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Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989
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.
Ivan Farago vs Georg Mohr, Aosta, 1989
4rk2/2r3b1/pq2nBQ1/2p5/1pP1p3/1P4R1/P4PP1/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Elmar Magerramov vs Alexey Vyzmanavin, Balatonbereny, 1989
1r3k2/p1R5/4P2p/6qP/2P3p1/3Q1bP1/P4P2/5NK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Mikhail Gurevich vs Lev Alburt, Canada, 1989
Q2n1r2/1pr5/1R5p/3kpPp1/3p4/3P1PP1/2P4P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa2+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Krunoslav Hulak vs Karel Mokry, Haifa, 1989
8/p6p/kbQr1pp1/3N4/3q2P1/1P6/1PP4P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Nc7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Bareev vs Eric Lobron, Ljubljana, 1989
3r1k2/pp2b2Q/6n1/4PpP1/2pp4/2N1P3/PP3P2/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ e6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ralf Lau vs Viktor Kupreichik, Moscow, 1989
r7/2p1rp2/1b4k1/4P3/Pp3p1R/1B6/1P1NR2K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg2+ Kf5 Rh5# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Boris Gelfand vs Daniel King, Palma de Majorca, 1989
8/p4pk1/1p3N1p/4P1B1/1q5P/3Q1P2/2p1nKP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6+ w/Qh7# ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Georgi Orlov vs Aleksandr Shneider, Podolsk, 1989
6k1/2p2p2/p1b1pPp1/1p2b3/2pqP1NR/Q7/P6P/5B1K w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Stanislav Savchenko vs Igor Novikov, Sibenik, 1989
7r/2R2p2/p2R4/kp6/8/P3BqP1/1P1K1P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jaan Ehlvest vs Robert Huebner, Skelleftea, 1989
4bk2/5p1p/4r3/3pB2P/5Q2/P5R1/5PPK/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Maxim Dlugy vs Roman Dzindzichashvili, Canada, 1989
rn3k2/4ppbQ/pqp3p1/5b2/N1n4P/5P2/PPB3P1/2KR2NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Lev Alburt vs Dmitry Gurevich, New York, 1989
4r1k1/3q4/b2p1pp1/p1pP3n/P3P2P/5P2/1PQ2bNP/R1BR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Ralf Lau vs Vereslav Eingorn, Palma de Majorca, 1989
R7/1pr2ppk/p5q1/4n3/Q7/P2pB2P/1P1R1PPK/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Ivan Sokolov vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Wijk aan Zee, 1989
r3k2r/ppp5/3p2pb/3Pp3/2P1p1n1/P2n1qPp/1PK1N2P/R1BN1BQR b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nb4+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Ivan Sokolov vs Vlastimil Hort, Biel, 1989
3r1q1k/2n2p2/5N1p/p3PP2/1p1P1QR1/2r5/P5p1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Qxg8 Qxh6+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Manuel Apicella vs Anthony Kosten, Cannes, 1989
5b2/R3rk1p/6p1/4Q1P1/7q/PP6/2P5/1KB5 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ if Kg7 Bb2+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jouni Yrjola vs Jonathan Tisdall, Espoo, 1989
8/1R3Q2/2qr2pk/8/3p3b/3N4/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jacek Gdanski vs Ivan Farago, Haifa, 1989
5r1k/6R1/Q6p/3pP3/3P1q2/1pP3RP/6PK/5r2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Stanislav Savchenko vs Vladimir Malaniuk, Kherson, 1989
r2rn1k1/p6p/1pp3qP/3pbB2/5Q2/B1P2bP1/PP6/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Viktor Bologan vs Darius Ruzele, Kramatorsk, 1989
6r1/pp3N1k/1q2bQpp/3pP3/8/6RP/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Gurevich vs Lajos Portisch, Madrid, 1989
1q1r4/7R/1p1kpp2/1B2b3/1P2b3/P7/5QPP/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Qd2+ if Bd5 Rc6# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Daniel King vs Michal Krasenkow, Palma de Majorca, 1989
4qrrk/7p/p3Pp2/1p6/1bppQBR1/7P/1P3P1K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Gennadi Zaichik, Polanica Zdroj, 1989
r4r1k/5pp1/p2NpN1p/8/2PR4/5QP1/q3P2P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Ivanov vs Larry Christiansen, USA, 1989
3q4/pp2NQ2/1kp1p2r/2N5/3P2p1/P3P3/1PP5/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ if exd5 Qxb7+ or if Ka5 b4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Milos Jirovsky vs Vlastimil Babula, Brno, 1989
1Q2r1k1/5p1p/2p3p1/2B2q2/p2P4/4nPP1/P4K1P/1R4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2+ Ke1 Ng2+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Viktor Kupreichik vs Vladimir Epishin, Leningrad, 1989
4r1k1/p1R2pp1/3R3p/1p6/6P1/6K1/P3r2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...R8e3+ if Kf4 g5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Andrei Sokolov vs Jonathan Speelman, Madrid, 1989
2k5/ppp2ppp/6q1/3P4/2P5/1P2r1rP/PQ2NK1R/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Igor Berdichevski vs Andrei Shchekachev, Moscow, 1989
