Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Indian, Panno Variation (ECO E63).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.O-O a6



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)
Larry Kaufman vs James Tarjan, Los Angeles, 1974
1r1r2k1/5pbp/bq2pnp1/n1p1N1B1/1p2P3/1P1N2PP/P2Q1PB1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Erno Gereben vs Gabor Pirisi, Tapolca, 1980
r1b2r1k/1ppqNpbp/p2p1Bp1/4n3/2P5/1P3PP1/P2Q1PBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if Rg8 Nxg8 ]

c)
Mark Condie vs Michael Hennigan, Southampton, 1986
3qbrk1/2p2pbp/prP2np1/3p4/QpnN4/4B1PP/PP1NPPB1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc4 dxc4 Nc2 if Rb8 Bc5 ]

d)
Jochen Terhorst vs Josef Jansen, Cologne, 1991
1rb1qrk1/1p1nppbp/p5p1/n1p5/N1P5/1P3NP1/PBQ1PPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Qc3+ ]

e)
Bruno Rate vs Jerome Huneau, Fouesnant, 1998
r1bq1rk1/1p2ppbp/p4np1/n1p5/2P2B2/2NQ1NP1/PP2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd8 if Rxd8 Bc7 ]

Recent E63 Games


E63 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Giovanni Collareta vs Anda Safranska, Saint-Raphael, 1998
1r3rk1/1ppb1p1p/p3nqp1/4p3/2P5/6PP/PP1NPPB1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Qe7 Qxd7 ]

b)
Milos Jirovsky vs Ladislav Mista, Czech Republic, 1998
3r2k1/2pq1pbp/p1pn2p1/8/3BrN2/1P4PP/P1Q2PK1/2RR4 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Rxd6 ]

c)
Dieter Klemm vs Harald Maiwald, Germany, 1998
1rbn1rk1/5pbp/1q4p1/2pPp3/Q7/4N1P1/3NPPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 if Qc7 d6 Qxd5 Ndc4 Qc7 Nd5 ]

d)
Dean Ippolito vs Mark Paragua, Hawaii, 1998
1r2r1k1/1p2q1bp/p2Qb3/2p2p2/2n2P2/2N3PP/PP3BB1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7 if Rxe7 Nd5 ]

e)
Sergio Menendez Fernandez vs Charles Fernandez, Asturias, 1999
4r1k1/2q2p1p/p1pR2p1/n3b3/Q1b1NB2/6PP/P3rPB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe2 Bxe2 Bxe5 Rxe5 Qd4 ]

E63 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Zbigniew Jasnikowski vs Piotr Mickiewicz, Suwalki, 1999
2n2rk1/5p1p/6p1/1pQ5/2q5/2N1B1P1/1b3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ ]

b)
Milan Drasko vs Josef Ager, Arco, 2001
1r2r1k1/1p1bppb1/p1np2pp/3N3q/1PP5/5NP1/P2QPPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 if Qf5 Bh3 ]

c)
Philipp Schlosser vs Petr Herejk, Schwabisch Gmund, 2001
1rbq1r2/2p1ppkp/3p2p1/np1P4/8/1P3NP1/P3PPBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd4+ Kg8 Qa7 ]

d)
Peter Palotas vs Zoltan Darazs, Budapest, 2007
2r3k1/1p1r1pb1/p1p3pp/3np3/7P/4B1P1/PP1RPPB1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 ]

e)
Lee Davis vs Gwynfor Rees, Cardiff, 2009
1r3r1k/2Nnq1bp/5pp1/n3p3/1p2P3/1P2BNPP/5P2/2RQRK2 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5 if Nb7 Na6 ]

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