Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1905.
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.
Post vs Lee, Barmen, 1905
r4k1r/2pQ1pp1/p4q1p/2N3N1/1p3P2/8/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Rxe8 Nd7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Benjamin Leussen vs Oldrich Duras, Scheveningen, 1905
rr3k2/pppq1pN1/1b1p1BnQ/1b2p1N1/4P3/2PP3P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ N7e6+ Ke8 Qf8+ Nxf8 Ng7# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Rudolf Swiderski vs A Petterson, Barmen, 1905
1r2nk2/pn1rNp1p/3P2pq/1P2P3/PB6/5RP1/4Q2P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qc4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Rudolf Swiderski vs W Schwan, Barmen, 1905
2r3bk/pp4R1/5n1p/3pBP2/3Pp2Q/Pr6/KP1q3P/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg8+ Rxg8 Qxf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Frank Marshall vs Amos Burn, Ostende, 1905
r1bq3r/ppppR1p1/5n1k/3P2p1/8/3Q4/PP1N1PPP/5K1R w - - 0 1
[ h4 if g4 h5 Nxh5 Qf5 ]

1b)
mate in 3
Benjamin Leussen vs Oldrich Duras

1905 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Carl Schlechter vs Paul Leonhardt, Ostende, 1905
5rk1/1b3q2/p4Pp1/1p6/2p4Q/6N1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 gxf5 Qg5+ Kh8 Qh6+ Kg8 Rxf5 ]

b)
David Janowski vs Amos Burn, Ostende, 1905
r5rk/1pq4p/p1p5/3p1B2/8/7Q/PPP2b1P/2BR3K w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 if Qe7 Be5+ ]

c)
Amos Burn vs Julius Perlis, Ostende, 1905
r1b2knr/2p2ppp/pp2P3/4P3/1qB1P1Q1/2p1B3/PP4PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Ke7 Bg5+ f6 Bxf6+ gxf6 Qg7+ mates ]

d)
Stephan Levitsky vs Helbach, St Petersburg, 1905
2r3k1/1qnr1pbp/p1b3p1/1p1Np3/4P3/PQ1R1N1P/BP3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Bxf6 Rxd7 Ne6 Rxb7 ]

e)
Jacques Mieses vs Amos Burn, Barmen, 1905
1r5k/1q3pp1/1r2P2p/2ppN3/p1p5/P1P3RP/1P2bPP1/K1Q5 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7+ if Kh7 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qxh6+ Kg8 Qh8# ]

2c)
Amos Burn vs Julius Perlis

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