Here are some chess puzzles from the games of William Napier.
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 3.
William Napier vs Mikhail Chigorin, Monaco, 1902
5q2/p4r1k/1p3pRp/2nPp2Q/2p1P3/8/P6P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Qxh6 Qxf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
William Napier vs W T Dickinson, London, 1904
r4r1k/pp4np/5N1Q/2p4P/3B4/2P4b/P1q3p1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 Rg8 Rxg7 Rxg7 Ne8 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
E D Fawcett vs William Napier, London, 1904
rk2r3/ppp2p1p/8/2qPnQ1n/5ppP/2P5/PP1B2PK/RN2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

d)
William Napier vs Jacques Mieses, Hastings, 1905
r1bq1rk1/pppp1p2/2n4p/6p1/2B5/2PQ1Nn1/P4PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Kh8 Qxh6+ Kg8 Nxg5 ]


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