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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1891.
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.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Albert Hodges, New York, 1891
r1b2k1r/ppppq3/5N1p/4P2Q/4PP2/1B6/PP5P/n2K2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Isidor Gunsberg vs Wilhelm Steinitz, New York, 1891
4r1k1/2bQ1pp1/p6p/Pp5n/1Pp5/2P2P1P/2N2B1q/1B1R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Bg1 Qxf3+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Blake vs Hooke, London, 1891
r2qkb1r/pppb2pp/2np1n2/5pN1/2BQP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1B1K2R w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Ke7 Qxf6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Isidor Gunsberg, New York, 1891
2k4r/pp2b1pp/2p2p2/2n2PP1/4b1BN/KP1r4/P6P/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na4+ Kxa4 Rd4+ b4 Rxb4+ ]

1891 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Isidor Gunsberg vs NN, London, 1891
rnbq2kr/ppp5/7p/3pB3/1b1Pn1pP/3B4/PPP3P1/R3QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe4 if dxe4 Bc4+ mates ]

b)
Levin vs Bilenkin, Kiev, 1891
r2q1r2/ppp3kn/2n5/4P1bp/3P2b1/1BPQBp2/PPKN4/6RR w - - 1 0
[ Rxg4 if Nxe5 Qxh7+ ]

c)
Isidor Gunsberg vs Wilhelm Steinitz, New York, 1891
r1b1k2r/ppppnpp1/1b2n2p/4P3/Q2P3N/6P1/PB1NBq1P/R3R2K w kq - 1 0
[ Ne4 if Qe3 Bc4 ]

d)
Isidor Gunsberg vs Wilhelm Steinitz, New York, 1891
4rrk1/ppp3pp/3p2n1/3Ppqb1/nPP5/6P1/P1NBQP1P/2R1NRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 if Bxc3 Bxc1 ]

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