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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Loek Van Wely.
White to move and win.

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


a)
Van Wely vs Fitzgerald Krudde, Dieren, 1988
6k1/p6p/3r1qpP/4Qn2/8/3p4/5PP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ if Qd8 Qxd6 ]

b)
Van Wely vs John Van Der Wiel, Rotterdam, 1990
5rk1/1bQn1ppp/p4b2/1p1q4/3p4/1P3N2/PBN2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb4 ]

c)
Van Wely vs Vladimir Gurevich, Bad Mondorf, 1991
1r3rk1/1p3ppp/pqbNpn2/2n5/3Q4/P1N3P1/1P2PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 if Qa7 Bxc6 w/b4 ]

d)
Van Wely vs Lucas Brunner. Biel, 1993
3q2k1/1p4pp/8/6P1/8/1P2Q3/b5BP/3rR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5+ ]



Loek Van Wely Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Loek Van Wely vs Deepak Aaron, Philadelphia, 6/30/2011
5r1k/1p2n1qp/4P3/p2n4/Pp4pB/1B2Q3/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Qxf8 Bxd5 if Nxd5 Qe5+ ]

b)
Loek Van Wely vs Gata Kamsky, Philadelphia, 7/2/2011
2n1r1k1/rQ1b3p/p3p1p1/q2pPp2/P4P2/4P1P1/1R2N2P/2R2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8 if Qxa4 Rxc8 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Joshua Friedel vs Loek Van Wely, Berkeley, 1/4/2011
6k1/8/4p2b/4Pp1Q/2q5/P2n3P/7P/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3+ if Kg2 Qc2+ or if Kf1 Nf4+ ]

d)
Michael Chiang vs Loek Van Wely, Orlando, 8/7/2011
3b2k1/1b3pp1/3p4/1p1Np3/4P3/PP3nPp/1Br1RP1P/5B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2 if Bc3 Rc1 or if f3 Rxb2 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Michael Fung vs Loek Van Wely, Spijkenisse, 10/22/2011
3r2k1/pp3p1p/4p1p1/q1P2n2/4QP2/1B6/P1P2RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Rf1 Qxc5+ ]

Loek Van Wely Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Loek Van Wely vs Daniel Fridman, Wolvega, 2012
8/6k1/p5p1/1b1PP1N1/1K3Q2/7q/P7/7q w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Loek Van Wely vs Pablo Almagro Llanas, Linares, 2013
2r2r2/pp3k2/4bB1p/4Q1pP/4p3/8/qP3PP1/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ if Kg8 Rg7+ Kg8 Rxg5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Loek Van Wely vs Kirill Stupak, Riga, 2014
4k3/1pr2pp1/1q4rp/2pRP3/PpP4P/1P4P1/3R3K/3Q4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Ke7 R2d7+ ]

d)
Loek Van Wely vs Vladislav Tkachiev, Dubai, 2014
5rk1/Q3Rp1p/1p3qp1/3B4/8/3R2P1/Pbr2P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf3 if Qd4 Rexf7 mates ]

e)
Kevin Terrieux vs Loek Van Wely, Saint-Quentin, 2014
2q3k1/pp1brpb1/3p2p1/2rn3p/P1p1BP2/2N2QPP/1P1B2K1/R2N3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 Nxc3 Bxc3 if Bxc3 Rxe4 Qxe4 Bc6 ]

Sac & Mate !!



Loek Van Wely Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Loek Van Wely vs Erwin L'Ami, Amsterdam, 2014
r1bq1rk1/b1pp2pp/p1n5/1p1Np1B1/2Q5/5NP1/PPP2nBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Ng6+ hxg6 Qh4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Florian Hahn vs Loek Van Wely, London, 2014
2r1k2r/1b3ppp/pq2p3/1p6/6n1/1N4PP/PP3bB1/RQB2R1K b k - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ ]

c)
Milos Pavlovic vs Loek Van Wely, Zurich, 2017
4bk2/5ppp/2Nb4/1p6/r5P1/2nNPB1P/5P2/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxc6 2.Bxc6 Ne2+ ]

d)
Loek Van Wely vs Bilel Bellahcene, Chartres, 2017
r3r1k1/p4pp1/2q4p/1pbRPQ2/2p5/2N3P1/PP3PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.e6 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Tycho Dijkhuis vs Loek Van Wely, Netherlands, 2017
4qk1r/p4pp1/6b1/2pN4/2P3P1/8/PP3P1b/R1BQ3K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Be4+ 2.f3 Bxf3+ 3.Qxf3 Qe1+ ]

f)
Loek Van Wely vs Claude Adrian, Sanem, 2017
3r1rk1/pp4pp/1b5q/5pN1/1P5P/P2P2P1/6K1/R2Q1R2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qb3+ Kh8 2.Nf7+ ]

g)
Christian Haenssel vs Loek Van Wely, Sanem, 2017
r4rk1/pp1q1nb1/2p3p1/5b1p/2PPpNnP/1PN1B1P1/P2Q2B1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nxe3 if 2.Qxe3 Bxd4 ]

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