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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexey Aleksandrov.
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 7.
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Suhrob Khamdoamov, Ashkhabad, 1990
rn5k/1p4b1/pq1p4/2pPpp2/2b1N1Q1/6P1/PP1B1P1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ Kg8 Qe8+ Kh7 Ng5+ Kh6 Qe6+ ]

b)
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Karol Ruckschloss, Prague, 1990
rnb2rk1/pp2p3/5b1n/3p3p/3q1PpN/1P1B2B1/P2NQPPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8 Rxc8 Qe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Dimitri Reinderman, Sas Van Gent, 1992
1n2r3/4q1k1/3p2p1/3B2P1/5Q2/7R/1b3N2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ ]

d)
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Denis Frolov, St Petersburg, 1994
1n6/1p1k1prp/3p4/p1pP1P1b/2P5/2N1N2P/P4R1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 Kd8 Nf6 ]

1a)
mate in 7
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Suhrob Khamdoamov

Aleksandrov Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Oleg Maiorov, Stockholm, 1995
4r1n1/p1B1P2p/6rk/n1p2Q2/1pqp1NpP/8/1P3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5 if Nf6 Bxf6 ]

b)
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Andrei Kovalev, Minsk, 1996
r3n1k1/pp1n1rbp/3pN3/q2Ppb2/8/2N1B2P/PP3P2/R2QKBR1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if b5 Bxb5 Nc7 b4 ]

c)
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Alexey Lusto, Elista, 1998
2r3k1/p4pp1/2r1p2p/2b1B3/8/P3P2P/5PP1/1RR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8 if Rxb8 Bxb8 & Ba7 or if Kh7 Rxc8 & Bd4 ]

d)
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Evgeny Gleizerov, Krasnodar, 1998
3r2k1/3q2p1/p2B3p/np1RP3/2r5/3Q2P1/P6P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rc3 Rxd7 Rxd3 Rxd3 & Rf8+ or if Qxd5 Rf8+ Rxf8 Qxd5+ Rf7 e6 ]

1c)
mate in 3
Alexey Aleksandrov vs Dimitri Reinderman

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