King-pawn Opening Series

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ngoc Truongson Nguyen.The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Tuan Loc Nguyen vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Dong Nai, 1998
4rrk1/pppq1ppp/2bb4/3n4/8/3PBN2/PPQN1PPP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 Qb1 Nxd3 if Qxd3 Bxh2+ ]

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

c)
White mates in 4.
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Phuc Tuong Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City, 2001
6k1/1p2q2p/p3P1pB/8/1P2p3/2Qr2P1/P4P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ if Qxg7 Rc8+ ]

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

e)
White mates in 4.
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Juergen Brustkern, Budapest, 2002
1r3k2/3q3p/4RP2/3Pp3/2N1P1Q1/2b3P1/8/7K w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Rxe8 Qxd7 ]

1e)
mate in 4
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Juergen Brustkern

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Ngoc Truongson 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+ ]

b)
Zulaikha Siti vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Kuala Lumpur, 2002
8/5qpk/4Q2p/3pP3/r2N4/2P1N2P/3K2P1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4+ ]

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

d)
White mates in 7.
Ngoc Truongson 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+ ]

e)
Raul Garcia vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Turin, 2006
2r1r1k1/3b1p1p/1q1p2p1/3Pb3/1ppNPP2/6PP/1P1Q3K/3RRB2 b - - 0 1
[ ...c3 bxc3 bxc3 if Qd3 c2 Nxc2 Qf2+ ]

2a)
mate in 5
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Dirk Oosthuizen

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Valerij Popov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Moscow, 2007
2r3k1/Q5pp/8/5p2/5N2/P1q1P1P1/5P1P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc6 if Kg1 Qf3 ]

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

c)
White mates in 2.
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Duc Hoa Nguyen, Vung Tau, 2008
5rk1/2q1bNp1/p3Pp1p/1pnn1N2/2p3PP/P4P2/1BQ5/3K3R w - - 1 0
[ N5xh6+ ]

d)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs That Nhu Tung Ton, Vung Tau, 2008
5rk1/1p1nbp2/p1p1q1pR/4p1P1/2Q2n2/1P3N2/PB3P1K/1B6 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf4 ]

e)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs P Karthikeyan, Vung Tau, 2008
r5r1/1p1nkp1p/p3pp2/7Q/3NPP2/4q3/P5PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Qxh7+ mates or if Kxe6 Qf5+ Ke7 Rxd7+ Ke8 Qd5 ]

3b)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Loek Van Wely

Ngoc Truongson Nguyen puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Wei-Xuan Timothy Chan, Ho Chi Minh City, 2009
8/2R2p2/2P1k2p/2p1p1pP/p5P1/Pr6/4PP2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Rb8 Rh7 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs David Anton Guijarro, Tromsoe, 2014
8/p1q1r1k1/1pn3p1/2nR3p/2P1p3/2P3PB/P4Q1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kh7 Rxh5+ ]

c)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Haridas Pascua, Ho Chi Minh City, 2015
r2r3k/pp1bR2p/5qp1/2Q5/2B1p3/7P/P4PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 if Rac8 Qe3 or if Qh4 Qe5+ ]

d)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Pouya Idani, Al-Ain, 2015
2k1r3/R3bp2/p3pp2/Npq4p/7P/2Q3P1/PPP2P2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Qxc3 Rxe8+ ]

e)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Jingyao Tin, Ho Chi Minh City, 2016
r4rk1/1R3ppp/n2p1q2/3Qp3/4P3/P5P1/5P1P/2R2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb6 if Qg5 f4 or if Nc5 Rxc5 ]

4b)
mate in 3
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs David Anton Guijarro

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