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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Zagorovsky.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Abram Zamikhovsky vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, Leningrad, 1949
7k/1ppb3p/3p4/3P2N1/2PR3P/1pQKP3/1P3r2/5r2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ if Ke4 Bf5# ]

b)
Semen Furman vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, Tbilisi, 1951
3qr1k1/p3r1pp/5p2/6n1/3P1Q2/5RP1/P4PBP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Rxe1+ Bf1 Nh3+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Zagorovsky vs Sture Nyman, corr., 1962
r7/5Qpk/1P1N1p2/3Pp2p/4P3/2n4P/q4PPK/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Rg8 Qxh5# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Samuel Zhukhovitsky vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, URS, 1963
1kb1Q3/8/p2p4/1pb4p/3qN2P/1B6/PP2RpK1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f1/Q+ if Kxf1 Qg1# ]

e)
Stevan Letic vs Vladimir Zagorovsky, corr., 1975
6k1/p2Q1p1p/1p4pb/4Pq2/3PN3/7P/P3R1PK/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4+ if Ng3 Rc3 or if g3 Rh1+ Kxh1 Qf1+ ]

f)
Vladimir Zagorovsky vs Sture Nyman, corr., 1979
3r4/p1k2p1p/1p3n1Q/2q1pr2/2b3P1/P2Rp3/1BP1BP1P/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rc3 if Rf4 Qxf4 exf4 Rxc4 Qxc4 Bxc4 Nxg4 h3 ]

g)
White mates in 3.
Vladimir Zagorovsky vs Hans Dunhaupt, corr., 1981
2Rr3k/p2Q2pp/5q2/5p2/1P2p3/P2rp1P1/5P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ ]


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