8/2p2k2/6pp/3PR3/2PQ1P2/4K3/r7/7q b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Ke4 Re2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Yury Dokhoian vs Vladimir Akopian, Moscow, 1989
8/pb2kN1P/1b2p3/8/2N5/8/3r2r1/1R3K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rgf2+ if Ke1 Rfe2+ or if Kg1 Rxf7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Mikhail Tal vs Simen Agdestein, Oslo, 1989
3R4/1p5k/3N2pp/1qP2P2/8/4P2P/pb4PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5+ if Kg1 a1/Q+ or if g3 Qb2+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Dragan Barlov vs Stefan Djuric, Pljevlja, 1989
5k2/pp3p2/3p4/2pP1Pq1/2P1PnN1/2Q1RKRr/PP5r/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ Rxg3 Rg2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Vladimir Malaniuk vs Thomas Luther, Sverdlovsk, 1989
3r2k1/2p1bppp/2K5/p1p3P1/Pr6/R1P1BQ1P/2q1NP2/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg6+ Qf6 Qe4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Bagirov vs Gennadi Zaichik, Berlin, 1989
4r3/1p3Nk1/2p2np1/8/1PPBp3/p2r2P1/P3q1BP/2Q2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ if Kg8 Qh8+ Kxf7 Qh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Boris Gulko vs Bent Larsen, Hastings, 1989
5r1k/1pp3p1/3p1p1P/3PpB1R/p7/5RnK/Pr6/8 w - - 1 0
[ hxg7+ Kg8 Rh8+ Kxg7 Rh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
John Fedorowicz vs Anthony Miles, Long Beach, 1989
r3k2r/1qB3p1/3P1p2/2p1pB2/5b1p/P2Q3P/6P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ d7+ if Kf7 Bg6+ or if Ke7 Qd6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Yuri Balashov vs Vladimir Tukmakov, Odessa, 1989
4rb2/r5pk/1pq3N1/p7/2P2p2/5R2/1P4QP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh3+ Kg8 Qxc6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Margeir Petursson vs William Watson, Palma de Majorca, 1989
1R3bk1/2r5/3p2KP/3Pp1B1/2p5/8/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if c3 Bg7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Miodrag Todorcevic vs Yuri Averbakh, Palma de Majorca, 1989
r2qn3/4rkbQ/6p1/2Pp1pP1/pPb1pP2/P3PB1R/1B4K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ Kxg6 Bh5+ Kh7 Bf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Margeir Petursson vs William Watson, Reykjavik, 1989
8/3nQ2p/3N2pk/8/2P5/5N1P/5bPK/2q5 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Kg7 N7g5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Andres Rodriguez vs Ilan Manor, Tunja, 1989
2qr2k1/1R1N2b1/8/p2P1Q2/4r3/P6P/6P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kf8 Nh7+ or if Bxf6 Qg6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Mikhail Gurevich, Madrid, 1989
6rk/pp4r1/2p1B3/2Pp2q1/1P1Rb3/P3Pp2/5Q1P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Rxg1 Rxg1+ Qxg1 f2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Olivier Renet vs Miodrag Todorcevic, Marseilles, 1989
1r1k2r1/p2Pp2p/5qpQ/2n3p1/5P2/1P3P2/2P2N1P/2KR1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxb3+ cxb3 Qc3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Hans Ree vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Ostend, 1989
8/4q1bk/2b3pp/p1P2p2/2QB1P2/P2n2P1/6BP/1N4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Bf1 Qe4 if Qxd3 Bxd4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Krum Georgiev, Palma de Majorca, 1989
6k1/p6p/8/3PQ1p1/6K1/2B1b1P1/PP5P/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5+ Kxh5 Qh3+ Kg6 Qh7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Gyula Sax vs Valery Salov, Rotterdam, 1989
8/1p2Q2p/p5pk/2P5/3rpq2/1P5P/P4rP1/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Rd2+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Gyula Sax vs Jaan Ehlvest, Rotterdam, 1989
6k1/p5p1/1p1bp3/3b1p2/1P2r3/P1pQ4/2P5/2K1NR1r b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Rxe1 Rxe1+ Qd1 Bf4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Aleksander Sznapik vs Wlodzimierz Schmidt, Slupsk, 1989
2R5/1p1k1p2/p3p1p1/2QpP3/1P3P2/P7/4NKPr/3q3r b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Qf1+ Kg3 Qh3+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Boris Gelfand vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Debrecen, 1989
r1b3k1/p7/1p1q2B1/2pP4/2P4p/6R1/PB4PK/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kxh7 Rf7+ Kh6 Bc1+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Olivier Renet vs Thomas Ernst, Lugano, 1989
r4r1k/pp3p1p/2n2Pb1/4p1Q1/q2p1P2/6P1/PP1N2B1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg8 Qh6 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Alexey Dreev vs Dimitri Anagnostopoulos, Groningen, 1989
r1bqk2r/pppnpNb1/3p3p/6p1/2BPP3/2N5/PPP3PP/R2QK2n w Qkq - 1 0
[ Nxd6+ if Kf8 Qh5 or if cxd6 or exd6 Qh5+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Erling Mortensen vs Bent Larsen, Aalborg, 1989
R2nk3/3p4/3P2p1/2r1p2p/7P/8/P3BP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3 ]

