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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Beliavsky. 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)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Jan Ristoja, Tallinn, 1968
2b1r3/r3q1kp/1p2npp1/p1p5/2P1N3/2Q1R1P1/PP3P1P/3R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if Rd8 Nxc8 Rxc8 Bh3 ]

b)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Miguel Quinteros, Las Palmas, 1974
b1rn1k2/p1r4p/1p1Rp3/1P4p1/R1P1pB2/6PB/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ ]

c)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Lev Alburt, Yerevan, 1975
1r1r1bk1/pp1n1ppp/n2p2b1/P1pP1q2/2P5/Q1N1BN1P/1P2BPP1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Qf6 Bg5 ]

d)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Eduard Gufeld, Novosibirsk, 1976
2r3k1/p2bp1bR/3p2p1/1p1q4/2rN1QP1/4BP2/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Nf5+ ]

e)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Arshak Petrosian, Baku, 1977
5rk1/2p2ppp/p3p1q1/3nP3/1P1B3R/4PQ1P/3r1PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rd8 e4 Nb6 Rg4 Qh6 Be3 ]

1e)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Arshak Petrosian

Alexander Beliavsky puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Rafael Vaganian, Baku, 1977
8/4pq1k/3p2p1/2p3Qp/4N2N/6P1/Pr3r1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe3 if Rfc2 Ng5+ ]

b)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Jose Gutierrez, Bogota, 1979
2r1r1k1/2nn1pq1/p2p2p1/Pp1P4/1PpNPPP1/5Q2/2B3R1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if Qb2 Rb1 Qf6 g5 Qd8 Nxd6 ]

c)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Nikola Spiridonov, Bucharest, 1980
3r3Q/1pq1kpp1/p2p1n2/2p1r3/2P2P2/4R3/PP4BP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ fxe5 if Rxh8 exd6+ ]

d)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Michael Stean, Lucerne, 1982
r1b1kb1r/5p1p/p3pp2/1pp5/4PP2/q1NB4/P1PQ2PP/1R3RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxb5 if axb5 Bxb5+ Ke7 Rbd1 mates ]

e)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Miguel Quinteros, Moscow, 1982
3rn1n1/3qrp1k/1p5p/p1pPpP2/2P1P3/PP5P/6QK/2B1RR2 w - - 1 0
[ Rg1 if Ngf6 Qd2 Ng8 Rxg8 Kxg8 Rg1+ mates ]

2e)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Miguel Quinteros

Alexander Beliavsky puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Beliavsky vs Mikhail, Moscow, 1982
3k4/p2r4/1pR4p/4Q3/8/5P2/q5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ ]

b)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Petar Popovic, Sarajevo, 1982
2rr4/3N1pbk/pR4p1/n2bB2p/3q3P/5Q2/5PP1/4RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 if Qxe5 Rxe5 Rxd7 Rxd5 or if Bxf6 Nxf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Beliavsky vs Murray Chandler, Linares, 1988
8/8/1rp1B3/8/P4p1Q/8/1r2kPP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ Ke1 f3+ ]

d)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Etienne Bacrot, Albert, 1999
r1b1kb1r/p4p2/2p2n1p/1q2N3/Q1p1P1p1/2p3B1/P3BPPP/3RK2R w Kkq - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kxd8 Nxc6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Beliavsky vs Arno Bezemer, Hoogeveen, 2014
r1b1q3/pp2p2p/5rp1/2P1B1k1/4p3/1Q6/P3BP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe3+ Kf5 Qf4+ ]

3d)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Etienne Bacrot

Alexander Beliavsky puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Beliavsky vs Kirill Shevchenko, Kiev, 2017
1q2r1k1/p5pp/1p6/2pR1QN1/8/1P4P1/P4PKP/4r3 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxh7+ Kf8 2.Qh8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Balazs Csonka vs Alexander Beliavsky, Budapest, 2018
8/8/4p1k1/4Ppp1/2Q5/5P1K/7P/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Kh5 if 2.Qb4 g4+ or if 2.Qg4+ fxg4+ ]

c)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Cristiano Quaranta, Nova Gorica, 2019
r6k/qp2Nppp/p1n2n2/3p4/1r3BP1/1Q2P2P/PP3P2/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nxc6 Rxb3 2.Nxa7 if 2...Rxb2 3.Rdc1 ]

4a)
mate in 3
Alexander Beliavsky vs Kirill Shevchenko

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