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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Leonid Yurtaev.
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)
Vladislav Vorotnikov vs Leonid Yurtaev, Riga, 1975
6k1/4pp1p/p5p1/1B6/2Pb1Pn1/8/q5QP/2B1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nd3+ Kf1 Qxg2+ Kxg2 Nxe1+ Kf1 Nd3 ]

b)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Oleg Romanishin, Moscow, 1979
8/p1p5/kp2p3/2b5/P1P1Q1Pr/2q4p/R7/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ a5 if bxa5 Qc6+ Bb6 Rda1 mates ]

c)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Walter Wittmann, Frunze, 1983
8/6pk/p2q3p/1p6/2r5/3r4/PP3RP1/1QR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 w/Rf3 ]

d)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Svetlana Matveeva, Frunze, 1987
2k5/pbp2q2/1p2p1n1/1B1pPpb1/3P1Np1/P3B3/1PP2P2/2K4Q w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 if Qxg6 Qh8+ Bd8 Be8 or if Bxe3 fxe3 c6 Qh8+ w/Qf6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Leonid Yurtaev vs Nathan Zilberman, Frunze, 1987
r2r4/1q2kp2/p4p1p/1p2nQ2/3P1B2/P5P1/1P3P1P/1B2R1Kb w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5+ fxe5 Qxe5+ if Kd7 Bf5+ ]

Leonid Yurtaev puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Ashot Anastasian, Sverdlovsk, 1987
b2r1r1k/4Npp1/p2Nn2p/1p2Q3/4P2P/P3qP2/1P1R4/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ if Kh7 Qf5+ mates or if Rxf7 Rxd8+ Kh7 R8d3 ]

b)
Georgy Borisenko vs Leonid Yurtaev, Tashkent, 1988
8/p4pk1/1p4pp/1Prn4/P2R1P2/r2B4/5PKP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 Rxd3 Nxf4+ ]

c)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Soren Bech Hansen, Lyngby, 1990
r2b2k1/1p3p2/p3pPp1/Pq2B3/6Q1/8/1PP3P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ fxg6 f7+ Kh7 f8/Q Bf6 Qxf6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Leonid Yurtaev vs Kvetoslav Rakay, Bratislava, 1991
5rk1/1R3q2/p2p3p/2pN4/3nQPPN/7P/P2n3K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kg7 Qg6+ or if Kh8 Qh7+ ]

e)
Nyamaa Tumurhuyag vs Leonid Yurtaev, Bishkek, 1993
r1b1r1k1/pppp1ppp/8/3P1Pb1/6B1/1N3R1P/PPP2KPq/R5Q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh4+ Kf1 Qe5 ]

Leonid Yurtaev puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Leonid Yurtaev vs Alexander Morozevich, Moscow, 1994
2R1r3/6p1/5r1k/P3b2b/7Q/5N2/7P/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Kh7 Qxh5+ Kg8 Qxe8+ ]

b)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Alibek Ibragimov, Seversk, 1997
2r1r1k1/p4qb1/bp2p1Q1/4P3/P2P4/4P3/B5P1/1R2K2R w K - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Leonid Yurtaev vs Vladimir Doroshkievich, Sochi, 1997
rq2r1k1/pbp1npp1/1p1bp2p/4N3/3P4/P2BP1B1/1PQ1KPPP/2RR4 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ ]

d)
Vitaly Shinkevich vs Leonid Yurtaev, Tomsk, 1997
1r6/8/2p2nkp/6p1/B1PPb3/8/3B3P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb2 if Rd1 Bf3 or if Rf2 Ng4 Re2 Bf3 ]

e)
Leonid Yurtaev vs Shahnaz Safira, Sangli, 2000
4k2r/3p2pp/p3p3/1prqP3/8/P2Q1R2/1P4PP/5RK1 w k - 1 0
[ Qxh7 ]

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