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Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985.
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)
White mates in 2.
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Ian Rogers, Amsterdam, 1985
1k2r3/3p4/1P6/1R1B4/3ppp2/P5p1/8/4N1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra5 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Yasser Seirawan vs Dmitry Gurevich, Hollywood, 1985
r7/8/3PBn1p/2p1B1pk/4p3/2P1PP2/2Q3PK/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Pablo Ricardi vs Gilberto Milos, Rio de Janeiro, 1985
5bk1/pb1q2p1/1p2pPQ1/2p1P3/2P1B1Pp/4B3/P6P/7K w - - 1 0
[ f7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Alexander Chernin vs Anthony Miles, Tunisia, 1985
3r2r1/2Nn2b1/3P1kpp/4p3/P1Q1BqP1/1p6/1P3P2/3RK2R w K - 1 0
[ Qe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Michal Krasenkow vs Sergey Kalinitschew, URS, 1985
1rq4k/3R1Rp1/3p3p/3Bp3/2N5/1r3nPK/3Q3P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Eric Lobron vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1985
1kb4r/1p1r1pp1/pQ1ppnn1/N5q1/N3P2b/P4P2/1PPR4/1K1R1B2 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Andromico Yap vs Ventzislav Inkiov, Yurmala, 1985
r2n4/q1r3pk/1R2Qp2/2P1pPPp/3pP3/3P3P/p1PBK3/R7 w - - 1 0
[ g6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Georgy Agzamov vs Boris Gulko, Frunze, 1985
2r5/4pk2/3n1p1Q/1N1Pq3/1p2P1p1/4R1P1/B3KP2/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Thomas Ernst vs Curt Hansen, Gausdal, 1985
3r2k1/1p4pp/p7/6q1/3QB1P1/P1PK3P/5r2/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Anatoly Karpov vs Garry Kasparov, Moscow, 1985
4r3/5pk1/7p/8/1p4P1/1P1R2P1/1N1N1qBP/2rR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Mihail-Viorel Ghinda vs Igor Stohl, Potsdam, 1985
Q7/5ppk/4p2p/3n4/3NK3/3R1P2/1qr3PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Yuri Balashov vs Edvins Kengis, Minsk 1985
6k1/pb3R2/1p4p1/n3p3/2p1P3/2P1b2N/P2r2PP/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kh7 R1f7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Lev Alburt vs Dmitry Gurevich, Estes Park, 1985
3r2k1/RpQn1p1p/5bpB/2p5/8/5P1q/1P2RP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Sergey Makarichev vs Petar Velikov, Frunze, 1985
r7/pb3Bk1/1p2R1p1/6Np/5Q1n/P4P1P/1P3qPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Kh6 Qxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Simen Agdestein vs Harry Schussler, Gjovik, 1985
5rk1/5p2/p1r1PB1p/2q5/1n2Q3/1B5P/1P4P1/3n3K w - - 1 0
[ exf7+ Rxf7 Qg6+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Podgaets vs Valery Chekhov, Kharkov, 1985
4r1k1/1p2bp1p/pq3Bp1/3prP2/P2P3Q/1P1R4/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Nigel Short vs Heinz Wirthensohn, Lucerne, 1985
1r1r1bk1/6p1/p1q1pP2/4P3/8/1Pp1p3/P1P5/1K1Q2RR w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kf7 or Kxh8 Qh5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Sokolov vs Zoltan Ribli, Montpellier, 1985
1rr1k3/2qn1p2/b2p1P2/4nP1Q/8/1p5R/1PP3BP/2B1R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Nf8 Qxf8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Andrei Sokolov vs Kevin Spraggett, Montpellier, 1985
4Q3/pp2nN1k/2n3pp/8/2r2P2/P5P1/1q3PK1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if hxg5 or Kg7 Qf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Petar Popovic vs Ognjen Cvitan, Novi Sad, 1985
r3rbk1/1q4p1/p3p3/1b1Np1p1/1p2P3/P4Q1R/1PP3BP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 Bxf1 Qh7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Aleksander Sznapik vs Milan Drasko, Polanica Zdroj, 1985
3r4/1k6/NBn2pqb/3N1n1p/Q6P/8/PP4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Rainer Knaak vs Andras Adorjan, Szirak, 1985
r4rk1/p1p2pp1/bp2pqB1/n2p4/1bPP1P2/2N2Q2/PP4P1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Gurevich vs Tamaz Giorgadze, Tbilisi, 1985
r2qrk2/1bp3bQ/p2N3p/1p6/3P4/1B3P2/PP2p1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Ke7 Qe6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Tal vs Alexander Shabalov, Yurmala, 1985
3Qr1k1/6p1/pB4p1/4P3/qPn3P1/7P/6B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ if Kf8 Bc5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Jim Plaskett vs Dragoljub Velimirovic, Banja-Luka, 1985
8/2R4Q/5qp1/P1pPp1k1/2P1Pp1b/4rP2/6PP/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh4+ Kxh4 Rh7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Glenn Flear vs Viktor Kupreichik, Hastings, 1985
8/5pkp/N3p3/Pp4p1/1P1qQn2/5P2/2B3rP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qf2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Viktor Kupreichik vs Efim Geller, Riga, 1985
r2qr1k1/1bp2ppp/p7/8/Pp6/1B4Q1/1PPN1PPP/R1B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Nf1 Rxf1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Thomas Paehtz vs Valery Chekhov, Rostock, 1985
6k1/pQ3p1p/5bp1/3B4/4P3/2p3P1/P5KP/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ Kh3 Qf1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Amador Rodriguez, Biel, 1985
5k2/ppqrRB2/3r1p2/2p2p2/7P/P1PP2P1/1P2QP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Kg7 Rg8+ or if Kxf7 Qh5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Eugenio Torre vs Vlastimil Jansa, Biel, 1985
8/5R1p/4p1p1/3pN1k1/1rnP4/p3P3/P1K2PPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ f4+ Kh6 Ng4+ Kh5 Nf6+ ]

