Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alex Yermolinsky.
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)
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. Yermolinsky vs Alexander Cherepkov, Leningrad, 1983
3r3k/p2P4/1pR4p/1P1Q4/P4q2/8/4r2P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qd4+ ]

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

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

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



Yermolinsky Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Yermolinsky vs Ronald Burnett, Chicago, 1991
rnb1k2r/1p1ppp1p/p3q1p1/3Nb3/6n1/6P1/PP2QPBP/RNB1K2R w - - 0 1
[ f4 if Bd6 Qxe6 dxe6 Nb6 ]

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

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

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

e)
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 ]

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

g)
Yermolinsky vs Dmitry Zilberstein, San Francisco, 2003
r2q1rk1/p1bn1p2/2pN2bp/6p1/4p3/6B1/P3BPPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7 ]

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