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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1876-80. 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)
White Mates in 2. Joseph Blackburne vs Martin, England (blindfold), 1876
1r1kr3/Nbppn1pp/1b6/8/6Q1/3B1P2/Pq3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7+ ]

b)
Carl Goering vs August Franke, Leipzig, 1877
2b4k/7r/1nn1p3/p3P2R/1ppPp3/2P5/PP1B3P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 w/Bg7+ & Bf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Wilfried Paulsen vs E Hammacher, Frankfurt, 1878
r1qbr2k/1p2n1pp/3B1n2/2P1Np2/p4N2/PQ4P1/1P3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ ]

d)
Wilfried Paulsen vs Johannes Metger, Frankfurt, 1878
2r1qrk1/p6p/4pp2/1bb1p2Q/4N3/4P1P1/P4PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe8 if Bxe8 Rdc1 ]

e)
Joseph Blackburne vs A Clerc, Paris, 1878
8/8/4Kbk1/5Np1/1p4P1/3r4/8/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 if Bg7 Ne7# ]

a)
White Mates in 6. George Mackenzie vs James Mason, Paris, 1878
6rr/ppqb1pkp/2pb1pn1/3p3Q/3P1P1N/3B1RN1/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Kxh6 Nhf5+ Bxf5 Nxf5+ Kh5 g4+ ]

1879-80 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs J Mendelsohn, Breslau, 1879
3qkbnr/3r1p2/p3bP2/P4B1p/1pp5/2P2Q2/1P3PPP/RN2R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ if fxe6 Bg6+ Rf7 Qc6+ Qd7 Qa8+ w/Bxf7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Joseph Blackburne vs Mitchell, England (blindfold), 1880
r1b4r/pp4Qp/3Nk3/qB1p4/4np2/B7/P5PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4+ dxe4 Bc4+ Qd5 Qf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. James Grundy vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1880
k1K5/7r/8/4B3/1RP5/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Ka7 Bd4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. J Grundy vs Alexander Sellmann, New York, 1880
2B3k1/1R4B1/2p5/2P4p/5P2/8/6PK/3q4 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Kh7 Bd4+ Kg6 Rg7+ Kh6 Bf5 ]

e)
Max Judd vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1880
5r1k/ppp4p/8/4p3/4q3/1BP3Qb/PP5P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6 if Bxe6 Rxe4 Rg8 Rxe5 ]

f)
White Mates in 5. Mikhail Chigorin vs Emanuel Schiffers, St Petersburg, 1880
4rr1q/p1p1n1kp/2p1Q1p1/2N3P1/5P2/2pB4/PP6/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ Rxe7 Rxe7+ if Rf7 Ne6+ or if Kg8 Bc4+ ]

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