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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Valeriy Neverov.
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)
White mates in 5.
Valeriy Neverov vs Sergey Arkhipov, Moscow, 1989
r7/p3N3/7R/2p1k2p/2n2pr1/5K2/PP5P/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 Rd8 Rxd8 Ne3 Rdd6 Rg6 Rhxg6 Nd5 Rxd5# ]

b)
Valeriy Neverov vs Antti Pyhala, Odessa, 1989
r5r1/4k3/1p2p3/p4p2/6nR/2B3P1/PP2KP2/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ w/f3 ]

c)
Valeriy Neverov vs Vladimir Zhelnin, Odessa, 1989
8/1p3q1k/3p4/3rpP1p/P4p2/5P1Q/7P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ f6 w/Qf5 & Rg7 ]

d)
Valeriy Neverov vs Alexander Vaulin, Budapest, 1990
2r2kn1/1q2n2p/3Qpp2/pB4R1/3B4/2P5/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg8+ if Kxg8 Qxe6+ mates or if Kf7 Bd7 ]

e)
Valeriy Neverov vs Igor Koniushkov, St Petersburg, 1994
8/4b1k1/6p1/2qP1RQp/1p6/1B4PP/5PK1/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ w/d6+ & Qxc5 ]

Valeriy Neverov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Valeriy Neverov vs Bjorn Ahlander, Berlin, 1995
6rk/2R2Rb1/6Qp/8/1p1q1p2/1P3P2/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kh3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Valeriy Neverov vs Ivan Smikovski, St. Petersburg, 1995
1r1q4/4n1k1/5N2/4P2p/2pB4/1pP4P/6P1/1Q4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 e6 ]

c)
Valeriy Neverov vs Elmar Doennebrink, Berlin, 1996
r7/4qkpp/8/pp1p4/2n5/P1Q3Pb/1P2PP1P/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3+ if Ke8 Qxd5 Rb8 Qh5+ or if Kg8 Qxd5+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Valeriy Neverov vs Pavel Skatchkov, Perm, 1997
3rr1k1/pp3p2/6Pp/5N2/4P3/1P1p2Q1/P2q2PK/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ gxf7+ Kxf7 Rc7+ Ke6 Ng7+ Kf6 Qf3+ Ke5 Qf5+ Kd4 Rc4+ Ke3 Qf3# ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Valeriy Neverov vs Oleg Karpeshov, St. Petersburg, 1997
rnb1Rnk1/1pp2qbp/6p1/1p6/3PN3/BQ3N2/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Rxf8+ Kg7 Qxf7+ ]

Valeriy Neverov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Valeriy Neverov vs John Markus, Dieren, 1998
5r1k/p5Rp/7N/5N2/6PP/rP3p2/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
Valeriy Neverov vs Leonid Kernazhitsky, Pardubice, 1999
3r2k1/pp1b1p1p/6p1/3nN3/1P1r4/P5P1/5P1P/2R1RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf3 if Rg4 h3 ]

c)
Jaan Ehlvest vs Valeriy Neverov, Aeroflot, 2005
5R2/1p4pk/1r2b3/p1pBP1pp/P1Pp3P/3P4/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be4+ w/Rf6 Bxg6+ & Bf7 ]

d)
Valeriy Neverov vs Evgeny Postny, Rijeka, 2010
1r1k4/R1b5/2B1p1pp/1P6/3p1PP1/2nN1K2/7P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 ]

e)
Valeriy Neverov vs Helgi Gretarsson, Lvov, 2019
r1q3k1/3nbpp1/p1Q1p3/1p1p1B1R/3P4/4PP2/PP1B2P1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxe6 if 1...fxe6 2.Bxe6+ mates ]

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