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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Semyon Furman. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 4.
Semyon Furman vs Boris Ratner, Vilnius, 1949
r3QnR1/1bk5/pp5q/2b5/2p1P3/P7/1BB4P/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ Bd6 Rg7+ if Qxg7 Bxd6# ]

b)
Semyon Furman vs German Fridstein, Riga, 1954
3rn1k1/q4p1p/4n1p1/1pr1PP2/pN4P1/P2B1b1P/1P1Q4/1K1R1R2 w - - 0 1
[ fxe6 if Bxd1 exf7+ ]

c)
Semyon Furman vs Alexander Kotov, Moscow, 1955
1Q6/3q1kp1/r3b2p/1p1r4/1Rp5/1nP2P2/5BPP/4RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc4 if bxc4 Rb7 or if Rd1 Bxb5 ]

d)
Semyon Furman vs Tamas Georgadze, Tbilisi, 1956
4nrk1/1r1nq1bp/p2pp1p1/2p3N1/2P2B2/1PNQ2PP/4PP2/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if exd6 Qxd5+ or if Qd8 Nxe6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Semyon Furman vs Victor Bojarinov, Leningrad, 1965
8/p5Qp/1p2q2B/2p2rp1/2P3Pk/2P2P2/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5+ if Rxg5 Qxh7+ ]

1a)
mate in 4
Semyon Furman vs Boris Ratner

Semyon Furman Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Semyon Furman vs Vanik Zakharian, Moscow, 1967
5k2/pBr2pp1/2Prp1p1/5q2/7P/2Rn2P1/1P2QP2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 if Qe5 Qxe5 ]

b)
Semyon Furman vs Stefan Witkowski, Polanica Zdroj, 1967
5rrk/p4Rpp/npnb4/8/N4N2/1P4P1/PB5P/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re4 if Rxf7 Ng6+ mates or if Bxf4 Bxg7+ or if Be7 Rexe7 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Semyon Furman vs Vlastimil Jansa, Leningrad, 1970
4r3/pp1bqn1k/8/3Pn3/3Q4/1P2P1R1/P6P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ if Qxf7 Qh4+ ]

d)
Semyon Furman vs Boris Shashin, Moscow, 1970
2br4/7k/p1p3p1/3p2P1/2pQ2P1/qP3B1P/P3R3/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf6 if Rd7 Re8 ]

e)
Semyon Furman vs Vojko Musil, Portoroz/Ljubljana, 1975
5r1k/3b1Bp1/1pp2r1p/p7/3q4/PQ3R1P/1P3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 if Rxf3 Qxf3 Rxf7 Rxd4 Rxf3 gxf3 ]

2e)
Semyon Furman vs Vojko Musil

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