Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ngoc Truongson Nguyen.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Nguyen vs Duc Hoa Nguyen, Ha Tinh, 2000
r2q2k1/pp4pp/2nbpr2/2p5/4BP2/P7/1PP2RPP/R1BQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 if bxc6 Rd2 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Nguyen vs Phuc Tuong Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City, 2001
6k1/1p2q2p/p3P1pB/8/1P2p3/2Qr2P1/P4P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ ]

c)
Nguyen vs Quoc Dung Tran, Ho Chi Minh City, 2001
2r3k1/pbq4p/1p1QR1p1/3P1p2/7P/6PB/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Nguyen vs Juergen Brustkern, Budapest, 2002
1r3k2/3q3p/4RP2/3Pp3/2N1P1Q1/2b3P1/8/7K w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Nguyen vs Dirk Oosthuizen, Kuala Lumpur, 2002
5r1k/p3R2p/b4Pp1/3PN1P1/4P3/1P4K1/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Rg7 w/Rg8+ ]



Nguyen Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Zulaikha Siti vs Nguyen, Kuala Lumpur, 2002
8/5qpk/4Q2p/3pP3/r2N4/2P1N2P/3K2P1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Nguyen vs Habibullah Fidaeyee, Esfahan, 2005
3q4/ppr3kB/1n1b3p/3pNR2/3P4/2P3P1/P1Q3K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Nguyen vs Damian Lemos, Belfort, 2005
2R5/p4pk1/6p1/3Q1p1p/5q1P/4n3/6R1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ if Kxg8 Rxg6+ or if Kh6 Rh8+ Kg7 Rh7+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Raul Garcia vs Nguyen, Turin, 2006
2r1r1k1/3b1p1p/1q1p2p1/3Pb3/1ppNPP2/6PP/1P1Q3K/3RRB2 b - - 0 1
[ ...c3 bxc3 bxc3 if Qd3 c2 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Valerij Popov vs Nguyen, Moscow, 2007
2r3k1/Q5pp/8/5p2/5N2/P1q1P1P1/5P1P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc6 if Kg1 Qf3 ]

f)
Nguyen vs Loek Van Wely, Khanty Mansyisk, 2007
r3r1k1/1bq1bp2/p2p2p1/1p2n3/3B2B1/P1N3Q1/1PP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 dxe5 Be6 ]


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