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Default Chess Puzzles - Oct 15th

Here are some chess puzzles taken from the games of Alexander Kotov,
twice Candidate and USSR Champion of 1948.
It's White to move and win except where noted.

Kotov vs Sultan Khalibeili, Yerevan, 1955
2r3k1/1p1q1pb1/p4np1/3pB1N1/3P3Q/P3R3/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

Kotov vs Yu Kots, Moscow, 1964
1r1r1k2/R7/1p4Rp/1Nn1b3/3p3P/3P2P1/4PPK1/8 w - - 0 1

Black to move and win. Alexander Chistiakov vs Kotov, Moscow, 1952
8/p5pk/2p1p1rn/2P1Pq2/1P3P1p/2P3P1/P2Q2RP/6K1 b - - 0 1

Black to move and win. Ra**** Nezhmetdinov vs Kotov, Kiev, 1957
5r2/2R1R1pk/5qr1/4np2/4p2P/1Q6/1P3PB1/5K2 b - - 0 1

Black to move and win. Coen Zuidema vs Kotov, Amsterdam, 1968
5rk1/2Q2pbp/B3p1p1/8/P3nPN1/3R1K1P/6P1/1q6 b - - 0 1

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