Chess Puzzles from the Games of 1897.

'Sac&Mate' - sacs that end in mate

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1897.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 3.
Richard Teichmann vs Amos Burn, Berlin, 1897
2rr1bk1/p5p1/8/1p2Pp1Q/3q1P2/3b3R/PP4PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ e6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
G Bellingham vs A Rutherford, Craigside, 1897
2r1b3/1pp1qrk1/p1n1P1p1/7R/2B1p3/4Q1P1/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Kf6 Rf5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Futterer vs Adolf Zinkl, Berlin, 1897
r1bqr1k1/pp3pp1/7p/2pP4/1PP1p1n1/P1P3K1/3N1PP1/RNBQ1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd6+ f4 exf3+ Kf3 Re3# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Marco & Schlechter vs Charousek & allies, Vienna, 1897
3k1r2/2pb4/2p3P1/2Np1p2/1P6/4nN1R/2P1q3/Q5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7+ if Ke7 Qg7+ Ke8 Qe5+ ]

e)
White mates in 7.
Arved Heinrichsen vs Carl Walbrodt, Berlin, 1897
r2q4/pppbnk2/1b2n2B/3pP3/5pQ1/2P2R2/P2N2PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf4+ if Nf5 Rxf5+ Qf6 Rxf6+ ]

1b)
mate in 3
G Bellingham vs A Rutherford

1897 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 8.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1897
2krr3/pp5p/2p5/QN2q3/4P1bP/3B2n1/PP4P1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6+ if bxc6 Qa6+ Kb8 Qxa7+ Kc8 Qa8+ or if Kd7 Rc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 8.
Rudolf Charousek vs Oliver Lehner, Budapest, 1897
r3r1k1/ppp2p2/5p1Q/5P2/4P1b1/5N2/P1P4P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if fxg5 f6 ]

c)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Adolf Zinkl, Berlin, 1897
3r4/1p1qbpk1/p1n4p/2prpP2/4N1Pp/2P2P2/PPQ1R1K1/R1B5 w - - 0 1
[ f6+ Bxf6 Bxh6+ if Kg6 Nxc5+ or if Kxh6 Nxf6 ]

d)
Kurschner vs Friedmann, Nurnberg, 1897
r2qk2r/ppp2ppp/1b2bn2/4N3/2Bn2Q1/B7/P2N1PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7 if Rg8 Qxf7+ mates ]

e)
H Phillips vs Hanham, Dobbs Ferry, 1897
1q3r2/3bN1kp/3nr1p1/2p1p1Q1/1pP1P3/pP1R4/P1B2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ Kg8 Nxd6 ]

2d)
Kurschner vs Friedmann

1897 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Joseph Blackburne vs Collins, Hereford Blind Simul, 1897
r1qr2k1/2pn1ppp/p1Q1pb2/1p2N3/3P4/1BP5/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6+ mates ]

b)
Carl Schlechter vs Mikhail Chigorin, Berlin, 1897
1r1n1r2/2p2pk1/p2p2pp/1p1P2q1/3PR3/2P2QNP/PP5K/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rg4 if Qe7 Nf5+ ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Carl Schlechter, Germany, 1897
6k1/2BQ1pp1/2n3qp/p7/8/2PP2P1/r1P2RK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 ]

d)
Carl Walbrodt vs Hugo Suechting, Berlin, 1897
r1bq1rk1/pp4pp/2p5/3pP3/B5n1/2P5/P1PNQ1PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ if Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nd1+ Kh1 Rxf1+ Qxf1 Nf2+ Kg1 Ne4+ ]

e)
Rydberg vs A Mellgren, Stockholm, 1897
8/R7/5k2/P7/6pp/8/4K1P1/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...h3 if gxh3 gxh3 Rh7 h2 ]

3d)
Carl Walbrodt vs Hugo Suechting

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