Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Verlinsky.
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)
Verlinsky vs Ilya Rabinovich, Leningrad, 1925
3r4/kb5p/4R3/1p6/8/6B1/3q2PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Ra1+ w/Raxa6+ Reb6+ Ra8+ & Rxd8+ ]

b)
Verlinsky vs Alexander Iljin-Genevsky, Moscow, 1925
bqr3k1/5p1p/2r2np1/1p2p3/1Pn1P3/1QNBbPBP/4N1P1/R2R3K w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

c)
Black to move and win. F Duz-Hotimirsky vs Verlinsky, Kiev, 1938
5rk1/Qb4pp/3n4/3qRp2/8/P3BN2/4r1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa2 ]

d)
Black to move and win. A Zhivtsov vs Verlinsky, Moscow, 1945
1r3rk1/pb1nbppp/q3p3/B1p5/N1P5/2Q1PPP1/P5BP/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc6 if Nb2 Bf6 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Jury Rusakov vs Verlinsky, Moscow, 1947
r1bqkb1r/pppp1p2/2n2P1p/6p1/8/6B1/Pp2QPPP/RN2KBNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe7 if fxe7 Bg7 ]



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