Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Indian (ECO E97).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6



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)
Sven Platzack vs Lothar Vogt, DDR, 1970
r2qr2k/p2bn1bp/B5p1/1p1Ppp2/1B2P3/2N2P2/6PP/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ba5 Qb8 d6 w/Bc7 ]

b)
Oswald Gschnitzer vs Alexander Von Gleich, Bad Woerishofen, 1991
r1b3k1/pppr1pbp/6p1/1N2p3/2P1n3/4B3/PP2BPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc7 if Rb8 Bxa7 or if Rxc7 Rd8+ ]

c)
Ruslan Sherbakov vs Michal Krasenkow, Europe, 1991
2b1r1k1/3r1pbp/1q4p1/pP2p3/4Nn2/BQ6/P4PPP/3RRBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if Red8 Nxc8 ]

d)
Gomez Esteban vs Jl Murillo, Bilbao, 2000
2bq1rk1/4n2p/1p3bp1/2pPpp2/2P1P3/2N5/4BPPP/N2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ d6 if Nc6 Qd5+ ]

e)
Jens Kipper vs Hartmut Meyer, Bad Wiessee, 2001
r1bq1rk1/4npbp/2pn2p1/pP2p3/4P3/2N2N2/P3BPPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3 if Nxb5 Nxb5 cxb5 Qxd8 ]

f)
Holger Schacht vs Kambez Nuri, Zurich, 2005
r1bqnrk1/pp2n1bp/6p1/2pNpp2/1PN1P3/8/P3BPPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Nf6 Nxf6+ ]

Recent E97 Games


E97 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 3. Peter Scheeren vs Christofoor Baljon, Amsterdam, 1980
r5k1/p1p3bp/1p1p4/2PP2qp/1P6/1Q1bP3/PB3rPP/R2N2RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

b)
Franz Bernhuber vs Saudin Robovic, Loosdorf, 1993
r1bq2k1/ppp4p/3p2p1/3P1nB1/2PbN3/7P/PP2Q1PN/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg5 if Nxg5 Ng3# or if g4 Qe3 ]

c)
Matti Toivakainen vs Harri Hytonen, Finland, 1996
r1bq1rk1/ppp3bp/3p2n1/2nP4/P1P1Np2/5NP1/1PQ1BPKP/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if Qxe4 Bf5 ]

d)
Diaz Lopez vs Jorge Iglesias, Lillet, 1999
r1b2rk1/ppNq1p2/3p3p/3Pn1p1/1P1QPp2/8/P4PPP/1BR2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3 ]

e)
Ludvig Sandstrom vs Luis Couso, Stockholm, 1999
r2q1rk1/1p1b2b1/3N2pp/1N1Ppn2/1P6/1Q6/4BPPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd6 if Nxd6 Ba4 ]

E97 Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win.
a)
Daniel Laclau vs Olivier Touzane, Montpellier, 2000
r1bq1rk1/1pp1n1b1/3pNnpp/p2Ppp2/1PP1P3/B1N2B2/P4PPP/R2QR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe6 dxe6 axb4 if Bxb4 c5 ]

b)
Jean Coqueraut vs Joanna Dworakowska, Porto San Giorgio, 2005
r3nr2/ppp3k1/3pq1p1/3Np3/1PPnPpB1/7P/P4PP1/R1Q2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg4 if hxg4 Ne2+ mates ]

c)
M Notha vs M Alberto, Lusaka, 2005
2r2rk1/pp2n2p/1q1pPnpb/4p3/1P2P3/B1NQ4/P3B1PP/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 Qxc3 Nxe4 if Qb3 Nf2+ mates ]

d)
Jarek Wieczorek vs Dara Murphy, Galway, 2006
r1bq1bk1/pp5p/3p1rn1/3Pppp1/1P2Pn2/B1N1NP2/P3B1PP/2RQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6 if Qd2 Nxe2+ w/f4 ]

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