Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rudolf Loman.
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)
White mates in 7.
Rudolf Loman vs T Physick, London, 1900
r2q1rk1/p1p2pp1/2pb3p/4NP2/5B2/2Np4/PPP4Q/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6 if gxh6 Rdg1+ Qg5 Bxg5 or if ...d2+ Rxd2 gxh6 Rg2+ ]

b)
Rudolf Loman vs Jan Te Kolste, Haarlem, 1901
k5r1/p4R2/2p4p/1q2p3/2N1P3/2PP4/1P3R2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Rxf8 Rxf8+ Kb7 Nd6+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Rudolf Loman vs Paul Leonhardt, London, 1904
3rk2r/ppQb2Rp/5p2/2p5/2P2B1q/1P3P2/P3BP1P/2K5 w k - 1 0
[ Qd6 f5 Be3 Bc8 Qe5+ Kf8 Bxc5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Rudolf Loman vs Reurt Meijer, Nijmegen, 1921
rn2knQ1/1pp2p2/p3bp2/4p2p/2BN1q1P/4R3/PPP2PP1/1K1R4 w q - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Bxe6 Nbd7 Qf7+ Kd8 Qxf8# or if Nbd7 Ng7+ Ke7 Qxf7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Jan Heemskerk vs Rudolf Loman, Hague, 1890
2k4r/ppp1n1Q1/4Pp2/1q1p1P2/3P4/2P5/P1P4r/R1K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Kxc2 Rh2+ ]




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