Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Carl Carls.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Black to move and win. Schuster vs Carls, Bremen, 1914
rnbqkb1r/pp2ppp1/2p5/4B3/3P4/6p1/PPP2PPP/R2QKBNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2 Rxh2 Qa5+ w/Qxe5+ & gxh2 ]

b)
Carls vs Otto Zander, Bad Oeynhausen, 1922
r4rk1/pp1qnpp1/5b2/3Ppn1p/1B2N3/3P1RP1/PP1QN1KP/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Raf1 Rfe8 Bxe7 if Nxe7 Rxf6 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Walter Von Holzhausen vs Carls, Bremen, 1927
2r5/1p2ppkp/r2pnqp1/8/1pP1P3/1P1B2PP/PR2QP2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Qg4 Nf3+ Kb2 Qxb2 Qxc8 Rxa2 Rf1 Ne1+ w/...Nxe6 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Carls vs George Thomas, Hamburg, 1930
r5rk/p4pq1/bp1p3p/2pPpP2/2P1N1PQ/6RR/PP5P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ f6 ]

e)
Carls vs I Denes, Munich, 1936
2r1r1k1/1b1nqp1p/pppp1npB/8/2PNP3/5P2/PP1QB1PP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 w/Nxd6 ]

f)
Carls vs Karel Prucha, Prague, 1943
5rk1/pbpp1ppp/5n2/4q1B1/2nN4/2P3P1/P3PP1P/1B1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 w/Qd3 ]



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