Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mikhail Yudovich Sr.
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)
Mikhail Yudovich vs Grigory Ravinsky, Moscow, 1946
r5k1/pp3pp1/8/4Rb2/7Q/2B4P/PP4PK/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4 if f6 Qd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Mikhail Yudovich vs Lev Polugaevsky, Gorky, 1955
3r1n1k/1q2N2p/4rPpQ/p1P1Bn2/1P5R/8/7P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ ]

c)
Mikhail Yudovich vs Frantisek Batik, corr., 1958
q2Qn3/1b2Pk1p/Bp4p1/3p4/3N4/6P1/6KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5 Nf6 e8/Q+ Nxe8 Bxe8+ Kf8 Qd7 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Yudovich vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, corr., 1972
5r1k/p2rqBp1/1p4Pp/2pP4/P1P1b1pQ/B3P3/6P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ gxh6 Bb2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Ilya Kan vs Mikhail Yudovich, Moscow, 1931
6k1/8/Rp2p1p1/8/2rbb2n/4N1pP/P5P1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd3+ Kg1 Bxe3+ Kh1 Be4 ]


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