'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky.
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.
Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Vladimir Nenarokov, Moscow, 1924
r5k1/ppp3P1/4b2p/3p4/2qP3N/2P2Q2/2P4P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Ng6 if Qb5 Qf8+ or if Kxg7 Nf8+ ]

b)
Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F I Duz-Hotimirsky, Moscow, 1925
2bk2r1/2Np1p2/p6p/2p5/2P1P3/1P6/P2B2P1/4RnK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba5 if Ng3 Nd5+ Ke8 Nf6+ ]

c)
Peter Romanovsky vs Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Moscow, 1925
4nrk1/4bppp/3pp3/1N2P3/3R1P2/2Q5/1Pq3PP/2B4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 ]

d)
Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Yakov Rokhlin, Leningrad, 1930
r1b1k2r/p1p1q2p/2pb2pQ/3p4/3P4/3p4/PPP3PP/RNB2RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Qe2 Nd2 ]

e)
Genrikh Kasparian vs Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Moscow, 1931
r3r1k1/pp3ppp/2nQb3/4N3/q7/6P1/1P2PPBP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 Qxe5 Bb3 ]

f)
Black mates in 6.
Grigory Goldberg vs Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky, Leningrad, 1932
6k1/ppp3pp/5r2/3P3q/3n1p2/1P4Pb/PB3Q1P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ fxg3 if Qxg3 Ne2+ or if Qxd4 Qe2 ]

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