Here are some chess puzzles taken from the games of Siegbert Tarrasch.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 3.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs N Mannheimer, Breslau, 1879
r2b3k/1ppQ3p/5pqB/p7/8/1B2n3/PPP2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Qxg7 Qe8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs J Mendelsohn, Breslau, 1879
5rk1/3q1rp1/pB1p2Q1/1p1B1p2/5P2/8/PPP3PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 Qe6 Bxe6 Kh8 Qh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs J Mendelsohn, Breslau, 1879
1r3k2/p1b1qp2/3p1RQ1/n2P4/4P3/3N4/6PP/1q3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Ke8 Rf8+ Kd7 Qf5+ ]

d)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Theodore Von Scheve, Nuremberg, 1883
6r1/pp3p1k/4qBb1/3p4/2pP2P1/2P4r/P1PQ2R1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf3 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Theodor Von Scheve, Nuernberg, 1883
6r1/pp3p1k/4qBbr/3p4/2pP2P1/2P2R2/P1PQ2R1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ Kxh6 Rh2+ Bh5 Rxh5+ Kg6 Rg5+ ]



Siegbert Tarrasch Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Johannes Zukertort, Frankfurt, 1887
r4rk1/2pqbppp/p1n1b3/1p1pP3/3Nn3/1BP5/PP3PPP/RNBQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 w/Rxe4 ]

b)
White Mates in 8.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Kurschner & Irion, Nuremberg, 1887
r1q3k1/pp1bb2p/2p1N1n1/3P3Q/8/8/PPPB2PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Isidor Gunsberg, Breslau, 1889
2n5/6k1/1r2p1q1/2p1p3/3pP2p/3P1Q2/2PN2PP/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Mathias Kuerschner vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Nuernberg, 1890
r1bBk2r/1pp2p2/p2p4/2b1ppQp/3nP1n1/3P2K1/PP4BP/R5NR b kq - 0 1
[ ...h4+ Qxh4 f4+ Kh3 Nf2# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Schroeder, Nuernberg, 1890
rnb1k1nr/1pp3pp/p5q1/4p1B1/1b2P3/2N2N2/PPP3PP/2RQKB1R w Kkq - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Kf7 Bc4+ ]

Siegbert Tarrasch Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Jean Taubenhaus, Nuernberg, 1892
r2q1rk1/ppp1n1p1/1b1p1p2/1B1N2BQ/3pP3/2P3P1/PP3P2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 Rf7 Nxf6+ gxf6 Qxf7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Eckart, Nuremberg, 1892
r1bq1r1k/pp2n1pp/8/3N1p2/2B4R/8/PPP2QPP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Mikhail Chigorin, St. Petersburg, 1893
5rkr/5p1p/pq4nQ/b2B2B1/1p2P3/2PP4/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 Qxf6 Rxf6 Ne5 Qg5+ Ng6 Rxg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Toma, Vienna, 1894
r1bQ2nr/ppNp1pkp/3P4/4b3/4P3/8/PPP4P/R1B1KB1q w Q - 1 0
[ Ne8+ Kf8 Nf6+ Kg7 Nh5+ ]

e)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs David Janowski, Hastings, 1895
2rq4/1b2b1kp/p3p1p1/1p1nNp2/3P3P/PB2B1Q1/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

Siegbert Tarrasch Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 8.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Max Kurschner, Nuremberg, 1895
rn5r/pp2Pk1p/1qp2pp1/3p3B/3P4/B7/P1P3PP/Q4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ if Kxf6 Qf1+ ]

b)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Jacques Mieses, Nuremberg, 1895
4r1r1/pk1nqppp/1pp5/3pPP2/3P3P/P6B/1PP2Q2/2K2RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 w/f6 ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Carl Schlechter, Germany, 1897
6k1/2BQ1pp1/2n3qp/p7/8/2PP2P1/r1P2RK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 ]

d)
White Mates in 7.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs George Marco, Vienna, 1898
r3n1k1/3b1p2/1q1p1Pp1/2pP2b1/1pP5/1P1B2B1/7Q/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 if Nxf6 Rxf6 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Georg Marco, Ostend, 1905
8/5pkp/3Q4/1p3P2/p3p1PP/P1P5/5P1K/2q5 w - - 1 0
[ f6+ Kg6 Qe5 ]

Siegbert Tarrasch Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Schwarz, Hamburg, 1910
5k1r/p3n1pp/n4pb1/3Q4/5r2/2N4P/PP3PP1/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Frank Marshall vs Siegbert Tarrasch, San Sebastian, 1912
R4bk1/5p2/6p1/3r2P1/5P2/2p1N3/7P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...c2 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Aaron Nimzowitsch vs Siegbert Tarrasch, St. Petersburg, 1914
5rk1/p6p/4K1p1/2pP4/4P3/1PQ5/PB5q/2R2b2 b - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Kd7 Bb5# ]

d)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Jacques Mieses, Berlin, 1916
r4rk1/p1B1bpp1/1p2pn1p/8/2PP4/1q1B1P2/1P2QP1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc2 traps the Q ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Berlin, 1916
kr6/q3b2p/2R1Q1p1/P2pP3/2p5/8/1r1B3P/3KR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2+ if Kxd2 Qd4+ Kc1 Ba3+ ]

Siegbert Tarrasch Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Oscar Chajes vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Carlsbad, 1923
5r1k/3r3p/2q5/1p2Pp2/1bp2P2/5RQP/P1B3R1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be1 ]

b)
Cancelliere vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Trieste, 1923
r6r/1p1nkpp1/6p1/2p5/1B2nP2/4PK1P/BP4P1/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...cxb4 if Kxe4 b3 ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Walter Von Holzhausen, Paris, 1924
r1bqr1k1/pppnbppp/2np4/8/2BNP3/1PN5/P1P2PPP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ w/Ne6 ]

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