Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nikolai Nikolaevich Rjumin.
Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
White to move and win except where noted.
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Black to move and win. Nikolay Sorokin vs Rjumin, Moscow, 1931
1k6/4R3/1pb5/p7/P1Pq2P1/3r1N1p/5R1P/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Rxf3 Bxf3+ mates or if Kg1 Qxg4+ mates ]
Black Mates in 5. Slonim vs Rjumin, Moscow, 1932
1rb1r1k1/p1p2ppp/5n2/2pP4/5P2/2QB4/qNP3PP/2KRB2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 Bxe2 Ne4 ]
Black to move and win. Isaak Mazel vs Rjumin, Leningrad, 1934
2rr3k/pp4bp/3P1p2/5N2/2P1p3/q2nP3/Q4PPP/BKRR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4+ if Bb2 Rc5 ]
White Mates in 5. 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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