Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Stripunsky.
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)
Stripunsky vs Krzysztof Zolnierowicz, Miedzybrodzie, 1991
r1bq2k1/ppp4p/3p2p1/8/4Q3/2N5/PPP3PP/2K2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ w/Rf7 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Stripunsky vs Konstantin Vshivkov, Moscow, 1994
5rkr/1pR2n2/5QP1/p2Pp2p/4R3/7P/2b2P1K/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ g7 if Qh6 gxf8/Q+ Qxf8 Qg6+ Qg7 Rc8+ Nd8 Rxd8# ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Stripunsky vs Alejandro Vergara, Port of Spain, 1999
2b1rk2/1p3prR/2p2b2/p3pPp1/P3P3/2N1B1KQ/B1q5/7R w - - 0 1
[ Bc5+ Re7 Rh8+ Rg8 Rxg8+ Kxg8 Qh7+ Kf8 Qxf7# ]

d)
Stripunsky vs Vasik Rajlich, Washington, 1999
8/2r1pQ2/p2pPqpp/3P1p1k/7P/4P1R1/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7 w/Rg5+ ]



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