Tactics in the King's Indian



Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Indian, Saemisch (ECO E81).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0

50 King's Indian Saemisch Miniatures (E81)

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first

a)
Javier Campos Moreno vs Miguel Quinteros, San Pedro de Jujuy, 1981
r1b2rnk/1p4np/p2p1pp1/q1pP4/P2bPPPB/R1NB2NP/1P4K1/3Q3R b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 fxg5 fxg5 Bxg5 Rf2+ Kg1 Rd2+ ]

b)
Krzysztof Pytel vs Ignacy Nowak, Gdynia, 1982
2rqr1k1/pp1n1pbp/3pbnp1/2pN2B1/2P1PP2/2N5/PP1QB1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 dxe5 fxe5 Bxd5 exf6 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Giuseppe Laco vs Giulio Lagumina, Milan, 1985
r2qr1k1/1p3pP1/p2p1np1/2pPp1B1/2PnP1b1/2N2p2/PP1Q4/2KR1BNR w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Qxf6 Rh8+ Kxg7 Qh6# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Maxim Dlugy vs Roman Dzindzichashvili, Canada, 1989
rn3k2/4ppbQ/pqp3p1/5b2/N1n4P/5P2/PPB3P1/2KR2NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Uwe Dietzinger vs Heike Vogel, Germany 1989
r1bqn1rk/1p1np1bp/p1pp2p1/6P1/2PPP3/2N1BPN1/PP1Q4/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh2+ ]

1c)
mate in 4
Giuseppe Laco vs Giulio Lagumina

E81 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Juri Dovzik vs Gregory Canfell, Budapest, 1991
5rk1/pp2p2p/3p2pb/2pPn2P/2P2q2/2N4P/PP3BR1/R2BK1N1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if Ke2 Qd2+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Tim Ward vs J Solski, Eastpointe, 1993
r1bqr3/4pkbp/2p1N2B/p2nP1Q1/2pP4/2N2P2/PP4P1/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ Kxe6 Qg4+ Kf7 e6+ ]

c)
Henryk Dobosz vs Wera Spatz, Wuerzburg, 1993
rn2rbk1/pb1q3p/1ppp1p1P/2nPpNp1/2P1P1P1/2N1BP2/PP1Q4/R3KB1R w - - 0 1
[ b4 if Nca6 dxc6 or if cxd5 cxd5 Nca6 Bb5 ]

d)
Josef Steinmacher vs Hans Brender, Hochenheim, 1994
r1bq1r2/1p3pbk/p2ppnpp/2pP4/2P1PPn1/2N1B3/PP1QBNPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxg4 Nxg4 Bxg4 Qh4+ Qf2 if Qxg4 h3 ]

e)
Black mates in 7.
Francisco Faco vs F Dayan, Brazil, 1995
r2q1rk1/p6p/2p1b1p1/2b1Pp1n/2P5/2N2P2/PPQ1B1PP/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ hxg3 Qg5 ]

f)
Primoz Soln vs Wolfgang Wuerschinger, Finkenstein, 1995
rnbq1rk1/ppp2pbp/3p1np1/4p1B1/2PPP3/2N2P2/PP4PP/R2QKBNR w - - 0 1
[ dxe5 dxe5 Qxd8 Rxd8 Nd5 ]

2d)
Josef Steinmacher vs Hans Brender

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