Here are some chess puzzles from the Réti Opening, King's Indian Attack (ECO A07).



1.Nf3 d5 2.g3



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Bent Larsen vs Peter Korning, Odense, 1963
1r3rk1/1ppqn1pp/p1n2p2/2b5/Q1P2P2/2N1P3/P2P2BP/1RB2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ d4 b5 cxb5 axb5 Qb3+ ]

b)
Mats Eriksson vs Johan Andersson, Sweden, 1990
r2qk2r/pp1n1pp1/2pb1n1p/3p1b2/8/3P1NP1/PP1NPPBP/R1BQR1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ e4 ]

c)
Andrew Ledger vs John Shaw, Great Britain, 1992
r4rk1/p1q1n1pp/2pb1p2/2n1pb2/8/1N3NP1/PP1BQPBP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc5 if Bxc5 Qc4+ ]

d)
Juergen Seidel vs A Veith, Wiesbaden, 1993
r2qkb1r/pppnppp1/b6p/3QP3/8/6P1/PPP2PBP/RNB1R1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Qh5+ mates ]

e)
Harallamb Boshku vs Georgios Vlahos, Athens, 1994
r2q1rk1/pp1nbppp/2p2nb1/6B1/4P3/2N2NP1/PPQ2PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 w/Bh3 ]

Recent A07 Games


A07 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Bernhard Schneider vs Markus Klostermann, Germany, 1994
r1q2rk1/ppB1bpp1/4pn1p/1Nnp1b2/8/3P1NP1/PP2PPBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Bxd6 Nxd6 Qc7 Nxf5 or if Qd7 Bxc5 Bxc6 Rxc5 b6 Ne5 ]

b)
Helmut Frantzke vs Karl Rothlaender, Saarburg, 1995
3rk2r/ppp1b1pp/5p2/2n1p3/2N1P3/1QPqBPP1/PP4KP/R4R2 w k - 0 1
[ Bxc5 Bxc5 Qb5+ ]

c)
Goran Dizdar vs Ales Drinovec, Ljubljana, 1997
rn2kb1r/pp1q2pp/2p5/4p1B1/2Q5/6P1/PP2PPKP/RN3R2 w kq - 0 1
[ Rd1 if b5 Qb3 or if Bd6 Nc3 h6 Rxd6 ]

d)
Antonio Garcia Cano vs Antonio Jimenez, Manresa, 1997
r5k1/ppprnpbp/4qnp1/3Np1B1/4P3/2P2BP1/PPQ2P1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Bg4 ]

e)
Francisco Javier Pascual - Emilio Ariznavarreta, Asturias, 1999
r4rk1/ppq1bppp/2p1pn2/4n3/1PN5/P2P2P1/4PPBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 Bd6 Nxd6 Qxd6 d4 ]

A07 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Robert Anderson vs Marton Naszodi, Craig, 1999
r1b1kb1r/ppp2pp1/2n1qn1p/8/Q1p5/2N2NP1/PP1PPPBP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nd4 w/Nxc6 ]

b)
Jesus Maria Cerrajeria vs Daniel Garcia Andres, Zaragoza, 1999
r3k2r/1bqnbppp/1p2p3/p1p1n3/2PpNB2/P2P1NP1/1P3PBP/R2QR1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Nxe5 Qh5 if g5 Nxg5 ]

c)
Sergei Movsesian vs Sebastian Gramlich, Internet, 2005
r4rk1/pp1n1ppp/1bp1p1q1/3nP2b/1P2N3/P4N1P/2P2PB1/R1B1QR1K w - - 0 1
[ Nh4 ]

d)
Marton Balog vs Kristof Koczo, Budapest, 2007
r5k1/pp1nnrpp/2pqQp2/3p4/1bPP4/P4NPP/1P3PB1/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe2 if Ba5 Bf4 ]

e)
Dinko Paskalev vs Pavel Maser, Sunny Beach, 2007
3rk2r/p1pq1pp1/3bbn1p/1N2n3/1P1p4/P4NP1/2Q2PBP/R1B2RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Bxe5 Bc6 ]

A07 Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Milos Kozak vs Adam Scibior, Marianske Lazne, 2008
r2r2k1/pp3ppb/1qp1pn1p/8/Pb2PP2/1N4P1/1PPBQ1BP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ a5 ]

b)
Ruslanas Prigodinas vs Modestas Ziogas, Palanga, 2008
1k1r1bnr/pppq2p1/2n2p2/4p2p/Q1N4P/3PBNPb/PP2PPB1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 fxe5 Nxe5 if Nxe5 Qxa7+ mates or if Qe6 Nxc6+ bxc6 Bxc6 ]

c)
Marina Karmanova vs Nikolay Nikolaev, Kostroma, 2010
rn1q1rk1/pp3pp1/2pbpn1p/3p1b2/8/3P1NPP/PPPNPPB1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ e4 ]

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