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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ruslan Sherbakov.

The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Michal Krasenkow, Europe, 1991
2b1r1k1/3r1pbp/1q4p1/pP2p3/4Nn2/BQ6/P4PPP/3RRBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if Red8 Nxc8 ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Tomasz Muc, Katowice, 1991
r2q1r1k/pp1bb3/2p2n2/3pQ2p/3P4/2NBP2P/PP3RP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 Rxf6 Qxh5+ Kg8 Qh7+ Kf8 Bg6 ]

c)
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Smbat Lputian, Moscow, 1992
1R6/p1rb1pk1/4p2p/4P3/5P2/B1p1n1K1/P1B4P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf8+ Kg8 Bc5+ Kg7 Bxe3 ]

d)
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Mark Hebden, Hastings, 1994
3r2k1/ppp1q2p/4PR1n/PPr3n1/2B3p1/4Q1P1/8/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxc5 if Qxc5 e7+ ]

e)
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Konstantin Nikuljshin, Kolontaevo, 1994
5rk1/p2bR2p/q1p2np1/6N1/3r3P/6P1/2Q2PB1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if Bf5 Qb3+ or if Qd3 Qa2+ ]

f)
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Rene Petit, Metz, 1994
4n1k1/p2q2p1/1p2b2p/4Qp2/P2B4/3BP2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb5 ]

g)
White mMates in 5.
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Alexej Gorbatov, Decin, 1996
5rk1/2RR3p/1p2p1bP/2r1p1p1/4P1N1/pP3P2/P5P1/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

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