Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hua Ni.
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)
Ni vs Michael Richter, Budapest, 1999
3r2k1/Rp3p1p/1nb1p1pB/5q2/8/1PNr1PQ1/1P4PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if Qf6 Bg5 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Ni vs M Ssegirinya Joseph-Mary, Shenyang, 1999
2r4b/pp1kprNp/3pNp1P/q2P2p1/2n5/4B2Q/PPP3R1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5+ ]

c)
Ni vs Hilton Bennett, Shenyang, 1999
3q3k/pp1rbprp/8/2pP3Q/4N3/4R1P1/PP3PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ d6 Rxd6 (if Bxd6 Nf6 mates) Nxd6 Bxd6 Qd5 ]

d)
Ni vs Tamas Herman, Budapest, 2000
r1b1k2r/4bpp1/pB1q1n2/3ppP1p/N3P3/P2B3P/1P4P1/2RQ1RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Bc7 if Qd7 Nb6 ]

e)
Ni vs Erik Pinter, Oropesa, 2000
5Q2/7k/1p2b1r1/2p1b1qN/2P1B1pp/7P/8/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxf6 if Bf5 Qxf5 ]



Ni Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3. Ni vs Zhu Chen, Tianjing, 2003
4b3/3r1k2/5P2/1p3P2/pB3K2/P6p/1P6/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ ]

b)
Ni vs Zhao Jun, Yongchuan, 2003
r4k1r/p4ppp/1q3n2/3P4/4NB2/1P3N2/P1n2PPP/Q3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6 if gxf6 Bh6+ Kg8 Re4 or if Nxa1 Nd7+ or if Qxf6 Qxf6 gxf6 Bh6+ Kg8 Nh4 ]

c)
Ni vs Pavel Skatchkov, Moscow, 2004
6r1/7n/3q2kP/p2P1RP1/1p6/5Q2/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd3 if Nxg5 Rf8+ or if Qc5 Re5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Ni vs Sergei Movsesian, Internet, 2006
6k1/6bp/2Np2p1/1q6/4p1nP/1PR3P1/8/5RBK w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Rc8+ Bf8 Rf7 ]

e)
Ni vs Zhang Pengxiang, Wuxi, 2006
2r4k/7p/2P1Pp2/5p2/3p4/8/7P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ e7 if f4 c7 ]

Ni Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ni vs Vadim Malakhatko, Gibraltar, 2008
r5k1/pp2R3/2pB1nb1/3p1q1p/3P1Q2/2P4P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 Bf7 Be6 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Ni vs Li Shilong, Beijing, 2008
3r1k2/6pp/p6N/1p4q1/3QR3/1P5P/P1P3P1/1K1n4 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4+ ]

c)
Ni vs Zhang Pengxiang, Beijing, 2008
2kr4/p5pp/2pB1p2/2n5/2r1P3/5P2/PR4PP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if Rxc5 Rb8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Ni vs Wang Cheng, Hefei, 2010
3r3r/2kn1ppp/p2nb3/PpN1p3/4P3/4BP2/1P4PP/2R2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxa6+ Kb7 Rc7+ ]

e)
Ni vs Yaroslav Zherebukh, Chennai, 2011
5r1k/6qp/p5p1/nb2N3/4pN2/2Q5/B4PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if Qf6 Nxf8 ]

f)
Ni vs Yu Ruiyuan, Ningbo, 2011
R7/3k1p1p/P7/r1b5/1p2K3/4B3/5P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 Rxc5 a7 ]

g)
Ni vs Ahmed Adly, Shenzhen , 2011
r1b2rk1/1pq1bppp/p3pn2/3n2N1/3R4/2N1B1P1/PPQ1PPBP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Nxd5 Qxh7# or if Qxc2 Nxe7+ Kh8 Nxf7+ mates ]


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