b)
Anatoly Machulsky vs Vladimir Malaniuk, Alma-Ata, 1989
2kr3r/p1p1qpbp/2p3b1/4P1p1/2N1n3/4B3/PPP1QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Na5 if Nc5 Nxc6 Qe6 Qb5 ]

c)
Lev Psakhis vs Stefan Mohr, Amsterdam, 1989
3r3k/pp5p/8/2p1P3/5Pbq/P3Q1R1/1P4B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if Re8 f5 h5 Qh6+ Kg8 Qg6+ ]

d)
Lajos Portisch vs Jan Timman, Antwerpen, 1989
1r4k1/5bpp/2pq1p2/QnN1p3/P3P3/3P2PB/r4P1P/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb4 ]

e)
Hans-Ulrich Gruenberg vs Philipp Schlosser, Berlin, 1989
4k3/1pp1P2p/p5p1/2Nr4/8/4R2P/nP4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 if Kxe7 Nxc7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alon Greenfeld vs Daniel King, Budapest, 1989
1q3nk1/7p/6p1/1p4r1/p1n1BN2/P4P2/1P5Q/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ if Kh8 Nxg6+ ]

b)
Georgi Orlov vs Arnaud Hauchard, Novi Sad, 1989
2R5/5pkp/4p1p1/1n6/5P2/3B4/1r2PP1P/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8 ]

c)
Walter Browne vs Maxim Dlugy, Canada, 1989
2kr4/1ppbQ1pp/pq6/4p3/8/4pP2/PP1R3P/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 if Rxd7 Qe8+ mates ]

d)
Jonathan Tisdall vs Tom Wedberg, Espoo, 1989
8/2Q4p/ppp3rk/4N1p1/PP1P4/6RP/5nPK/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4+ Nxg4 hxg4 if Rg8 Rh3+ mates ]

e)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Sergey Makarichev, Frunze, 1989
2b2rk1/p1Qn1ppp/3Rp3/2p5/3BPN2/P1P2P2/5KPP/7q w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Bxd7 Bxc5 if Bb5 Bxf8 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Manuel Apicella vs Tibor Tolnai, Haifa, 1989
b2r1nk1/2Q4p/pp2p3/3N4/PP1r3q/2N4P/6P1/2R2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Kg7 or Kh8 Qe5+ mates ]

