'Sac&Mate' - sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1876-80.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
White mates in 2.
Joseph Blackburne vs Martin, England, 1876
1r1kr3/Nbppn1pp/1b6/8/6Q1/3B1P2/Pq3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
A Franke vs Louis Paulsen, Leipzig, 1877
4r1k1/7p/2Np1p2/p2Pn1p1/PpP2p2/1P5b/3R1K1P/2B5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
E Hammacher vs Johannes Metger, Frankfurt, 1878
4r3/5pk1/2p5/p2p4/3P3r/2P3b1/PP3NP1/R1B2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Nxh1 Re1# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Claus Pitschel vs Joseph Blackburne, Paris, 1878
6k1/p6p/2p1r2q/1pP2p2/2pPb3/P3R1PP/5Q1K/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Samuel Rosenthal vs James Mason, Paris, 1878
4Q3/pp3pk1/2pb2p1/3p2q1/3P2r1/2P2r2/PPN1K3/4R2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ ]

1876-80 Puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Carl Wemmers vs Johannes Metger, Cologne, 1877
5r1k/pp1b3p/5q2/3Q2pr/5Bn1/PP4P1/2B2PP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
James Mason vs George Mackenzie, Paris, 1878
8/6pk/5p2/P4P1p/3pP1nP/4q3/6K1/1Q2B3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ if Kg3 Qh2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
A Cohnfeld vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1880
8/6kp/4p3/1p1p4/2pPqP1Q/2P1P3/1p1K3P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
A Cohnfeld vs Preston Ware, New York, 1880
3r2k1/4Qpp1/4p2p/4P3/p1p2PKP/3q2P1/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5+ if Kh3 Qf1+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
James Grundy vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1880
k1K5/7r/8/4B3/1RP5/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Ka7 Bd4+ ]

1876-80 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Wilfried Paulsen vs E Hammacher, Frankfurt, 1878
r1qbr2k/1p2n1pp/3B1n2/2P1Np2/p4N2/PQ4P1/1P3P1P/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Henry Bird vs James Mason, New York, 1876
6rk/7p/pp3b2/2pbqP2/5Q2/5R1P/P6P/2B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Henry Bird vs Max Judd, Philadelphia, 1876
8/6pk/3pp2p/4p1nP/1P2P3/3P1rP1/4qPK1/2QN3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ Kxg3 Qf3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Carl Theodor Goering vs Emil Schallopp, Leipzig, 1877
rn2r1k1/ppp1q2p/3b1np1/1Q1p2N1/6b1/2N5/PPPB1PPP/2K1RB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe1+ Bxe1 Bf4+ Bd2 Re1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Samuel Rosenthal vs Johannes Zukertort, Paris, 1878
2k5/2pq2p1/P2pB1p1/4pn1r/4P1K1/1Q1PP1p1/PP3r2/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3+ Kxg3 Rg2+ Kf3 Rh3+ ]

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1876-80 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
J Congdon vs A Cohnfeld, New York, 1880
1r4k1/p1p2ppp/n7/1Nqn4/2BP2b1/PKP1r3/6PP/4RQNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb5+ Bxb5 Qxc3+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Mikhail Chigorin vs Emanuel Schiffers, St Petersburg, 1880
4rr1q/p1p1n1kp/2p1Q1p1/2N3P1/5P2/2pB4/PP6/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ Rxe7 Rxe7+ if Rf7 Ne6+ or if Kg8 Bc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
George Mackenzie vs James Mason, Paris, 1878
6rr/ppqb1pkp/2pb1pn1/3p3Q/3P1P1N/3B1RN1/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Kxh6 Nhf5+ Bxf5 Nxf5+ Kh5 g4+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Joseph Blackburne vs Mitchell, England, 1880
r1b4r/pp4Qp/3Nk3/qB1p4/4np2/B7/P5PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4+ dxe4 Bc4+ Qd5 Qf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
J Grundy vs Alexander Sellmann, New York, 1880
2B3k1/1R4B1/2p5/2P4p/5P2/8/6PK/3q4 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Kh7 Bd4+ Kg6 Rg7+ Kh6 Bf5 ]

