Tactics in the King's Indian



Here are some chess puzzles from the KID, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System (ECO E64).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 O-O 6.Bg2 c5


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)
White mates in 4.
Josef Purnoch vs Libor Kozlovsky, Czech Republic, 2003
r1br3k/pp5p/6pB/q1pB2Q1/6n1/2N3P1/PP3P1P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 if Nxh6 Qf6# or if Rg8 Bxg8 ]

b)
Laszlo Bencze vs Andras Biro, Hungary, 2003
4r1k1/p1nnr1bp/1p1qp1p1/2p3N1/2Pp1P2/3Q2PP/PP2RPB1/2BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 if Ne5 fxe5 or if Qc6 Nf6+ ]

c)
Jacobo Gonzalez Marrero vs Vanessa Garcia Rodriguez, Los Llanos, 2004
1r1qnrk1/2nbppb1/pp1p2pp/2pPP1B1/P1P5/2N2NPP/1P2QPB1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ exd6 ]

d)
Rail Makhmutov vs Anatoli Atanasov, Al-Ain, 2013
1rb1nrk1/2nq2bp/p2pppp1/1ppPP3/P1P2B2/1PN2NPP/5PB1/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ exd6 if Nxd6 dxe6 or if Na8 dxe6 ]

e)
Vladimir Sorokopudov vs Georgy Chechetko, St. Petersburg, 2015
r1b2rk1/1p2ppbp/p2p1np1/P1pP4/1qn5/R1N3P1/1P1NPPBP/2BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc4 if Qxc4 Ra4 ]

1e)
Vladimir Sorokopudov vs Georgy Chechetko

E64 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Omar Jonsson vs Veikko Harjunpaa, corr., 1965
3qr1k1/2n2p2/pr1p2p1/2pP3p/2PbbP2/4B1PP/1P3QB1/R2N1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 Kxg2 Rxe3 Nxe3 Rxb2 ]

b)
Temur Parulava vs Axel Schmitt, Marbach, 1994
8/p4p1k/6pp/3nQ3/2bp4/2N2qP1/PP3P1P/R1B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 if bxc3 Qd1+ mates or if Bd2 Ne2+ ]

c)
Paul Remensberger vs Guido Neuberger, Triesen, 2006
1r4k1/4p1bp/pq1p2p1/2pP1b2/2PnB1nP/3Q3P/1P1B1P2/RR1N3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if Qe3 Nxc4 Qe1 Bxe4+ or if Qg3 Bxe4+ Kh2 Nef3+ ]

d)
Joerg Helmich vs Marthe Benzen, Kiel, 2006
2rqr1k1/np4bp/p2pP1p1/P1pP1p2/5Pn1/2N1B1P1/1P1Q2BP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 Qxe3 Bd4 ]

e)
Aram Chamlian vs Veronica De Leon, Montevideo, 2012
1rbq1r2/3nppkp/1n1p2p1/Q1pP4/N1P5/5NP1/PR2PPBP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxa4 ]

f)
Black mates in 3.
Sven Schellen vs Ryhar Issermann, Frankfurt, 2012
4nrk1/2n4p/p2p1qp1/3P4/N1Pb2b1/1r4P1/1P1Q2BP/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

2a)
Omar Jonsson vs Veikko Harjunpaa

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