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

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 4.
Friedrich Saemisch vs Rudolf Spielmann, Baden-Baden, 1925
4r3/6kp/ppr3P1/3p4/3Pq3/3nBR2/PP4QP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ Kxh6 Qh3+ ]

b)
Friedrich Saemisch vs Dawid Przepiorka, Marienbad, 1925
1r3q2/p4p2/3k4/3p4/P2P1Pp1/4P3/1P1BK3/2Q5 w - - 1 0
[ Bb4+ Rxb4 Qc5+ ]

c)
Friedrich Saemisch vs George Koltanowski, Spa, 1926
2Rn2rk/1p3bnp/p2N4/4pp2/3N4/5P2/PP2B1PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Friedrich Saemisch vs Jindrich Engel, Brno, 1928
r4rk1/p1pb1qp1/3n1p1R/2pPpN2/2P5/P1PB4/4Q1PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Qxe7 Rh8+ if Kxh8 Qh5+ or if Kf7 Bg6+ ]

e)
Hans Kmoch vs Friedrich Saemisch, Giessen, 1928
r3r1k1/pppq1pp1/2npbn1p/b2Np3/4P3/1B1PBN1P/PPP1QPP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 if exd5 Nd4 Nxd4 exd4 ]

1b)
Friedrich Saemisch vs Dawid Przepiorka

Friedrich Saemisch puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Carl Ahues vs Friedrich Saemisch, Duisburg, 1929
3r3k/6pb/p1q5/1pb1pP2/2p1P3/2PnB2Q/PP4PP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6 if Bxd5 Qxc5+ mates ]

b)
George Thomas vs Friedrich Saemisch, Frankfurt, 1930
r2qk2r/ppp1bppp/2n1b3/8/2B1NB2/3P4/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ Kh1 Bxc4 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Friedrich Saemisch vs Berthold Koch, Swinemunde, 1931
4r2k/1b2Nppp/1qN1n3/3R4/5P2/6P1/1PQK3P/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Walter Henneberger vs Friedrich Saemisch, Bad Liebenwerda, 1934
2q2rk1/4r1bp/bpQp2p1/p2Pp3/P3P2P/1NP1B1K1/1P6/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ Kxf3 Qh3+ Kf2 Qh2+ ]

e)
Jung vs Friedrich Saemisch, Munich, 1936
r5k1/1q3ppp/1p2rn2/1Q1p4/p1pP4/PnP1PPB1/5KPP/1R1R1N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra5 Qb4 Qa6 e4 Rb5 ]

2d)
mate in 4
Walter Henneberger vs Friedrich Saemisch

Friedrich Saemisch puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
M Milan vs Friedrich Saemisch, Trencianske Teplice, 1941
2r2rk1/1p3pp1/p2pbn1p/q1b1p3/2PnP3/1PNQ1NBP/P3BPP1/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 Qxc3 Nxe2+ ]

b)
Friedrich Saemisch vs Schmitt, Augsburg, 1946
r6r/ppq1kp2/7Q/3bPp2/1Pn5/2P3B1/2P2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kd7 e6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Friedrich Saemisch vs O Menzinger, Marktoberdorf, 1953
2br3k/pp3Pp1/1n2p3/1P2N1pr/2P2qP1/8/1BQ2P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Qh7+ Rxh7 Ng6# ]

3c)
mate in 4
Friedrich Saemisch vs O Menzinger

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