Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Indian (ECO E61).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3



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)
Andreas Ferch vs Wolfgang Klotzki, Schleswig Holstein, 1991
r4rk1/pp1b1p1p/3p2pn/2p3q1/2P5/1PQ1P2P/P2N1PP1/R3KB1R w KQ - 0 1
[ Ne4 ]

b)
Jens Hartung-Nielsen vs Jan Lindfeldt, Copenhagen, 1993
r3r1k1/ppn2pbp/3p1np1/q1pP1bB1/2P5/P1N2N2/1P1QBPPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxb6 Ne4 ]

c)
Stepan vs Lukas Cernik, Czech Republic, 1996
r2q1r1k/ppp2pbp/3p1np1/3N4/2P2Pb1/1P2PBP1/PB1Q3P/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 ]

d)
Valerij Bronznik vs Guenther Aidam, Boblingen, 1999
r4rk1/pp2qp2/2p2bpp/4p3/1PP1N3/P3P3/4QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 if Qe6 Rd6 ]

e)
Aleksander Masternak vs Michal Lercel, Polanica Zdroj, 1999
1rb2r2/1p1nqkb1/p2Qp2p/2p2pp1/2P5/1NN1P1P1/PP2BPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ if Kf6 Nd5+ ]

Recent E61 Games


E61 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Iossif Dorfman vs Oleg Romanishin, Saint Vincent, 2000
r5rk/pp3pbp/n2p4/2pPpp2/2P1P2q/2N5/PP2QP1P/R1B3RK w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]

b)
Merab Gagunashvili vs Mate Gudushauri, Tbilisi, 2000
5rk1/pp3pbp/2nr1np1/3Np1B1/2P5/5B1P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 c5 ]

c)
Stefan Grasser vs Guenter Leuschner, Nuremberg, 2001
r3kb1r/pb1npppp/3p1n2/qp6/3P4/2N2N2/PPQBPPPP/R3KB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nd5 w/Nc7+ ]

d)
Jaap Van Putten vs Jeroen De Cloet, Hengelo, 2003
r3k2r/pppqppbp/2n1bnp1/1BPp4/3P4/2N1PN1P/PP3PP1/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Qd8 Nxc6 ]

e)
Eric Schiller vs Dimitri Bogdanov, Internet, 2003
r1b1rnk1/1pq2pbp/2p2np1/pP6/P1P1p3/B1N1PN2/2Q1BPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Qd8 Bxf8 ]

E61 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Margarita Andrianova vs Tatiana Meleshko, Satka, 2005
1rb1r1k1/1p1nbp1p/1qpp1npB/p2Pp3/2P1P1PP/2N2Q1B/PP1N1P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ g5 if Nh5 Qxf7+ Kxf7 Be6# ]

b)
Bruno San Marco vs Christian Valette, Montpellier, 2007
2b2rk1/1p1nbppp/r1pp4/p3p3/PqP1PP2/1nNPB1PP/1P2NR2/1R1Q1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Na2 if Qxa4 Nec3 ]

c)
Mark Paragua vs Rhobel Legaspi, Manila, 2007
1r3rk1/1pp1qp1p/2n2bp1/p3p3/Q1P1N3/P3PB1P/1P3PP1/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 if Qe6 Bg4 ]

d)
Elina Danielian vs Judith Fuchs, Dresden, 2008
r4rk1/1p2ppb1/p2p1n1p/q1pP1bp1/P1P5/R1NnPP2/1P1NBBPP/3Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd3 if Bxd3 Nb3 ]

e)
Rudy Knors vs Willem Van Melkebeke, Brasschaat, 2010
r1n3k1/pp1b1p1p/2p2npb/q1Ppr3/4PN2/BPN2PP1/P2Q2BP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ncxd5 if Qxd2 Nxf6+ ]

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