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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexey Korotylev.
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)
Alexey Korotylev vs Wolf-Dietrich Klimm, Passau, 1995
8/q3n1k1/1r3pp1/1BQp3p/P4B1P/4P3/5PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexey Korotylev vs Artyom Timofeev, Krasnodar, 2002
2r2k2/4p3/p3Rb2/1p1Q3p/5P2/8/Pqn1NP1K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ exf6 Qe6 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Alexey Korotylev vs Evgeny Postny, Moscow, 2002
1r3r1k/2R2p2/2R3p1/3Pp3/1p2P1Q1/1P1q4/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ ]

d)
Alexey Korotylev vs Edward Formanek, Hastings, 2003
3rrk2/b5pQ/2p1pqBp/p7/Pn1p1PP1/8/3R1B1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Alexey Korotylev vs Sergey Smagin, Sochi, 2004
3br3/pp2r3/2p4k/4N1pp/3PP3/P1N5/1P2K3/6RR w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ if Kg7 Rgxg5+ ]

f)
Black mates in 9.
N Zhukova vs Alexey Korotylev, Wijk aan Zee 'C', 2005
4r1k1/5rpp/1P2q3/B7/2p5/4nPP1/Q4K2/RR6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ ]

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