b)
Ivan Farago vs Petar Velikov, Haifa, 1989
2b5/1p3pkp/2pqrnp1/P1Qp4/3P4/3BPN1P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Qxc5 Nxe6+ fxe6 Rxc5 ]

c)
Michael Adams vs Mark Hebden, London, 1989
8/2p1Pk1p/p4p2/2B1n3/4p3/1P1r4/P5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ ]

d)
Mihai Suba vs Julian Hodgson, London, 1989
5r1k/1p4qp/1P4p1/2R1p1b1/3nP3/1Q3B1P/1B4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 if exd4 Rxg5 ]

e)
John Fedorowicz vs Alexander Ivanov, Long Beach, 1989
2n1r1k1/6bp/6p1/B2Ppp2/3nN3/3P2P1/6BP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ d6 if fxe4 d7 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Julian Hodgson vs Marinus Kuijf, Lucerne, 1989
8/1p5k/p3N1bp/3pP1P1/8/6RP/4r1PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf8+ Kg7 gxh6+ Kxf8 Rxg6 Rxe5 h7 Rh5 Rg8+ ]

b)
Dragoljub Velimirovic vs Sergey Smagin, Zenica, 1989
2r3k1/5p2/pRr1b2p/P1np2p1/6P1/3N3P/4BP2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Rxc6 Rc1 ]

c)
Sergey Smagin vs Vladimir Savon, Odessa, 1989
2rk4/1p1nbR2/p2p2Q1/3q4/P7/8/1PP3PP/6BK w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ if Kc7 Qh7 or if Bf8 Bb6+ Ke8 Rxf8+ ]

d)
Alexey Dreev vs Nukhim Rashkovsky, Palma de Majorca, 1989
1r3rk1/pbR2p1p/4pp2/1p3n2/3q2N1/PB6/1P3PPP/3Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Nxf7+ if Kg8 Bxe6 Qxd1 Ng5+ ]

e)
Mikhail Gurevich vs Patrick Wolff, Palma de Majorca, 1989
5rk1/5ppp/p2q1p2/1p1N4/2r5/b1P1P3/P3QPPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb6 if Qxb6 Qxc4 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Viktor Kupreichik vs Jaime Sunye Neto, Palma de Majorca, 1989
2kr3r/1b3p1p/3RpN2/1Pb3q1/1pQ1P3/8/1PP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if exd5 Qxc5+ mates ]

b)
Aleksander Wojtkiewicz vs Michal Krasenkow, Palma de Majorca, 1989
1n2b1k1/r4p1p/6p1/1p2r3/p2N4/R3P1P1/5PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Nd7 Nc6 ]

c)
Hans Ree vs Patrick Wolff, Palma de Majorca, 1989
4r2k/pbp3bp/1p1P2p1/5p2/1P3Q2/1B6/P5PP/4rR1K w - - 1 0
[ d7 if Rxf1+ Qxf1 Rd8 Qc4 Bf6 Qe6 ]

d)
Milan Drasko vs Petar Popovic, Pljevlja, 1989
7k/8/3Q2p1/7p/4q3/1P4PP/5rBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ if Kh7 Qa7+ Kh6 Qxf2 ]

e)
Evgenij Agrest vs Igor Khmelnitsky, Simferopol, 1989
1N1r2k1/BR4bp/4p1p1/3r4/7P/8/Pn4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 if Ra8 Ne7+ or if R8d7 Rb8+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jaan Ehlvest vs Viktor Korchnoi, Skelleftea, 1989
8/3bk2p/3NppnP/1pP5/3P4/3Q2P1/6BK/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6 hxg6 h7 ]

b)
Alexander Goldin vs Efim Geller, Sochi, 1989
r5k1/3b1ppp/1p1P4/5pP1/5r2/1NR5/1P3P1P/1KR5 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7 if Rd8 Rxd7 or if Be6 d7 Rf8 Rd1 ]

c)
Georgy Timoshenko vs Lev Psakhis, Tallinn, 1989
4kr2/2R3p1/4p3/1p2P3/6P1/1P1RB3/r4bK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ Ke7 Bg5+ Kf7 Rxf8+ Kxf8 Rf3+ ]

d)
Lembit Oll vs Mikhail Ulibin, Tbilisi, 1989
r1bq1rk1/pp6/2n4Q/2ppp3/3P1p2/P1PR3N/2P2PPP/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ fxg3 Qg6+ Kh8 hxg3 if Qh4 gxh4 ]

