Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Robin Van Kampen.
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 Kampen vs Kristof Juhasz, Kemer, 11/18/2009
2r3k1/1pnn1qpp/p3p3/P2pPr2/3P1B2/3N3Q/1P3RPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if Qg6 Rfc2 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Van Kampen vs Kiran Soerdjan, Netherlands, 3/12/2011
rrb4Q/p4kn1/3pp1p1/1pq3B1/3NP3/1PN2P2/1PP3P1/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 Kxf6 Qf8+ if Kg5 Qe7+ or if Ke5 Nce2 ]

c)
Van Kampen vs Israel Caspi, Tel Aviv, 5/23/2011
4rbk1/pp3ppp/1np2n2/5N2/2P5/P5PP/1PQ1qPB1/2BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe2 Rxe2 Ne3 ]

d)
Van Kampen vs Andrey Orlov, Netherlands, 3/31/2012
4r2r/3nqpk1/p3p1p1/1p6/3P1NQp/2P2R1P/1P3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Qxg6+ or if Qd8 Nxg6 Rxe6 Ne5+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Van Kampen vs Nico Zwirs, Utrecht, 6/10/2012
1k6/1p2br1p/pBr1Q1b1/8/4pp2/P7/1PP4P/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ if Ka8 Qh8+ ]



Van Kampen Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Van Kampen vs Yochanan Afek, Hoogeveen, 10/25/2012
2r2rkb/1q2pp1p/p2pbnpP/3N4/3BP1P1/5P2/1PPQ4/1K1R1B1R w - - 1 0
[ Bxa6 ]

b)
Van Kampen vs Eirik Gullaksen, London, 12/6/2012
8/5rk1/2pq2p1/ppN1Rb1p/P2P1Q2/1P5P/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 Qxf4 Ne6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Van Kampen vs Andrew Ledger, England, 2/23/2013
1r3n2/p2n1k2/1r2q1p1/3p1NQ1/2pP2N1/2P5/P4R1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ngh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Van Kampen vs Tome Arizanov, Skopje, 3/9/2013
r2q1rn1/p2nppk1/1p1p2p1/2p5/3PP3/2N2PN1/PPPQ2P1/2KR1b1R w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ Kf6 Nd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 7.
Van Kampen vs Bindi Cheng, Philadelphia, 3/28/2013
rq3rk1/5ppp/Pn6/1B1P4/2P1N3/8/PB2QPP1/2n4K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Qe4 g6 Qh4 ]

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Van Kampen Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Van Kampen vs Steven Peter, Calgary, 5/14/2013
5r1k/7p/pNqP1pp1/2r2n2/4p3/P7/4QPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 if Qxc5 Nd7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Van Kampen vs Haraldur Baldursson, Reykjavik, 3/4/2014
2r1kq1r/3b2Rp/Q2pp2B/1N3p2/2p1P2P/8/PPP2P2/2K5 w k - 1 0
[ Nxd6+ Kd8 Qa5+ ]

c)
Gert-Jan Rauw vs Van Kampen, Groningen, 12/23/2008
3r1rkb/5p2/2bppP1p/p3q1p1/1p2P1P1/1B3Q2/PPP4P/2KNRR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5 if Rf2 a4 ]

d)
Robert Biedekoepper vs Van Kampen, Germany, 1/4/2009
4r3/1b3p1k/pq4p1/1pp1P3/3B1n2/1P6/P4QPP/1B2R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kg1 Nh3+ ]

e)
Rob Schoorl vs Van Kampen, Groningen, 7/9/2009
3b2k1/qn1b3p/3p2p1/1p1Pp3/1Pp1PpP1/2P2PnP/1BB1N1NK/4Q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa2 ]

Van Kampen Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Swaminathan Soumya vs Van Kampen, Wijk aan Zee, 1/22/2010
2r1k3/2qnbppr/p2p1n2/3NpP2/1pb1P3/1N1BB1RP/PPP2Q2/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 if exd5 Bh4 or if Bxc4 Nxe3 ]

b)
Roi Miedema vs Van Kampen, Enschede, 8/9/2010
4r2k/ppp4p/3P2p1/3P1nq1/8/3N1Q2/PP3pPP/2R2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2 ]

c)
Migchiel De Jong vs Van Kampen, Haarlem, 7/8/2012
8/p2b3p/1p2k3/6p1/1P3bP1/P3NB1P/4R1K1/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5 ]

d)
Tijmen Kampman vs Van Kampen, Netherlands, 12/15/2012
rr3bk1/2p2p2/p3p1p1/1q2P1Bp/N2Q1PnP/7R/PPP5/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...c5 if Qd7 Rb7 Qxb5 axb5 Nc3 Nf2 ]

e)
Stefan Briem vs Van Kampen, Reykjavik, 10/12/2013
4r1k1/5pp1/pB4qp/Ppb1p3/8/2P2NP1/1P2Q1P1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh5+ ]

f)
Hamad Al-Tamimi vs Van Kampen, Caleta, 1/28/2014
3r2k1/2qr1pb1/4p3/2n1P1P1/1p1B4/1P2QPK1/3R4/1B1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Rxd4 Qxe5+ ]


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