'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Uwe Boensch vs Sergey Smagin, Dresden, 1985
3rrn1k/p5qp/2p2Q1N/1pP5/3Pp3/6P1/PB5P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ d5 if Ne6 dxe6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Georgy Agzamov vs Peter Szekely, Frunze, 1985
4q3/1p1n1rnk/p2pN2p/2pP1P2/P1P1B2b/8/1P1Q4/6RK w - - 1 0
[ f6+ if Kg8 Qxh6 Nxf6 Rxg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Boris Gulko vs Maia Chiburdanidze, Frunze, 1985
2r1rn1Q/4bk2/pp6/4P1p1/4NPP1/2p1q3/PP1R4/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ e6+ if Nxe6 Rh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Valery Chekhov vs Yuri Yakovich, Kharkov, 1985
1rqbbk2/7Q/3R2p1/2p1Pp2/1p6/1P2P3/1B4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if Qc7 e7+ Qxe7 Qh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Ivanov vs Ilia Smirin, Minsk, 1985
4Q3/1p3r1p/4R1pk/p7/P2BpP2/1q4PP/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if hxg6 Qh8+ Rh7 Bg7+ or if Kxg6 Qg8+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Dimitri London vs Ralf Lau, New York, 1985
r1b1rbk1/5p1p/p1qpp1p1/6P1/3BP2Q/1PpR4/1PP2P1P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Ulf Andersson vs Nana Ioseliani, Rio de Janeiro, 1985
6Q1/p4Bp1/1p3b1k/2p4p/8/1P2P1P1/P4PK1/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kg5 f4+ Kf5 Qh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Slavoljub Marjanovic vs Emir Dizdarevic, Sarajevo, 1985
4n3/pbq2rk1/1p3pN1/8/2p2Q2/Pn4N1/B4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ Kxg6 Qh6+ Kxf5 Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Milan Drasko vs Viktor Gavrikov, Tallinn, 1985
5rR1/p1n1bP1p/8/1p2PN1k/P1p5/1B3K1P/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd1 Rd8 f8/Q Bxf8 Kf4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Karel Mokry, Trencianske Teplice, 1985
3bnr2/5pkp/p2P2pN/q1p1P3/2P1N3/1r4P1/5Q1P/2B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Rxf7 Rxf7+ Kh8 Rf8+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Nick De Firmian vs Alexander Chernin, Tunisia, 1985
k1b4r/1p6/pR3p2/P1Qp2p1/2pp4/6PP/2P2qBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa6+ bxa6 Qxd5+ Kb8 Qd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Nick De Firmian vs Predrag Nikolic, Tunisia, 1985
q3r3/1b2b2Q/5k2/1pp5/1n6/7P/1P3PP1/2B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5+ Kxg5 Qg7+ Kf5 Re5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Nikola Spiridonov vs Jordan Grigorov, Varna, 1985
2Q2rk1/6bp/3p4/q1pPp3/1r6/2N2P2/P1K2B2/1R4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ if Kf7 Qe6# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Milan Matulovic vs Slobodan Martinovic, Vrsac, 1985
1r1k4/1pq2p1R/p2p2p1/3Pr1P1/4pQB1/2Pn4/PP3P2/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Re8 Rxe8+ Kxe8 Rh8+ or if Ke7 Qf6# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Heinz Wirthensohn vs Mehrshad Sharif, Arandjelovac, 1985
