'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Boris Verlinsky.
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)
Boris Verlinsky vs Ilya Rabinovich, Leningrad, 1925
3r4/kb5p/4R3/1p6/8/6B1/3q2PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Ra1+ w/Raxa6+ Reb6+ Ra8+ & Rxd8+ ]

b)
Boris Verlinsky vs Alexander Iljin-Genevsky, Moscow, 1925
bqr3k1/5p1p/2r2np1/1p2p3/1Pn1P3/1QNBbPBP/4N1P1/R2R3K w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

c)
F Duz-Hotimirsky vs Boris Verlinsky, Kiev, 1938
5rk1/Qb4pp/3n4/3qRp2/8/P3BN2/4r1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa2 ]

d)
A Zhivtsov vs Boris Verlinsky, Moscow, 1945
1r3rk1/pb1nbppp/q3p3/B1p5/N1P5/2Q1PPP1/P5BP/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc6 if Nb2 Bf6 ]

e)
Jury Rusakov vs Boris Verlinsky, Moscow, 1947
r1bqkb1r/pppp1p2/2n2P1p/6p1/8/6B1/Pp2QPPP/RN2KBNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe7 if fxe7 Bg7 ]

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