Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Indian Defense (ECO E60).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6



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)
Emir Dizdarevic vs Srdjan Zelenika, Pula, 1990
2b1r1k1/rp2pp1p/p5p1/q1p1Q3/2P5/1P4P1/P3PPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ b4 if Qxb4 Qb8 Qb6 Rab1 or if Qb6 bxc5 Qb4 Qb8 Qxc5 Rd5 Qb6 c5 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Maria Horvath vs Joseph Gallagher, Lenk, 1991
3rr1k1/pp3pbp/6p1/q1p2p2/PnP2Q2/1P3NPP/4PPB1/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re4 ]

c)
Wolfgang Krueger vs Andreas Ferch, Schleswig Holstein, 1991
r1b1k1nr/pp2ppbp/n5p1/1Npp4/3P1B2/P3PN2/1qP2PPP/R2QKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 Qa2 Qc1 ]

d)
Mark Taimanov vs Klaus Kolnsberg, Bad Woerishofen, 1992
r1b2rk1/1pq1ppbp/p2p2p1/8/2PQ2n1/1PN3P1/PB2PPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Nd5+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Horacio Fernandez vs Gur Mittelman, Sao Paulo, 2003
r1bq1rk1/1pp2pbp/3p2p1/pPn1n3/2P5/Q3PN2/PB1NBPPP/R3K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ned3+ ]

Recent E60 Games


E60 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 7. Max Euwe vs Vincenzo Nestler, Dubrovnik, 1950
r2q1k2/ppn1p1r1/3pPp1Q/3P1R2/6p1/6P1/PP2P1BP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg5 if fxg5 Qh8+ ]

b)
P Oakley vs W Nash, England, 1954
r1b1kb1r/pp1ppp1p/2n3p1/3q4/8/2Q3P1/PP1BPP1P/R3KBNR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qxh8 Nd4 Rc1 Qxh1 Qxd4 if Qxg1 Qxa7 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Milan Drasko vs Jens Kristiansen, Stary Smokovec, 1984
rqb1r1k1/3n1Nb1/1p1P3p/2pBpQp1/8/4B1PP/PP3P2/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3.
Yudania Hernandez vs Isabel De Los Santos, Novi Sad, 1990
2q1n3/1p1bppkp/p2p2p1/3P4/P2N4/1PQ3PP/4PPB1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

e)
Bernd Egger vs Wolfgang Seifried, Baden-Wuerttemberg, 1994
r3r1k1/1pp2pbp/1nbp1qp1/p1n5/2PNPP2/PPN1B1PP/2Q3B1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 Nxc6 ]



E60 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ronald Finegold vs K Williams, East Lansing, 1995
r3r1k1/ppp2p1p/3p2n1/4b3/2PnP2q/1P2N2P/PB1P2B1/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxd4 if Bxd4 Nf5 ]

b)
Zoltan Hevesi vs Csaba Vizsi, Eger, 1995
1rr3k1/p4pbp/2n1p1p1/1Qp2q2/7P/2P1B1P1/P3PPBK/1R2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc6 if Rxc6 Rxb8+ Bf8 Bh6 mates ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Triantafilia Papadopoulou vs E Giasta, Glyfada, 1995
2q1rrk1/pb3pb1/1p2pB1p/3pP1p1/3P4/2PB3R/PP1Q2PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ Kxh7 Qxg5 or if Kh8 Rxh6 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Colin McNab vs George Pyrich, Isle of Lewis, 1995
r1r3k1/1pqbpp1p/3p2pQ/3B4/pPP2PnN/6P1/P3P2P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Qxh7+ Ke6 f5+ Kf6 Qxg6+ Ke5 Rd5+ ]

e)
Kemal Sikiric vs Ralf Frombach, Muelheim, 1995
r1br2k1/1pqn1pbp/p1npp1p1/8/2PN4/1PN1P1P1/PB1RQPBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 bxc6 Rxd6 Bb7 Qd2 ]

E60 Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Michael Wierzbicki vs Michael Klein, Alexandria, 1996
r1b2rk1/pp2qpbp/2pp2p1/2n4n/2PN1B2/2N3PP/PPQ1PPB1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 bxc6 Bxd6 Qg5 h4 ]

b)
Georg Gross vs Joachim Klein, Dudweiler, 1996
2r5/1p1bppkp/p2p2p1/3P4/qP6/P3Q1PP/4PPB1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8 Bxc8 Qc3+ ]

c)
Daniel Fridman vs Enno Heyken, Pardubice, 1996
rn1r2k1/p1q3bp/1pb2pp1/3p4/2pP2N1/Q1P1N1P1/P4PBP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Bxd5 Bxd5 Rxd5 Nxf6+ Bxf6 Re8+ mates ]

d)
Marat Makarov vs Ferenc Portisch, Salonika, 1996
r1b1r1k1/1p3pbp/5np1/p1npq1B1/3NP3/1PN2PP1/P1Q3BP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ f4 if Qb8 Bxf6 Bxf6 Nxd5 Bxd4+ Rxd4 Qa7 Nf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 9.
Marek Matlak vs Oleg Kalinin, Czech Republic, 1997
r1b2r2/pp1nq2Q/2p2kp1/6N1/2P5/1P3NP1/P3PPBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6+ Qxd6 Ne4+ Kf5 Nxd6+ ]

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