'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eduard Gufeld. 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 3.
Eduard Gufeld vs Georgy Ustinov, Vilnius, 1960
6k1/pp1r2p1/1bn1Np1q/8/1P1p3p/1QP4P/P4PPB/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kf8 Bd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Eduard Gufeld vs Viktor Adler, Kiev, 1962
r3r2k/1n1q3p/p2p2pB/1p1Pp2Q/P1p1P2N/2P2P1b/1PB4K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ if Kg8 Ne7+ or if hxg6 Rxg6 Re6 Bg7+ Kg8 Bf6+ Kf8 Qh8+ Kf7 Rg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Eduard Gufeld vs Valter Heuer, Leningrad, 1962
1k1r2r1/1p3p1p/2p5/Q7/1B4b1/3BN3/2P2q1P/R1K5 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ Kc8 Ra8+ ]

d)
Eduard Gufeld vs Yu Kots, Kiev, 1963
1r4k1/2qb1pbp/p2p1np1/n1pPp3/2P1P3/2B3P1/P2N1PBP/1Q1N1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxa5 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Eduard Gufeld vs M Balitinov, Sverdlovsk, 1963
3r4/pp1q2p1/5b1k/1R6/4Q3/P5P1/5PKP/5B2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ if Kxh5 Qh7+ Kg5 f4+ ]

1e)
mate in 4
Eduard Gufeld vs M Balitinov

Eduard Gufeld puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Eduard Gufeld vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Sochi, 1979
r3k2r/4q3/p1P1Q3/7p/2B5/4B3/PP4PP/6K1 w kq - 1 0
[ Qg6+ if Kf8 Bh6+ or if Kd8 Bb6+ Qc7 Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Eduard Gufeld vs Eduard Zelkind, Chicago, 1989
2bq2k1/1p1n3p/p1n1p2B/3pP2N/3P2P1/P2B4/1P3Q2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ if Kh8 Qf7 or if Kxh7 Qf7+ ]

c)
Eduard Gufeld vs Aivars Gipslis, Podolsk, 1992
3r4/1p4pp/1p1N1nk1/2r5/8/P5P1/1b3P1P/3RRBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3+ if Kh5 Nxb7 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Eduard Gufeld vs Giedrius Sulskis, Las Vegas, 2001
1B2k3/3r1p1p/p3N3/1p6/4Q1r1/1BP3p1/PP3qPP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Nf4+ Kf8 Qe8+ Kg7 Be5+ Kh6 Qf8+ Kg5 Qg7+ ]

2d)
mate in 6
Eduard Gufeld vs Giedrius Sulskis

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