Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yuri Razuvaev.
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)
White Mates in 3. Razuvaev vs Leonid Shamkovich, Moscow, 1967
7r/1p3r2/5p2/p2PpP2/P3K1R1/1n1B3k/7P/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf1+ ]

b)
Razuvaev vs Mikhail Mukhin, Sochi, 1968
6k1/1b1nbrp1/pr2pn2/3p2N1/1q1P1B2/2N1P2R/1PQ1KP1P/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Razuvaev vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
1Q3b2/3R1Pkp/5np1/1p1P4/1Pp5/2P5/5BK1/q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Razuvaev vs Alexander Petrushin, Baku, 1977
3rr2k/7q/p6B/2p1P3/Pp3n1Q/1P3R2/6PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ ]

e)
Razuvaev vs Kim Commons, Lublin, 1978
4kb1r/2rn1pp1/p7/3RnpB1/Np6/8/PPP3BP/2K1R3 w k - 0 1
[ Rexe5+ ]

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Razuvaev Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Razuvaev vs Valentin Arbakov, URS, 1978
2r1q1k1/R2p2b1/Q1b1p2p/1p4p1/1PPN1p2/4PPP1/7P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if Bxa1 Qxc8 or if Rxc6 Ra8 ]

b)
Razuvaev vs Viktor Gavrikov, URS, 1978
3rk2r/1pp3n1/pn2p3/2Q5/4Nq1P/5P2/PP6/1K1R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ if Kxd8 Qd4+ w/Qxg7 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Razuvaev vs Yuri Gusev, Dubna, 1979
5r1k/pp4pp/3pQ3/2P5/5bP1/1P3N2/4R1KP/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7 ]

d)
Razuvaev vs Smbat Lputian, Frunze, 1979
2b1qr2/p1r1bp1k/1p1R1n2/4N1Qp/1PP1p3/6P1/PB3P1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd7 if Bxd7 or Rxd7 Rxf6 mates or if Qxd7 Rxd7 Bxd7 Bxf6 ]

e)
Razuvaev vs Rafael Vaganian, Minsk, 1979
7r/p4pk1/1p1r4/2pBbPpR/P1P1P3/6P1/4R1K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ f6+ if Bxf6 Rxh8 Kxh8 e5 ]

Razuvaev Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Razuvaev vs Zvonimir Mestrovic, Keszthely, 1981
R1R2rk1/6p1/5r1p/4p1N1/8/3n3P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh7 ]

b)
Razuvaev vs Lev Polugaevsky, Moscow, 1985
2rr2k1/p1R2ppp/N7/n3pb2/8/B1b3P1/P3PPBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ ]

c)
Razuvaev vs Alexander Beliavsky, Sochi, 1986
5rk1/3q1r1p/2p2PpQ/1p5R/3PpN1P/1b2P3/8/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ Kh8 Rhg5 if Ra8 Rg7 ]

d)
Razuvaev vs Tihomir Toshkov, Yurmala, 1987
5r1k/p2r3p/1p1Npb2/1P2P2q/2Q5/4B1RP/P6K/8 w - - 0 1
[ exf6 if Rxd6 Qc7 ]

e)
Razuvaev vs Vladislav Fedorov, Belgrade 1988
3rnk2/p5p1/1p1r2Pp/2pR4/4RN2/4P3/PP3P2/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ ]

Razuvaev Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Razuvaev vs Zilberman, Pula, 1988
r4r2/2R2N1p/1p3bk1/4pp2/8/1Q4P1/P3qPK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh6+ Kg7 Qe6 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Razuvaev vs Enis Arikok, Geneva, 1990
4k3/2q1P2p/b3PppP/p7/2pQ4/2N5/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qe5 Nxf6+ or if Qc6 Qxf6 ]

c)
Razuvaev vs Carsten Pieper-Emden, Germany, 1990
8/1p3k1p/2p1bpp1/1nb5/5QP1/q2P1BNP/4PBK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Be7 Ng5+ or if Bxf2 Qxf6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Razuvaev vs Matthias Wahls, Germany, 1990
5k2/7R/4B1pp/6N1/1pn1KP2/8/2r3PP/2n5 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ Kg8 Rd7+ Kf8 Nh7+ ]

e)
Razuvaev vs Valentin Lukov, Geneva, 1993
4r1k1/4qp2/2p3p1/3nb2p/4p3/rB2P2P/P3QPP1/1R1RB1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd5 if cxd5 Bb4 ]

Razuvaev Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 4. Razuvaev vs Robert Mandl, Dortmund, 1993
4r1k1/1p1R2p1/r5p1/q4p2/p1P1p2Q/1n4PP/1P2PPB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ ]

b)
Razuvaev vs Dmitry Gurevich, Geneva, 1996
rnbkr3/pp3pp1/2p2q1p/3P4/4Q3/4pN2/PP3PPP/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
[ dxc6+ if Nd7 c7+ ]

c)
Razuvaev vs Paolo Vezzosi, Montecatini Terme, 1999
r3k2r/pp2bp1p/2ppnnb1/5Np1/1qP5/2N3PP/PB1QPPB1/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe7 Kxe7 Ne4 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Razuvaev vs Zoltan Medvegy, Hungary, 2000
rnq4r/p2p1Qpk/1p1P4/2p3P1/8/6P1/P3P1bP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf6+ ]

e)
Razuvaev vs Nenad Aleksic, Lido, 2000
rn4k1/p2p1pp1/b2b3p/1qpPr1NQ/4B3/6P1/P4P1P/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ Kh8 Qg6 ]

f)
Razuvaev vs Tom Middelburg, Porto San Giorgio, 2000
r5k1/pp3Rp1/1b4p1/2p5/P1B5/8/1Pr2PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf4+ ]

g)
Razuvaev vs Riccardo Del-Dotto, Porto San Giorgio, 2001
2n5/1pk5/p1p1B3/P3p3/1P2P2r/4KP2/3R4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ ]


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