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Here are some chess puzzles from the tournament Bad Kissingen, 1928.
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)
Black mates in 2.
Efim Bogoljubow vs Jose Raul Capablanca, Bad Kissingen, 1928
8/6p1/6k1/R2pp1p1/2rPn1P1/1p1KP3/1Pr1R3/3N4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5+ w/...e4# ]

b)
Frederick Yates vs Jacques Mieses, Bad Kissingen, 1928
3q1k2/pb3p2/1p3PBp/8/7P/P5Q1/1p3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7 Qxf6 Qb8+ ]

c)
Max Euwe vs Frederick Yates, Bad Kissingen, 1928
4r1k1/3R1ppp/5q2/8/2Q1P3/5P2/2p3PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ if Kf1 c1/Q+ Qxc1 Qb5+ ]

d)
Rudolf Spielmann vs Efim Bogoljubow, Bad Kissingen, 1928
r1b2n2/pp4bk/2pR1rpp/2P1qp1n/1P2p3/2N3PP/P1Q1PPBN/2BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd6 Rxd6 Qxc3 ]

e)
Jose Raul Capablanca vs Rudolf Spielmann, Bad Kissingen, 1928
6k1/pb3p1p/3q1bp1/3pN3/Pp6/1P1NP2P/5PP1/Q5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 ]


Tournament postcard with player autographs

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