2r4k/p4Qpp/qn2pp2/np2N3/1B1PP3/P7/5PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7 Rg8 Ng6+ if hxg6 Qxg6 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
John Fedorowicz vs Lev Alburt, Estes Park, 1985
4r1k1/1p1n4/1n4qp/p2p4/P1pB4/2P3bp/BP1N3P/2RQ3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ if Bg1 Bxh2 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Stefan Djuric vs Jim Plaskett, Hastings, 1985
3r2k1/5pp1/4p2p/5P2/4Q3/5P1q/7P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Hans Ree vs Gert Ligterink, Hilversum, 1985
6k1/p5pp/1p6/2n5/1NP1p1b1/PnK1P3/5rPP/4BB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na4+ Kxb3 Rb2+ Kxa4 Bd7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Leonid Yudasin vs Gennadi Zaichik, Kostroma, 1985
5bk1/1p3p1p/6p1/3Ppb2/q7/1PPnBPN1/2KQ2PP/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Nxf5 Qa2+ Kc1 Ba3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Yasser Seirawan vs Jan Timman, Montpellier, 1985
r5k1/4pp1p/2Pp1np1/1P6/4b3/P1P1BNPq/4PP1P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if Rfb1 Bxf3 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Slobodan Martinovic vs Miso Cebalo, Vrsac, 1985
r5kr/p4pp1/4p3/1Q6/5qPN/2P1b1R1/PP4K1/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ Kh3 g5 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Milan Vukic vs Daniel Campora, Borgarnes, 1985
r3rnk1/ppq2b2/2p1p1nQ/4P3/2P1p3/1P6/PB4BN/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 if Nd7 Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Gyula Sax vs Theodor Ghitescu, Lucerne, 1985
1r1r1nk1/8/pNqppQ2/4p1p1/P1N1P2b/7R/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh4 gxh4 Qg5+ Kh8 Rf7 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Jaan Ehlvest vs Valeriy Neverov, Lvov, 1985
r3r2k/1p3Rb1/p2p3p/3q4/P7/2PB3Q/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 Kxg7 Qd7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Stefan Djuric vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Novi Sad, 1985
6k1/4r3/3q2PQ/1b1P1p2/1p6/6P1/P3p1BK/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ if Be8 Rxe8+ or if Re8 Qh7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Andras Adorjan vs Anthony Miles, Linares, 1985
2r3rk/p2B1p1p/8/2P1pp2/Q2b4/5qP1/P2B1P1P/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ hxg3 Qxg3+ Kh1 Qh3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Kevin Spraggett vs Rafael Vaganian, Montpellier, 1985
4q1k1/Q7/2brn3/2p2rp1/8/1P2P2R/PB4NP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ if Rxg2 Rf1+ or if Kxg2 Qc6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Aleksander Sznapik vs Jouni Yrjola, Pohja, 1985
6k1/1p3ppp/p7/P1b3q1/5n2/2P3N1/QP1rB2P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 if b4 Rxh2+ Qxh2 Qd5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Boris Gulko vs Jozsef Horvath, Sochi, 1985
3Q4/p4pp1/5rk1/5r2/4p2R/1P2PqP1/P4P2/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ fxg3 Rxf1+ Kg2 R6f2+ ]

