhmetdinov Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 5. Samsonov vs Nezhmetdinov, Kazan, 1929
Qn1qk2r/p4ppp/2p5/3pP3/4n3/2P5/P1PPB1bP/R1B1K2R b KQk - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Kd1 Nf2+ ]

b)
Gunnar Uusi vs Nezhmetdinov, Gorky, 1955
4r1k1/p4bpp/2p5/2n2P2/1q2P3/1PN5/P1Q5/1NKR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb3 if axb3 Nxb3+ or if Qb2 Rb8 axb3 Nxb3+ ]

c)
Yuri Kotkov vs Nezhmetdinov, Gorky, 1963
5r1k/1pp3bp/7q/1P2p3/4P1BP/2P1NpPn/2Q2Pn1/R2R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf2 Nxf2 Nf5 Nxd1 Rxd1 Rxf5 ]

d)
Vladimir Bagirov vs Nezhmetdinov, Baku, 1964
3rr3/BBp3bk/7p/5p1b/5P2/2Nn4/PP5P/RK4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if bxc3 Re2 ]

e)
Vladimir Khromov vs Nezhmetdinov, Spartov, 1966
4k2r/p4pp1/2p3b1/3pb1Pp/NP1n1BqP/P7/2P2Q1K/R4R2 b k - 0 1
[ ...Be4 Bxe5 Nf3+ ]

f)
Black Mates in 5. Vladimir Timofeev vs Nezhmetdinov, Leningrad, 1969
B2q4/6bk/p1Q4p/5p2/2bP1Pn1/5K2/PP2Pp2/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...f1Q+ Rxf1 Qh4 ]

g)
Black Mates in 7. Vladimir Karasev vs Nezhmetdinov, Daugavpils, 1973
2b2rk1/5ppp/1p6/3qp3/1Q2n3/P1P1P1PP/3pKP2/3R1BR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3+ Qxc3 Ba6+ Qd3 Qxd3+ Kf3 Bb7+ Kg4 Qg6+ ]


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