Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Amos Burn.
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 4.
Joseph Blackburne vs Amos Burn, England, 1875
8/p1pk1pQp/8/2b5/3npn2/2P1B3/PP2q1PP/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if gxf3 Bxe3+ or if Rxf3 Qe1+ ]

b)
John Owen vs Amos Burn, Liverpool, 1875
2kr1b2/ppp5/6Q1/3n4/2q1nBb1/5P2/PP2N1PP/2R2K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe2+ Kxe2 Nxf4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Jean Taubenhaus vs Amos Burn, Nottingham, 1886
7N/ppb3pk/5p2/2P1p3/1B4r1/5b2/P4P1K/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4+ Kh3 g5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Amos Burn vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1889
8/1pp2pB1/6n1/3P2kp/rb2R2N/p1P3P1/P4PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re5+ Nxe5 f4+ ]

e)
Amos Burn vs John Owen, Llandudno, 1898
3rr3/pbq1bkpp/1p2pnn1/2p5/3PNP2/2PB4/PP1BQRPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if Kg8 Qxe6+ mates or if Kf8 Nxe6+ ]

f)
Black mates in 8.
Geza Maroczy vs Amos Burn, Ostend, 1906
8/4rk1p/1p1r4/2p5/6P1/1NPb1K1n/PP4BP/R3R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2+ Kg3 Re3+ Bf3 Rxf3+ Kg2 Rf2+ ]

g)
M Lowtzky vs Amos Burn, Breslau, 1912
4r1k1/ppp3b1/6q1/3Pn3/2P1Qp1R/2N2P2/PPKN3R/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3 if Qxg6 Nd4+ Kd6 Re3# ]




GMs from England

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