See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1894.
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)
Black mates in 2.
James Mason vs Georg Marco, Leipzig, 1894
6k1/pp4p1/2p5/2bp4/8/P5Pb/1P3rrP/2BRRN1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
David Baird vs Adolf Albin, New York, 1894
r3kb2/2pp1p2/p5q1/1p2P3/7Q/1P2Bb1P/1PP1NPr1/R3RK2 b q - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Joseph Blackburne vs Forsyth, Edinburgh, 1894
rk1q3r/pp1Qbp1p/4pp2/8/4N3/6P1/PP3PBP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6 if Qb6 Qc8+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Dawid Janowski vs Paul Lipke, Leipzig, 1894
8/8/7p/5Qpk/2Pp2r1/5pP1/PP2qP2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ if Kh2 Qxf2+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Geza Maroczy vs G Exner, Budapest, 1894
r2q3r/ppp5/2n4p/4Pbk1/2BP1Npb/P2QB3/1PP3P1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf5+ if Kf5 Bd3 Ne6+ Kh5 Ng7# ]

1e)
mate in 4
Geza Maroczy vs G Exner

1894 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Norlin vs Emil Schallop, corr., 1894
3k2N1/p1p5/6P1/2P5/1p2R3/3p1K2/PPp5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6 c6 g7 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Kasimir De Weydlich vs Richard Teichmann, Leipzig, 1894
5r1k/ppp3pp/3B2n1/1P2p3/P2q4/2Nr2PP/1Q3P2/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ Kh2 Rxh3+ Kxh3 Rf3+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Rudolf Charousek vs Englander, Kaschau, 1894
r3q3/1p5p/p1p1B1pk/2b1B3/6R1/3P2NP/PPP3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 if g5 Bxg5+ Kg7 Nf5+ Kg6 Bh4+ ]

d)
Joseph Blackburne vs NN, Manchester, 1894
1rbk2nr/ppNP1ppp/6n1/8/1b2pB2/8/PqPQ2PP/3RKBNR w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ fxe6 Bc7+ Ke7 Bd6+ Kxd7 Bc5+ ]

e)
Carl Schlechter vs SA Wolf, Vienna, 1894
r1bq1rk1/pppnb1pp/4pp2/3pP3/3P3P/2NB1N2/PPP2PP1/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if fxg5 Bxh7+ mates or if Qe8 Nxe6 ]

2b)
mate in 5
Kasimir De Weydlich vs Richard Teichmann

1894 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
James Mason vs Richard Teichmann, Leipzig, 1894
3r1rk1/2p2ppp/p3b3/1pn5/4P1PP/2Pq4/PPBQ1P2/R3KN1R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Qf3 Qxd8 Rxd8 if Rg1 Bc4 ]

b)
Jacques Mieses vs James Mason, Leipzig, 1894
r4rk1/pppb1ppp/3p1n2/3Pq3/4PR2/2PB3P/P1P1Q1PN/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh5 if Rh4 Ng3 ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Richard Teichmann, Leipzig, 1894
8/Qp3kb1/2b1p3/3pqp2/8/2N5/PPP5/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 ]

d)
Paul Seuffert vs Jacques Mieses, Leipzig, 1894
r5k1/1pp3bp/p2p2p1/3PP3/4Q2q/N1P4P/PP4P1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf8+ Kg1 Qf2+ Kh1 Bxe5 Qb1 Qg3 ]

e)
Frid vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1894
r1bqk2r/ppp2p2/2nb3p/8/3Pn1pB/4PN2/PPP3PP/RN1QKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...gxf3 Bxd8 f2+ Ke2 Bg4+ Kd3 Nb4+ ]

3e)
Frid vs Carl Schlechter

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