'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Valery Salov.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Zvulon Gofshtein vs Valery Salov, Beltsy, 1979
4r2k/5p1p/1pPb2p1/p4q2/2BP1P1n/P4P1P/8/2B2QRK b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 if Qxe1 Qxh3# or if Bd3 Rxf1 Bxf5 Rxg1+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Valery Salov vs Nigel Short, Mexico, 1981
4Rnk1/1p2p3/3pN1P1/p2n4/P2N4/1P4K1/8/5r2 w - - 1 0
[ Nf3 ]

c)
Alon Greenfeld vs Valery Salov, Groningen, 1981
1r1qkb1r/3n1ppp/Q3pn2/3b4/NppP1B2/5NP1/1P2PPBP/R4RK1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Ra8 Qb5 Ra5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Valery Salov vs Adrian Mihalcisin, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
4Rb2/p2r1k2/3P2p1/8/1pr2BP1/5R2/P4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Valery 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+ ]

Valery Salov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Saeed-Ahmed Saeed vs Valery Salov, Belfort, 1983
4r1k1/1b4pp/pp1pp1r1/4q3/NPP1P3/P4PnP/1Q5K/2RBR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ Kh1 Qg3 Rxf1 Qxh3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Gyula Sax vs Valery Salov, Rotterdam, 1989
8/1p2Q2p/p5pk/2P5/3rpq2/1P5P/P4rP1/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Rd2+ ]

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

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

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

Valery Salov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Carlos Garcia Palermo vs Valery Salov, Oviedo, 1993
4rrk1/p1p4p/2Bpb1p1/1Pn5/2Pq4/3P2P1/P4N1P/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 ]

b)
Valery Salov vs Bertand Guyard, Bastia, 1997
r3rbk1/1p1bqp1p/1npp2p1/p1n5/2P1P3/1PN1B1PP/P2RNPB1/1R1Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 dxc5 Na4 ]

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

d)
White mates in 4.
Valery Salov vs Mikhail Gurevich, Reggio Emilia, 1992
3r1r1k/1R5p/p5p1/4b3/P1p5/2N1q1RP/2Q1P1BK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qxg6+ ]

e)
Valery Salov vs Jose Arturo Torres, Villarrobledo, 1998
r2q2k1/1p3ppp/5n2/3p4/p3rN2/P3P3/1PQ2PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 ]

f)
Valery Salov vs Friso Nijboer, Wijk aan Zee, 1998
4b1kr/pp2qp2/4pRP1/r3Q3/2p5/8/PPP5/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ gxf7+ Bxf7 Qg3+ Kf8 Qb8+ Kg7 Rxf7+ ]

g)
Alexei Shirov vs Valery Salov, Wijk aan Zee, 1998
8/1p2k3/p7/3bn1r1/7R/1P6/P4RP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]


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