1876-80 puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Carl Goering vs August Franke, Leipzig, 1877
2b4k/7r/1nn1p3/p3P2R/1ppPp3/2P5/PP1B3P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 w/Bg7+ & Bf6+ ]

b)
Wilfried Paulsen vs Johannes Metger, Frankfurt, 1878
2r1qrk1/p6p/4pp2/1bb1p2Q/4N3/4P1P1/P4PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe8 if Bxe8 Rdc1 ]

c)
Joseph Blackburne vs A Clerc, Paris, 1878
8/8/4Kbk1/5Np1/1p4P1/3r4/8/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 if Bg7 Ne7# ]

d)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs J Mendelsohn, Breslau, 1879
3qkbnr/3r1p2/p3bP2/P4B1p/1pp5/2P2Q2/1P3PPP/RN2R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ if fxe6 Bg6+ Rf7 Qc6+ Qd7 Qa8+ w/Bxf7+ ]

e)
Max Judd vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1880
5r1k/ppp4p/8/4p3/4q3/1BP3Qb/PP5P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6 if Bxe6 Rxe4 Rg8 Rxe5 ]

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1876-80 puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Adolf Anderssen vs Louis Paulsen, Leipzig, 1876
8/pb3rbk/1p1q2pp/4n2N/3P4/2P5/PPBQ1PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 if Kxg2 Nf3 ]

b)
Henry Bird vs James Mason, New York, 1876
r5k1/ppp2ppp/8/3Pn3/1q1n4/3P4/PPPQ2PP/R2BK2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3+ if cxd3 Re8+ ]

c)
L D Barbour vs Max Judd, Philadelphia, 1876
3r2k1/pp3pp1/7p/7n/2P1Q3/1P5P/P4qP1/2R2N1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

d)
Harry Davidson vs Jacob Elson, Philadelphia, 1876
6k1/p5p1/bpp2p1p/3p1Pn1/3PqNPP/2P5/PP3Q1K/4N3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe1 Qxe1 Nf3+ ]

e)
James Mason vs Harry Davidson, Philadelphia, 1876
5r2/p5k1/3p4/2bP4/Q3R2r/6qB/PPP5/K3R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe1+ Rxe1 Rxa4 ]

1876-80 puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Berthold Englisch vs Emil Schallopp, Leipzig, 1877
5Bk1/pq4pp/8/5p2/2Prr3/1P3QPP/P5K1/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd3 if Qxd3 Re2+ mates ]

b)
Carl Schmid vs Carl Wemmers, Leipzig, 1877
r3k2r/1bppbp2/p3q3/1p2P1Bp/8/1PN3QP/1PP2PP1/R4RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...h4 if Qe3 Qc6 ]

c)
Johannes Minckwitz vs Adolf Anderssen, Frankfurt, 1878
3k4/p4p1p/1p1qn2Q/1PpNp3/P3P2P/2P3P1/6K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4+ ]

d)
James Mason vs Henry Bird, Paris, 1878
2k1r3/p2b1p2/1q6/1p2rP2/2p1B1P1/4R2p/PP3Q1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc6 ]

e)
Fritz Riemann vs Louis Paulsen, Leipzig, 1879
r2q1rk1/pp3ppp/2n1bb2/3B4/Q7/2N3P1/PPP2P1P/2KR2NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 bxc3 Bxd5 c4 Bxh1 Rxd8 Raxd8 ]

f)
Carl Schmid vs James Mason, Wiesbaden, 1880
4r1k1/5p2/2p2P2/Qp4p1/3P3p/6nP/PPr3P1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Qxe1 Rc1 if Qxc1 Ne2+ ]

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