e)
Anthony Miles vs Jan Timman, Amsterdam, 1985
r4rk1/pp1qb1pp/5p2/4nN2/2P5/5Q2/PB3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 fxe5 Qd5+ Qxd5 Nxe7+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vereslav Eingorn vs Slobodan Martinovic, Bor, 1985
8/p2R2bk/5n1p/2BPpr2/6N1/P2r4/7P/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ Rxf6 Rg1 Rg6 Bf8 ]

b)
Ivan Farago vs Attila Groszpeter, Budapest, 1985
4k3/p4p2/3Pp3/1p2q3/4P3/2r5/PQ5P/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ d7+ Kd8 Qg2 ]

c)
Ian Rogers vs Zsuzsa Polgar, Dortmund, 1985
5R2/4r3/1p3rp1/6k1/1P5p/P2B4/K1P2b2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 Kxf6 Rf1 ]

d)
Glenn Flear vs Daniel King, Edinburgh, 1985
rnbq3r/4bk1p/p5pB/1ppPQ2n/8/2N5/PP3PPP/2KR1B1R w - - 1 0
[ d6 if Bf6 Qd5+ Be6 Qxa8 ]

e)
Oleg Romanishin vs Viktor Kupreichik, Frunze, 1985
r3r1kb/2q1pp1p/3p2pB/p1nP4/1pPn4/4Q1NP/PP3PP1/1BR1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rcd1 e5 Rxd4 if exd4 Qxe8+ mates ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Petar Velikov vs Praveen Thipsay, Frunze, 1985
3rrbk1/p3qp2/1p4pp/1Ppp4/1P2nBP1/P6P/2Q1RPB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 Rxd5 Rxe4 if Qd7 Rxe8 ]

b)
Tamas Utasi vs Humberto Pecorelli Garcia, Habana, 1985
2r4k/p6q/6RQ/1b6/np6/7P/6P1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qg5 if Rg8 Rxg8+ or if Bc6 Qf6+ mates ]

c)
Juan Bellon Lopez vs Semon Palatnik, Habana, 1985
3q2k1/8/2p5/1p4N1/4B2P/P5K1/1P6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ if Kf8 or Kg7 Ne6+ or if Kh8 Nf7+ ]

d)
Konstantin Lerner vs Sergey Dolmatov, Kharkov, 1985
3r2k1/p1bqn1pp/bpn1p2r/2p4Q/4NP1N/2P3P1/PP4BP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6 gxh6 Nf6+ ]

e)
Eduardas Rozentalis vs Valery Chekhov, Kharkov, 1985
6k1/1R4p1/7p/Ppp2P2/7P/1r6/5PK1/8 w - -1 0
[ a6 Ra3 a7 if Kh7 f6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Kevin Spraggett vs Daniel King, London, 1985
3R4/1R2r1kp/2p1q1p1/r3np2/P3p3/4P1N1/2Q2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8 ]

b)
John Nunn vs Nigel Davies, London, 1985
2r3k1/1p3p1p/1r4p1/p1qp1b2/3Q3P/2P1R3/PP1RBPP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

c)
Artur Jussupow vs Boris Spassky, Montpellier, 1985
3rRnk1/ppq3rp/2p2p2/3b1P2/3P4/5NN1/PP1Q1K1P/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if Rxe8 Nxf6+ Kf7 Nxe8 or if Rf7 Nxf6+ Rxf6 Qg5+ ]

d)
Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov, Moscow, 1985
3r2k1/pb1r1pp1/1pn2q1p/3B4/6Q1/P4NP1/1P3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd7 Rxd7 Re8+ Kh7 Be4+ g6 Rxd7 if Ba6 Bd5 ]

e)
Rafaeil Vaganian vs Borislav Ivkov, Moscow, 1985
3rqk2/5pbp/3p2pN/p1rQ4/8/1P2BP2/P5PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc5 if dxc5 Bxc5+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Attila Groszpeter vs Mark Hebden, Plovdiv, 1985
2n2rk1/pq2pp1p/2Np2p1/2pP4/2Q1PB2/1rb4P/R4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc2 if Bg7 Na5 ]

b)
Carlos Garcia Palermo vs Wlodzimierz Schmidt, Polanica Zdroj, 1985
1r4k1/R1nq3p/1rp1p1p1/1nRpPp2/1p1P1P2/1P4P1/1B5P/2Q2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb5 Rxb5 Rxc6 if R5b7 Rxc7 ]

c)
Hans-Ulrich Gruenberg vs Artur Sygulski, Polanica Zdroj, 1985
7k/2pq3p/5pn1/1rQp1N2/2pP4/6P1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc7 if Qxc7 Re8# ]

d)
Anthony Miles vs Svetozar Gligoric, Portoroz/Ljubljana, 1985
3r2k1/p2n1ppp/8/P7/1R1Q1P2/2p3PP/4q1BK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd7 Qd2 Qc7 if c2 Rb8 ]

