Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Maxim Rodshtein.
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)
Rodshtein vs N Djuric, Litohoto, 1999
r2q2k1/r1pnn1bp/1p1p2p1/1P1Pp3/PNB1Pp2/2B2P2/R1Q3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Nxc6 dxc6+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Teddy Coleman vs Rodshtein, Halkidiki, 2003
2rr1qk1/p4p1p/1p2b1p1/3n2Q1/3P1P1P/6P1/PB2R1B1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ f6 Bxd5 Rxd5 (if fxg5 Bxe6+ and White wins) ]

c)
Rodshtein vs Martin Becker, Vlissingen, 2005
r2q1rk1/3bbppp/p1p5/1p2P3/2p5/2N3P1/PP2QPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Bxc6 Ra7 Bxd7 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Bram Van Den Berg vs Rodshtein, Vlissingen, 2005
r3kbnr/p2b1ppp/1p2p3/4P3/2BP4/PR3N2/5PPP/2B1K2R b Kkq - 0 1
[ Rc8 if Nd2 b5 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Rodshtein vs Prasad Arun, Batumi, 2006
3RQn2/2r1q1k1/4Bppp/3p3P/3p4/4P1P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6+ if Nxg6 Rg8+ ]




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