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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1926.
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 4.
Anthony Santasiere vs E Adams, New York, 1926
r2q2rk/ppp2p1p/3b1pn1/5R1Q/3P4/2P4N/PP4PP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh5+ Kg7 Bh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Bjorn Nielsen vs Moller Jensen, Herning, 1926
rnbq1bkr/pp3p1p/2p3pQ/3N2N1/2B2p2/8/PPPP2PP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8 if Nd7 Rxd8 cxd5 Bxd5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Christoph Schroder vs Illgen, Dresden, 1926
r4b1r/pppq2pp/2n1b1k1/3n4/2Bp4/5Q2/PPP2PPP/RNB1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ if Qxe6 Bd3+ or if Nf6 Qe4+ Kh5 Be2+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Alekhine vs Pita, Buenos Aires, 1926
rnb1r1k1/ppp1Bp1p/6pQ/3p4/8/2qB4/P1P2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if Qxd1 Rxe1 Rxe1+ Bf1 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Aaron Nimzowitsch vs Duhm, Hannover, 1926
3Rrk1r/p2R1p2/1pn1pPpn/2p3Np/2P1NP2/8/PP4PP/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Nxf7 Nxe6+ Kg8 Rxe8+ ]

1e)
mate in 6
Aaron Nimzowitsch vs Duhm

1926 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White mates in 7.
Kramer vs Ruster, Altheide, 1926
r6k/ppb1r1pp/2p1Bp2/2q1p3/4P3/2PP1PR1/P2QKP1P/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 g5 Qxf6+ Rg7 Rxg5 ]

b)
White mates in 8.
Alexander Alekhine vs F Segovia, Buenos Aires, 1926
r1bq3k/n2p3p/p2Br3/1pP2N2/5R2/1QP5/P3B1PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe6 dxe6 Be5+ if Kg8 Nh6# ]

c)
A Mattison vs Saviely Tartakower, Budapest, 1926
r1b1k2r/2q2ppp/p1n1pn2/1pb5/3N4/2N1P3/PP2BPPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if Qxc6 Bf3 ]

d)
Frederic Lazard vs George Renaud, Biarritz, 1926
2r2k1r/3R1pp1/ppb4p/2p2Bq1/5N2/2N1Q3/PPP3PP/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ if Kxf7 Qe6+ ]

e)
Hanning vs Ladislav Langner, Berlin, 1926
r1b2r1k/1pp3qp/p5B1/4p1BQ/8/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if Rxf6 Rd8+ ]

2b)
mate in 8
Alexander Alekhine vs F Segovia

1926 Puzzles, Part III.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Hans Kmoch vs Edgar Colle, Budapest, 1926
r1b5/p3b2p/1p1p1k2/1NpP1n2/2P3B1/P2N4/1P5P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 Rb8 Ne6 ]

b)
Ernst Gruenfeld vs Hans Kmoch, Semmering, 1926
r1b2rk1/p1q2pp1/1p1R3p/8/1PB2p2/3QP3/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6 gxh6 Qg6+ Kh8 Qxh6+ ]

c)
E Verner Nielsen vs Jens Enevoldsen, Copenhagen, 1926
r4r2/ppqb2k1/2nbp2p/3p1pN1/3P2N1/2PB2P1/PP3P1P/R1Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6+ Bxe6 Qxh6+ Kf7 Qf6+ ]

d)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Duhm, Hannover, 1926
2r3k1/3Rbpp1/p3r2p/2pQP2P/4P3/1P3RB1/q5PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bh4 if Bxh4 Rfxf7 ]

e)
Richard Reti vs Kornel Havasi, Budapest, 1926
5r1k/ppr3qp/2nb2P1/2p2p2/4B2Q/3P3R/PP1B3P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 if bxc6 Bc3 Be5 Qxh7+ ]

3e)
Richard Reti vs Kornel Havasi

1926 Puzzles, Part IV.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
E Spencer vs E Znosko-Borovsky, Liverpool, 1926
3rk2r/2p2pp1/7p/3pn3/1QPN1q2/1P6/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

b)
Rudolf Spielmann vs Frederick Yates, Semmering, 1926
2rq2k1/4bpp1/5n1p/p1p5/P2p2NB/1P3Q1P/2P2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 Qxe7 Nxf6+ gxf6 Qg4+ ]

c)
Andrew Thomas vs Varlin, Spa, 1926
r3rbk1/pbq2p1p/1pp1p1p1/4N2n/2PP1B2/3B3Q/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Frederick Yates vs Andreas Steiner, Budapest, 1926
2rr2k1/1b1q1p2/p3pPp1/1pbpP1Qp/3N2N1/P6R/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if Bxd4+ Kf1 Rxc2 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh6+ ]

e)
Frederick Yates vs Akiba Rubinstein, Budapest, 1926
r1b1qrk1/2p2ppp/pb1pnn2/1p2pNB1/3PP3/1BP5/PP2QPPP/RN1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 Bxe6 fxe6 Qg4+ ]

4b)
Rudolf Spielmann vs Frederick Yates

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