Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wilfried Paulsen.
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)
Paulsen vs Johannes Metger, Frankfurt, 1878
2r1qrk1/p6p/4pp2/1bb1p2Q/4N3/4P1P1/P4PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe8 if Rfxe8 Nxf6+ or if Bxe8 Rc1 ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Paulsen vs Adolf Anderssen, Frankfurt, 1878
5rk1/1p1q2bp/p2pN1p1/2pP2Bn/2P3P1/1P6/P4QKP/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Paulsen vs E Hammacher, Frankfurt, 1878
r1qbr2k/1p2n1pp/3B1n2/2P1Np2/p4N2/PQ4P1/1P3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Rudolf Loman vs Paulsen, Dresden, 1892
6rk/1p2r2p/p1n5/8/3b4/5Q1P/PPP2pB1/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rge8 ]



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