e)
Eduardas Rozentalis vs Georgy Timoshenko, Tbilisi, 1989
r4r1k/3qn1pp/pbn2p2/5P2/1pQP2PN/1P2B3/6BP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ if Nxg6 Bxc6 or if hxg6 Rf3 Ng8 Rh3+ Nh6 Bxc6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eric Lobron vs Predrag Nikolic, Ljubljana, 1989
7k/pB4bp/6b1/4B3/5N2/1P1P1p1q/P4P1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ if Kh1 Bxe5 ]

b)
David Norwood vs Judit Polgar, London, 1989
5bk1/5p1p/N5p1/1Q1Rr3/1p6/1Pq3P1/P4P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kg2 Qe4+ ]

c)
Sergey Kudrin vs Anthony Miles, Long Beach, 1989
2r3k1/1p1R2p1/pb1p1p2/3q4/PP3Pn1/5NrP/3Q2P1/4RB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 if hxg4 Rh3# or if gxf3 Rg1# ]

d)
Jun Xu vs Amador Rodriguez, Lucerne, 1989
8/4Rnkp/1Q4p1/pPp5/3q4/P7/3rBPKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5+ if Bf3 Qg5+ Kf1 Qxe7 ]

e)
Johann Hjartarson vs Mikhail Gurevich, Madrid, 1989
3q4/np2r1kp/p3p1p1/2RpP3/1P1P2N1/P1Q3P1/6KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...b6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Daniel King vs Attila Groszpeter, Budapest, 1989
5r2/4q1pk/5r1p/2p1p2b/2PpP3/1R1P1NQP/P4RPK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg6 ]

b)
Kevin Spraggett vs Sergey Dolmatov, Clermont-Ferrand, 1989
6k1/4b3/2pqb3/Q1p3n1/2P3Np/4P1p1/P2PB1P1/5NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg4 if Bxg4 Qf6 mates ]

c)
Erling Mortensen vs Bent Larsen, Aalborg, 1989
r2qr3/1p3pkp/2bp2p1/4p3/1PPnP3/8/2BQNPPP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ..Nxc2 Qxc2 Ba4 ]

d)
Anthony Miles vs Ivan Sokolov, Biel, 1989
4r1k1/p4ppp/1pq1r3/8/1PPR4/6P1/P5QP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Rxe1+ Kf2 Re2+ ]

e)
Chris Beaumont vs Stuart Conquest, Edinburgh, 1989
r5k1/pp4b1/5rpp/q1pPR3/2P2B2/P2Q3P/6P1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 Rxf4 Bxe5 ]

'More Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksej Aleksandrov vs Alexander Graf, Frunze, 1989
2r2rk1/5p2/1p2p1N1/8/2q3Q1/P5R1/3b1PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg4 Ne7+ Kh7 Rxg4 Rc7 ]

b)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Alexander Graf, Frunze, 1989
5bk1/2N3pp/8/2nppP2/8/2P4P/1r3BP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if Rf1 Nxf2 Rxf2 Bc5 ]

c)
Petar Popovic vs Helmut Pfleger, Germany, 1989
6k1/1p2r3/2p1n3/P7/1P2RpP1/2q2N2/4RQ1K/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh8+ if Nh4 Rh7 ]

d)
Alon Greenfeld vs Judit Polgar, Haifa, 1989
8/2qp2bk/6pp/1P1Q1p2/3N3P/1P6/1r3PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 if Rxd2 Qc1+ ]

e)
Bent Larsen vs Anthony Kosten, Hastings, 1989
5k2/pp4p1/2p2r1b/2PP1r2/Pq2pPQ1/4P2R/1B3R2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg5 if fxg5 Qe1+ Kh2 Rxf2+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Uwe Boensch vs Valery Loginov, Kecskemet, 1989
2r3k1/6pp/4p3/8/2R1R3/1rp1P1P1/4P2P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rbb8 ]

b)
Henry Urday vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Las Palmas, 1989
1r2n1k1/5p2/3pp1p1/6P1/3qNP2/1r1B1R2/1P1Q3K/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb2 Bc2 Qxe4 ]

c)
Konstantin Aseev vs Georgi Orlov, Leningrad, 1989
5rk1/3b1rpp/1qn1p3/3pP2P/2p2PB1/2P5/4NRP1/4QR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 if fxe5 Rxf2 or if Bf3 or Bxe6 Nd3 ]

