Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrey Zontakh.
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)
Zontakh vs Dejan Nestorovic, Belgrade, 1993
4rb2/2qn1p1k/6p1/1p1bNN1p/rP5Q/6RP/1B3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd7 Rxe1+ Kh2 if Qxd7 Qf6 mates or if Bg7 Nf6+ Kh8 Bxg7 ]

b)
Zontakh vs Jan Votava, Litomysl, 1995
b1Q1r1k1/5pp1/p6p/3P4/4q3/4N2P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ d6 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Zontakh vs Petr Jelinek, Policka, 1995
5rk1/2q2p2/r2p2p1/p1p1pNQ1/P1nPP3/2P5/5RPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6 gxf5 Rxf5 w/Rh5 ]



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