Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Friedrich Saemisch.
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 4. Saemisch vs Rudolf Spielmann, Baden-Baden, 1925
4r3/6kp/ppr3P1/3p4/3Pq3/3nBR2/PP4QP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Saemisch vs Jindrich Engel, Brno, 1928
r4rk1/p1pb1qp1/3n1p1R/2pPpN2/2P5/P1PB4/4Q1PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Qxe7 Rh8+ if Kxh8 Qh5+ or if Kf7 Bg6+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Hans Kmoch vs Saemisch, Giessen, 1928
r3r1k1/pppq1pp1/2npbn1p/b2Np3/4P3/1B1PBN1P/PPP1QPP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 if exd5 Nd4 Nxd4 exd4 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Carl Ahues vs Saemisch, Duisburg, 1929
3r3k/6pb/p1q5/1pb1pP2/2p1P3/2PnB2Q/PP4PP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6 ]

Saemisch Puzzles, Part II.
a)
Black to move and win. George Thomas vs Saemisch, Frankfurt, 1930
r2qk2r/ppp1bppp/2n1b3/8/2B1NB2/3P4/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ w/...Bxc4 ]

b)
Black Mates in 4. Walter Henneberger vs Saemisch, Bad Liebenwerda, 1934
2q2rk1/4r1bp/bpQp2p1/p2Pp3/P3P2P/1NP1B1K1/1P6/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ Kxf3 Qh3+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. M Milan vs Saemisch, Trencianske Teplice, 1941
2r2rk1/1p3pp1/p2pbn1p/q1b1p3/2PnP3/1PNQ1NBP/P3BPP1/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Saemisch vs O Menzinger, Marktoberdorf, 1953
2br3k/pp3Pp1/1n2p3/1P2N1pr/2P2qP1/8/1BQ2P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Qh7+ ]

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