Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Igor Platonov.
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)
Platonov vs Viktor Akimov, Ukraine, 1964
5rk1/2q1b1pp/3p1p2/rPpP4/3pP3/3Q4/3N1PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ b6 Qxb6 Nc4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Platonov vs Igor Efimov, 1966
r6k/pp2R1br/2qNp1Qp/4P3/2np4/8/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8 ]

c)
White Mates in 9. Platonov vs Vladimir Savon, URS, 1968
r1n1nrk1/p1q2p1p/3R2pQ/2p1pN2/1pB1P1P1/5P2/PPP4P/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qh6+ Kg8 g5 Ne7 g6 ]

d)
Platonov vs Viktor Kupreichik, Moscow, 1969
1k1r4/ppp2pbp/2P1p3/1P1rq1pb/Q2N4/4B3/P2R2PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Platonov vs Viktor Moiseev, Riga, 1970
r4r2/3p1pk1/p3bq1p/3n3Q/4R2P/1P1B4/PB4P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rg4+ ]

Platonov Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
White to move and win. Platonov vs Mark Tseitlin, Riga, 1970
4r2k/5pnp/3Q2p1/1ppN4/5PP1/2n1P2P/1q4BK/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6 if Nxd1 Nxe8 h5 Qf8+ Kh7 Qxf7 Nxf3 Nf6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Platonov vs Vitaly Levchenkov, Rostov on Don, 1971
r1b2nk1/3r4/2p1pBq1/1p2Pp1Q/p1BP4/2P5/P4PP1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ Nxe6 Qxg6+ Rg7 Rh8+ ]

c)
Mark Taimanov vs Platonov, Moscow, 1964
2rr2k1/pp1qbpp1/1np1p2p/2N1P3/3P2b1/3Q1NP1/PP3PBP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc5 Rxc5 Na4 if Rc2 Bf5 ]

d)
Janis Klovans vs Platonov, Riga, 1964
6rk/2q2p1p/5p2/p4P2/3R1Q2/2P3rP/1P5K/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ Kh1 Qb7 ]

e)
Vladimir Tukmakov vs Platonov, Moscow, 1969
2r2k2/bbq2p2/p2ppp2/1p6/4PP1N/1PrR1B1P/P3Q1P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 Qxd3 Bf2 ]

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