'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hua Ni.
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)
Hua 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.
Hua Ni vs M Ssegirinya Joseph-Mary, Shenyang, 1999
2r4b/pp1kprNp/3pNp1P/q2P2p1/2n5/4B2Q/PPP3R1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5+ ]

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

e)
Hua 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.
Hua Ni vs Zhu Chen, Tianjing, 2003
4b3/3r1k2/5P2/1p3P2/pB3K2/P6p/1P6/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ ]

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

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

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Ni Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hua 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.
Hua Ni vs Li Shilong, Beijing, 2008
3r1k2/6pp/p6N/1p4q1/3QR3/1P5P/P1P3P1/1K1n4 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4+ ]

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

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

Hua Ni Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hua Ni vs Yu Ruiyuan, Ningbo, 2011
R7/3k1p1p/P7/r1b5/1p2K3/4B3/5P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 Rxc5 a7 ]

b)
Hua 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 ]

c)
Hua Ni vs Thomine Stolberg-Rohr, Helsingor 7/30/2011
r2qr1k1/2pb2bp/p4np1/1pp3N1/5Q2/2N4P/PP2BPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ ]

d)
Fjorn Ochsner vs Hua Ni, Helsingor, 8/3/2011
1k3r2/p5p1/1pb5/2p1b1P1/4N3/1P1P2P1/P3KB1r/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2 if Rdf1 Bxe4 dxe4 Bd4 ]


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