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### Here are some chess problems composed by O. Blumenthal. White mates in 3.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
8/2Q5/8/1k6/5B2/3K4/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Ka4 or Kb4 Qc4+ or if Ka6 Bd8 ]

b)
8/8/2Q5/4k3/8/6N1/4K1N1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kd1 Kd4 Qb5 Kc3 Ne2# ]

c)
Q7/8/8/4K3/8/8/5N2/Nk6 w - - 0 1
[ Qg2 if Kxa1 Nd3 (or Nd1) or if all others Nd3+ ]

d)
8/8/7k/8/5PBN/8/4K3/7R w - - 0 1
[ Be6 & Nf5+ ]

e)
8/8/N1Bkp3/8/8/4KQ2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kf4 if Ke7 Ke5 or if e5+ Kg5 ]

O. Blumenthal Problems, Part II. White mates in 3.
a)
Bohemia, 1905
8/8/8/5p2/3K4/6RR/7P/7k w - - 0 1
[ Ke3 f4+ Kf2 ]

b)
6Q1/8/8/8/p2K4/p7/Bk6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg1 if Kxa2 Qc1 or if Kc2 Qe1 ]

c)
8/2K5/8/NkN5/1P6/2B5/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bb2 Kxb4 Kc6 Kxa5 Bc3# ]

d)
8/n4p2/8/5K1k/Qn1p4/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3 if d3 Qb2 or if Kh4 Qf3 or if Kh6 Qxf7 or if Nd3 Qb8 ]

e)
3B4/8/1K5p/8/8/1Q4N1/2Pk4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bh4 Kd1 or h5 Ne2 or if Kc1 or Ke1 Ne2+ ]

O. Blumenthal Problems, Part III. White mates in 3.
a)
4B3/8/8/1K6/2P3N1/1Q6/6n1/2k5 w - - 0 1
[ Ka6 & Ba4 ]

b)
8/4N3/6N1/1kP5/7P/Q7/4K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh8 Kc4 Nf7 if Kb5 Nd6# or if Kd4 Qb4# ]

c)
8/8/8/8/4N3/7P/Kn2Q2b/7k w - - 0 1
[ Nd2 if N moves Qf3+ or if Bg3 Qf1+ or if B to d6, c7, b8, e5 or f4 Nf3 ]

d)
K7/1R5p/7P/6k1/8/8/8/7Q w - - 0 1
[ Qe4 if Kxh6 Qg2 or if Kh5 Rg7 or if Kf6 Qd5 ]

e)
k5N1/rR3K2/8/8/8/8/8/7Q w - - 0 1
[ Nf6 if Rxb7+ Nd7 or if Ra1 Rb1+ ]

O. Blumenthal Problems, Part IV. White mates in 3.
a)
8/8/5p2/4P3/4B3/6k1/2Q2N2/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5 if Kf4 Nh3+ or if Kf3 Nd3 ]

b)
8/8/3pB1Q1/3Nk3/1P6/8/8/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bg8 Kd4 Bh7 ]

c)
5Q2/8/4K3/8/5P2/1pB5/N7/1k6 w - - 0 1
[ Qc5 if Kxa2 Qf2+ or if Kc2 Qf5+ or if bxa2 Ba1 or if b2 Nb4 (or Qf2) ]

d)
Saale Zeitung, 1902?
2Q5/6R1/3k2p1/4N1b1/8/1K6/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 if Kxe7 Qd7+ or if Bxe7 Nf7+ or if Be3 Re6+ or if Kd5 Qc4+ (or Nf7) ]

e)
8/8/8/8/2P5/1K1N4/2Qpk3/3N4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne1 Kxe1 Qd3 or if Kc1 Qxd2 ]

f)
8/2Kp4/8/3k1P2/3P4/3Q4/8/2B5 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 d6 Kc8 Kc6 d5# ]

g)
8/R1Np4/2Nk4/7R/5K2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rha5 if Kxc6 Nd5 or if dxc6 Ne8+ ]

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