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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrey Zontakh.
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 4.
Andrey Zontakh vs Mauro Scacco, Budapest, 1991
r5n1/r1n1Rpk1/3p2pp/2pP4/1q5N/1PNQ2PP/P4PK1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ Kh8 Qh7+ Kxh7 Rxf7+ ]

b)
Andrey Zontakh vs Dejan Nestorovic, Belgrade, 1993
4rb2/2qn1p1k/6p1/1p1bNN1p/rP5Q/6RP/1B3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd7 Rxe1+ Kh2 if Qxd7 Qf6 mates or if Bg7 Nf6+ Kh8 Bxg7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Andrey Zontakh vs Miroslav Hebelka, Bratislava, 1994
1q1r2k1/5pb1/2Q5/3PpNp1/4n3/1P3R2/6P1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kf8 Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qe6+ ]

d)
Andrey Zontakh vs Jan Votava, Litomysl, 1995
b1Q1r1k1/5pp1/p6p/3P4/4q3/4N2P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ d6 ]

e)
White nates in 5.
Andrey Zontakh vs Petr Jelinek, Policka, 1995
5rk1/2q2p2/r2p2p1/p1p1pNQ1/P1nPP3/2P5/5RPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6 gxf5 Rxf5 w/Rh5 ]

Andrey Zontakh puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andrey Zontakh vs Zdravko Vukovic, Tivat, 1997
r4k2/5Bp1/5b1p/1p2N3/1p2RP2/1P5P/b1r3P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5 if Rb8 Ng6# ]

b)
Andrey Zontakh vs Zoran Arsovic, Jagodina, 1998
1R3bk1/5p1p/r1bPp3/3n2p1/8/6P1/2R2PBP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 if Ra8 Rxa8 Bxa8 d7 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Andrey Zontakh vs Aleksandar Savanovic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1998
4rbk1/7p/q3N3/3pQ3/1p6/8/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ ]

d)
Andrey Zontakh vs Gerhard Schebler, Budapest, 1999
r3kb1r/1p3p2/p1p2p1p/2B1n1pP/6B1/6P1/PPP2P2/2KRR3 w kq - 1 0
[ Bd7+ Kd8 Bb6+ if Ke7 f4 ]

e)
Andrey Zontakh vs Aleksandar Colovic, Lazarevac, 1999
q7/p4p1k/3R1Pp1/1pp2r1p/7P/2P3P1/P2Q1P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if Qb7 Rh8+ ]

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