Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Louis Paulsen.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
White Mates in 2. Louis Paulsen vs Blachy, New York, 1857
1rb4r/pkPp3p/1b1P3n/1Q6/N3Pp2/8/P1P3PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ & cxb8/N# ]

b)
Louis Paulsen vs Hardman Montgomery, New York, 1857
1nbq1rk1/r4p1p/1p2p1pQ/p2PN1b1/2P5/P7/1B3PPP/1B1RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4 if f5 f4 & dxe6 ]

c)
Louis Paulsen vs Paul Morphy, New York, 1857
3rk3/2pbb3/p1p5/2P1rp2/BP3Npp/P2R4/6PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 w/Bxc6 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Louis Paulsen vs NN, 1857
r1bqr1k1/ppp2pp1/3p4/4n1NQ/2B1PN2/8/P4PPP/b4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

e)
Louis Paulsen vs Gustav Neumann, Berlin, 1861
r6r/ppp1kBpp/1q6/1P1Qb3/2n1P1b1/2P5/P5PP/1NB2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ba3+ ]



Louis Paulsen, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Louis Paulsen vs NN, 1861
r3k1r1/pppq1pPp/1b1p4/3Pn1B1/6b1/5N2/5PPP/RN1QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Louis Paulsen vs C Bollen, Dusseldorf, 1863
k7/1p1rr1pp/pR1p1p2/Q1pq4/P7/8/2P3PP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Louis Paulsen vs Victor Knorre, Leipzig, 1865
4rnk1/p1p4p/7B/3p4/2q5/6P1/PPP4P/4QR1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ ]

d)
Louis Paulsen vs Joseph Heral, Vienna, 1873
3rr1k1/6pp/bp2P3/p2p4/3N4/6PB/P1Pn3P/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ e7 ]

e)
Louis Paulsen vs Johannes Zukertort, Leipzig, 1877
6rk/pp3p1p/3p1P2/3pn3/8/2PBR3/PP3PrP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7 if Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

f)
Louis Paulsen vs M Bier, Nuremberg, 1883
r1b1k2r/ppp1nppp/4Nq2/4p3/5P2/2PBb3/PP1Q2PP/RN2K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bb5+ w/Nxc7+ & Qxe3 ]

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