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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Max Judd.
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)
L D Barbour vs Max Judd, Philadelphia, 1876
3r2k1/pp3pp1/7p/7n/2P1Q3/1P5P/P4qP1/2R2N1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Henry Bird vs Max Judd, Philadelphia, 1876
8/6pk/3pp2p/4p1nP/1P2P3/3P1rP1/4qPK1/2QN3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ w/...Qf3+ ]

c)
A Cohnfeld vs Max Judd, New York, 1880
2r1qrk1/pb1pb1pp/1pn1pn2/2p2p2/3P1P2/P1P1PN2/1P1NBRPP/R1B1Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 w/...Nxe3 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Preston Ware vs Max Judd, New York, 1880
8/8/4p1Qp/4P3/3p1P2/q4pPk/5B2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa6+ Kg1 Qa1+ ]

f)
White mates in 4.
Max Judd vs D M Martinez, New York, 1889
5rbk/2pq3p/5PQR/p7/3p3R/1P4N1/P5PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 w/Rg4 ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Jackson Showalter vs Max Judd, New York, 1889
8/8/8/8/3r2k1/6pp/8/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...h2 ]

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