d)
Khvicha Supatashvili vs Andrei Kovalev, Leningrad, 1989
3r2k1/p1p1bqpp/2p1b3/Q3Pp2/4p3/PrN3P1/3BPKBP/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 if Rxd2 e3+ Kxe3 Bg5+ ]

e)
Sergey Ivanov vs Gennadi Zaichik, Leningrad, 1989
6k1/p5pp/1pQp1n2/3P4/8/6P1/PP2NK1P/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ if Kg2 Qxe2+ mates or if Kf3 Ne5+ ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xxi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Georg Mohr vs Alon Greenfeld, Ljubljana, 1989
kr5r/p2ppp1p/1pb5/2bRP1p1/PBP1Bn2/8/1Q3PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e6 ]

b)
Alexander Zlochevskij vs Andrei Shchekachev, Moscow, 1989
5rk1/2nn1pbp/p2p2p1/2pPP3/Nr3P1q/3QBB1P/1P4P1/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa4 ]

c)
Smbat Lputian vs Daniel Campora, Moscow, 1989
3q4/r4pk1/2p3pp/3nR3/3PN1P1/r5P1/3Q1PK1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ if Kh3 Nc4 or if fxe3 Ra2 ]

d)
Walter Browne vs Mikhail Gurevich, New York, 1989
r1r3k1/1Q3pp1/2P1pn1p/2b5/2qN4/4B3/5PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rab8 if Rc1 Qd5 Qa6 Bxd4 ]

e)
Dragan Barlov vs Alexander Kochyev, Palma de Majorca, 1989
3q4/5bbk/pp5p/5p2/NQPnpP2/4B2P/P5P1/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2 Qd2 Qxd2 Bxd2 Be8 if Nc3 e3 or if Nxb6 Bd4+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xxii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Murray Chandler vs Nukhim Rashkovsky, Palma de Majorca, 1989
8/1p3r1k/p5p1/P3nrqp/1P1Q4/2P1R2P/4B1P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2 if Qe4 Rxg2+ or if Bf1 Nf3+ ]

b)
Bent Larsen vs Roman Hernandez, Palma de Majorca, 1989
3r1rk1/pp3ppp/7q/2bp4/3N2n1/3QP1PP/PP2NPK1/2R1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ Kxh3 Nxf2+ ]

c)
Stefan Mohr vs Dragoljub Velimirovic, Palma de Majorca, 1989
4nk2/1p2q1b1/p2p2p1/P1nP1pP1/2PN1P2/2B2B2/2Q3K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3 if Ne2 Nd3 ]

d)
Aleksa Strikovic vs Zdenko Kozul, Pljevlja, 1989
3r2k1/5p1p/p3p1p1/1p2P3/7Q/2Nq1B2/PP3PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd4 if Qg5 b4 Be2 Qd2 ]

e)
Petr Haba vs Semen Dvoirys, Polanica Zdroj, 1989
5rk1/1p3ppp/p3b3/P1b5/2PN1n2/3q1P2/Q4B1P/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg6+ Bg3 Nd3 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1989, pt. xxiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ales Pekarek vs Curt Hansen, Prague, 1989
1q4k1/p4pp1/1nrpp2p/3n4/1P1P4/P2Q1P2/4N1PP/2R1B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 ]

b)
Valery Salov vs Nigel Short, Skelleftea, 1989
2r4k/6qp/1p3nr1/pBb5/P3PpP1/2Q2P2/6PN/2RR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh6 if Rd4 Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qh6+ Kg1 Bxd4+ ]

c)
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Robert Kuczynski, Slupsk, 1989
6k1/R3p2p/4N1pb/3P4/4K3/6P1/5r1P/B3n3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ Kd4 Be3+ ]

d)
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Leonid Basin, Trnava, 1989
4rrk1/4R2p/2Np1q2/3P1bp1/3Q4/1Pn2pP1/3R1P1P/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4 if Rxd4 Ne2+ Bxe2 fxe2 ]

e)
Boris Alterman vs Mikhail Ulibin, Yurmala, 1989
6k1/p6p/1p1p1pp1/3Pp1n1/1Pq5/P2Q2Pb/1B2PP1P/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd3 exd3 Nf3+ ]


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