'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Victor Kupreichik.
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)
Victor Kupreichik vs Eduard Gufeld, Kirovabad, 1973
2r1n1k1/4qpb1/4b3/1p2RpP1/4P3/p7/PBP4Q/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rxe6+ ]

b)
Victor Kupreichik vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Cheliabinsk, 1974
2r2knQ/pp1r4/4q3/3pPp1P/3B1P2/1PP5/P7/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg6 if Qf7 Rf6 ]

c)
Victor Kupreichik vs C Braga, Yerevan, 1996
2r1kb2/4pp2/p2p2p1/NprP2P1/4RP2/P1PR4/1P1K4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7 if R5c7 Nxd6+ ]

d)
Victor Kupreichik vs Hans Ree, Groningen, 1965
b3qr1k/3R1p1p/2p3p1/1p2p2P/3bP1Q1/1BN5/1PP2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 if f6 Qh6 mates ]

e)
Victor Kupreichik vs Giancarlo Castiglioni, Ybbs, 1968
2rk1b1r/1p1n4/p1q1Qp1p/7P/8/6N1/PPP2PP1/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ if Qxd7 Qxf6+ ]

1a)
Victor Kupreichik vs Eduard Gufeld

Victor Kupreichik Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Victor Kupreichik vs Albin Planinc, Sombor, 1970
r2q1b2/pppb2pp/2n2n2/7k/3Pr2N/1Q5P/PP3PP1/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if Nxe4 Qf3+ Kxh4 Qxe4+ or if Qc8 Qf7+ g6 Qxf6 ]

b)
Victor Kupreichik vs Mikhail Tal, Sochi, 1970
2rb1rk1/1q5p/p4npQ/3b4/1p1p4/P2B2R1/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 Kh8 Qxf8+ Ng8 Bf5 Rxc2 Be6 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Victor Kupreichik vs Mikhail Mukhin, USSR, 1973
1rr5/4k1B1/p2q2Q1/2p2p2/1p2b2R/1P6/1PP4P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf8+ Rxf8 Rh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Victor Kupreichik vs Vitaly Cseshkovsky, USSR, 1976
1r3kr1/2qn1pp1/p2Nb3/6Pp/8/Q4P2/PPP4P/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nc8+ if Nc5 Qxc5+ Qxc5 Rd8# ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Victor Kupreichik vs Amanurad Kakageldiev, USSR, 1978
r3rb2/n1qnk3/p2Nb1Qp/1p2p3/PP5N/8/5PPP/RB2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nhf5+ Bxf5 Qf7+ ]

f)
Victor Kupreichik vs Oleg Dzuban, Moscow, 1979
8/5k2/2p5/1p1pp3/3PqbQ1/P4R1P/KPr5/3N4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc3 Qg6 dxe5 ]

2c)
mate in 5
Victor Kupreichik vs Mikhail Mukhin

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