© Dec 2003 H. van Haeringen

Problems especially to prepare oneself for the Dutch Championship

Group 1 : Elementary exercises
Group 2 : Simple questions
Group 3 : Advanced problems
Group 4 : Complex combinations
Group 5 : More difficult questions
Please click the diagrams to enlarge them!

Group 6: Intricate problems

Position 6.1

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White: K d5, R b3, B e6, Kt h1, c5, e3, e5, g4 (4+4 pieces)
Black: K h7, Es f8, Ps a5, R f7, B h8, Kt a2, f6, g6 (6+2 pieces)
6.1 B: Black to move and mate in 4. To mate in 5 moves is possible in different ways
Solution 6.1

Position 6.2

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White: K d5, R b3, B e6, Kt h1, Kt h3, c5, e3, e5 (5+3 pieces)
Black: K h6, Es e8, Ps a5, R f7, Kt a2, f6, g6 (5+2 pieces)
6.2 B: Black to move and mate in 4
Solution 6.2

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Hereafter we give solutions (not yet completed) to the problems formulated above. Next to the main variants most, but not always all, variants are given. A (small) part of the solution complex is sometimes left to the reader as an exercise.

Solution 6.1 W

Position 6.2
Solution 6.2 W

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With thanks to the webmaster Marion van den Bol for her dedication and to Wim Vriend for the diagrams and his assistance in analysing these problems.

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