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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Gulko. 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 6.
Boris Gulko vs Skvortsov, USSR, 1964
1rb5/1p1n1k2/p2Qq1p1/2p1ppB1/P1P3B1/8/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5+ gxf5 Bh5 ]

b)
Boris Gulko vs Angeliki Pantazi, USSR, 1967
2rr2k1/7p/p2Bbpp1/2P4n/6Nq/P3NP2/6PP/Q3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 if Qg5 h4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Boris Gulko vs Jouko Aijala, Oerebro, 1966
n2rq2r/5bb1/1P1k1p1p/1ppPpPpn/4P2P/1NP1B1P1/4BK2/R2Q3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5+ Kd7 Ra7+ Kc8 b7+ ]

d)
Boris Gulko vs WE Poutrus, Oerebro, 1966
r1b1rnk1/1p3Nb1/p4pp1/2pP3p/P4Qnq/2N5/1P2B1PP/4RRBK w - - 0 1
[ g3 Qh3 Ng5 if fxg5 Qf7+ ]

e)
Boris Gulko vs Mark Dvoretzky, Batoumi, 1969
8/4r2p/4Pk2/RR3pr1/p1B5/P6P/5n1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ h4 if Rh5 Be2 or if Ng4+ Kg1 ]

1d)
Boris Gulko vs WE Poutrus

Boris Gulko Puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Boris Gulko vs Lev Alburt, Vilnius, 1975
1rbr2k1/ppb2ppp/4pn2/2N5/4P3/6P1/PP1B1PBP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 if Rxd1+ Rxd1 Bd7 Nxd7 ]

b)
Boris Gulko vs Sergey Sokolov, Parnu, 1977
5rk1/3RQpp1/4p3/6Bp/8/6P1/qb2PPKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ if Kxf8 Rd8# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Boris Gulko vs Borislav Ivkov, Polanica Zdroj, 1977
1r2r3/1n3Nkp/p2P2p1/3B4/1p5Q/1P5P/6P1/2b4K w - - 0 1
[ Qd4+ ]

d)
Boris Gulko vs Vladimir Savon, Lvov, 1978
1r3r1k/1p2N1bp/pn1q2p1/4NbB1/P6Q/3p4/1P4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 if gxf5 N5g6+ or if Bxe5 Rxe5 Qxe5 Nxg6+ ]

e)
Boris Gulko vs Gennadij Timoscenko, Frunze, 1981
k7/pp5p/3qrn2/3p1Q2/4p3/1PN4P/PKP5/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 if Qd7 Qxe6 Qxe6 Nc7+ ]

2e)

Boris Gulko Puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Boris Gulko vs Adrian Mikhalchishin, Volgodonsk, 1981
rnbqk2r/p3n1pp/4pp2/1p2N3/2pPP3/2P3P1/5PBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ g6 Nxg6 Nxg6 e5 w/Bxa8 ]

b)
Boris Gulko vs Alexey Kuzmin, Moscow, 1982
1r3r2/1p2q1bk/p2p3p/P2P1bp1/1Q2B3/4BP2/6PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba7 if Ra8 Bxf5+ Rxf5 Qb1 Qf7 g4 ]

c)
Boris Gulko vs Istvan Csom, Marseilles, 1986
6k1/2n3pp/1pq2b2/p2p1Q2/P2Pp3/1PN1B2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ Kf7 Nb5 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Boris Gulko vs Anthony Saidy, Los Angeles, 1987
r4r1k/1bq2pp1/4p2p/1pPpP1BQ/4B2P/1p4P1/P4P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 Kg8 Qg4 g5 hxg5 ]

e)
Boris Gulko vs J Weisblat, Columbus, 1987
4r1k1/p1q1r1b1/5nQp/2p5/PpP2p2/1P6/1B1N3P/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Qxe7 or Rxe7 Bxf6 ]

3c)
Boris Gulko vs Istvan Csom

Boris Gulko puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Boris Gulko vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Vina del Mar, 1988
2R1Q3/3n1pkp/6p1/4p1N1/8/6P1/4qPKP/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kh6 Nxf7+ ]

b)
Boris Gulko vs Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Saint Martin, 1993
3k4/7p/3p2p1/1n1Np3/2r5/5R1P/Pr3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kd7 Nb6+ ]

c)
Boris Gulko vs Matthew Morris, New York, 1997
2r2rk1/pb1n1ppp/1p1qp3/4N1B1/1nPP4/3B1P2/P2Q2PP/2R1R2K w - - 1 0
[ c5 bxc5 dxc5 Qc7 Nxd7 if Qxd7 Bxh7+ ]

4c)
Boris Gulko vs Matthew Morris

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