Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1888.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
White mates in 2.
Rudolf L'Hermet vs Hagemann, Magdeburg, 1888
r1b1qrk1/pppp1p1p/2n2Bn1/b7/2B1P3/2P3Q1/PP3PP1/RN2K1NR w KQ - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Wiliam Tullidge vs Phillip Lampe, Melbourne, 1888
5Q2/q5pk/r6p/2p2PP1/p1NpP3/3P4/1PK5/R7 w - - 1 0
[ g6+ Rxg6 fxg6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
S Vet vs Dirk Van Foreest, Amsterdam, 1888
1N4k1/pbb2pp1/7p/2B5/5Pn1/1P2p2P/P3n1P1/RN1R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kh2 Bxf4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
David Hay vs Phillip Lampe, Melbourne, 1888
1r3kn1/p7/5p2/1q4p1/5p2/1P1p4/P1p2QP1/K1B1N3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5+ if Bb2 c1/Q# ]

1888 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
William Pollock vs Francis Lee, London, 1888
3q1rk1/4bp1p/1n2P2Q/1p1p1p2/6r1/Pp2R2N/1B1P2PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Rxg5 Rh3 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Henry Bird vs Max Weiss, Bradford, 1888
1rk4r/p1b3pp/2QR4/2P2p1q/5p2/2p2N2/PP4PP/5K1R w - - 1 0
[ Qa6+ Rb7 c6 ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Jacques Mieses vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Leipzig, 1888
5kr1/2p3p1/pp2Rn1r/3P1QNp/q1P5/6PP/PP4B1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 ]

d)
David Hay vs Charles Brocklebank, Melbourne, 1888
1B5k/pp5p/4n3/8/1P4pP/4q1P1/P3r3/1R3Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2 ]

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