Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 1928 Hague Chess Olympiad. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
White Mates in 4. Erik Andersen vs Wilhelm Heinrich Hilse, Hague, 1928
r3rk2/5pR1/pp1q1P1p/8/3p3P/P2B4/1P1Q2b1/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
Samuel Factor vs Karl Gilg, Hague, 1928
4rrk1/pp2qp1p/2p3p1/P2bPnN1/5Q2/2R5/1PB2PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf5 if gxf5 Nxh7 ]

c)
Kornel Havasi vs Janos Balogh, Hague, 1928
5k2/pp3bpp/8/3q1N2/8/5Q1P/P5P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qa3+ if Kg8 Ne7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Kornel Havasi vs W Rivier, Hague, 1928
4q1rk/pb2bpnp/2r4Q/1p1p1pP1/4NP2/1P3R2/PBn4P/RB4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. George Koltanowski vs Erling Tholfsen, Hague, 1928
5q1k/5r1n/p2RPP1Q/1p1p4/2p4p/P7/1P4P1/1B5K w - - 0 1
[ Rd8 ]

1928 Hague Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gerard Kroone vs Erik Andersen, Hague, 1928
4n1k1/pp1n1pp1/2p4p/5N1q/2BP1b1P/6P1/PPQ2P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be2 if Qg6 Ne7+ ]

b)
Amos Pokorny vs Oskar Naegeli, Hague, 1928
3rb2k/pp1rqp1p/2p1p1pP/6P1/3b1PN1/P3Q3/BP3P2/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd4 Rxd4 Qe5+ f6 gxf6 Qf7 Bxe6 if R8d5 Bxd5 mates ]

c)
Willem Schelfhout vs Zeno Proca, Hague, 1928
4k2r/p1rqb1pp/Q1pp1nn1/4pb2/B7/P1N1BN2/1PP2PPP/R3K2R w KQk - 0 1
[ Nb5 if Rc8 Nxa7 w/Bxc6 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Gosta Stoltz vs Valentin Marin y Llovet, Hague, 1928
5r1n/pbq2ppk/3N3p/1p2PP1Q/2B1p1R1/3nP1B1/P5PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 f6+ Kh7 Nf5 ]

e)
Willem Wertheim Arvids Taube, Hague, 1928
3rr1k1/pp3ppp/5n2/2pnqQ2/8/P3P1N1/BP3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe5 if Rxe5 e4 ]

1928 Hague Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Henri Weenink vs Isaac Kashdan, Hague, 1928
2r5/4kp2/3rb2R/p5p1/3p2P1/P7/1PR2P2/2KB4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Bxc2 d3 if Bd1 d2+ Kc2 Bb3+ ]

b)
Josef Rejfir vs Andre Muffang, Hague, 1928
8/p4k1p/3pb3/4p3/2Pn1P2/3KN1P1/r3B2P/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2 if Rxe2 e4+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 7. R Gaudin vs Geza Nagy, Hague, 1928
r3kb1r/pp3ppp/q1n1p3/4P3/3p2Q1/8/PPK2PPP/R1BNR3 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nb4+ Kb3 Qd3+ Nc3 Qc2+ Kc4 Rc8+ Kb5 Rc5+ ]

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