'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Erik Van Den Doel.
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)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Giorgi Bakhtadze, Bratislava, 1993
3r2k1/3bRp1p/2pq1Pp1/p2p4/3N4/2P3P1/3Q3P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 if Bxe6 Qh6 or if fxe6 Rg7+ Kf8 Qh6 mates ]

b)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Han Janssen, Amsterdam, 1996
rq2r1k1/pQR1bpp1/1p2p1np/3pP3/3P3P/P3B1P1/1P3P2/3R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ h5 if Qxb7 Rxb7 Nf8 Bb5 ]

c)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Herman Grooten, Groningen, 1996
4n3/7p/4p1p1/2k1n3/3N4/1R2P3/1P1rB1KP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8 w/Nb3+ ]

d)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Viktor Kupreichik, Groningen, 1996
5b1r/pp2k2p/4ppP1/1N5Q/8/2N1qb2/PPP4P/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ g7 if Bxg7 Rd7+ Kxd7 Qf7+ mates or if Bxd1 Nxd1 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Erik Van Den Doel vs Nico Koning, Haarlem, 1996
r3r1k1/1b1q1pp1/pnn1pP2/1pp1B2p/3p3P/3P1NP1/PPPQ1PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5 ]

Erik Van Den Doel puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Neil Stewart, Germany, 1999
2k3r1/Qpq5/p1brppN1/3p4/PRpP4/2P5/2P2PP1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Qxe7 Qa8+ mates ]

b)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Ruud Janssen, Rotterdam, 1999
1r2r1k1/1q3pbp/pp1ppBp1/5P1Q/P1P1P3/1nN3R1/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 f6+ or if gxh5 Be5+ Kf8 Bxd6+ Re7 fxe6 ]

c)
Erik Van Den Doel vs Pieter Hopman, Dieren, 1999
6k1/4qp2/2pnr1p1/1p6/5B2/pPb2NPQ/P4P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

d)
Laszlo Hetey vs Erik Van Den Doel, Bad Zwesten, 2006
4r1k1/4rp2/1nqb1np1/pppp3p/3P4/P1NNPPP1/1PQ4P/2BR1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...cxd4 if exd4 b4 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Ondrej Svanda vs Erik Van Den Doel, Innsbruck, 2018
8/Np2k1p1/4p2p/PB2n3/4P1PK/2r1n3/5R1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng2+ Rxg2 g5+ Kh5 Rh3# ]

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