Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Quang Liem Le.
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)
Le vs The Anh Duong, Vietnam, 2004
r1b1kb1r/1p1n2pp/pq2p3/2p1p1N1/8/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ if g6 Qf3 ]

b)
Le vs Qianyun Gong, Singapore, 2006
r3r1k1/1p5p/2p1p1pP/2n1Np2/8/q2N2P1/3Q1PB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 if Nxd3 Nxg6 ]

c)
Le vs Alexey Kim, Cebu, 2007
5rk1/8/2Rp1npp/pP1Pp1q1/4P3/5B2/5QPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ h4 if Qf4 g3 ]

d)
Le vs Anh Dung Nguyen, Vung Tau, 2008
1k2r3/1P3pp1/P2r2p1/3p4/R2P4/5PnP/P5P1/K6R w - - 0 1
[ a7+ Kxb7 a8/Q+ Rxa8 Rb1+ ]

e)
Le vs Weiming Goh, Dresden, 2008
2b1r2k/4P1p1/1p5p/2qp4/3N4/4Q1P1/P5PK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rc1 if Qxe7 Qxe7 ]



Le Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Le vs Hennik Danielsen, Dresden, 2008
1r2k2r/1p1nbp2/2p1p3/2PpPp2/3PqP1p/1P3N1P/5BPK/R2RQ3 w - - 0 1
[ Qd2 w/Re1 ]

b)
Le vs Ziaur Rahman, Subic Bay, 2009
4r2k/6pp/5r2/1Q3p2/3P4/4q3/PPR5/1KR5 w - - 0 1
[ Re2 ]

c)
Le vs Rogelio Antonio, Guanzhou, 2010
6k1/pbr2pp1/1p2p2p/n2pP2P/3N1P2/PP2qBP1/4P1K1/1Q1R4 w - - 0 1
[ b4 if Qxa3 Nb5 or if Nc4 Rd3 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Le vs Phemelo Khetho, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r4r1k/pp5p/n5p1/1q2Np1n/1Pb5/6P1/PQ2PPBP/1RB3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ ]

e)
Le vs Ding Liren, Olongapo City, 2010
2n2r2/8/3p3k/pr6/4NpB1/8/1P3N1P/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Bxc8 Rxc8 Nxd6 ]

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Le Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win.
a)
Bao Trung Nguyen vs Le, Ho Chi Minh City, 2001
8/p2k1p1p/1p2pPp1/1P1pPn2/P1rP3P/1nB4K/R3NP2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc1 ]

b)
Canh Huan Hoang vs Le, Hanoi, 2002
1R2r1k1/6p1/1p4q1/p2p4/3P1Q2/P4KPP/1P6/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ ]

c)
Trong Bac Le vs Le, Vjetnam, 2003
r3r1k1/1pqb2pp/p1nppb2/4n3/3NP3/6P1/PPP1Q1BP/1N1R1RBK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if Bxd4 Bb5 ]

d)
Yury Lapshun vs Le, Budapest, 2006
4r1k1/3R1p1p/1p4p1/1Pq2n2/2P2P2/3Q4/5R1P/4rBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 if Rd8 Ng4 ]

e)
Khoa Bao vs Le, Singapore, 2004
2rr2k1/4qppp/p3b3/1p2Q3/5n2/PN1B1P2/1PP3PP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa7+ if Kh1 Nxd3 w/...Rxd3 & ...Bxb3 ]

Le Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
The Anh Duong vs Le, Ho Chi Minh City, 2005
8/3k4/1p4N1/8/3b1P2/8/4R2r/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kg2 Rg1+ ]

b)
Surya Ganguly vs Le, Macau, 2007
2r4k/4bpRp/3p1n1P/5P2/3rP3/Np1nQ3/1P4B1/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Qxc1 Nxc1 if Kxc1 Bf8 Rg3 Bxh6+ mates ]

c)
Sergei Tiviakov vs Le, Moscow, 2008
b2r1rk1/p1q1bp2/2n1N2Q/8/RP4n1/2P3P1/5PBP/1N2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5 if Rxe5 Rd1+ Bf1 Nxh6 or if Qc1 Qh8 h3 fxe6 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Quang Liem Le vs Deshun Xiu, Ho Chi Minh City, 3/4/2012
8/7p/5bp1/1R6/5P1k/4P1NP/r4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Pavel Kotsur vs Quang Liem Le, Astana, 7/10/2012
4r2k/1q4pp/p4b2/7Q/1p2n1N1/8/PPr3PP/2BR1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

Quang Liem Le Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Quang Liem Le vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Beijing, 12/15/2013
5rk1/2nb1p1p/3n2p1/p2pq1P1/1p5P/1P2PPN1/P1Q1NK2/1B5R w - - 1 0
[ f4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Quang Liem Le vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Beijing, 12/17/2013
1qr5/p5k1/1p2p1pN/3bn3/7Q/1PBB4/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7+ if Kh8 Bxg6 ]

c)
Oliver Barbosa vs Quang Liem Le, Tromsoe, 8/12/2013
1q4k1/5p1p/p1p3p1/1pN1r2n/P3B3/2Q2n1P/1P2N3/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 Qxf3 Rxe2 ]

d)
Ruslan Ponomariov vs Quang Liem Le, Beijing, 12/15/2013
2b3r1/p1p2k2/1p6/5p1P/2p2b2/2B2P1P/PPP5/2NR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb7 if Rf1 Bxc1 ]

Quang Liem Le Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Quang Liem Le vs Viktor Bologan, Dubai, 6/16/2014
1b1r2k1/3r1ppp/p3b3/1p2p3/4N2n/BP2P3/P3BPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be7 ]

b)
Quang Liem Le vs Baadur Jobava, Dubai, 6/18/2014
3r1bk1/1p3pp1/2p2n1p/N1P5/pP1Q4/q2b1B1P/5PPB/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6 ]

c)
Luka Lenic vs Quang Liem Le, Dubai, 6/18/2014
5b2/p4k1p/1p2p1p1/8/3PP3/4B2P/P1n1K1P1/2N5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 ]

d)
Maxim Matlakov vs Quang Liem Le, Dubai, 6/20/2014
2r4k/p2bq1pp/1p3b2/2pQ1n2/4NB2/P2PP1P1/1P4BP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be6 ]


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