Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.
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)
Nisipeanu vs Marius Chereches, Singeorz, 1993
r5k1/p2r1pp1/1pnNb2p/5n1q/1P1p4/P2B2B1/2PQ1PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be4 ]

b)
Nisipeanu vs George Grigore, Bucharest, 1994
r2r2k1/1p3pb1/p1bppnpp/8/1P2P1Pq/2NNBP1P/1PPQ3K/3R1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bf2 Qg5 Qe1 w/Bh4 ]

c)
Nisipeanu vs Dan Bogdan, Baile Herculane, 1996
rn2r3/pp4p1/2p1Nnkp/4bp2/4pB2/2P3PB/PP2PP1P/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf5+ Kxf5 Nxg7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Nisipeanu vs Levente Vajda, Baile Herculane, 1996
rr4Rb/2pnqb1k/np1p1p1B/3PpP2/p1P1P2P/2N3R1/PP2BP2/1KQ5 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7 Kxg8 Qh6 Bxd5 Qxh8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Nisipeanu vs Michel Clairen, Trignac, 2002
r1b2rqk/p6p/4p1p1/2ppP3/5NQ1/3B1R2/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6+ ]



Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Sergey Volkov, Bad Wiessee, 11/1/2012
5r1k/2r4p/p1p1Qp1P/q1n3p1/8/1P2P3/P1N2P2/2KR2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ ]

b)
Thies Heinemann vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Germany, 10/20/2012
3r2k1/pp3ppp/8/8/8/2n3P1/P1QN1K1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Yuriy Ajrapetjan, Legnica, 5/14/2013
r4k2/1R5p/3pB2R/3P2P1/8/pPn5/Pb3P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ Ke8 Bd7+ ]

d)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Javier Moreno Ruiz, Montcada, 6/30/2013
r7/1k1r3p/np1np1p1/2p2p2/2PP4/3NP3/R4PPP/R3BK2 w - - 1 0
[ dxc5 if bxc5 Rxa6 or if Nxc4 c6+ ]

e)
Johannes Zwanzger vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Germany, 2/3/2013
r1bq1rk1/2p2ppp/2pp1b2/p3n3/4PB2/1BN3Q1/PPP2PPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh4 Qe3 Ng4 Qe2 Bxf2+ Kh1 Qh4 ]

Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Michael Rombach vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Deizisau, 3/28/2013
r1br2k1/p3pp1p/2p3p1/q2N4/2P5/2Q5/P2N1PPP/4KB1R b K - 0 1
[ ...Rxd5 ]

b)
Razvan-Stefan Dicu vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Mamaia, 9/1/2013
r2r2k1/1p3pp1/8/p1q2Pbp/4R3/P1P1B3/1P3QPP/2K4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Galina Strutinskaya, Wunsiedel, 5/31/2014
r1b1kn1Q/p5r1/2p1p3/2P1N2R/2P5/P1q5/3R1PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kxd8 Qxf8+ Kc7 Qxg7+ ]

d)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Kanan Izzat, Canberra, 4/18/2014
r4rk1/pb5N/5ppQ/4p3/2p1q3/8/P4PP1/R4K1R w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Qxg2+ Ke2 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Loek Van Wely vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Magdeburg, 5/11/2014
8/5N2/6P1/3p4/8/3nP1k1/1r6/3B2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ if Kf1 Kh2 ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Peter Meister vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Germany, 4/6/2014
4r1k1/pp3ppp/6n1/2P5/1B6/P4Pqn/1P1Q1RN1/3B1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2 Ne3 Qg1+ Ke2 Nf4# ]

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