Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Valery Salov.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 5. Salov vs Sergey Smagin, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
2brqk2/p3r1p1/4R3/1p2PB2/2pP3Q/P7/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Bg6+ Kxe6 Qh3+ Kd5 Be4+ ]

b)
Salov vs Viktor Korchnoi, Europe, 1991
6r1/p2kpp2/1p1n3R/1Pp1r1p1/P3N3/3PPKP1/5P2/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 if exd6 Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Salov vs Alexander Beliavsky, Linares, 1991
6k1/pp1Q4/6Bb/2p1P1qP/4P3/1P1P1rPK/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
Salov vs Yasser Seirawan, Wijk aan Zee, 1992
7k/1RR5/1p1r1p2/8/1n4r1/6P1/4PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Rg8 Rc4 ]

e)
Salov vs Anatoly Karpov, 1998
4k2r/1r3ppp/Qnq1p3/4p3/1P6/R5P1/3N1P1P/R5K1 w k - 0 1
[ Nc4 ]




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