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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Vitaly Tseshkovsky.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Odessa, 1968
r3k2r/pp3ppp/4p3/2Rbq3/4p1Q1/B7/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxd5 if exd5 Rc8+ mates ]

b)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Sergei Shestakov, URS, 1974
6k1/r4nb1/p2pR1pr/1p1N3p/5P2/NQ6/PPP3q1/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ if Kf8 Nc8 or if Kh7 R6e2 ]

c)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Vlastimil Jansa, Sochi, 1976
2r2r1k/7p/pn2qb2/1p2p3/8/P1B1Q2P/1PP2RP1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 Rxf6 Rxf6 if Rxc3 Qh6 ]

d)
Whte mates in 3.
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Anatoly Lutikov, Alma-Ata, 1968
r7/ppqr1pkp/2pN1n1p/4Q3/P1pR4/8/1PP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg4+ Kf8 Qxf6 ]

e)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Mikhail Podgaets, Kaliningrad, 1972
2r2r1k/1q2p1bp/pp1pR1p1/2p3N1/P1P2n2/1P1Q3P/3B2PK/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf4 Rxf4 Rxe7 Qc6 Rxg7 Kxg7 Ne6+ ]

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