Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Howard Staunton.
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)
Staunton vs NN, London, 1843
r2q1rk1/ppp1npp1/7p/3bP3/3PN3/B2Q4/P5PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ gxf6 Bxe7 Qxe7 Qg3+ Kh7 exf6 ]

b)
Staunton vs Pierre Saint Amant, Paris, 1843
4kr2/3n4/1R6/p1p1N3/2P3P1/4K3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re6+ w/Rd6 ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. Bernhard Horwitz vs Staunton, London, 1846
6k1/ppp2ppp/8/2n2K1P/2P2P1P/2Bpr3/PP4r1/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...g6+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Bernhard Horwitz vs Staunton, London, 1846
3R4/1p2r2p/p3q1k1/3p1pn1/3P1Qb1/1P4P1/PB5P/5BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ w/...Qe1 ]

e)
Staunton vs Hugh Brodie, London, 1851
r1bqk1nr/ppp2ppp/2np4/2bNP3/2B5/P4N2/1B3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ exd6 w/Nxc7+ or Bxg7 ]

f)
White Mates in 5. Staunton vs Berhard Horwitz, London, 1851
4r1k1/pb2q2p/n1p1p1p1/2p1B1N1/P3BP2/7Q/7P/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 h5 Qxh5 Qg7 Bh7+ Kf8 Bd6+ Re7 Nxe6# ]

g)
Black Mates in 7. Carl Mayet vs Staunton, London, 1851
3r3k/bQp2pp1/p4q1p/4n2R/P7/B4N1P/5PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Kh2 Qf4+ g3 Nxf3+ ]



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