Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Edward Lasker.
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)
White mates in 5.
Edward Lasker vs George Thomas, London, 1911
rn3r2/pbppq1p1/1p2pN1k/4N3/3P4/3B4/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Neg4+ Kg5 h4+ Kf4 g3+ Kf3 Be2+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Edward Lasker vs Fritz Englund, Sheveningen, 1913
2kr1b1r/pp3ppp/2p1b2q/4B3/4Q3/2PB2R1/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Edward Lasker vs Frank Marshall, New York, 1941
5Q2/pp3p1p/2r3p1/7k/3R3P/2q1P1P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Edward Lasker vs J Richman, New York, 1941
4r2k/p2b2pp/8/8/5R2/1B1q2P1/P4P1P/4Q1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Edward Lasker vs Hermann Steiner, Vienna, 1951
1R6/k1p1n1pp/P2p4/2qPp3/4Pr2/2P5/6QP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ R1b7+ Kxa6 Qa2+ ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Edward Lasker vs August Rankis, New York, 1956
q5kn/4Qpr1/rp6/p1p3RB/2PpP2p/P2P3P/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Anthony Santasiere vs Edward Lasker, New York, 1931
r5k1/1p5p/6p1/2nPp3/b5P1/1qB1PQ2/1P1R1P2/1K4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa2+ ]




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