Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jesus Nogueiras Santiago.
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)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Zunian Li, Malta 1980
6k1/5pp1/p2P3p/8/P6P/N4KP1/3r4/R2n4 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4 Rd4 Rc1 if g6 Ke2 ]

b)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Dimitar Donchev, Varna, 1982
2r3k1/p4p1p/1bn1p1p1/8/4P3/B4B2/P1R2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 Ne7 Rxc8+ Nxc8 Bb7 ]

c)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Karl Robatsch, Graz, 1984
5rk1/q3bppp/r7/pp1QP3/4B3/P5P1/1P4KP/2R2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Rc8+ or if Qb8 Rxe7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Lev Polugaevsky, Moscow, 1990
R7/2q2ppk/3bp2p/3p4/1n1P1N2/4PNP1/2r2P1P/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

e)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Anh Dung Nguyen, Novi Sad, 1990
6k1/1p6/p2p2rp/3N1nb1/2PB4/1P2R2P/P4R1K/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Ree2 ]



Jesus Nogueiras Santiago Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Walter Browne, Linares, 1993
r1bR2R1/2p5/p3k3/4Np2/2P5/1P2K3/P7/7r w - - 1 0
[ Rde8+ Kd6 Rg6+ Be6 Rexe6+ Kc5 Nd3# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Anthony Miles, Linares, 1994
2N1kq1r/1p2bn1p/5n2/B1p4P/2P2p2/5N2/PP2Q3/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6 ]

c)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Jean-Philippe Grondin, Montreal, 1999
r2r1bk1/1b3pp1/p4q1p/1p2NB2/2pPpP2/P3P2R/1P3PQK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Alexander Mista, Cappelle la Grande, 2002
2n5/1p1R1Nbk/pqp3pp/4N3/8/1Q4PP/PP3PK1/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ hxg5 Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Qf7+ or if Kh6 Rxg6+ ]

e)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Carlos Bielicki, Buenos Aires, 2003
4Rnk1/p1p2pp1/1p1r3p/3b4/2PN4/3B4/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Re6 Ne7+ ]

Jesus Nogueiras Santiago Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Catalina Ros, Internet, 2003
1rb1rbk1/p1q3pp/2p2n2/1pP2p2/1P1Pp3/P3BNP1/2Q2PBP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4 if Qb7 Bxb8 or if exf3 Rxe8 ]

b)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Luis Fonseca De Olivera, Internet, 2003
r4rn1/pppq1pbk/2npb1pp/4p3/2P1PP2/2NPB1PP/PP2N1BK/R2Q1R2 w - - 1 0
[ f5 ]

c)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Igor Zugic, Santa Clara, 2004
2rq1rk1/pp3p1p/2n3p1/8/3Pp3/P1N4Q/BP1n2PP/2R2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf2 if Qxd4 Rxf7 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Goran Todorovic, Internet, 2005
1r3rk1/p4ppp/b1N1p3/3p2P1/3PnP2/1Pq5/P2N2P1/R2QK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Rxh7+ ]

e)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Rene Alonso, Santa Clara, 2005
2r3k1/4r1bp/p3q1p1/1p1pPp2/3QnP1P/6PB/PB2R2K/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8+ Qxc8 Qxd5+ if Qe6 Qxe6+ Rxe6 Rxe4 ]

Jesus Nogueiras Santiago Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Sadikin Irwanto, Turin, 2006
r2q2k1/p4p2/5Pp1/1p3pQ1/2pPb3/2P4R/P5PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

b)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Rodney Perez, Merida, 2006
r5qk/5R2/pn2B1Qp/1p1b2b1/P1pPp2p/8/6N1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Rafael Espinosa, Aguascalientes, 2008
3R1rk1/2n2p2/4b2p/6p1/1P4P1/4q2P/PQ1R4/2KB4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ ]

d)
Jesus Nogueiras Santiago vs Vladimir Potkin, Habana, 2010
8/1p2k2p/p4Np1/q2P2P1/3B3b/8/6KP/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ if Kf8 Bc5+ or if Kd8 Bb6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Vlastimil Hort vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Salonika, 1984
4RQ2/5ppk/2p2q2/5n1p/p3N3/P5P1/1P1r1P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Kg2 Ne3+ if Kh3 Qf5+ ]

Jesus Nogueiras Santiago Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Lev Psakhis vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Madrid, 1988
r3r2k/ppp2ppB/1n6/2N5/2nP3q/P1P2P1b/2Q4K/R1B4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ Kg1 Qg3+ ]

b)
Ioannis Papaioannou vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Chalkidiki, 1992
3r2k1/p6p/4R3/2p5/N3n3/4p1P1/P3Rb1P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Kg2 Rg1+ Kh3 Ng5+ ]

c)
Alexandre Quadrio vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Andorra, 1995
3r2k1/6bp/1R2p1p1/8/2KnP1P1/2N4P/3B4/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3 if Be3 Rc8+ ]

d)
Atanas Kolev vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Linares, 1996
r5r1/1pp2q1k/p1bp2np/5p1Q/P4P2/1PN1R1N1/2P3PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ if Kxg2 Nxf4+ Rxf4 Qxh5 ]

e)
Alexander Reprintsev vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Internet, 2003
4r1k1/p2q1p2/6p1/8/5Q2/1P1p3P/P4RPK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 if Rf1 d2 Rd1 Qc6 ]

Jesus Nogueiras Santiago Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pivnik vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Internet, 2003
5rk1/2pq1rb1/1pn4p/p2bppp1/P1P5/3P1NPP/1PQBRPBK/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 Bxf3 Nd4 ]

b)
Reynaldo Vera vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Santa Clara, 2006
2r2rk1/5p1p/2pn2p1/R7/P2P1N2/3p2P1/5P1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4 if Rc5 Nb2 ]

c)
Omar Almeida vs Jesus Nogueiras Santiago, Ciego de Avila, 2010
2rr4/pb3k2/1p2p1p1/6n1/1P1B2R1/PQ2P3/3KBP2/3R3q b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4+ ]


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