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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lev Psakhis.
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 Psakhis vs Viktor Gavrikov, Vilnius, 1978
r3k2r/p1q2ppp/2pbpn2/2p2b2/2B2B2/2NP1Q2/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nb5 ]

b)
Smbat Lputian vs Lev Psakhis, Vilnius, 1980
6rk/p2r3p/1p1p1q1B/2pP3n/P2bp1N1/1P5P/3QRPP1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg4 hxg4 Qh4+ Kg8 Ng6 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Lev Psakhis vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Minsk, 1982
1qr3k1/1r3pPp/ppbRp1n1/8/2P1P1N1/2n1B1PQ/P4K1P/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kxg7 Qh6+ Kxf6 Bg5 ]

d)
Lev Psakhis vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Sochi, 1982
2rq1r2/3nbk1p/b1p1ppp1/p2pP3/N1P2PB1/1P2B3/P1R3PP/R4QK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ if Kxe6 cxd5+ w/Qxa6 or if Kg7 Bxd7 w/Nb6 ]

e)
Rafael Vaganian vs Lev Psakhis, Yerevan, 1982
3r1rk1/6pp/5p2/1p2q3/2b5/P1Q2BP1/4PP1P/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ ]

Lev Psakhis puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lev Psakhis vs Andrei Kharitonov, Tallinn, 1983
6k1/2N1rp2/1p1q1bp1/p2pNb1p/3P1P2/P1R5/1P1Q2PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 w/Nc6 or Rc6 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Vladimir Raicevic vs Lev Psakhis, Troon, 1984
8/8/8/1R1bP1p1/3Ppk1p/N3p2P/4K1P1/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf7 ]

c)
Lev Psakhis vs Dragan Paunovic, Minsk, 1986
rnb3k1/4B3/5PpP/1p1p1p2/rPnP2N1/6P1/8/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ f7+ Kxf7 h7 if Kg7 Bf6+ Kxh7 Re7+ mates ]

d)
Lev Psakhis vs Jaan Ehlvest, Yerevan, 1988
5rk1/pp1b2r1/4pQpR/3p4/q1pP2P1/P1P2P2/2P1B3/R3K3 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qxf8+ w/g5 Kf2 & Rh1 ]

e)
Lev Psakhis vs Eugene Martinovsky, Philadelphia, 1989
1k1r3r/ppp2ppp/5bn1/Pn1q3Q/N7/3B2B1/1P3PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb5 if Qxh5 Bxc7+ mates ]

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Lev Psakhis puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lev Psakhis vs Ulf Bode, Paris, 1990
r3r3/1bpq1Npk/pb5p/1p2P3/3np3/PB2B2P/1P3PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ if Kh8 e6 or if Kg6 Bf7+ Kf5 Qg4+ mates ]

b)
Lev Psakhis vs Valery Loginov, Manila, 1992
1r3k2/3n1p1p/p5pb/p1qPp3/2pnP3/2N2NP1/1Q3PKP/1R3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

c)
Lev Psakhis vs R Kraan, Ostend, 1992
3q2k1/5p1p/1n1p1P2/2pPp3/brP1P2P/R7/3NBK2/Q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qg1+ Kf8 Qg7+ Ke8 Rg3 ]

d)
Pal Benko vs Lev Psakhis, Aruba, 1992
r2qk2r/ppp2ppp/2n5/3b4/1b6/1PN2PP1/P2Q3P/R1B1KBNR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qf6 Bb2 0-0-0 Nge2 Bxf3 ]

e)
Lev Psakhis vs Georg Steffens, Ostend, 1993
r1b1k1r1/pp5p/n1pp3b/3P1p1q/2P1pPn1/PQN3P1/1P1BN2P/1BK2R1R w q - 0 1
[ h3 if Nf6 g4 ]

Lev Psakhis puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Lev Psakhis, Zagreb, 1993
4Rrk1/3Q2bp/6p1/2p1P3/3p3q/6pB/4n3/5N1K b - - 0 1
[ ...g2+ Kxg2 Qf2+ ]

b)
Lev Psakhis vs Patrik Lyrberg, Gausdal, 1994
q2rk3/1b2bpp1/2p1p2p/1p2P3/1n1PB3/r4N1P/3B1PP1/R1R1Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa3 Qxa3 Ra1 Qb3 Rb1 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Lev Psakhis vs Helge Nordahl, Gausdal, 1994
5rk1/pR4bp/6p1/6B1/5Q2/4P3/q2r1PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Bh6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Hubert Mossong vs Lev Psakhis, Moscow, 1994
1kb4q/p7/1p6/3pb2N/4p1P1/2P1Bn1K/PP2QP2/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh5+ Kg2 Qxg4+ Kf1 Qh3+ ]

e)
Lev Psakhis vs Ashot Nadanian, Yerevan, 1996
3r2k1/pp1rbppp/1q3n2/2p1B3/2P2Q2/1PNb4/P3BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd3 if Rxd3 Bc7 ]

Lev Psakhis puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alejandro Pablo Marin vs Lev Psakhis, Manresa, 1996
8/p3k3/1p2p3/4Pp2/4n2N/P1nR2P1/2rB3P/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd2 Rxd2 Rc1+ Kf2 Ne4+ ]

b)
Lev Psakhis vs Baron Rodriguez, Mondariz, 1997
3r3k/p1nr2pp/1p2p1q1/5p2/3b4/P1N2QBP/1P3PPK/3RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc7 Rxc7 Rxd4 if Rxd4 Qa8+ mates ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Joaquin Bello Filgueira vs Lev Psakhis, Mondariz, 1997
8/5ppk/7p/3pp3/1QP1n3/8/2P1q1PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Jonathan Gottlieb vs Lev Psakhis, Winnipeg, 1997
r5k1/1b3ppp/4p3/3pPP2/n4QPP/b1n5/2P5/KR5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb2+ Rxb2 Nc5+ ]

e)
Lev Psakhis vs David Coleman, Port Erin, 1999
r4qk1/2R3bp/3n1r2/1p1ppb2/pP4Q1/P2B1PNP/R2B4/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 Nxf5 Bxf5 Rxf5 Rxg7+ ]

Lev Psakhis puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Normunds Miezis vs Lev Psakhis, Batumi, 1999
1k2r3/2p2B2/1pP5/p6p/n1Q3pP/2P3P1/P1q5/KR6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 Qb3 Rxb1+ Qxb1 Qxc3+ ]

b)
Frank Erwich vs Lev Psakhis, Vlissingen, 2000
4r1k1/pp5p/1bp2pb1/4p3/2P1N1P1/BP1n3P/P4PB1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe4 if Bxe4 Nxf2 or if c5 Bxc5 ]

c)
Lev Psakhis vs Robert Fontaine, Internet, 2004
2r1r1k1/2p1n1b1/p3p1Np/1pp4N/4q3/1P3RQP/P4PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Rxe7 Nf6+ ]

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