See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead - 3 Books in One!

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rudolf Swiderski.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)
Black mates in 5.
Jan Heemskerk vs Rudolf Swiderski, Amsterdam, 1899
5r1k/6b1/p6p/3Qn3/7q/1BP2p2/PP4PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if Qd2 Qxh2+ or if Qxf3 Rxf3 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Rudolf Swiderski vs A Petterson, Barmen, 1905
1r2nk2/pn1rNp1p/3P2pq/1P2P3/PB6/5RP1/4Q2P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Rudolf Swiderski vs Wilhelm Schwan, Barmen, 1905
2r3bk/pp4R1/5n1p/3pBP2/3Pp2Q/Pr6/KP1q3P/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg8+ Rxg8 Qxf6+ Kh7 Qh8+ Rxh8 Rg7# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Rudolf Swiderski vs D Bleykmans, Sheveningen, 1905
2r4k/pp2b1pp/2n5/7Q/3P1N2/P3P1P1/1P4KP/R1B1q3 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

e)
Rudolf Swiderski vs Franz Jacob, Ostend, 1907
3k1r2/3r3p/5pp1/2R5/2Bn4/P7/6PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba6 if Rd6 Rc8+ or if Rc7 Rd5+ Rd7 Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rd1 ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Rudolf Swiderski vs Georg Schories, Ostend, 1907
2R2Q2/p3rp1p/1p2qkp1/8/6P1/4P3/4BPKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kg5 f4+ ]

1c)
mate in 4
Rudolf Swiderski vs Wilhelm Schwan

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