Here are some chess puzzles from the Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (ECO E24).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3



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)
Alexander Alekhine vs Karl Berndtsson, Oerebro, 1935
r3r1k1/pbpn1pp1/1p5p/3P1N1n/2P2q1P/P2B1P2/5BP1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 if Qe5 Bd4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Aldo Haik vs Spyridon Skembris, Vrnjacka Banja, 1981
r1bq1n1k/pp2r2p/3p1N1Q/2p5/2PPP3/P1PB4/6PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8 if Rxe8 Rf7 ]

c)
Axel Scheffner vs G Oeljeklaus, Germany, 1989
r3k2r/p2q2p1/1p1p1n1p/2pNp3/2n1P3/P1P2P2/6PP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
Thanks to tpstar, ed
[ Nxf6 w/Qd5 ]

d)
Csaba Babos vs Oliver Mihok, Budapest, 2002
rnb1r1k1/6pp/p2p4/1Ppq1p1n/P7/2PB1PP1/2QBN2P/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 if Qf7 Bc4 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Paul Tuffery vs Peter Stuart, Wellington, 1995
1r2qrk1/p4p1p/bp1p1Qp1/n1ppP3/P1P5/2PB1PN1/6PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

Recent E24 Games


E24 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Frank Behrhorst vs Itzhak Vistinietzki, Nethanya, 1987
r4rk1/pp3ppp/4n3/8/4P3/P2B1P2/1q2QKPP/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if Qxb2 Nxd3+ ]

b)
Angel Perez vs Francisco Vallejo-Pons, Mondariz, 1996
rn3rk1/pbp3pp/1p1pp3/5p1q/2PP4/P1PBP3/3Q1PPP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 if Kxg2 Qg4+ Kh1 Qf3+ w/...Rf6 or if Be2 Qg6 Rd1 Bh3+ mates ]

c)
Torsten Schmehl vs Waldemar Schmidt, Bad Zwesten, 2001
2k1r3/pbpp4/1p2q2p/6p1/2Pn2P1/P1P4Q/3N1P2/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh2 Qd6+ ]

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