"Chess Olympiads" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Carl Schlechter.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
White Mates in 6.
Carl Schlechter vs Bendiner, Berlin, 1893
r2q2k1/1ppb1n1R/p2p4/3P2P1/7Q/N1P2P2/PPB5/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6.
Carl Schlechter vs Bendiner, Vienna, 1893
5brk/ppq2p1p/2p1rnp1/3p1NQ1/3P2RR/3B1P2/PPP2P1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ ]

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

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

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

Carl Schlechter puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first. a)
White Mates in 10.
Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, 1898
1r2q2r/pp1nn2k/2p1p1pp/b2p3N/P2P4/Q2BBP2/5P1P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ w/Rxg6 ]

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

c)
Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, Berlin, 1899
8/p5Q1/2ppq2p/3n2p1/3B2Pk/2P2P2/P7/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ if Qxh6 Kh2 mates ]

d)
Carl Schlechter vs Paul Leonhardt, Ostende, 1905
5rk1/1b3q2/p4Pp1/1p6/2p4Q/6N1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

e)
Carl Schlechter vs Strobl, Vienna, 1914
r4rk1/2p2p1p/p2qb3/1p1p4/3P4/5Q2/PPB3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ ]

Carl Schlechter puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 8.
Bernhard Fleissig vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1895
Q7/pp1nkp1p/4p3/1q6/4nB2/P1p5/2P1PbPP/R2K1BNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5+ Kc1 Be3+ Bxe3 Nf2 if Bg5+ Qxg5+ e3 Qxe3+ ]

b)
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+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Rudolf Swiderski vs Carl Schlechter, Monte Carlo, 1904
1R6/5k1p/B3p1p1/1Q1b4/P2b1P2/q3rPK1/6PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ if gxf3 Qxf3+ or if Kg4 Rxf4+ Kxf4 Qe3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Augustin Neumann vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1904
1B6/3k3p/8/1p2P3/3r4/7r/PKRP4/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Heinrich Wolf vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1904
7B/p1Qnkp1p/2Br4/8/P1P2pp1/3nq2P/1P4P1/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nd1+ if Kh2 g3+ or if Kh1 Qe1+ ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
Mikhail Chigorin vs Carl Schlechter, Ostend, 1907
7k/2p5/p6q/2pPp3/5pp1/1P1P2p1/P1PR2P1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ Qh2+ Kf1 f3 gxf3 Qh1+ ]

g)
Black mates in 4.
F I Duz-Hotimirsky vs Carl Schlechter, Hamburg, 1910
5rk1/1p4pp/4pb2/2P4B/1P2p3/3p2P1/3N3P/qQK2R2 b - - 0 1
[ Bb2+ Kd1 Rxf1+ Nxf1 Qxb1+ ]

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