Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sergei Tiviakov.
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)
White Mates in 6. Tiviakov vs Valentin Arbakov, Belgorod, 1989
5k2/5p2/2K2P2/p3Q3/1q5p/1P6/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ a3 ]

b)
Tiviakov vs Vladislav Vorotnikov, Belgorod, 1989
r5r1/pb2pqk1/1p2n1pR/3pPp2/3P4/1P1B1KP1/PB1Q1P2/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ if Kxh7 Rh1+ mates ]

c)
Tiviakov vs Dragan Kosic, Oakham, 1990
8/r3kp2/1p1pqnp1/1P2p1Q1/2P1P3/5RP1/5P2/3B2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb3 w/c5 ]

d)
Tiviakov vs Ingrid Dahl, Gausdal, 1992
1k1r1r2/Rb6/1p1q4/1Pp2ppp/2P5/8/2B1QP1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7+ Kxb7 Qf3+ ]



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