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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1928.
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.
Joseph Krejcik vs Mayer, Vienna, 1928
rn2k1r1/pp1qp1P1/1bppNn2/7p/8/7Q/PPP3PP/RNB1KR2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh5+ Nxh5 Rf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Rudolf Spielmann vs Walter, Trencianske Teplice, 1928
r2Nqb1r/pQ1bp1pp/1pn1p3/1k1p4/2p2B2/2P5/PPP2PPP/R3KB1R w - - 0 1
[ a4+ if Ka5 Nxc6+ Bxc6 b4+ or if Kc5 Qxc6+ Bxc6 Nxe6# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Albert Becker vs Eduard Glass, Vienna, 1928
rk6/N4ppp/Qp2q3/3p4/8/8/5PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Qxc8 Qxb6+ Qb7 Nc6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Erik Andersen vs Hilse, The Hague, 1928
r3rk2/5pR1/pp1q1P1p/8/3p3P/P2B4/1P1Q2b1/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 Qxg2+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
L Isaacs vs S Factor, Bradley Beach, 1928
3R4/p2R1rk1/6p1/2q1p2p/2r5/5PP1/P1Q3KP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qxh5+ ]

1c)
mate in 4
Albert Becker vs Eduard Glass

1928 Puzzles, Part II.
a)
White mates in 4.
Miguel Najdorf vs E Szapiro, Lodz, 1928
r3Qbkr/p1pb3p/1p1qnp1B/8/2BP4/8/PPP2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if b5 Re7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
A Gyles vs A Miller, New Zealand CH, 1928
2r2rk1/pbqn1p1p/3b2p1/2p2BN1/4p3/1P2P3/PB2QPPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 if gxh5 Bxh7# ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Marmorasch vs Polani, Jerusalem, 1928
rnb3kr/ppp1q2p/7B/2bpp3/8/2PB1QP1/PPP4P/R3KR2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd5+ Be6 Rf8+ Qxf8 Qxe6+ Qf7 Qg4+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Friedrich Saemisch vs Klaus Engel, Bruenn, 1928
r4rk1/p1pb1qp1/3n1p1R/2pPpN2/2P5/P1PB4/4Q1PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Qxe7 Rh8+ if Kxh8 Qh5+ Kg8 Qh7+ or if Kf7 Qh5+ g6 Qxg6# ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Endre Steiner vs Fritzis Apscheneek, Netherlands, 1928
rn2k3/ppq3rp/5Rp1/3Q1b2/3Pp3/1B2B3/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ R1xf5 gxf5 Qe6+ Qe7 Qc8+ Qd8 Rf8+ ]

2d)
mate in 5
Friedrich Saemisch vs Klaus Engel

1928 Puzzles, Part III.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White mates in 6.
Rudolf Spielmann vs Eduard Glass, Vienna, 1928
3R4/1pk2p1p/p3p3/r1q2p2/2P1bP2/1P6/PK1Q2PP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Kb6 Qd8+ Qc7 Qxc7+ Ka7 Qb8+ Kb6 Rd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 8.
Benito Villegas vs Pulcherio, Mar del Plata, 1928
3rr2k/1b3pR1/p4P2/1p6/2q5/P1p5/1PP2Q1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qf5+ Kh6 Qh3+ Kg6 Qg3+ Kh6 Qg7+ or if Kg8 Qg3+ ]

c)
Janos Balogh vs F Redeleit, corr., 1928
r1b2rk1/ppq2pp1/2n1p3/3pP1B1/3p3Q/P7/1PP2PP1/RN2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if Re8 Qg5 mates ]

d)
Erik Andersen vs Joseph Lokvene, The Hague, 1928
r2q1r1k/pb2b1pp/4Q3/2pp4/2n5/P4N2/1PB2PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 if h6 Bxh6 Kg8 Bxg7 ]

e)
Rudolf Spielmann vs Hans Muller, Vienna, 1928
1rb1r1k1/p1q1bppp/1p2pn2/8/2PQ2N1/1P4P1/PB3PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5 Qxe5 Bxe5 ]

3b)
mate in 8
Benito Villegas vs Pulcherio

1928 Puzzles, Part IV.
White to move and win.
a)
Carlos Maderna vs J Crista, Buenos Aires, 1928
2r3k1/pb2qpp1/1pn1pn1p/6N1/1PB5/P3P3/1BQ2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Qxf6 Qh7+ Kf8 Rd7 ]

b)
Hans Muller vs Siegfried Wolf, Vienna, 1928
2qr1rk1/p5p1/1pp1bn1p/3pB3/2P4Q/1P4P1/P3RPBP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Rxe6 Rxe6 if Qxe6 Qxd8+ ]

c)
Richter vs Wolfgang Koch, Berlin, 1928
2r4r/k1B2pp1/p2P1b2/1q3P1p/1p1p2n1/6P1/1P4B1/2RQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 if Bxe7 Qxd4+ mates or if a5 Rc6 ]

d)
Saviely Tartakower vs Fritz Igel, Vienna, 1928
1k6/p2q3p/1p1Pr1p1/3Q1p2/1P1R1P2/6P1/1KP5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe6 Qxe6 d7 ]

4a)
Carlos Maderna vs J Crista

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