Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Erich Cohn.
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)
Erich Cohn vs Fred Benima, Barmen, 1905
r4r1k/pp3ppp/1q2bn2/3pR1B1/8/P1NQ4/1PP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 gxf6 Rh5 f5 Qh3 Kg7 Rxh7+ Kf6 Nxd5+ ]

b)
Erich Cohn vs Alfred Moewig, Barmen, 1905
8/p2r2pp/PpR5/6k1/2KNn1P1/4P3/7P/8 w - -1 0
[ Nf3+ Kxg4 Ne5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Erich Cohn vs Savielly Tartakower, St. Petersburg, 1909
r1b2q2/2p2B1k/2p4p/2Pp1p2/3PpP1Q/P3P3/7P/6RK w - -1 0
[ Qf6 if Rxa3 Bg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Erich Cohn vs Amos Burn, Carlsbad, 1911
1n1qr1k1/1r4b1/4bRQ1/2pPp2N/1pP4p/1P5P/6P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 if Rxf7 Rxf7 ]

e)
Erich Cohn vs Georg Rotlewi, Carlsbad, 1911
6k1/5p1p/p2p2p1/1p1Nq3/2rnPp1P/P4P2/1P3QP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb6 ]

f)
Janos Gajdos vs Erich Cohn, Barmen, 1905
1r6/4k1b1/2ppb2p/2p1p1p1/2P1P3/1PN5/3B1PPP/1R3K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb3 if Rxb3 Bxc4+ ]

g)
Milan Vidmar Sr vs Erich Cohn, Carlsbad, 1911
r2rb1k1/pp3pp1/4p1p1/1P2B3/2PnR2q/2Q3NP/P4PP1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe4 ]




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