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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alex Yermolinsky.
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)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Aleksandr Shneider, Pavlodar, 1982
3R4/8/6n1/Pb2kpPp/7P/8/5K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8 if Bc6 a6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Alex Yermolinsky vs Alexander Cherepkov, Leningrad, 1983
3r3k/p2P4/1pR4p/1P1Q4/P4q2/8/4r2P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qd4+ ]

c)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Edvins Kengis, Vilnius, 1984
4r1r1/p4p2/kpN5/2b5/P1P3np/2B1P1P1/5PBP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 w/Rd7 ]

d)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Tamaz Giorgadze, Aktjubinsk, 1985
r3kb1r/2pn1ppp/1pq1p3/p3P1N1/6Q1/6P1/PPP2P1P/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Alex Yermolinsky vs Igor Naumkin, Tashkent, 1987
7r/p4p2/5pkp/1pR2Nb1/4Q2P/6P1/1q3PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4+ f5 Qxf5+ Kg7 Ne6+ ]

Alex Yermolinsky puzzles, pt ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Ronald Burnett, Chicago, 1991
rnb1k2r/1p1ppp1p/p3q1p1/3Nb3/6n1/6P1/PP2QPBP/RNB1K2R w - - 0 1
[ f4 if Bd6 Qxe6 dxe6 Nb6 ]

b)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Nick De Firmian, Key West, 1994
2R5/3r2kp/3qpp2/pb1p4/5PP1/PP2PB2/2Q2K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ a4 ]

c)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Juan Reyes, Las Vegas, 1994
3rk1nr/1p3p2/p2qp1n1/3p2p1/3P1P2/3QP1N1/PP2N3/1KR4R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh8 Nxh8 Qh7 ]

d)
Alex Yermolinsky vs David Gliksman, Concord, 1995
2r3k1/p2q1ppp/8/N1pbb3/8/6P1/P1Q1PPBP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 if Bd4 Bxd5 w/e3 ]

e)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Stewart Reuben, Las Vegas, 1996
2Q5/pp2rpk1/3q2r1/2pP4/2P1pR2/2P5/P7/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh4 Rh6 Rg1+ ]

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Alex Yermolinsky puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Alex Yermolinsky vs Alexander Ivanov, Chandler, 1997
r2q2r1/5pkp/3p4/p3pB1Q/2Pb4/1P4P1/7P/R1B2K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ ]

b)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Charles Gelman, Honolulu, 1997
r1b2rk1/2nnp1bp/3p2p1/1qpP1p2/N1N1P3/1P6/2QB1PPP/1R2KB1R w K - 1 0
[ Ncb6 ]

c)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Todd Andrews, Philadelphia, 2000
1r2rk2/1q3pbQ/1pbpp1p1/p1nN4/2P1P1p1/1P2BP2/P6P/1R1R1B1K w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 exd5 Qxg7+ cxd5 if Bd7 Bg5# ]

d)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Howard Wu, Las Vegas, 2001
rn3rk1/4p1bp/p2p2pn/PbpP1p2/1qN1P3/2N5/RP2BPPP/2BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxb5 if axb5 Bd2 or if Qxb5 Nb6 ]

e)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Dmitry Gurevich, Philadelphia, 2003
1q1b1rk1/1b3ppp/1nrppn2/pN6/N1P1P3/4BP2/3QB1PP/1RR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4 ]

Alex Yermolinsky puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Dmitry Zilberstein, San Francisco, 2003
r2q1rk1/p1bn1p2/2pN2bp/6p1/4p3/6B1/P3BPPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7 ]

b)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Robert Gardner, Alberta, 2005
2kr3r/2p2p2/2Q1q3/7p/3pP3/6P1/1B3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ Kd7 Rxd4+ Ke7 Ba3+ Kf6 Rxd8 ]

c)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Yuri Shulman, Philadelphia, 2008
1rb2rk1/p3qpp1/2Qbp2p/4N3/2PB4/2P5/5PPP/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb8 Bxb8 Bc5 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Alex Yermolinsky vs D Glascock, Stillwater, 2009
r5k1/3q4/n3pQPr/pp1bB2p/4B2P/8/PP3P2/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Bxd5+ or if Rf8 Rxd7 Rxf6 Rc8+ ]

e)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Eugenio Chinchilla, Bucharest, 2019
8/8/p3p1k1/5p1p/3Q3P/P4KP1/3R1P2/4qr2 w - - 1 0
[ Re2 Qd1 Qxd1 Rxd1 Rxe6+ ]

f)
White mates in 4.
Alex Yermolinsky vs Oleg Rinas, Bucharest, 2019
4rnk1/1p4rp/p1p3Pb/3pP2q/3P4/3B2R1/PP3Q1B/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxf8+ Rxf8 2.gxh7+ Kh8 3.Rxf8+ ]

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