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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Chernin.
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)
White Mates in 5.
Alexander Chernin vs Tiruchi Parameswaran, Bangalore, 1981
6kr/p1R3b1/1qp3p1/3p1p1p/5B2/Q2p2P1/PP2PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ ]

b)
Alexander Chernin vs Leonid Yudasin, Sverdlovsk, 1984
4kr2/3b1pQp/8/p1q5/2N5/p5P1/5P1P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ if Bc8 Rxc8+ ]

c)
Alexander Chernin vs Francisco Santacruz, Mendoza, 1985
1r3rk1/4q2p/pp1nPpp1/2p5/2P2QP1/1PB4P/P4PB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 if Nf5 gxf6 ]

d)
White Mates in 9.
Alexander Chernin vs Lev Alburt, Somerset, 1986
r3rb1k/6pP/3pq2B/2p1n3/N1P5/1P4R1/P5Q1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Rxf8 Bxg7+ Kxh7 Qh1+ ]

e)
Alexander Chernin vs Alexey Vyzmanavin, Lvov, 1987
4k3/r2nr2p/p3qpp1/2p5/Q7/2PRN1P1/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

Chernin Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Alexander Chernin vs Jaan Ehlvest, Minsk, 1987
4q1k1/1pr2pp1/b2R3p/2pBP3/Pp3P2/1P5P/2Q2P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if Kf8 Qh7 or if Kh8 exf7 Qf8 Qf5 w/Rd8 ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Alexander Chernin vs Michael Tseitlin, Polanica Zdroj, 1988
8/6pB/7p/2p4k/3b4/1P3RP1/r4PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rf5+ g5 Kh3 ]

c)
Alexander Chernin vs Thomas Luther, Altensteig, 1990
2r1n1k1/5pp1/2r1p2p/3p4/pB3P2/PnR3P1/1P5P/3R1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Rxc6 Bb5 Rc8 Bxa4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Chernin vs Herr Plauth, San Bernadino Brocco, 1992
r1b1k3/pp1n2Q1/4pr2/q1pR2N1/2B5/8/PP3PPP/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ if Kd8 Qxf6+ Kc7 Qf4+ or if Rxe6 Qf7+ ]

e)
Alexander Chernin vs Axel Ornstein, Stockholm, 1995
r1br2k1/3n1pp1/p2Bp2p/1p6/8/4P3/PPB2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 Ra7 Bb8 ]

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