Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Leonid Stein.
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)
Stein vs Tigran Petrosian, Moscow, 1961
3qk3/pr3ppr/4p1n1/1p1pP3/b1pP2B1/2P3P1/2P2RP1/2BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 if fxe6 Qg4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Stein vs German Khodos, Yerevan, 1962
4R3/1n2N2r/3pNppk/p2P1p2/1p3P2/1Pn3P1/P1P3K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng8+ Kh5 Ng7+ Rxg7 Nxf6+ ]

c)
Stein vs Ratmir Kholmov, Moscow, 1963
4rbk1/1p5p/pq2p3/3nQpN1/2R5/1P5P/P2B1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc3 if Nxc3 Qf6 Re7 Rc8 ]

d)
Stein vs Larry Evans, Amsterdam, 1964
b2r2k1/6q1/5pB1/1p6/2p5/2P1B1QP/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ Kxf7 (if Kh8 Qh4+ mates) Qc7+ ]

e)
Stein vs Manuel Perez Fungueiro, Amsterdam, 1964
r1b2rk1/pp2nppp/2n1p3/1B1pP3/3P4/1R3N2/q1PB1PPP/3QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Qc1 a6 Bd3 Nf5 Ra3 ]

f)
White Mates in 6. Stein vs Viktor Korchnoi, Moscow, 1964
r3r3/1p3p2/p7/4kB2/1Q6/3R3P/P1P3PK/q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6+ Kxf5 Rf3+ Ke4 Qd3+ ]

g)
Stein vs Nikola Spiridonov, Tel Aviv, 1964
1r1r2k1/p3np1p/1n2p1pP/2N5/1pPP4/1P3BP1/2K2P2/R6R w - - 0 1
[ Na6 Rbc8 Bb7 ]

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