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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1892.
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.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Fiedler, Nuremberg, 1892
r2q1b1r/1pN1n1pp/p1n3k1/4Pb2/2BP4/8/PPP3PP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, London, 1892
r2q1b1r/pppbk2p/3p1pB1/3Pp2Q/2P5/4B2P/PP3PP1/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Qxe5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Eckart, Nuremberg, 1892
r1bq1r1k/pp2n1pp/8/3N1p2/2B4R/8/PPP2QPP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Dadian vs Bitcham, Zugridi, 1892
r5kr/pppN1pp1/1bn1R3/1q1N2Bp/3p2Q1/8/PPP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ N5f6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Josef Noa vs G Makovetz, Dresden, 1892
r5k1/pp2r3/2p4b/3p4/3P3p/1PP3q1/P3NR2/R2QK3 b Q - 0 1
[ ...Rf8 ]

1892 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Black mates in 3.
Josef Noa vs Jacques Mieses, Dresden, 1892
4Q3/p1P3k1/1r5p/3K2p1/4P3/2N4P/P7/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Jean Taubenhaus, Nuremberg, 1892
r2q1rk1/ppp1n1p1/1b1p1p2/1B1N2BQ/3pP3/2P3P1/PP3P2/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Colburn vs Joseph Blackburne, Hastings, 1892
r4rk1/ppp2pbp/6p1/5b2/1nB2PP1/2P1BQ2/qP5P/2KR2NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Francis Lee vs James Mason, Belfast, 1892
5r1k/5q1p/pp6/2pP2R1/2P5/8/PP1Q3P/5rRK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ if Qg2 Rxg1+ Kxg1 Qd1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Szymon Winawer vs Kurt Von Bardeleben, Dresden, 1892
6k1/p1p3pp/1p4b1/3P4/1bP3q1/1P2Bp2/5Q1P/3K3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4 if Bc1 Bh5 or if Qa2 Qxe3 ]

1892 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 6.
G Makovetz vs Moritz Porges, Dresden, 1892
r5rk/ppp2p1p/1b1p1p1q/4pP2/2B5/2PP4/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 if g3 Rxg3+ hxg3 Qxg3+ ]

b)
White mates in 7. Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Havana, 1892
r4r2/p1BR3p/k1p3p1/1q6/1b3P2/1R3Q2/PPP5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb4 ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin, Havana, 1892
4rr1k/1ppb3p/2q3p1/p7/3n4/1BP1B3/PP3PP1/2K2Q1R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 9.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin, Havana, 1892
6k1/q3r1p1/4P3/p2BQ2p/5P2/2B3P1/PP5P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ if Rxg7 e7+ Kh7 Be4+ ]

e)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Havana, 1892
5r1k/2p1q1p1/p2r3p/3nNP1R/2Q3P1/PR4K1/5P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd5 ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



1892 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Albert Hodges vs Eugene Delmar, Skaneateles, 1892
r5k1/pp3rp1/1n2p1Qp/4R1b1/2pq2N1/P7/1P1B1PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5 ]

b)
Emanuel Schiffers vs Jurevich, St Petersburg, 1892
r1bk3r/ppbp1ppp/3Q3n/4N3/2B4q/2P5/P4PPP/RN2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ if Qxc4 Qh4+ ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs George Marco, Dresden, 1892
3r1rk1/ppp3pp/8/2n2p2/8/5P2/PPP3PP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 w/Be7 ]

d)
Adolf Albin vs Jacques Mieses, Dresden, 1892
2k5/1ppb1p2/p1p2q1r/5P2/P3P1p1/1P1P2Nr/2P2QK1/6RR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ if Rxh2 Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qh4+ mates ]

e)
Henry Bird vs Emanuel Lasker, New Castle on Tyne, 1892
3R1nk1/5rp1/4Q3/4B3/3pqP2/8/6P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kh2 Qh4+ ]

1892 puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Mikhail Chigorin, Habana, 1892
6k1/pr4p1/1rnb1nQp/4p1P1/qP6/3P3N/PRNB1P1P/K1R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne7 ]

b)
Henry Bird vs Isidor Gunsberg, Hastings, 1892
r1b1k1nr/ppp2p1p/2nb4/8/Q2N3q/1PP3p1/P2PP1PP/RNBK1B1R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2 Ke1 Qxh1 Nxc6 Qg1 ]

c)
Francis Lee vs Henry Bird, Belfast, 1892
3r4/pp4kp/2p3pq/2P1P3/4N1n1/6P1/P1R4P/4Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ if Qxe3 Rd1+ Kg2 Nxe3+ or if Kf1 Qf3+ Rf2 Qh1+ Ke2 Qxe4+ ]

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