Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hans Ree.
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 Ree vs Michael Littleton, Lugano, 1968
r1q1n3/1p3rbk/pR1Pb1pp/4p3/P3Pp2/BQ1P1NP1/6BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ d7 if Bxb3 dxc8/Q or if Qxd7 Rxe6 ]

b)
Hans Ree vs Jan Timman, Rotterdam, 1968
2kr4/1rp1n3/5p1p/2p1p1n1/P1N4q/2P3R1/4Q1PP/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg5 if fxg5 Rh3 Qf4 Rf1 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Hans Ree vs John Van Baarle, Leeuwarden, 1971
r1b3rk/1pqnpQb1/p1n3PB/2p5/4B3/N1P5/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ Rxg7 Qe8+ Rg8 g7+ Kxg7 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Hans Ree vs Jan-Hein Donner, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
r5kq/ppp1R1b1/3p2Q1/3P2Pp/2P3p1/6P1/P5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh7 Re6 ]

e)
Hans Ree vs Kick Langeweg, Amsterdam, 1976
2r1qrk1/pp1nb1pp/b3pp2/B2nN3/2NP4/PQ1B4/1P3PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ if Kh8 Bg6 or if Kxh7 Qh3+ Kg8 Qxe6+ Kh7 Nxd7 ]



Hans Ree Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hans Ree vs Heinz Wirthensohn, Haifa, 1976
r6k/2q3bp/pp2QN2/5P2/P1Bp4/8/1P4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Hans Ree vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Lone Pine, 1978
r3r2k/ppq1p2p/1n1pQ1pB/3Pn3/2p1P3/2P5/P3BRPP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kxg7 Rf7+ Nxf7 Rxf7+ Kh8 Qh3 h5 Bxh5 ]

c)
Hans Ree vs Andreas Dueckstein, Graz, 1979
r4b1r/1k4pp/p3p3/Bp1p2N1/3P4/1P4P1/1P3P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7 if Rg8 Rc7+ mates ]

d)
Hans Ree vs Oleg Peker, Antwerpen, 1997
6k1/rp4bp/3N4/3r4/5p2/PR3P2/7P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nc8 if Ra6 Ne7+ ]

e)
Rainer Knaak vs Hans Ree, Amsterdam, 1974
2q3k1/4b1pp/p3pp2/3p1b2/Qp1P4/4PPB1/PP2N1PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2 Qa5 Bd3 ]

f)
Gert Ligterink vs Hans Ree, Amsterdam, 1976
3r4/p4pbk/1P4pp/nQ2p3/4P3/B1R2N1P/q4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa1+ ]


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