Selected studies composed by

Harold van der Heijden

(Netherlands, 18.12.1960)

Harold has composed 158 studies of which so far 90 studies were awarded.

He won 31 prizes including 13 (shared) first prizes, 39 honourable mentions and 20 commendations.

He is Fide Master of the FIDE for chess composition since 2012.

He is International Judge of the FIDE for chess compositions since 2001.

He is most famous of his excellent database which has more than 86.000 endgame studies, which is used worldwide to enjoy and check studies.

He has been collecting studies (digitally) since the late 1980-s.

He is chief editor of the famous magazine EG, he is FIDE-judge.

He has written books about endgame studies.


He wrote this Arves book with theme: Pawn Promotion.

Also information about him in: Problem Forum 72


(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) with over 85.000 studies collected)