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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anatoly Lutikov.
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)
Black mates in 4.
Lev Polugaevsky vs Anatoly Lutikov, Rostov on Don, 1954
2R5/5kpp/1b1p3q/p2Pp3/1p2P1K1/PN4P1/1B3r1P/3Q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kg6 h4 Rh2 Kf3 Qe3+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Anatoly Lutikov vs Eduard Gufeld, Tbilisi 1959
r7/ppkr2Rp/5Rp1/4p3/2pnP3/2N5/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ Kc8 Rf8+ Rd8 Rc7+ ]

c)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Abram Roizman, Kishinev, 1964
3q1rk1/3b1p1p/1p1RrQp1/pBpNn3/P3P3/5P2/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 fxe6 Ne7+ ]

d)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Abram Roizman, Tallinn, 1964
2r1rnbk/4p2p/3p1ppQ/8/3NPP2/1P4R1/1q2B1PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 if Nxg6 Nf5 ]

e)
Isaak Birbrager vs Anatoly Lutikov, Orel, 1966
8/R7/3r2kp/2p1nrp1/4N3/6P1/P4PpP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

1b)
mate in 4
Anatoly Lutikov vs Eduard Gufeld

Anatoly Lutikov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Frans Kuijpers vs Anatoly Lutikov, Beverwijk, 1967
8/4r1kp/2pq1pp1/3p4/BP1P2P1/3R1P1P/5Qn1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 ]

b)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Boris Malisov, Gomel, 1968
1br2r1k/3qn1pp/2p5/1p1p1P1Q/1P1Pn2N/1BP5/R6P/2B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe4 dxe4 Ng6+ Nxg6 fxg6 h6 Bxh6 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Anatoly Lutikov vs Toth, Moscow, 1968
8/1p2kr2/2pp1N1R/p1q1pP2/2PnP2Q/1P1P4/P5P1/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8 Rxf6 Rh7+ ]

d)
Jindrich Trapl vs Anatoly Lutikov, Warsaw, 1969
6k1/5p2/1p1P2pp/1N2p1q1/1P2Pn2/3n1P2/2RQ2P1/r2N2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2 if Qxf2 Rxd1+ Kh2 Qh5+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Anatoly Lutikov vs Petriaev, URS, 1971
2r1b1rk/1p4np/p2ppR1Q/q5Pp/P3P3/2N1B3/1PP4P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

2b)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Boris Malisov

Anatoly Lutikov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Endel Kivioja, Parnu, 1971
6r1/p4p1p/6p1/N1prk3/4b3/4R3/PPPR3P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4+ Kf4 Rf2+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Anatoly Lutikov vs Udo Tarve, Cheliabinsk, 1972
3R2r1/5kp1/pq2r1Np/1ppQp3/8/8/5PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5+ Ke7 Rd7+ Kf6 Rf7+ ]

c)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Fernando Silva, Odessa, 1976
8/1p1bkp2/p3nN2/6p1/8/6BP/2r1qPPK/Q7 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ if Kd8 Qf6+ Kc8 Nb6# or if Ke8 Qf6 Ng7 Be5 ]

d)
Boris Katalymov vs Anatoly Lutikov, Yerevan, 1977
6k1/2pq3p/8/R1b4r/1P1pPp1r/5PpN/2PR2P1/5Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Rxh3+ Kg1 d3+ ]

e)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Yakov Estrin, Kutaisi, 1978
6k1/4q1p1/3Rp3/1p2Pr1p/1p1Q3P/6P1/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7 ]

3a)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Endel Kivioja

Anatoly Lutikov puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Alvis Vitolins, Riga, 1978
r5k1/pb3ppp/1p6/3Pn3/1Pq1N1Q1/P1B3P1/7P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Bxe5+ f6 Rxc4 Bxd5 Rc7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Nikolai Andrianov vs Anatoly Lutikov, Krasnoyarsk, 1980
5r2/4Nqk1/p1Qp4/2p4p/2P3n1/RP4Pn/3N2K1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ Rxf2 Rxf2+ ]

c)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Juri Vetemaa, Minsk, 1981
3q3k/ppr3rp/3n2pQ/4p3/6B1/7P/PP3RPK/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7 Qxc7 Rf8+ Rg8 Be6 ]

4a)
Anatoly Lutikov vs Alvis Vitolins


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