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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1909.
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.
Jose Capablanca vs TA Carter, St Louis, 1909
6rk/p1q2p2/2p1rb1P/1p2pN2/4P1Q1/2PP4/PPB5/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Rxg7 hxg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Rudolf Spielmann vs Saviely Tartakower, Munich, 1909
r3nrkq/pp3p1p/2p3nQ/5NN1/8/3BP3/PPP3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Nxe7 Bxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Leo Fleischmann vs Savielly Tartakower, St Petersburg, 1909
3nbr2/4q2p/r3pRpk/p2pQRN1/1ppP2p1/2P5/PPB4P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ Rxf7 Rh5+ Kg7 Rxg6+ Kf8 Qh8# ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Frederick Lazard vs Amadee Gibaud, Paris, 1909
r1b4r/ppn1Rpk1/2N2b1p/6pP/1Bp3P1/3q1Q2/PP3P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Re7+ Kg8 Qxf6 if Rh7 Re8+ ]

1c)
mate in 4
Leo Fleischmann vs Savielly Tartakower

1909 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Alexander Alekhine vs A Favoursky, Moscow, 1909
3rk2r/2p2p2/p5q1/1p6/3RPp1p/1P3P2/1PQ3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc7 if Rxd4 Qe5+ Qe6 Qxh8+ Ke7 Qxd4
or if Qf6 Rxd8+ Qxd8 Qe5+
]

b)
Peter Evtifeev vs Stefan Izbinsky, St Petersburg, 1909
5kr1/1b3q2/1p2pP2/p2pP2R/P2P4/5Q2/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Leo Fleischmann, St Petersburg, 1909
2k4r/ppp2ppp/2n5/q2r4/1b1P2b1/1Q2BN2/PP2BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 Bd6 Bd2 Qb6 Qxd5 ]

d)
Anthes vs Von Allen, Stockholm, 1909
r1b2k1r/ppQ1bpp1/4pnqp/1B1pP1B1/8/2N2P2/PPP2P1P/R3K1R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Qxg1+ Ke2 ]

2a)
Alexander Alekhine vs A Favoursky

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