Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Potkin.
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)
Potkin vs Igor Kudinov, St. Petersburg, 1997
3rr3/1p3pkp/1p2b1p1/3N4/1P6/5N2/PK1R1bPP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Potkin vs Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Internet, 2004
3nk1r1/1pq4p/p3PQpB/5p2/2r5/8/P4PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Potkin vs Andreas Tzermiadianos, Pardubice, 2004
5r2/3qPpkp/1rb3p1/p7/5Q2/1P3N1P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ if Kxh6 exf8/Q+ Kh5 Re5+ or if Kf6 exf8/Q Qd5 Qh8+ ]

d)
Potkin vs Vladimir Grebionkin, Internet, 2004
1r1r1bk1/4qb2/p2p1Q1p/1pP1pP2/4P3/1P5R/PB4PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rg3+ Kh7 Rg7+ if Bxg7 Qxe7 ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Potkin vs Igor Glek, Mainz, 2008
b4rk1/3Q1p2/p3q1Bp/1p1p2b1/8/P1B5/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Qxf7 Rxf7 if Bf6 Bxf6 or if Rxf7 Qe8+ ]



Potkin Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Marina Aseeva vs Potkin, St. Petersburg, 1997
r2r2k1/pp3pp1/2b1p1n1/4P2Q/1P6/2B5/1PP3PP/q2NKBNR b K - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 Qg4 Rxd1+ Qxd1 Nxg2+ ]

b)
Valentin Stotika vs Potkin, St. Petersburg, 1998
rb2r1k1/1p3ppp/pq6/1NBpnN2/P5n1/4P3/1PQ2PPP/2R1K2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Qxc5 ]

c)
Holger Riedel vs Potkin, Bad Wiessee, 2003
3b4/1p1q1p1k/pr3np1/3pR2p/P2P3Q/BP3P2/5PKP/2N5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if Be7 Nxe5 Bxe8 Rd6 ]

d)
Alexander Moiseenko vs Potkin, Istanbul, 2003
2rr2k1/pb1nqppp/3Qp3/1B4P1/7P/4PN2/PP3P2/1K1R2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4+ Ka1 Rc1+ Rxc1 Qxe7 ]

e)
Konstantin Landa vs Potkin, Krasnoyarsk, 2003
r5k1/pp2Qp1p/1qb1p1p1/4P2P/8/2Br4/PP3PP1/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3 if Re3 Rxe3 ]

Vladimir Potkin Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Potkin vs Alexei Kornev, Taganrog, 6/17/2011
4r2k/2R3p1/p2R4/7p/PP3pbq/4P3/2Q3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Vladimir Potkin vs Klaus Bischoff, Germany, 10/14/2011
2Q1qk2/6p1/3PpnRp/p4p1P/P2P4/8/1r1B1PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ if gxf6 Bxh6+ Kf7 Qc7+ ]

c)
Alexei Shirov vs Vladimir Potkin, Khanty Mansyisk, 9/1/2011
5rk1/7p/Np2P1p1/8/1P3P1K/5NP1/P1r2n1P/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf5 if g4 Rxf4 ]

d)
Andreas Moen vs Vladimir Potkin, Rogaska Slatina, 9/26/2011
4r1k1/1p1b1p1p/1b1p2p1/3P4/1PPN4/4n1P1/3RB1P1/6BK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 if Rxd4 Nf5 Rd2 Nxg3+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Vladimir Potkin vs Alexander Suslin, Moscow, 11/9/2012
r1bqrb2/1pp1k1p1/p1n1p3/3n2N1/3P4/P1N2Q2/1P3PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ ]

f)
Vladimir Potkin vs Kamil Stachowiak, Legnica, 5/6/2013
5r2/1pq3k1/p1p3r1/3pPQb1/8/4P3/PP3P2/1K4RR w - - 1 0
[ Qxg5 if Qf7 Qh6+ or if Rxg5 Rxg5+ Kf7 Rh7+ ]


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