Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Heinrich Wagner.
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)
Wagner vs Otto Zander, Hamburg, 1921
1r4k1/p4pbp/2pq2p1/3pn3/3Rn2r/1PN1P2P/P1Q1BPP1/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Bernhard Gregory vs Wagner, Hamburg, 1921
4r1k1/1R3pp1/5n1p/8/2Bp1qP1/2b2P2/P1Q5/3K1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Wagner vs Ehrhardt Post, Frankfurt, 1923
q2nkr2/2R4p/1p1rpp1Q/4p3/4P2N/1P4RP/5PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7 Nf7 Rg8 Rd7 Rxf8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Wagner vs Alfred Binckmann, Bremen, 1927
6k1/2b3r1/8/6pR/2p3N1/2PbP1PP/1PB2R1K/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ w/Nf7+ ]

e)
Wagner vs August Babel, Duisburg, 1929
r2rn1k1/1bq1bp1p/p3p1p1/6B1/1p2P3/3B2NQ/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 Kxf7 Qxh7+Ng7 Rf1+ Ke8 Qxg7 if Qc5 Bxe7 Qxe7 Qxg6+ ]

f)
Wagner vs Herbert Heinicke, Hamburg, 1930
5k1r/Bp4pp/3P1p2/1B1n4/8/6P1/1P3P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if Nb4 Bc5 ]

g)
White Mates in 6. Wagner vs Herbert Heinicke, Hamburg, 1930
2q1n2k/ppp1R1pr/3nNpQ1/3P4/2p2BP1/7P/PP3P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd6 Nxd6 Rxg7 Rxh3 Qxf6 ]



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