Studies composed by

Hendrik (Henk) Gerard Antoon Mesman

(Belgium, 1919 - Netherlands 12.10.2006)


He is born in Antwerp in 1919.

"He was taken prisoner of war in 1940 but escaped the same night!

His interest in the chess study started 1945, when he tried to solve a study by Kok.

He started composing and won the Postma thematic tourney in 1946.

Mesman`s best studies are subtle miniatures"

(Endgame study composing in the Netherlands and Flanders" by Van Reek and Van Donk).


In 1989 Mesman published a book titled: "De artistieke schaakstudie".

Mesman was a former chessmaster from Rotterdam.




(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015) ).


Studies selected (and some corrected) by Peter Krug.