e)
Vereslav Eingorn vs Yuri Balashov, Riga, 1985
1rr2k2/1bR2p1p/p2qpNp1/2Qp4/2nP4/8/PP3PPP/1B3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7 if Qxc5 Nd7+ or if Rxc5 dxc5 Qf4 Nd7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mikhail Gurevich vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Riga, 1985
1r4k1/Rr1nqppp/8/4p3/2Q5/4B1P1/4PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7 Rxb7 Bg5 if Qxg5 Qc8+ or if Qf8 Qc6 ]

b)
Georgy Agzamov vs Anatoly Vaisser, Sochi, 1985
5rk1/p4r1p/2Np4/2pPpbn1/2P3pq/R2BQ3/1P3PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5 Rxf5 Ne7+ ]

c)
Ivan Morovic Fernandez vs Alexander Beliavsky, Tunisia, 1985
4rrk1/1Q4pp/8/p2pqN2/Pb1p4/1P3R2/2P3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg3 if g6 Nh6+ Kh8 Nf7+ or if Kh8 Rxg7 ]

d)
Kiril Georgiev vs Gert Ligterink, Wijk aan Zee, 1985
r2q1r1k/5pp1/7p/p2p3Q/5P2/P2BB1R1/6PP/b5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Qg4+ Kf6 Qf5+ Ke7 Bc5+ or if Qf6 Rh7+ ]

e)
Boris Gelfand vs Vassily Ivanchuk, Yurmala, 1985
1k5r/3bb1p1/p2pN1p1/1p2r3/4qN2/2R5/PPP2Q1P/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Qb6+ Qb7 Qxb7+ Kxb7 Rc7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Edvins Kengis vs Alexander Shabalov, Yurmala, 1985
7r/p2n1pk1/1pr1q1pN/3pP1Q1/1P6/6P1/P4PBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 if Qxd5 or Qe8 Nf5+ ]

b)
Yuri Balashov vs Andromico Yap, Yurmala, 1985
r1b2rk1/2qn1pbp/p1ppp1pQ/8/4PP2/1PNB4/PBP3PP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Nd5+ e5 Nxc7 if Ra7 Ba3 Rxc7 Bxd6 ]

c)
Silvino Garcia Martinez vs Evgeny Pigusov, Bayamo, 1985
2N5/6pk/p3p2p/5p2/8/2Br4/PPq1Q1PP/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 bxc3 Qxc3+ ]

d)
Klaus Bischoff vs Eric Lobron, Beer-Sheva, 1985
4r1k1/1pbr1pp1/p4nbp/3p3q/3N4/BPR1PP1P/P4QP1/3R1NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 if fxe4 Qxd1 or if Qb2 Nxc3 ]

e)
Stefan Kindermann vs Eric Lobron, Beer-Sheva, 1985
1k1rr3/ppq4p/3b1N2/1bpp4/8/5BP1/PP3P1P/2RQR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Qxe1 Qf7 if Qc3 Rf8 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Karl Thorsteins vs Curt Hansen, Borgarnes, 1985
6k1/1p4qp/3N4/Pp1Pn3/5Rp1/8/4r1PP/2Q3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if Kh1 Re1+ ]

b)
Miguel Quinteros vs Juan Reyes, Corrientez, 1985
1r2r3/2p1q2k/b1p3p1/p1Pp1p1p/Q5n1/1PN1P1P1/P4PBP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf2 if Kxf2 Qxe3# or if Re1 Nd3 or if Rd2 Qxe3 Rxf2 Qxc1+ ]

c)
Keith Arkell vs Murray Chandler, Edinburgh, 1985
r2q1rk1/1pp1ppbp/1n4p1/p2P1b2/1n6/Q1N3P1/PP2PPBP/R1BRN1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2 if Nxc2 Nxc2 or if Rd2 Nc4 ]

d)
Anthony Kosten vs Murray Chandler, England, 1985
r5k1/1Q3pp1/7p/6q1/8/8/1PP2PPP/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa5 if Kc1 Qa1+ Kd2 Rd8+ ]

e)
ErlingMortensen vs Ivan Farago, Esbjerg, 1985
1k3r2/pp6/1n2B1p1/1b1PP3/4q3/2R2N2/3Q2KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Harry Schussler vs Margeir Petursson, Gausdal, 1985
6k1/p2r1pp1/3r4/1p6/1P6/Q2R3B/P3Pq2/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 if exd3 Qf3+ or if Rxd3 Qe1+ Kh2 Qxe2+ ]

