Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Konstantin Sakaev.
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)
Sakaev vs D Burmenko, Sochi, 1986
rnb2rk1/p2pppbp/6p1/2pPP3/1p4q1/2PB1NP1/PP1N1P1P/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ h3 Qh5 g4 Qh6 g5 Qh5 Ne4 w/Ng3 ]

b)
Sakaev vs Piotr Sobolewski, Leningrad, 1990
5k2/N6p/1rP5/R3pK2/1P3b2/5n2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ c7 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Sakaev vs Gabriel Schwartzman, Groningen, 1991
1r4k1/1p3p2/p2p2bB/q1pN2Q1/P1Pb4/7P/1P4P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Bf8 Qd2 Qh4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Sakaev vs Sebastain Silva, Guarapuava, 1991
rnb3Q1/pp1p3p/5kp1/2p5/2P1P3/2P2P1q/P3K2P/R1B3Nq w - - 0 1
[ Bg5+ Kxg5 Nxh3+ Kh6 Qf8+ Kh5 Nf4+ ]



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