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)
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 ]

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

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

d)
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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