"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad (ECO E30).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bg5



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Alexander Tolush vs Gheorghe Mititelu, Warsaw, 1961
r3rnk1/p1bq1pp1/5n2/1p1p2N1/2pP4/2N1PQ1P/PP1B1P2/2K3RR w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6 if gxf6 Ne4+ Kh8 Nf6 ]

b)
Arthur Williams vs M Simonini, Salonika, 1984
r2r2k1/pp3pp1/2qN3p/2p1P2b/8/6Q1/P2R1PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if Qg6 Rxd8+ Rxd8 Ne7+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Andreas Kemlitz vs Werner Hoffman, Bad Driburg, 1995
2nr2rk/pp3qpp/3p1p2/2pPpN2/2P1PPQ1/P1P4R/6PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg6 Ng3 ]

d)
Martin Breutigam vs Klaus Bischoff, Saarbrucken, 2002
r3rnk1/1b2bp1n/pp1p1RpQ/2qp2P1/2PN3B/3BP3/PP5P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 Kxf7 Bxg6+ Kg8 Nf5 ]

e)
Domen Krumpacnik vs Sebastjan Jazbinsek, Ptuj, 2005
rnbqk2r/ppp2ppp/3ppn2/6B1/1bPP4/2N5/PP2PPPP/R2QKBNR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qa4+ if Nc6 d5 ]

f)
Carol Kleist vs Harold Climenhaga, Edmonton, 2000
r2q2k1/pp3ppp/8/8/6Q1/P2r1R2/1P4PP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd3 if Qxd3 Rc8+ ]

1c)
mate in 5
Andreas Kemlitz vs Werner Hoffman

E30 Puzzles, Part II.
Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black mates in 3.
G Lachmann vs Walther, corr., 1974
3rk2r/Qp1b1pp1/3q3p/2p5/2P1N3/P3PN2/1P3PPP/2n1KB1R b Kk - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Kxd1 Ba4+ ]

b)
Michael McDonald-Ross vs Kick Langeweg, London, 1979
r3k2r/pb3p2/4pp1p/1Pp1n3/5N2/q1P1P3/4BPPP/2RQK2R b Kkq - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 if Qc2 Be4 ]

c)
R Munshi vs C Perdikis, Salonika, 1988
r1b1k2r/ppqp1pp1/4p2p/2n5/1QP1n2B/P1P2P2/4P1PP/2R1KBNR b Kkq - 0 1
[ ...Qf4 if Rd1 Qxh4+ g3 Nxg3 ]

d)
Lelys Martinez vs Efren Flores, Asuncion, 1989
rnbqr1k1/pp3ppp/3p1n2/2pP2B1/4P3/P1P2P2/6PP/R2QKBNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Bxd8 Nxc3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Vesna Misanovic vs Alisa Maric, Yugoslavia, 1989
r4rk1/2QR2p1/4p1np/8/3N4/4P3/1q3PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Rxf2 Ra1+ ]

f)
Tibor Csukas vs Zoltan Zambo, Hungary, 2000
r2r2k1/1p4p1/7p/p1p1np1q/2P1p3/P3P3/1PQN1PPP/3RR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if Nf1 Rxd1 Rxd1 Nxf2+ ]

g)
Shahin Mohandesi vs Alexei Barsov, Leuven, 2002
r1bB1rk1/pp3pp1/3p3p/2bPn3/2p1n3/2N2P2/PPB1N1PP/1R1QK2R b - - 0 1
[ Nxf3+ if gxf3 Bf2+ mates or if Kf1 Nfd2+ ]

2f)
Tibor Csukas vs Zoltan Zambo

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