'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+ w/Qxg7+ ]

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

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

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

e)
Victor Kupreichik vs Giancarlo Castiglioni, Ybbs, 1968
2rk1b1r/1p1n4/p1q1Qp1p/7P/8/6N1/PPP2PP1/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ if Qxd7 Qb6+ & Qxf6+ ]

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 w/Qd1+ or Qf3+ ]

b)
Victor Kupreichik vs Mikhail Tal, Sochi, 1970
2rb1rk1/1q5p/p4npQ/3b4/1p1p4/P2B2R1/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 w/Qxf8+ & Re8 ]

c)
Victor Kupreichik vs Gennadi Kuzmin, Moscow, 1972
2k2br1/3b1p1p/1B3P2/5p2/ppN5/1P6/P1P4P/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 w/Rd8+ & Bc5 ]

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

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

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

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

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