Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nikolai Rjumin.
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)
Nikolay Sorokin vs Nikolai Rjumin, Moscow, 1931
1k6/4R3/1pb5/p7/P1Pq2P1/3r1N1p/5R1P/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Rxf3 Bxf3+ mates or if Kg1 Qxg4+ mates ]

b)
Black Mates in 5.
Slonim vs Nikolai Rjumin, Moscow, 1932
1rb1r1k1/p1p2ppp/5n2/2pP4/5P2/2QB4/qNP3PP/2KRB2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 Bxe2 Ne4 ]

c)
Isaak Mazel vs Nikolai Rjumin, Leningrad, 1934
2rr3k/pp4bp/3P1p2/5N2/2P1p3/q2nP3/Q4PPP/BKRR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4+ if Bb2 Rc5 ]

d)
White Mates in 5.
Nikolai Rjumin vs Peter Romanovsky, Moscow, 1935
4rr1k/pbp1q1pp/1p6/3Pp3/2P1P3/P2B1pQ1/1B5R/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 h6 Rxh6+ w/Bxe5+ ]

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