Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Indian, Orthodox (ECO E94).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O



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)
Borko Simonovic vs Braslav Rabar, Ljubljana, 1951
r3rn1k/ppp3bp/2npbqp1/6N1/2P2PP1/1N2BB2/PP1Q3P/2R1R2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 bxc6 Bd4 if Qe7 f5 or if Qd8 Rxe6 ]

b)
Philip Wallis vs DG Horseman, Nottingham, 1954
r5k1/pp3pPp/2p1b1pB/3p4/4N3/5B1P/Pq3PP1/4Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 if Qa1+ Bd1 ]

c)
Rene Letelier vs Jacobo Bolbochan, Mar del Plata, 1959
r1b2rk1/1p2qpbp/2p3p1/2n1p3/1pP1Pn2/P1N1BN1P/2Q2PP1/R3RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if Qxc5 axb4 ]

d)
Grigorios Bastas vs A Baca, Habana, 1966
r1b1rbk1/ppp2p2/3p1q1p/2n2NpQ/2P2P2/3B2B1/PP4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ fxg5 if Qxg5 Nxh6+ ]

e)
Paul Keres vs Svein Johannessen, Stockholm, 1967
r1b1r1k1/1p1n1pbp/p1pq2p1/8/3Bn3/2N2N1P/PP2BPP1/2RQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Nxe4 ]

Recent E94 Games


E94 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
H Wegner vs Efstratios Grivas, Cap d'Agde, 1983
1r3rk1/p3qpbp/6p1/3B4/6b1/1Q2B3/PP4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 ]

b)
Rita Kas-Fromm vs Laszlone Szaday, Budapest, 1984
r1b2rk1/1p2q1bp/2pn1pp1/p3n3/4P2B/2N2N1P/PPQ1BPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Qxe5 Bg3 ]

c)
Klaus Gawehns vs Alex Casa, Lugano, 1989
r4rk1/1pp3b1/3p3p/p2P4/2P4R/6PB/Pq1Q3P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ if Kh7 Rxh6+ ]

d)
Uwe Boensch vs Andreas Kofidis, Dortmund, 1992
r2qr1k1/1p4bp/2pp2p1/p2N1b2/2PB1P2/1P6/1P1Q2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb6 w/Nc7 ]

e)
Toni Kottmair vs Michael Nissl, Augsburg, 1995
3rr1k1/pp3pbp/2ppbnp1/q3n1B1/2P1P1P1/1PN2P2/P1NQB1KP/3R1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Nd5 ]

E94 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Michael Zadlo vs Rene Ebersbach, Leipzig, 1995
2r2rk1/1p1q1pbp/pn1p1np1/3Pp1B1/4P3/2N4P/PP1QBPP1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Bg4 ]

b)
Paul Wollnik vs Joerg Langhammer, Gladbeck, 1999
r3r3/1pp1qpbk/p2p1npp/5b2/2PN1P1B/2n2B2/PPQ3PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 if Qd8 Rxe8 Qxe8 Nxg7 Kxg7 Bxf6+ ]

c)
Javier Campos Moreno vs Lourdes Hernando Rodrigo, Sants, 1999
r2r2k1/ppq2pbp/2pnb1p1/8/1P2PB2/2N5/P1Q1BPPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 ]

d)
Nisha Mohota vs Patrick Benedic, Barbera, 2007
r4r1k/pb1nq1bp/1pp2ppn/1P2p3/2P1P3/2N1BN2/P1Q1BPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd2 ]

e)
Omar Almeida vs Guillermo Arias Boo, Barcelona, 2007
r1b1nrk1/1pp4p/3p2pb/p1nPpp2/2P1P2q/PPN5/R1QNBPPP/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf3 Qh5 Nxe5 Qh4 Nf3 Qh5 Ng5 Qh4 g3 ]

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