b)
Michael Wiedenkeller vs Jouni Yrjola, Gjovik, 1985
3q2k1/pb3pp1/4p2p/2N1P3/Q2n1P2/8/PP3PBP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 if Kxg2 Qd5+ ]

c)
Elizbar Ubilava vs Bukhuti Gurgenidze, Kharkov, 1985
r3r1k1/1pp2pp1/p6p/8/1B6/5NPP/1q2NPB1/3QK2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2+ if Qxe2 Qc1+ Qd1 Re8+ or if Kf1 Rxf2+ ]

d)
David Strauss vs Larry Christiansen, Los Angeles, 1985
3r2k1/R4p2/4pQp1/2N2n1p/7P/1P4P1/5PK1/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ if fxe3 Rd2+ or if Kh2 Ng4+ ]

e)
Olivier Renet vs Andrei Sokolov, Mendoza, 1985
4k3/1b2bp2/p2p1p2/q3pPP1/1r2P3/2N2B2/1PPQ4/1K3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra4 Kc1 Ra1+ Nb1 Rxb1+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xxi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergey Gorelov vs Boris Gulko, Minsk, 1985
7k/6pp/P4r2/2b1p3/6P1/5b1K/1BBp3P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf2 if g5 Rf4 ]

b)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Moscow, 1985
1r3k2/3q2p1/3b1n2/3p3p/p2P3P/2Q1PP2/KP6/2RNN3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb4 ]

c)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Eric Lobron, New York, 1985
3r3r/p1k2pp1/1bb1p3/4R3/1p1N1P2/1PPB2nP/PB3RPK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...bxc3 if Bxc3 Bxd4 or if Kxg3 cxb2 Rxb2 Bxd4 ]

d)
Victor Frias vs Nick De Firmian, New York, 1985
3r2k1/5pp1/1B3b1p/8/1P2BP2/3p1KP1/1n1R3P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4 Bxd8 Nxd2+ Ke3 Nxe4 ]

e)
Nikola Spiridonov vs Ognjen Cvitan, Polanica Zdroj, 1985
1r3q2/1B1R1pkp/5bp1/8/2Qn3P/6P1/1p3P2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb7 Rxb7 Nf3+ if Kg2 Nxe1+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xxii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Georg Danner vs Karel Mokry, Prague, 1985
6r1/p7/1p3B1k/3P4/2P5/3r4/P1R3PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf8 if Rf2 Rd1+ ]

b)
John Van Der Wiel vs Bent Larsen, Reykjavik, 1985
6r1/2k4p/PNb5/4pr2/1R6/4K3/2P5/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2 ]

c)
Andromico Yap vs Ulf Andersson, Rome, 1985
6k1/3r1p1p/6p1/2n1P3/1q1p2Q1/1P1R1N1P/6P1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...h5 ]

d)
Nikolai Vekshenkov vs Alexander Panchenko, Sverdlovsk, 1985
r5k1/r4pp1/1q2p2p/1N2P3/Pbp5/1P1n1NP1/4RPKP/R2Q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb5 axb5 Rxa1 if Qc2 Rc1 ]

e)
Viktor Korchnoi vs Anthony Miles, Tilburg, 1985
2r3k1/5p1p/p2q2p1/1p3n2/3PRB2/1P3P2/P5KP/3Q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf4 Rxf4 Ne3+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1985, pt. xxiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Valeriy Neverov vs Mikhail Podgaets, Toljatti, 1985
r4rk1/1p1b1pbp/1q1p4/p2Pp2R/4N3/5P2/PP1BB3/1R1QK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Bf1 Bb5 ]

b)
Maxim Sorokin vs Evgeny Pigusov, Toljatti, 1985
5rk1/3b2Np/4q3/p1pN2p1/1p1nP3/1P1Q2P1/1BP3KP/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kg1 Nf3+ if Kf2 Ne5+ ]

c)
Gert Ligterink vs Alexander Beliavsky, Wijk aan Zee, 1985
r1q2k1r/pb3pp1/1p6/2n3N1/8/P2B4/1PQ2PPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4 if Ne4 Bxe4 or if f4 Nxd3 ]

d)
James Howell vs Mark Hebden, London, 1985
1k6/1p1r2pp/pB3p2/QP1r2q1/P3p3/4R1Pb/2P2P1P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ if Rxd1 Rxd1+ Re1 Qc1 or if Re1 Rxa1 Rxa1 Qh5 Qe1 Qf3 ]


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