Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jeroen Piket.
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)
White mates in 2.
Jeroen Piket vs Josef Klinger, Kiljava, 1984
5r1k/p3q1pp/1p2B1bB/2pPQ3/2P1n2P/8/P7/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ ]

b)
Jeroen Piket vs Henk Bruin, Groningen, 1985
8/pp2r1bk/6q1/3B1Q1p/1P2P1P1/P7/4N3/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bg8+ if Kh6 g5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jeroen Piket vs Peter Sowray, Wijk aan Zee, 1985
5rk1/4p1n1/3p1nPQ/1ppP3p/2q5/2P3NR/1P4PP/rB3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Nxh7 gxh7+ Kh8 Rxf8# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jeroen Piket vs Throstur Thorhallsson, Groningen, 1986
7R/1p2r1k1/p3q3/P7/5Q2/2P1p3/1P4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kg6 Rh6+ Kg5 h4+ ]

e)
Jeroen Piket vs Marinus Kuijf, Wijk aan Zee, 1986
r7/2P2pk1/2q3p1/p3p2p/4P2P/3R1PK1/3Q4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if a4 Qb4 ]



Jeroen Piket Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jeroen Piket vs Vinny Puri, Baguio, 1987
4rr2/1p2Rpkp/p2qb1p1/3p4/1P1P4/P3QN1P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe6 ]

b)
Jeroen Piket vs Tibor Karolyi, Brussels, 1987
2r1r2k/ppn3bp/1q3p2/5p1N/2Q5/8/PP3PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Rxe8 Qf7 Rg8 Rxc7 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Jeroen Piket vs Samuel Reshevsky, Lugano, 1987
4r2k/q3P1p1/2pR3p/1p1pQ3/1P3P2/4PBK1/2b4P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Qe6# or if Bh7 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Jeroen Piket vs Jaap Van Der Tuuk, Netherlands, 1987
3r4/p5RR/3p1k2/2pPpNb1/4r3/P5P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7 ]

e)
Jeroen Piket vs Friso Nijboer, Eindhoven, 1991
3q4/8/r2p4/5k2/1p1Q4/1P3B2/P5pK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ Ke5 Qe4+ Kf6 Qh4+ ]

Jeroen Piket Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Jeroen Piket vs Mats Sjoberg, Ostend, 1991
3r2k1/1p4P1/2pN1P1p/2nb3B/6p1/P6P/P7/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Rd7 Rxd5 cxd5 Nxh6+ ]

b)
Jeroen Piket vs Larry Christiansen, Cannes, 1992
rn3r2/3b2kp/p2p4/P1pPp3/2Nqpn2/1RN2Q1P/1P3P2/2B1KB2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg3+ Kh8 Be3 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Jeroen Piket vs Maarten De Zeeuw, Netherlands, 1992
r1b4r/pp2kpb1/4pN1p/q3P2Q/2p5/4P3/P1P2PPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ if Bxb7 Rd7+ ]

d)
Jeroen Piket vs Zsuzsa Polgar, Monaco, 1993
r4qk1/1pp1r3/4p2Q/p1P1P3/6B1/7P/PP5K/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6+ Rxe6 Rg1+ Kf7 Rf1+ ]

e)
Jeroen Piket vs Gerald Hertneck, Tilburg, 1993
1r3rk1/p3Rp1p/q5p1/2pP4/2P5/5pQ1/PB4bP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb8 ]

Jeroen Piket Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Jeroen Piket vs Liafbern Riemersma, Netherlands, 1995
4k3/r3pp1p/6pb/P1RPP3/2N5/6P1/6KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Jeroen Piket vs Alexey Dreev, Monaco, 1996
2b2k2/r4r1p/2P3p1/3BQ3/8/2B2p2/P4PPP/2b3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Bb4# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jeroen Piket vs Loek Van Wely, Monaco, 1997
qr3k2/1b2rNb1/4pNQ1/p1p2p2/2P5/1P6/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6 if Rd7 Rxd7 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Jeroen Piket vs Boris Avrukh, Biel, 1999
6R1/4rp1p/p4N1k/1p2P3/5P2/P7/1Pn3K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg5 ]

e)
Jeroen Piket vs Manuel Bosboom, Wijk aan Zee, 1999
3r2k1/5p2/6p1/1Q1b4/1P2pq1p/5P1P/6P1/B2R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qb6 if Re8 Qd4 or if Rd6 Qb8+ ]

Jeroen Piket Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Jeroen Piket vs Jan Timman, Wijk aan Zee, 1999
6k1/p1p1Rr2/bp2Qq2/n7/2PP1p1p/2PB1P2/P5P1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kg7 Qg4+ Kh6 Rh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Jeroen Piket vs Boris Gelfand, Monaco, 2000
r3rk2/p3n3/4R2p/4N1pN/1p6/6P1/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ Kg8 Rf7 a5 Nf6+ ]

c)
Zdenko Krnic vs Jeroen Piket, Amsterdam, 1984
3r2k1/ppqr1pbp/4b1p1/P1p1p2n/3nP3/1P1BBPP1/2PN1Q1P/R1N1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if gxf4 exf5 Bxd4 Bxd4 or if Qf1 Nxd3 cxd3 Nc2 ]

d)
Martin Martens vs Jeroen Piket, Amsterdam, 1988
1k6/1pb5/5q2/8/3Q3P/4r1P1/1R2N3/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Mikhail Gurevich vs Jeroen Piket, Antwerpen, 1993
r1b2k2/5p1Q/2p3p1/2b1P3/5KP1/1p1r1NN1/1q4P1/4B2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra4+ Ne4 Rxe4+ Kxe4 Rd4+ Ke3 Rxg4+ ]

f)
Gererald Hertneck vs Jeroen Piket, Tilburg, 1993
3r2k1/1P2ppb1/2B3pp/3r1q2/R3pB2/8/2PQ1PPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf4 ]

g)
Willy Hendriks vs Jeroen Piket, Amsterdam, 1996
4k2r/1p2bp2/1q2p1p1/1n1pP3/2rB2P1/5Q2/4NP2/1R2NRK1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 Rxb6 Nxf3+ Nxf3 Rxg4+ Ng3 Bc5 ]


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