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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lev Polugaevsky.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Frantisek Blatny, Reykjavik, 1957
r1b2r1k/1p2q1pp/p2b4/4pp2/QnN5/3PP1P1/1B3PBP/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6 Qxd6 Ba3 ]

b)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Miroslav Herink, Marianske Lazne, 1959
r1b4k/1p2q1pp/2pb4/8/1PBPQ3/7P/3B2P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7 Bxe7 Re1 ]

c)
Lev Polugaevsky vs David Bronstein, Leningrad, 1960
r2qk2r/p1n2ppp/1p1bp3/8/3PQB2/P1N5/1P3PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxd6 Qxd6 Nb5 Nxb5 Qxa8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Lev Polugaevsky vs Gyorgy Szilagyi, Moscow, 1960
r2r4/1p1R3p/5p1k/b1B1Pp2/p4P2/P7/1P5P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf8+ Rxf8 Rd3 ]

Lev Polugaevsky Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Gilberto Garcia, Havana, 1962
r4r2/p2bqp1k/1p1N3p/4p3/1PB1P1p1/P3Q1Pn/3R1PKP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 Rxf7 Bxf7 if Bb5 Rd6 ]

b)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Istvan Bilek, Ordzhonikidze, 1964
1R6/1p1q1p1k/6pp/3r4/p4P2/4P2P/2Q3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb2 if g5 Qf6 ]

c)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Vlado Kozomara, Sarajevo, 1965
6rk/4PQp1/p1p2n1p/1p2q3/8/1B4RP/P5PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be6 if Qb8 Qg6 or if c5 Qxg8+ ]

d)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Anatoly Bykhovsky, Tallinn, 1965
1n2r1k1/3n2pp/8/p1p1P3/1pP5/1P4pP/PB4B1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bd5+ Kh8 e6 if Nb6 Rf7 Rg8 Bxg7+ ]

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