Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Parimarjan Negi.
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)
Negi vs Ishaq Saeed, Teheran, 2002
5r2/1p1bppk1/pq1p2p1/6Rn/2rNP2P/2N2P2/PPPQ4/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 ]

b)
Negi vs Ilaha Kadimova, Dubai, 2004
5b1r/3k1p1p/rB2p1p1/pp1pP3/5P2/1P6/PP3KPP/2R1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7+ w/Rec1 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Negi vs John Hickman, Port Erin, 2005
r4r2/p1q2p1p/2b2kp1/2p1p3/2B3Q1/2P1B2P/PP4P1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh4+ if Kg7 Bh6+ or if Kf5 Qf2+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Negi vs Mark Hebden, Hastings, 2005
5rk1/3R1ppq/p7/4p2Q/1n6/1B3PP1/P5KP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Negi vs Zahar Efimenko, San Marino, 2006
r1b3kr/1p2q1p1/p3P3/6b1/2B1Q3/8/PPP5/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]



Negi Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Negi vs Tornike Sanikidze, Yerevan, 2007
1rbq1b1r/pp3kpp/2np4/1B1N1P2/1P6/4P3/P1P3PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ if Kg8 Bc4 or if g6 fxg6+ ]

b)
Negi vs Khamparia Akshat, Nagpur, 2008
1rr5/p5Q1/4b1R1/3kP2p/1p1p1p2/3B4/qPP5/1NK5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if Kxe6 Qf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Negi vs Ponnuswamy Konguvel, Mangalore, 2008
5rk1/2r1pp1p/3p2b1/1q1P4/1p4R1/1B2QPK1/1PP3P1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Negi vs Cor Van Dongen, Cappelle la Grande, 2010
r2qb3/pp2r1k1/2n1p1p1/b2pP3/3P3Q/P2B2P1/1P2N1KP/5R1R w - - 0 1
[ Rf8 if Kxf8 Qh8+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 3. Joost Wempe vs Negi, Wijk aan Zee, 2005
6rk/2p3qp/1pB1b3/p7/4P3/QP3PR1/3r3P/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

Negi Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win.
a)
Claude Landenbergue vs Negi, Biel, 2007
3q2k1/1p3p2/6p1/1p5r/4PQ2/1P3P2/P7/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ....Rg5+ if Kf2 Qd4+ ]

b)
Stellan Brynell vs Negi, Helsingor, 2009
4r3/p5kp/1p1n2p1/2pPq3/6b1/2N3PP/PP1R1QB1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ....Rf8 ]

c)
Thal Abergel vs Negi, Cappelle la Grande, 2010
2r3k1/1Q3pbp/p3b3/q3p1Pp/4P3/4B2P/2P2P2/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf8 if Rd3 Bb4 Rb3 Qa1+ Rb1 Qa4 ]

d)
Nargiz Umudova vs Negi, Dubai, 2010
3r4/p3Rpk1/5qp1/NpnP3p/8/4QBPb/P4P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne6 if dxe6 Qa1+ mates ]

e)
Srinath Narayanan vs Negi, Mumbai, 2010
2q1r1k1/3r2pp/4b3/1Q1pP3/5B2/1P5P/2P3RK/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh3 if Kxh3 Rb7+ ]


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