Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hans Bouwmeester.
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)
Hans Bouwmeester vs Herbert Heinicke, Dusseldorf, 1951
5bk1/1bq5/p2n2Pp/2pn4/5B2/1P5P/4N1B1/1QN3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6 Qxd6 Qf5 if Qe7 Bxd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Hans Bouwmeester vs Alfred Beni, Tel Aviv, 1964
2r5/ppp5/3nR3/3P1kpp/7P/2P3P1/PP4B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh3+ g4 Bf1 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Hans Bouwmeester vs Henri Koskinen, Lugano, 1968
4b1nR/4kp1R/2q1p1pQ/1pNpP3/1P4P1/5B2/r1r2PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ Kf8 Rxg8+ ]

d)
Hans Bouwmeester vs Greszkowiak, corr., 1980
2r2rk1/3n1ppp/4pn2/8/3N1P2/3Q4/1q2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 if Nc5 Qe3 or if Rfe8 Rfb1 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Hans Bouwmeester vs Hebert, corr., 1988
2r1r2k/2q3p1/p2R3p/1p1BP2Q/1P3N2/n5P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ gxh6 Qxh6+ Qh7 Ng6# ]



Hans Bouwmeester Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Hans Bouwmeester vs Lars Hyldkrog, corr., 1990
6k1/3rq2p/2B3pP/2p1Q3/5P2/4P1K1/6P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ if Rxd5 Qxe7 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Hans Bouwmeester vs Adri Helfrich, Netherlands, 1996
2b4r/2qn2k1/2pR1p2/p1P1pPB1/PpB4p/5P2/1P1Q2PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ if Nxf6 Qg5+ or if Kf8 Qg5 ]

c)
M Kolnik vs Hans Bouwmeester, Netherlands, 1952
5r1k/1pp5/p1p5/2b1q2p/8/2P1N1P1/PP2Q2P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3 if Qxe3 Rf1+ ]

d)
Constant Orbaan vs Hans Bouwmeester, Netherlands, 1957
2r3k1/1qr2ppp/p2p1n2/1pnPp3/4P3/1P2QP2/PN4PP/2R1RBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ncxe4 if fxe4 Ng4 Qd2 Qa7+ or if Ra1 Nc3 ]

e)
Hollis vs Hans Bouwmeester, corr., 1972
r7/pb5k/3p3p/1P3p2/2p2P2/4Pq2/PBQKR2P/3R2r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe2+ Kxe2 Rg2+ ]

f)
Alexander Blank vs Hans Bouwmeester, Bad Liebenzell, 1996
1r6/1q6/p2kpQ2/2npn3/3N4/2P4P/1PK3P1/2BR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh7+ Kd2 Ne4+ ]


Dutch GMs

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