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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1895.
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.
Georg Marco vs Amos Burn, Hastings, 1895
2r2nk1/5ppp/4p3/8/3P1Pn1/1R1N2q1/PB2K3/7Q b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc2+ Kd1 Ne3# ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Jacques Mieses vs Harry Pillsbury, Hastings, 1895
r1b3k1/ppp2p1p/8/5p2/2QPp1P1/1B1nK3/PP5q/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4+ if Rxf4 Qxf4+ or if Kxe4 Qe2+ ]

c)
White mates in 4
Jacques Mieses vs Joseph Blackburne, Hastings, 1895
4r2r/1k4pp/b4p2/2Q2B1q/PpnP1B2/5P2/6PP/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc8+ w/Re7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Fucini vs Olivari, Genoa, 1895
r2Nk2r/ppp3p1/2np4/2b1p3/2B1n3/2NP2p1/PPP2PP1/R1BQ1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...gxf2+ Rxf2 Bxf2+ Kf1 Rh1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Amos Burn vs Richard Teichmann, Hastings, 1895
4r1k1/pp1b2pp/2p2r2/2PpB2q/1P3p2/4PP2/P1B1QP1P/3R2RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh6+ Kg2 Bh3+ ]

1895 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Harry Pillsbury vs Emanuel Lasker, St. Petersburg, 1895
8/pp4pk/4Qb1p/3p4/K2P4/2q5/P2R2PP/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5+ Kxb5 Qc4+ Ka5 Bd8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Bernhard Fleissig vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1895
Q7/pp1nkp1p/4p3/3q4/4n3/P1p1B3/2P1P1PP/R1K2BNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2 if Bxf2 Qd2+ or if Kb1 Qb5+ ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Emanuel Lasker vs Herzfeld, London, 1895
r2q3r/ppp5/6Rp/2kpPQ2/8/2N5/PPP5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Na4+ ]

d)
White mates in 8.
Emanuel Schiffers vs Isidor Gunsberg, Hastings, 1895
1k1rq3/8/3p3b/1P1B4/1n3p1p/3Q3P/1P3BP1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Ba7+ if Kc8 Rc1+ ]

e)
White mates in 8.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Max Kurschner, Nuremberg, 1895
rn5r/pp2Pk1p/1qp2pp1/3p3B/3P4/B7/P1P3PP/Q4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ ]

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1895 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dawid Janowski vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Hastings, 1895
r3k2r/1p2bp1p/p1q1bp2/1Npp3Q/8/1P6/1PP2PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 w/Bh6 ]

b)
James Mason vs Henry Bird, Hastings, 1895
2r5/1p1qbpk1/p5pr/3pPp2/3N2Qp/P1P5/1P2R1PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ e6 ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Oehquist, Nuremberg, 1895
r2qkbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3Pn3/6b1/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 w/Bb5+ ]

d)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Dawid Janowski, Hastings, 1895
2rq4/1b2b1kp/p3p1p1/1p1nNp2/3P3P/PB2B1Q1/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

e)
Richard Teichmann vs Samuel Tinsley, Hastings, 1895
5r1k/p1n3r1/1p4p1/4R2p/5P1q/1BP1Q3/P5R1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 ]

1895 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Rudolf Charousek vs Geza Maroczy, Budapest, 1895
r6r/ppp2n1p/8/2b1k3/3q4/1Q6/PP5P/RN3R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nc3 ]

b)
Samuel Tinsley vs Kurt Von Bardeleben, Hastings, 1895
brq2rk1/4bppp/p4n2/3pN3/1npP1PP1/2N1P2Q/1P5P/1BB1RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5 ]

c)
Amos Burn vs Kurt Von Bardeleben, Hastings, 1895
r4r1k/bq3p1p/4p3/p3n2n/Np2R2B/1B2PP2/PP2Q2P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 Rxe5 Qg7+ Kh1 Qxe5 ]

d)
Georg Marco vs Amos Burn, Hastings, 1895
2k3r1/pb1qbpr1/4p3/PPP2p2/2p2P2/2P1Q1P1/4N3/RR2N1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5 c6 Bc5 if Nd4 Rxg3+ ]

e)
B Vergani vs Richard Teichmann, Hastings, 1895
5rk1/1b4pp/pp1R4/7q/2P2P2/1PB1PpP1/P7/5QK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f2+ Kxf2 Qf3+ Ke1 Qxe3+ Qe2 Qxc3+ ]

f)
Carl Walbrodt vs Adolf Albin, Hastings. 1895
6k1/6pp/4p3/1q1pPP2/3R1P2/3Q3P/KR2n3/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa5+ Qa3 Ra1+ ]

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