Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yaroslav Zherebukh.
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)
Zherebukh vs Branko Kutuzovic, Pardubice, 2005
r1b1kb1r/pp4pp/4P3/5p2/n2B4/p4N2/3N1PPP/R3R1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ e7 if Bxe7 Rxa3 Nb6 Bc5 ]

b)
Zherebukh vs Dmitry Ivanov, Alushta, 2006
3q1rk1/1p2ppb1/1n1p2p1/pNr3BP/P3P2P/1B3P2/1nP1Q3/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 ]

c)
Zherebukh vs Grigory Varchenko, Rodatychi, 2006
8/1p2rrkp/p2Q2q1/4n1pR/1PP5/4NpP1/P4P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ if Kg8 Qb8+ or if Rxf5 Qxe7+ or if Qxf5 Qh6+ Kg8 Rxg5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Zherebukh vs Mikhail Kozakov, Lvov, 2006
5k2/1bpr1p1r/p3qB2/4P3/pn1PpQ2/6RP/1P3PP1/4RNK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Zherebukh vs Mikle Kutsykh, Lvov, 2006
2qb2k1/1p1b1r1p/2rp1ppP/8/pNPQRB2/8/P1P2PP1/K3R3 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Rf8 Qd5+ Be6 R1xe6 ]



Zherebukh Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zherebukh vs Vladimir Galakhov, Evpatoria, 2007
2r1k2r/2q1bp2/2n1p1p1/p2pP1Np/B1bP1B1P/P4QP1/5P2/2R1R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Rxc4 dxc4 d5 if exd5 e6 Qb7 exf7+ Kf8 Bd6 ]

b)
Zherebukh vs Andrey Grekh, Lvov, 2008
1rbq1rk1/5ppp/3Qpb2/p1B4P/1p2P3/5n2/PPP1N3/1K1R1BR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Qg3+ Bg5 Rxd8 Rxd8 Nd4 h6 Qxf3 or if Kh8 Rg3 ]

c)
Zherebukh vs Vladislav Kovalev, Kirishi, 2008
4b3/3n4/3K1k2/1p1B3p/7P/2P5/3B4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5+ (if Bc6 Nb6) Kg6 Bc6 ]

d)
Zherebukh vs Christophe Bernard, Paris, 2009
4r1k1/4Qp1p/1nqP2p1/p1p5/Pr6/5N2/5PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 Rxe7 dxe7 Qe6 Rd8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Zherebukh vs Kevin Roser, Paris, 2009
2r2r2/p1nQqk1N/bp3p2/n1pp4/2P5/P1PBB3/7P/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Ng5+ fxg5 0-0+ Kg8 Qxe7 ]

Zherebukh Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3. Zherebukh vs Lajos Seres, Budapest, 2009
r3nrk1/p4p1p/1p4pQ/2pqB3/8/3P2R1/PPP2P1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
Zherebukh vs Richard Rapport, Budapest, 2009
2r3k1/5p1p/1n2p1p1/p3P3/3N4/2rQB3/1q3PPP/4RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5 if Qb4 Qxb4 axb4 Nb5 or if Qxb5 Nxb5 R3c6 Na7 ]

c)
Zherebukh vs Pablo Cruz Lledo, Leeuwarden, 2009
r1b1k2r/1p2q1pp/p3p3/2p1b3/8/2P1B1P1/P4PBP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Zherebukh vs Puneet Jaiswal, New Delhi, 2011
r1b5/p1Q5/5qpk/3p1pN1/2pp4/8/P5PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kxg5 g3 ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Zherebukh vs Ray Robson, Moscow, 2012
2R3n1/7k/5q2/p2p4/4pQ2/3r2R1/5P2/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 if Kh8 Rxg8+ ]


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