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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vladimir Zhelnin.
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)
Vladimir Doroshkievich vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Novosibirsk, 1976
6k1/2p5/3p4/p1pP2n1/2P3b1/2N1B2q/PP3KQb/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Kf1 Bh3 ]

b)
Andrei Lukin vs Vladimir Zhelnin, URS, 1976
5bk1/7p/1B4p1/p2q1p2/5P2/8/PP1rR1PP/5QK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ Bxc5 Qxc5+ Rf2 Rxb2 a4 Rc2 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Andrey Ivanov vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Kherson, 1990
6rk/p6p/8/2p1Pq2/Pp1b1Pr1/1P3R1Q/7K/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2+ ]

d)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Igor Majzlan, Pardubice 1992
r1b1r1k1/1p4pp/8/3pp3/p7/P2Q1N2/1qP2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if g6 Qxd5+ ]

e)
Wieslaw Janocha vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Pardubice, 1992
2r2rk1/1p6/1q1p1p1b/pb1Pp2p/4P1pP/2N3P1/PPQ2RP1/4RN1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd3 Qxd3 Qxf2 ]

Vladimir Zhelnin puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Marek Oliwa, Katowice, 1995
4r2k/p5qp/2p2pp1/3bP1N1/2pQ1P2/P6P/1P4P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ exf6 if Rxe1+ Kf2 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Oleg Romanov vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Pardubice 1995
8/1p1r1p1k/p1b1p2b/4P3/5PQ1/2B3PP/1Pq1R2K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1 ]

c)
V Fetisov vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Orel, 1996
4r3/6k1/p2p2q1/2pQ4/P1Pp4/1p3P2/1Pb2NP1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd3+ if Nxd3 Qxd3+ Kf2 Qd2+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Vadim Zaitsev, St. Petersburg, 1999
6k1/3q4/p3r3/1p3Br1/8/1PB2Qb1/P4PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6+ ]

e)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Nikolay Denisov, Kaluga, 2002
1r1r1bk1/1pqb1p1p/p2Np1p1/2P5/1P2B3/P5P1/2Q2P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxb7 Rxb7 Bxb7 Qxb7 c6 ]

Vladimir Zhelnin puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Valentin Klimenko vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Kaluga, 2011
4r1k1/3R2pp/p7/1pQ3B1/8/2P2b2/qPK4P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa4+ if Kb1 Re1+ Bc1 Be4+ or if b3 Qa2+ ]

b)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Denis Goltsov, Kaluga, 2012
r3r2k/pp2P1p1/8/6q1/4Q1b1/1B6/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg4 if Qxg4 Rh1+ mates or if Qh6 Qe4 a5 Rh1 ]

c)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Anatoly Tsapulin, Kaluga, 2012
3r3r/p1qk1p2/B1p1p1p1/3pPn1p/1Q3P1P/2R5/PPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 if Qxc6 Bb5 Rc8 Rd3 Qxb5 Qxb5+ Rc6 Ra3 or if Qb8 Bb5 ]

d)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Boris Gruzmann, Kamena Vourla, 2012
2r2bk1/3n1pp1/pr1p3p/5N2/4P3/2B2P2/1P4PP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 if Bxg7 Ne7+ ]

e)
Vladimir Zhelnin vs Craig Pritchett, Katerini, 2014
1rr3k1/1q2bp1p/3p2p1/3Qn3/1p2P3/2P2P2/1P2B2P/2BR1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxb7 Rxb7 Ba6 ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
Gosta Petersson vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Halkidiki, 2016
6k1/1pB2p2/2P1b1n1/2Pp4/NR1Pp3/r3b1Pp/4Bq1N/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1 ]


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