See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead - 3 Books in One!



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Georg Marco.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Georg Marco vs Rudolf Loman, Dresden, 1892
r1b3k1/pp3pbp/6p1/8/1Nq5/4Q3/PP3PPP/3B1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Bf8 Bb3 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
James Mason vs Georg Marco, Leipzig, 1894
6k1/pp4p1/2p5/2bp4/8/P5Pb/1P3rrP/2BRRN1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Georg Marco vs Herbert Trenchard, Vienna, 1898
1qk1r2r/Qp4pp/1Rp5/4Nb2/2PPp3/8/P1P2PPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6+ Kd8 Qxb8+ if Bc8 Qc7# or if Ke7 Qd6# ]

d)
Georg Marco vs James Mortimer, Monte Carlo, 1902
2r1r3/1bpRn2k/p3P2p/1p3pp1/8/1BN5/PPP2KPP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 if c6 Bxb7 cxd5 Nxd5 ]

Georg Marco Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Georg Marco vs Theodor Von Scheve, Monte Carlo, 1902
2R5/6kp/p2R2p1/1p2p3/q3n3/6N1/P5PP/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Arturo Reggio vs Georg Marco, Monte Carlo, 1902
7k/1p4p1/p4b1p/3N3P/2p5/2rb4/PP2r3/K2R2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Georg Marco vs Albert Hodges, Cambridge Springs, 1904
3r4/1nb1kp2/p1p2N2/1p2pPr1/8/1BP2P2/PP1R4/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ Rxd7 Rxd7+ Kxf6 Rxf7# ]

d)
Georg Marco vs Hermann Von Gottschall, Coburg, 1904
rr4k1/5pnp/p3p1p1/2RbP1N1/5P2/8/1q3QPP/RB4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ ]

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