'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of George Koltanowski.
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)
Oskam Gerard vs George Koltanowski, Paris, 1924
r4rk1/1pqb1pp1/2p2b1p/p1n5/2P5/PP3B2/1BQ1NPPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2 Qxb2 Nd3 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
George Koltanowski vs Wilhelm Schoenmann, The Hague, 1928
2r2r2/ppqn1pkp/2n1p1p1/2p1P3/b1P1NPPB/P1PB3Q/7P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6+ Nxf6 exf6+ Kh8 Qh6 Rg8 Ng5 Nd8 Qxh7# ]

c)
White mates in 6.
George Koltanowski vs Erling Tholfsen, The Hague, 1928
q6k/5r1n/p2R1P1Q/1p1pP3/2p4p/P7/1P4P1/1B5K w - - 0 1
[ e6 if Qf8 Rd8 ]

d)
George Koltanowski vs Pedro Cherta, Mollet, 1935
b2rqrk1/p1p2p2/1p2p2p/1P2P1p1/2P2n2/PR1BB3/4Q1PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf4 w/Qg4+ Qxf4 & Qxh6+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 7.
A Reynolds vs George Koltanowski, Ostend, 1937
4r1k1/pb2qpp1/1p5p/2p1r3/3pP3/1P1P2P1/PBR2P1P/RQ2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4+ if Kf1 Qe6 f3 Qh3+ Kf2 Qxh2+ ]

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