Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eugene Perelshteyn.
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 4. Perelshteyn vs Irina Krush, San Francisco, 1999
r2q4/pp1rpQbk/3p2p1/2pPP2p/5P2/2N5/PPP2P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ gxh5 Rh1 ]

b)
Perelshteyn vs Justin Sarkar, Catonsville, 2000
5k2/1pR3p1/p1b3B1/3pp1n1/5r2/P5K1/1P6/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 if Kg8 Rh8+ mates ]

c)
Perelshteyn vs Tony Simpson, Bermuda, 2002
r1b2rk1/1q2ppbp/p2p1np1/1p1N4/4P3/1B2BP2/PPPQ2PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ w/Bd5 ]

d)
Black Mates in 7. Andrie Zaremba vs Perelshteyn, Philadelphia, 2000
8/4p1bk/3pQ1p1/3Pq2p/4P1rP/7K/2R2PB1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ Kxh4 Qh2+ Bh3 Bf6+ ]



Perelshteyn Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Hikaru Nakamura vs Perelshteyn, New York, 2001
r4rk1/1p2q2p/2pp2p1/2n1bb2/p1P2B2/P1N3Q1/BP3PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf4 if Qxf4 Bd3 ]

b)
Bernd Salvermoser vs Perelshteyn, Bad Wiessee, 2001
8/5p2/3p2k1/2pP2p1/2P1NbP1/r4R2/P1R1K3/7r b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Kxf3 Rh3+ Ke2 Re3+ ]

c)
Michael Langer vs Perelshteyn, Stillwater, 2007
5rnk/4b1pp/8/1N1p4/P2P4/2p2PB1/1r4PP/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5+ if f4 Rxf4 ]

d)
Todd Andrews vs Perelshteyn, Foxwoods, 2007
8/pb3kbQ/1p3qp1/1B1p1r2/P2pn3/1P3R2/2PP2PP/2B2NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 gxf3 Ng5 if Qh4 Nxf3+ ]


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