Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1903.White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
White mates in 3.
Kaldegg vs Zeissel, Vienna, 1903
r1bk2nr/ppp2ppp/3p4/bQ3q2/3p4/B1P5/P3BPPP/RN1KR3 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Kxe8 Bb5+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Aldolf Albin, Monaco, 1903
2r2b1r/p1Nk2pp/3p1p2/N2Qn3/4P3/q6P/P4PP1/1R3K1R w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ Kxc7 Rb7+ Kd8 Nc6+ Rxc6 Rb8+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Lazard vs NN, 1903
rnbq2nr/ppppk1bp/8/7Q/3PPB2/8/PPP3pP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6+ if cxd6 Qf7# or if Kxd6 Qc5+ Ke6 d5+ Ke5 d6+ Kxe4 Rae1# ]

d)
Harry Pillsbury vs Jacques Mieses, Vienna, 1903
4r1r1/ppp1k3/4p2Q/2P3p1/4p3/4q3/PPP5/1K3RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 if Rgf8 Qg7+ Rf7 Rd7+ Kxd7 Qxf7+ Kd8 Rd1+
or if Ref8 Qh7+ Kf6 Rgf1+ Ke5 Qxc7#
]

1b)
mate in 5
Jacques Mieses vs Aldolf Albin

1903 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win.
a)
Stephan Izbinsky vs W Fon Stamm, Kiev, 1903
r3r3/p4pkp/2p1q1p1/1p4P1/8/1P3NP1/P1PQnPK1/R3R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe2 Qxe2 Qc3+ Kg8 Re1 ]

b)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Kiev, 1903
4r1k1/p4ppp/b5q1/2QN4/1B3PP1/P7/1PP1r2P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ if R2xe7 Qxe7 or if R8xe7 Rd8+ mates ]

c)
Frank Marshall vs Geza Maroczy, Vienna, 1903
rnb2rk1/pp2np1p/2p2q1b/8/2BPPN2/2P2Q2/PP4PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Nxd5 Qg3+ Qg7 Bxh6 ]

d)
Rudolf Swiderski vs Isidor Gusberg, Vienna, 1903
1kr4r/1q4pp/1b1p3n/8/Q2N4/P4R2/1PP3PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rb3 if Rhe8 Qb4 ]

2a)
Stephan Izbinsky vs W Fon Stamm

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