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Here are some chess puzzles from the Nimzo-Indian (ECO E20).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Otto Ruppe vs Markus, corr., 1987
1rb2rk1/pp3ppp/n7/3R4/4N2Q/6P1/P1q1PPBP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Be4 ]

b)
Mart van der Meijden vs Rene Cuijpers, Hengelo, 1994
r1b2rk1/pp1pbppp/1q2pn2/1NpP4/Q1P5/4PB2/PP1B1PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Ba5 if Qa6 Nc7 ]

c)
Dimitri Komarov vs Zoran Arsovic, Belgrade, 1995
r2q1rk1/pb2bppp/1p6/1N1p4/1P2n3/3Q2P1/PB2PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe4 if dxe4 Qc3 ]

d)
Henry Camilleri vs Yosef Porath, Leipzig, 1960
2rq1rk1/1b2bp1p/p3pnp1/1p1n2B1/3PN3/P1N2P2/1PQ3PP/1B1R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Bxe7 Qxe7 if fxe4 Ne3 or if Nxd5 Bxd5 ]

e)
G Facchini vs Ik Al Akraa, Dubai, 1986
r3r1k1/pp1qbppp/2n2n2/3p4/N2P1Bb1/1Q1B4/PP2NPPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe2 if Bxe2 Nxd4 ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Zygmunt Kolendo vs Slawomir Litke, Poznan, 1999
5rk1/pp3ppp/7r/6n1/NB1P3q/PQ3P2/1P4P1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ ]

1e)
G Facchini vs Ik Al Akraa

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