'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Vladimirov.
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)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Vladimirov vs Oleg Dzuban, Tbilisi, 1974
r4k2/1p1br1bR/2p3Q1/q2p4/p1nN1P2/P3B2P/1P5K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Evgeny Vladimirov vs D Dontscheff, Hallsberg 1975
2Q2bk1/7R/6P1/3rq1P1/8/4PB2/3p1PK1/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Qxh8 Qe6+ or if Kg7 Qxf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Evgeny Vladimirov vs Andrei Kharitonov, Alma-Ata, 1977
r3r3/3nkp2/q1p1p1p1/p3P1P1/PbpB4/1P5R/2P2Q1P/3RN2K w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Nxf6 Bc5+ Bxc5 exf6+ ]

d)
Evgeny Vladimirov vs A Marrero, Groningen, 1977
3q1rk1/3npp1p/1r1pb1p1/1p1N4/1N6/1P4P1/Pb1QPP1P/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 ]

e)
Viacheslav Dydyshko vs Evgeny Vladimirov, URS, 1983
3r2k1/5p2/4n1p1/3R4/3r4/2N3Pp/5P1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...R8xd5 ]

Evgeny Vladimirov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Vladimirov vs Petran, Tbilisi, 1986
3r4/pb4kp/1p1rpp2/2p1b3/P1B1P1qP/1P1RQNP1/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Vladislav Nasybullin vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Pavlodar, 1987
3r2k1/p4pp1/2q5/4r3/2P2n2/2Rp1P2/P2R1N1P/3Q3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3+ ]

c)
R B Ramesh vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Sangli, 2000
2b1r1k1/2p1rp1p/p4npq/1p2p3/2P1Pn2/P3QNNP/BP3PP1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh3 if gxh3 Qxh3 Nh4 Ng4 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Abhijit Kunte vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Hyderabad, 2000
4r1k1/5ppp/5n2/3p1P2/Q4B2/1Pq4r/3R1R2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Qh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Kivanc Haznedaroglu vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Abudhabi, 2004
6k1/5p2/p2p4/7p/3b4/5qn1/PR3P2/2QRK3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ if Qe3 Bc3+ Rdd2 Qh1# or if Kd2 Qe2# ]

Evgeny Vladimirov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Raset Ziatdinov vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Tashkent, 1987
3r1rk1/pp1b1pqp/n2Pp1p1/2p4P/2P5/2P2N2/P2Q1PP1/2KR1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4 if Re1 Rxd6 Qe3 Nb4 a3 Nc2 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Vladimirov vs Sergey Zagrebelny, Barnaul, 1988
1rn5/kr1q2p1/p2p1p2/2pPp2p/2P1Pn1P/QR2NP2/P2B2P1/K3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa6+ Kxa6 Ra3+ Kb6 Ba5+ ]

c)
Evgeny Vladimirov vs Sebastien Luce, Hastings, 1990
3k4/pp2b3/3n4/4N1pr/8/PP6/1BK1RP2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6 if Rh7 Nxe7 Rxe7 Bf6 ]

d)
Milan Zagar vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Cordoba, 1990
1r3rk1/1p2p1bp/pnn1p1p1/1N6/Pq2P3/6PP/RPQB1PB1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc4 if Nc3 Nb4 ]

e)
Zoltan Almasi vs Evgeny Vladimirov, New Delhi, 2000
6k1/1b6/pN5p/3p1q2/1P1Q4/P3Pr2/5P2/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh3 ]


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