Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Kick Langeweg.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Langeweg vs Paul Ellrich, Bamberg, 1962
5rk1/p3Q2p/1p1p1rpb/2pP4/2P2pq1/1P4Pn/P2N2BP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Rf5 Bf3 or if R6f7 Qe6 ]

b)
Langeweg vs Simon Delgado, Tel Aviv, 1964
1q1rrbk1/5ppn/2n2P1p/1pp1P1P1/p2p3P/P2P1N2/1P1B2B1/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g6 fxg6 f7+ Kxf7 Nxd4 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Langeweg vs Franz Auer, Brunnen, 1966
r2r1k2/pbq2pp1/2p1p1p1/1pP1N1P1/6Q1/P6R/1P3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6+ ]

d)
Langeweg vs Coen Zuidema, Amsterdam, 1967
3r2k1/q1n2pp1/7p/4PP2/3p4/r2R1B1P/b3N1P1/1QR4K w - - 0 1
[ Rxa3 if Qxa3 Qb6 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Langeweg vs Michael Rosenthal, Zierikzee, 1967
3qr2k/pp4pB/2p5/7R/P3N1P1/3rQ3/1P3P1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ Kg8 Nf6+ gxf6 Rh8+ ]



Langeweg Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Langeweg vs Hans Bohm, Leeuwarden, 1972
4r2k/1R5p/2pQ2p1/p7/P4P2/2b3Pq/2P2B2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd4+ if Kg8 Rg7+ Kh8 Rxg6+ ]

b)
Langeweg vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1974
5k2/1R2p1np/3r4/5p2/8/pB5P/R4PPK/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Ne8 Ba4 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Langeweg vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Amsterdam, 1977
1r3q2/4N2p/p7/1n2Qbk1/2B2p2/4R3/6PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ h4+ if Kh5 Qxf4 Qf6 Be2+ or if Kh6 Nxf5+ Kg6 Ne7+ ]

d)
Langeweg vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Leeuwarden, 1980
4r1k1/pbn1q1pp/1p6/2p2p2/5N1Q/2P2P2/6PP/3R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4+ if Kf8 Ng6+ mates ]

e)
White Mates in 8. Langeweg vs Jaap Vogel, Amsterdam, 1983
br2r2R/4kpp1/2n2n2/2PpNB2/1q3P2/1pQ1P3/1B4PP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6+ Bxc6 Qe5+ Kd8 Qd6+ Nd7 Bxg7 ]

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Langeweg Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Langeweg vs Kiril Georgiev, Wijk aan Zee, 1984
5nk1/1prr1pp1/1q1Nb2p/p7/2p5/2Q3P1/PP1RPPBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8 ]

b)
Langeweg vs Jeroen Vanheste, Amsterdam, 1985
1r2k2r/pp3pp1/2nppq2/3p1b2/3PPn1p/1QPB1N1P/PP1N1PP1/2KR3R w k - 0 1
[ Bb5 if Bg6 Bxc6 ]

c)
Langeweg vs Roland Storm, Biel, 1993
3q1k2/4rrpp/2p1bn1Q/ppPpBp2/3P1P2/P2BP2P/1P4R1/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 if Rxg7 Qxf6+ ]

d)
Langeweg vs Hans Ree, Hague, 2002
Black's last move was e7-e5
r4rk1/pb1q1pbp/1n1p1np1/2pPp3/PpP1P3/1P3NP1/1BQN1PBP/R4RK1 w - e6 0 1
[ a5 if Nc8 a6 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Paul De Rooi vs Langeweg, Amsterdam, 1961
4rrk1/2n4p/1p2q1p1/p1p3P1/Q4B1P/2P5/PP4R1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 if Qxa5 Rxf4 Qxc7 Qe3+ w/...Rxh4+ ]

Langeweg Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Stefano Tatai vs Langeweg, Reggio Emilia, 1962
5rk1/1p3q2/2p3p1/p3Q1Pp/2P2n2/1P5P/P4PB1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg2 if Kxg2 Qxf2+ w/...Qf3+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 3. Alvise Zichichi vs Langeweg, Reggio Emilia, 1962
7k/3N1p1p/4p1pP/4P3/3Q4/1P1P1qPK/P1r2P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1 ]
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c)
Carlos Cuartas vs Langeweg, Siegen, 1970
5rk1/3b2bp/6p1/p1qP1P2/1pPp3N/6P1/P1Q3BP/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Nf3 Bxf5 ]

d)
Eddie Scholl vs Langeweg, Amsterdam, 1971
2r1r1k1/bbq2pp1/p4n2/1p1N2p1/4P3/PN1B3P/1PP3P1/3RRQ1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 exd5 Nh5 if Qf3 Rxe1+ Rxe1 Ng3+ Kh2 Nf1+ mates ]

e)
Jan-Hein Donner vs Langeweg, Amsterdam, 1972
3R4/pp3kp1/2r5/3P4/P1n5/2p2PPK/2B4P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh6+ ]

Langeweg Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Max Blau vs Langeweg, Vienna, 1972
2r1r1k1/bq1b1ppp/p4n2/8/2pNP3/P1N2PPP/1B1Q2K1/3RR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 ]

b)
Friedhelm Bachmann vs Langeweg, Dortmund, 1975
r5k1/1pnn1rpp/1qp5/p2p1p2/Qb1P1P2/PPN3PP/1B2RPB1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 Bxc3 Qa6 if Re3 b5 or if Bf1 Nb6 ]

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

d)
Hans Bohm vs Langeweg, Amsterdam, 1982
2k4r/p2r1ppp/2p5/5b2/1bP5/1P4P1/P2B3P/RNK1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 Nxd2 Rd8 Re2 Bc3 ]

e)
Ramon Pujol Clua vs Langeweg, Candas, 1992
5r1k/pp3qpp/3b4/2p3B1/2Pn4/1P4P1/1P1Q2BP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ if Bxf1 Nf3+ ]

Langeweg Puzzles, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Jose Martinez Garcia vs Langeweg, Zaragoza, 1993
5R2/4rppk/8/p4r1p/P1B3nP/8/1PPR4/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Kg2 Ne3+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 5.
Jan Willem Van De Griendt vs Langeweg, Netherlands, 1995
2B1r1k1/5p2/1p4p1/7p/1P6/6PK/2N2q1P/2QRb3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kh4 Re4+ ]

c)
Teun Van Der Vorm vs Langeweg, Netherlands, 1996
1rq2rk1/3bb2p/pp2p1pP/3p1nP1/Pn3P2/1NN5/1PP2RB1/R1B1Q2K b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 ]


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