See 3 or 4 moves ahead

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1893.The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
White mates in 2.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Max Kurschner, Nurnberg, 1893
r2qk2r/pb4pp/1n2Pb2/2B2Q2/p1p5/2P5/2B2PPP/RN2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Rudolf Charousek vs J Wollner, Kaschau, 1893
r4k2/pppb1Pp1/2np3p/2b5/2B2Bnq/2N5/PP2Q1PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Rxe8 fxe8/Q+ Bxe8 Bxd6# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
A Neumann vs Joseph Holzwarth, Vienna, 1893
2b3rk/1q3p1p/p1p1pPpQ/4N3/2pP4/2P1p1P1/1P4PK/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 if e2 Qxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Orchard vs Constant Burille, 1893
1r4kr/Q1bRBppp/2b5/8/2B1q3/6P1/P4P1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb8+ Bxb8 Rd8+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
George Mackenzie vs Hollins, London, 1893
r1b1k2r/ppp2ppp/8/3pP3/7q/P1N2Nn1/1PP2K1P/R1BQ1B1R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Ne4+ if Ke2 or Ke3 Qf2+ ]

1b)
mate in 3
Rudolf Charousek vs J Wollner

1893 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
William Pollock vs NN, Buffalo, 1893
r3kb1r/1pp3p1/4bp1p/p4q2/3QN3/1P6/PBP2PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd7+ Bxd7 Nd6+ Kd8 Nf7+ Kc8 Re8+ Bxe8 Rd8# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Joseph Ryan vs EN Olly, New York, 1893
r4rk1/1Q2R1pp/p2p4/2p3N1/1p3Pn1/3P3P/1q5B/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ Kh8 Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Mikhail Chigorin vs Siegbert Tarrasch, St. Petersburg, 1893
6k1/8/3q4/6p1/p2pp1Pp/P3b2P/1P3rB1/RQ5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2 if Kxg2 Qg3+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Carl Schlechter vs Bendiner, Berlin, 1893
r2q2k1/1ppb1n1R/p2p4/3P2P1/7Q/N1P2P2/PPB5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Nxh8 Qh7+ Kf8 Qxh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Carl Schlechter vs Bendiner, Vienna, 1893
5brk/ppq2p1p/2p1rnp1/3p1NQ1/3P2RR/3B1P2/PPP2P1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ if Rxf6 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ or if Rg7 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ ]

2a)
mate in 5
William Pollock vs NN

1893 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Albert Hodges vs Harry Pillsbury, New York, 1893
8/Q7/1p2qp2/2k1p3/4Pn1p/3PN3/2P1bPP1/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if Nxd3 cxd3 Bxd3 Qc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Harry Pillsbury vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1893
r5k1/r6p/1pq1pPp1/2b1P3/2p1PP1Q/4BK2/P1p5/6RR w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ if hxg6 Qh8+ or if Kf8 Qxh7 ]

c)
White mates in 10.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Romberg, Nuremberg, 1893
r3qr2/ppp2pkp/3p3n/2bNn1NQ/2B1P1b1/8/PPp3PP/R1B2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ Kxh6 Ne6+ Kh5 Ndf4+ Kh6 Ne2+ Kh5 Rf5+ Bxf5 Ng3+ Kg6 exf5+ Kf6 Bg5# ]

d)
John Baird vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1893
r3k2r/pp1nppbp/2p2np1/4N2q/3P4/5P2/PPP1N1PP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 if Qh6 Ne6 Qh5 Nxg7+ ]

e)
James Hanham vs Joseph Ryan, New York, 1893
1nrq1rk1/pb2ppbp/1pnp2p1/1B6/Q2PP3/4BP2/PP1NN1PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ d5 if Na5 b4 ]

3c)
mate in 10
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Romberg

1893 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Albert Hodges vs Jakob Halpern, New York, 1893
8/3q4/R2Ppk1p/1p2Rrp1/1P2Qp2/P7/5KPP/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ Qxe6 d7 ]

b)
Harry Pillsbury vs Nicolai Jasnogrodsky, New York, 1893
2k1r2r/pp2qpp1/2p5/P2P1P2/1Rpn4/2P2QB1/6PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ cxd4 if Qxb4 Qf4 mates ]

c)
Harry Pillsbury vs Carl Walbrodt, Boston, 1893
r1k4r/2pb1R2/p1np2q1/1p1N2B1/2BP1Q1P/6p1/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 if Kxd7 Qg4+ Ke8 Nxc7+ Kf8 Qf3+ Kg7 Ne6+ Nf4+ Kg8 Nxg6 ]

d)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Mikhail Chigorin, St Petersburg, 1893
3r1rk1/pp2npp1/2qNp2p/2nbP3/8/1P4P1/PB2QP1P/1B1RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc1 if Qb6 Bd4 ]

e)
William Pollock vs Jim Ryan, New York, 1893
7k/p3qpp1/1p2b2p/4P2Q/8/P1P2RrP/6P1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg5 if Qh4 Rxg2+ ]

f)
William Pollock vs E Schmidt, New York, 1893
6k1/8/3R1P1p/4P2b/8/1pB2P2/r7/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg6+ Kc1 Rc2+ ]

g)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Mikhail Chigorin, St. Petersburg, 1893
3r3k/7p/2p1np2/4p1p1/1Pq1P3/2Pr1P2/P1Q2RNP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 Qxc3 Qxc3 if Rxc3 Rd1+ Ne1 Rxe1+ Kg2 Nf4+ mates ]

4c)
Harry Pillsbury vs Carl Walbrodt

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