'Sac&Mate' - sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1898.
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.
Emanuel Schiffers vs Janny, Budapest, 1898
r1b1k1nr/pppp1pp1/5q2/7p/3PP1n1/5BKP/PPP3P1/RNBQ3R b kq - 0 1
[ ...h4+ Kxg4 d6# ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Joseph Blackburne vs Herbert Trenchard, Vienna, 1898
2k5/p1p1q3/2P3p1/3QP3/7p/7P/1PK3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
T Carreras vs Battle, Barcelona, 1898
rnb1Q3/ppp2p1p/8/3kN3/8/B1P5/P1PP1K1P/q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Mikhail Chigorin vs Joseph Blackburne, Vienna, 1898
k7/1b6/p3p3/PpQpPp2/2nQ4/2qN1B1P/1Rp5/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa5+ Ra2 Qe1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Adolf Albin vs Mikhail Chigorin, Cologne, 1898
5r1k/1pp4p/p2p3n/P2Pp1n1/1PB1P2K/2P2qP1/8/3QR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf4+ gxf4 Qxf4+ ]

1898 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
George Marco vs David Baird, Vienna, 1898
8/3R1R2/pp1p1pk1/3r3p/8/1P3P2/P2p1KN1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh4+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Dawid Janowski vs Harry Pillsbury, Vienna, 1898
1R6/3r4/5Pp1/k1p3P1/ppR3K1/3rB3/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Amos Burn vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1898
8/5ppk/pR5p/2Np1b2/3q1Q2/5PKP/6P1/7r b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qg1+ Kh4 g5+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Joseph Blackburne vs Johann Lowenthal, Manchester, 1898
r5qr/pk4pp/1np1n3/QN6/8/B3R3/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ ]

e)
White mates in 7.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs George Marco, Vienna, 1898
r3n1k1/3b1p2/1q1p1Pp1/2pP2b1/1pP5/1P1B2B1/7Q/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 ]

1898 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Herbert Trenchard, Vienna, 1898
r2qrb2/p1pn1Qp1/1p4Nk/4P3/3P4/7N/P3n1PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf5 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Carl Walbrodt vs Amos Burn, Vienna, 1898
2rqr2k/pp1b1R1p/3B4/2nP4/3bp3/2N1N1Q1/PP4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ w/Rf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Carl Walbrodt vs Horatio Caro, Vienna, 1898
2q5/1p3k2/p1bQ1P1p/8/3p4/1P3N2/1P4r1/4RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Carl Carls vs J Bannet, corr., 1898
r2q1rk1/pbb1nppp/1p1p4/1PpPP1BQ/2B1N3/8/P4PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

e)
Rudolf Charousek vs Amos Burn, Cologne, 1898
r4r1k/pp1b3p/2pq3P/3pnp1N/8/2P3P1/PP1Q2B1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 w/Re1 ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



1898 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 8.
Joseph Blackburne vs Leith, Glasgow, 1898
rnbq4/pp5n/2pp4/b3k1p1/4P1Q1/3P4/PPP3P1/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3+ ]

b)
White mates in 8.
V Soldatenkov vs Durnova, 1898
rnb2rk1/ppqp1p1p/2p3pQ/8/2B5/8/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 10.
Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, 1898
1r2q2r/pp1nn2k/2p1p1pp/b2p3N/P2P4/Q2BBP2/5P1P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ Qxe7 Rxg6 ]

d)
Carl Carls vs Franz Gutmayer, corr., 1898
5r2/1pp1q3/p1np1N1p/2b1P1k1/6pN/2Q1P3/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

e)
Carl Schlechter vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Cologne, 1898
r2q2r1/pp2kpQ1/2pbb2p/2p1p3/4PN2/1PN5/P1P2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ w/Rxd6+ ]

1898 puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Joseph Blackburne vs Benfy, Manchester, 1898
r2r3k/pppb1R2/2n4p/6q1/2BPP1p1/2P5/PP2K1P1/5R1Q w - - 0 1
[ R1f6 if h5 Qh4 ]

b)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Horatio Caro, Vienna, 1898
2r1k3/6pr/p1nBP3/1p3p1p/2q5/2P5/P1R4P/K2Q2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 ]

c)
Cole vs Ward, London, 1898
r1bqnrk1/pp2bp1p/2p3p1/3pR2Q/8/1PNB4/PBPP1PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if cxd5 Qxh7+ mates ]

d)
Kantakusin vs NN, St Petersburg, 1898
r1b2rk1/pppp1p1p/2n2p2/2b5/3N3q/2PB4/PP3PPP/RN1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 traps the Q ]

e)
Jackson Showalter vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Cologne, 1898
N1k1q3/1p2r1pp/2p2p2/Qn6/2p5/7P/P1P2PP1/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ a4 if Na3 Nb6+ Kb8 Nxc4 wins ]

1898 puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Smith vs Ali Ferrouh Bey, Philadelphia, 1898
rn1qkbnr/p1ppp1pp/1p3pb1/6N1/2B4P/8/PPPP1PP1/RNBQK2R w - - 0 1
[ h5 ]

b)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs NN, 1898
r1bqr1k1/pppnbppp/2np4/8/2BNP3/2N4P/PPP2PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ w/Ne6 ]

c)
Jackson Showalter vs Dawid Janowski, Vienna, 1898
b5k1/2pr2p1/4p1r1/2B1Pq1p/2P5/1P1N1P2/P2R2PP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 if Qe1 Rxd3 ]

d)
Herbert Trenchard vs Semyon Alapin, Vienna, 1898
3r1rk1/pb3ppp/8/2p1q1n1/3p4/4P3/PPQ1BPPP/2RN1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d3 if Bxd3 Nf3+ gxf3 Qg5+ mates ]

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