Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Georgi Orlov.
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)
Black to move and win. Marat Dzhumaev vs Orlov, Simferopol, 1989
1k1r4/pb1rbp2/1p2p2p/4P1p1/1P1P1PRn/P1N1B3/1K1RN2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Andrzej Szypulski vs Orlov, Warsaw, 1989
2R5/5ppk/4p2p/8/3Pb1P1/4P1KP/1r6/5N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if h4 gxh4+ Kxh4 Rf2 ]

c)
Orlov vs Clark Harmon, Seattle, 1990
rn2r1k1/ppb4p/2p1bppB/2P5/5P2/6N1/PP2B1PP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 Kf7 Rxe6 & Re1 ]

d)
Orlov vs Valerian Adam, Burnaby, 1997
8/p4rpk/1pB1p2p/1Pp1Bb1P/2P2Pn1/P3P3/3R4/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ e4 Nxe5 exf5 Nxc4 fxe6 Re7 Be4+ ]

e)
Orlov vs Aviv Friedman, Vancouver, 2000
rnr2bk1/p4p1p/1p1p4/3Ppp1q/2P4N/PP5K/2Q2P2/R1B1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rg1+ if Bg7 Qxf5 or if Kh8 Rg5 Qh6 Rg8+ ]

f)
Orlov vs Howard Wu, Vancouver, 2001
3r2k1/ppq1ppbp/6p1/2rn4/5PP1/1P1Q3P/P2BP1BK/2R2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc5 Qxc5 e4 ]

g)
Orlov vs Knut Neven, Vancouver, 2003
r3r1k1/pp3pbp/2p3p1/2n1B3/1q6/1B2P2P/PPQ2PP1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Nxb3 Bc3 ]



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