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Here are some chess puzzles from tournament games of Semmering, 1926.
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.
Alexander Alekhine vs Frederick Yates, Semmering, 1926
4rk2/2p2r2/1p4R1/2qP1B2/p3PP2/PnQ4P/KP6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Re6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Karl Gilg vs Aaron Nimzowitsch, Semmering, 1926
4rrk1/pppb4/7p/3P2pq/3Q4/2P3P1/PP3nKP/R3RNN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3+ Nxh3 Qf3+ Kg8 Nxh3# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Dawid Janowski vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Semmering, 1926
3R4/7p/2p1rp1k/1p6/p1q5/P1P1P1Q1/5PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8 if Kh5 Qh3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Karel Treybal vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Semmering, 1926
4q1k1/p1r2pb1/1p2p3/3pP1BQ/7R/1PP3rP/P4P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if Kf8 fxg3 or if Bxf6 exf6 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Walter Michel vs Akiba Rubinstein, Semmering, 1926
8/2Q2pk1/3Pp1p1/1b5p/1p3P1P/1P2PK2/6RP/7q b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ if Kg3 Qg4+ Kf2 Qe2+ ]

Semmering, 1926 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Alexander Alekhine vs Frederick Yates, Semmering, 1926
4r2k/2p2r1p/1p3pRR/2qP1B2/p3PP2/PnQ4P/KP6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Kxh7 Rxf6+ Kg8 Rg6+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Hans Kmoch vs Akiba Rubinstein, Semmering, 1926
4r1k1/8/2b1q1pQ/p1p2p2/2Pp1P2/3Br3/PP1R1KP1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ if gxf3 Qe3+ or if Kg1 Qe1+ ]

c)
Dawid Janowski vs Hans Kmoch, Semmering, 1926
8/p1R2nk1/3Bppp1/3bP3/r6P/P5P1/4B2K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bb5 w/Be8 ]

d)
Black mates in 6.
Jacques Davidson vs Dawid Janowski, Semmering, 1926
2k4r/1p5p/p3r1n1/3R1p2/2P2P2/6PK/P6P/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf4+ if gxf4 or Kh4 Rg8 ]

e)
Jacques Davidson vs Dawid Janowski, Semmering, 1926
2rq1rk1/p4ppp/bp2p3/2b5/1nN1P1N1/1Q4P1/PP3PBP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 if Qxc4 Bxf2+ ]

Semmering, 1926 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jacques Davidson vs Stefano Rosselli Del Turco, Semmering, 1926
2R2bk1/p2q1b1p/3p4/1p1p1pp1/N2P4/P3P1PP/5PBK/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ R1c7 if Qe6 Nc3 ]

b)
Dawid Janowski vs Walter Michel, Semmering, 1926
r1b1kb1r/p2n2pp/4p3/qp1pNp2/2pP1P1B/2P1P3/PPQnB1PP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bh5+ if g6 Nxg6 ]

c)
Richard Reti vs Karl Gilg, Semmering, 1926
r4rk1/1b3ppp/p2b4/1p4R1/1P1NpP2/PB1nP3/1B5P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd3 if exd3 Nf5 ]

d)
Rudolf Spielmann vs Frederick Yates, Semmering, 1926
2rq2k1/4bpp1/5n1p/p1p5/P2p2NB/1P3Q1P/2P2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 Qxe7 Nxf6+ gxf6 Qg4+ ]


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