"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+ Nxh8 Qh7+ Kf8 Qxh8+ Kf7 g6+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Carl Schlechter vs Bendiner, Vienna, 1893
5brk/ppq2p1p/2p1rnp1/3p1NQ1/3P2RR/3B1P2/PPP2P1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ if Rg7 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh4+ or if Rxf6 Rxh7+ ]

c)
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+ or if Ke8 Qe5+ ]

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

e)
White mates in 10.
Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, 1898
1r2q2r/pp1nn2k/2p1p1pp/b2p3N/P2P4/Q2BBP2/5P1P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ Qxe7 Rxg6 Rhf8 Rxh6+ Kg8 Rg1+ Kf7 Bg6+ ]

1e)
mate in 10
Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner

Carl Schlechter puzzles, pt. ii.
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+ or if Bxf2 Qd2+ mates ]

b)
Carl Schlechter vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Cologne, 1898
r2q2r1/pp2kpQ1/2pbb2p/2p1p3/4PN2/1PN5/P1P2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Kd7 Rxd6+ Kxd6 Qxe5+ Kd7 Rd1+ ]

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

e)
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+ ]

2c)
mate in 5
Amos Burn vs Carl Schlechter

Carl Schlechter puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Augustin Neumann vs Carl Schlechter, Vienna, 1904
1B6/3k3p/8/1p2P3/3r4/7r/PKRP4/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb4+ ]

b)
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+ ]

c)
Carl Schlechter vs Paul Leonhardt, Ostende, 1905
5rk1/1b3q2/p4Pp1/1p6/2p4Q/6N1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 gxf5 Qg5+ Kh8 Qh6+ Kg8 Rxf5 ]

d)
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+ Ke2 Qxf3# ]

e)
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+ ]

3e)
mate in 4
F I Duz-Hotimirsky vs Carl Schlechter

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