Gambit puzzles by

Here are some chess puzzles from the Queen's Pawn, Mason variation, Steinitz counter-gambit.

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

James Mason vs Mikhail Chigorin, New York, 1889
1rb4r/pp2kppp/4p3/qBb5/8/2n2N2/PPPQ1PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qg5+ if f6 Qxc5+ Kf7 Be8+ or if Kd6 Qe5+ ]

Carlos Bastos vs Marty Power, corr., 1999
r2q1rk1/1b3ppp/p1p1p3/2bpN3/Q3nB2/1NP1P3/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ f3 if Qh4+ Bg3 ]

Rui Ferreira vs Valter Fatia, Aveiro, 2001
r6r/p2k1ppp/bp1Bp3/3pP3/1P3n2/q1P5/2Q2PPP/1R2KB1R w K - 1 0
[ b5 if Qa5 Bb4 ]

White mates in 3.
Jesus Nogueiras vs Goran Todorovic, Internet, 2005
1r3rk1/p4ppp/b1N1p3/3p2P1/3PnP2/1Pq5/P2N2P1/R2QK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Rxh7+ ]

Juan Garcia Martin vs Carlos Menendez Hernandez, San Sebastian de los Reyes, 2013
r2qkb1r/pp1bn2p/4pp2/3p2p1/3P4/2PB2B1/PP3PPP/RN1QK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qh5+ ]

Cemil Can Ali Marandi vs Dmitry Gurevich, Saint Louis, 2018
1r2k2r/3b2pp/p2qpp2/3pN3/3P2P1/4K3/PPQ2PP1/2R4R w k - 1 0
[ Rxh7 if Rxh7 Qg6+ Kd8 Nf7+ ]

A Jutba vs Ton Ellenbroek, Deventer, 1998
r3kb1r/1p4pp/1pn2p2/1B1pp3/1P2n3/P1P1PNB1/R1b2PPP/1N3RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bxb1 Rxb1 Nxc3 ]

Cemil Can Ali Marandi vs Dmitry Gurevich

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