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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jacques Mieses.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
White mates in 4.
Jacques Mieses vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Leipzig, 1888
5kr1/2p3p1/pp2Rn1p/3P1QNp/q1P5/6PP/PP4B1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ ]


b)
White mates in 7.
Jacques Mieses vs Fritz Alexander, Breslau, 1889
7r/5ppp/p2Q4/1p2B3/4k3/1n4P1/5P1P/2q2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ f3+ ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Oehquist, Nuremberg, 1895
r2qkbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3Pn3/6b1/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jacques Mieses vs Joseph Blackburne, Hastings, 1895
4r2r/1k4pp/b4p2/2Q2B1q/PpnP1B2/5P2/6PP/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc8+ w/Re7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Aldolf Albin, Monaco, 1903
2r2b1r/p1Nk2pp/3p1p2/N2Qn3/4P3/q6P/P4PP1/1R3K1R w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ ]

Jacques Mieses Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Theodore Von Scheve, Monaco, 1904
3Q4/p1p3kp/8/3P1p2/1nP2B1P/6PK/Pq6/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

b)
Jacques Mieses vs Amos Burn, Barmen, 1905
1r5k/1q3pp1/1r2P2p/2ppN3/p1p5/P1P3RP/1P2bPP1/K1Q5 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7+ ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Frank J Marshall, Berlin, 1908
1knr3r/1p6/1B1q1p2/Q4Bp1/6Pp/7P/P4P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc8 w/Rc8+ Qf5+ & Bc5 ]

d)
Jacques Mieses vs Leo Fleischmann, St Petersburg, 1909
2k4r/ppp2ppp/2n5/q2r4/1b1P2b1/1Q2BN2/PP2BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 w/Bd2 ]

e)
Jacques Mieses vs David Przepiorka, Frankfurt, 1930
2kr4/ppqnrppp/3R4/2p5/5B2/P7/1PQ2PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 ]

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