Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mir Sultan Khan.
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)
Sultan Khan vs Olaf Olsen, Hamburg, 1930
r3r2k/pp3ppp/2pqnn2/3p1NQb/3P4/3B4/PPP2PPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 Qf8 Rxf6 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Sultan Khan vs Vera Menchik, Scarborough, 1930
r1bq3k/pp2b2B/4p2p/3pP1p1/3P1Np1/2P5/PPQ3P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Kg7 Nf8 or Nxe7 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Carl Ahues vs Sultan Khan, Liege, 1930
8/p3N1pk/7p/2q4n/2p2p2/2Pr1P2/P5PP/1Q2RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ hxg3 fxg3 w/...Qh5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Ejnar Andersen vs Sultan Khan, Prague, 1931
5rk1/pbp3pp/1p2R3/2b2N2/2P4r/1P2B3/P5PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4 Rf2 Rxf5 Bxc5 Rxf2 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Savielly Tartakower vs Sultan Khan, London, 1932
1r3nbr/1qp1k1p1/3p1b2/2p1pPNp/Q3P2P/P1N1B1P1/1PP5/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...c6 w/...Ra8 ]

f)
Sultan Khan vs Asmundur Asgeirsson, Folkestone, 1933
2b1r3/3n1p1p/p1Nb1nk1/3p2p1/N7/2B2PPB/PPR2K1P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Kxf6 Na7 or if Nxf6 Bxc8 w/Ne7+ ]

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