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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexey Kuzmin.
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)
Sergei Radchenko vs Alexey Kuzmin, Russia, 1980
r4rk1/2q3bp/p1Ppb1p1/1p4B1/4N2P/2PQP1nR/PPN3P1/2K3R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4 if Qxd6 Ne2+ Kb1 Qxd6 ]

b)
V Skvortsov vs Alexey Kuzmin, Moscow, 1981
r4rk1/pp2q1b1/3pbn1p/8/4NP1Q/1B5P/PP3P2/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb3 if Nxf6+ Rxf6 axb3 Rg6+ or if axb3 Qxe4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Gennadij Timoscenko, URS, 1984
r7/pp6/3r2kp/5bp1/7P/qBP3B1/P1P1QPP1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ h5+ if Kg7 Qe7+ or if Kf6 Qe5# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Igor Naumkin, Moscow, 1986
2r2rk1/4RNpp/1p2Q3/p2p4/4q3/6P1/PP5P/K3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ ]

e)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Vladimir Egin, Kishinev, 1987
8/3b4/pk1q4/2p2pp1/8/5PNP/P1R1Q1PK/1r6 w - - 0 1
[ Rd2 if Qc7 Qd3 or if Qe6 Qxe6+ ]

Alexey Kuzmin puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Sergey Zagrbelny, Kishinev, 1987
3rrk2/1p1n1p1Q/p2P1bp1/1qP5/6R1/5B2/6PP/5RBK w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 fxg6 Bd5 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Tashkent, 1987
3rrk2/2p2pR1/p4n2/1p1PpP2/2p2q1P/3P1BQ1/PPP5/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Navarro, Nicaragua, 1987
r1br4/1q2bk2/p1N4Q/1p1p4/4n3/7P/PPB2PP1/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ ]

d)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Miroljub Lazic, Budapest, 1989
2r1kb1r/pp3ppp/2n1pq2/1B1nNb1Q/3P4/2N5/PP3PPP/R1B1K2R w KQk - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Bg6 Qh4 Qf5 Bd3 ]

e)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Jovan Petronic, Budapest, 1989
r1br4/p2qnpkp/1p2pp2/8/3P1Q2/P4N2/1PB2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 if Rh8 Qxa8 or if Rb8 Qxh7+ Kf8 Qh6+ ]

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Alexey Kuzmin puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Jozsef Helmrich vs Alexey Kuzmin, Budapest, 1989
6k1/1p5p/p1b5/P1p2p2/3b1P1P/3P2K1/1P2r2r/1RB1NR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf6 if Rf2 Rexf2 Ng2 Rfxg2# ]

b)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Graham Lee, Biel, 1990
3qk3/pb2br2/1pp1R1Qp/2Pr4/3P4/1P4P1/P4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6 if Rxd4 Rxf7 Kd7 Qe6+ ]

c)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Michael Tseitlin, Berlin, 1991
r1r3k1/3bppbp/p1n3p1/qp2P3/3P3P/3BB3/P2QNPP1/1RR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Sharad Tilak vs Alexey Kuzmin, Doha, 1992
8/2p3pk/2Q2p2/1p1N2qp/3PnR2/2P3Pb/1P5P/4rNK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf4 if Nxf6+ Nxf6 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Matthew Turner vs Alexey Kuzmin, Benasque, 1997
1r5k/p4prp/3p4/2pB3P/2P3n1/1P4q1/PQ2R3/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Rexf2 Qh3+ ]

Alexey Kuzmin puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aidyn Guseinov vs Alexey Kuzmin, Dubai, 1999
r2q1r1k/1p1bn1np/3p1ppQ/p1pPp3/2P1P2P/PPN3P1/R3BP1N/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 hxg5 Ng8 if Qh4 fxg5 ]

b)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Konstantin Sakaev, Dubai, 2000
7k/5rqp/3Q1N2/1p6/p1b5/P6P/5RPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if Rxf2 Nxg7 Kxg7 Qd4+ or if Qg6 Qe5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Eva Moser, Oberwart, 2002
5rk1/pR4pp/2p2q2/5b2/2P2P2/1P3r2/P5QP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kh8 Rg8+ ]

d)
Alexey Kuzmin vs Semen Dvoirys, Biel, 2003
5rqk/1n2Q1bp/p5p1/1p2B3/8/4P2P/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7 if Rf7 Qxf7 Bxe5 Qxg8+ Kxg8 Rxb7 or if Nd8 Bxg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Alexey Kuzmin vs Srdjan Sale, Dubai, 2003
6k1/5p2/P2R2p1/3Q3p/7P/6P1/q1r2PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

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