'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jean Taubenhaus.
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 7.
Jean Taubenhaus vs Alexander Halprin, Germany, 1887
r3kbnr/pp3ppp/8/3p4/3Q1p2/1KN2P1B/PPP4P/R1B1q3 w - - 0 1
[ Qa4+ b5 Qxb5+ Ke7 Qd7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
D M Martinez vs Jean Taubenhaus, New York, 1889
8/pbp3pk/3p2p1/5q2/5r2/1PQ5/PBP3PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kxg2 Rf2+ if Kh1 Qe4+ ]

c)
Jean Taubenhaus vs Goetz, Paris, 1890
r1b1k2r/pp1p1pp1/2p3n1/4P2p/2B1Q2P/5N2/P1P1KPP1/q1B4R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Qf5+ Kg8 Qxg6 if Qc3 Qe8+ mates ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jean Taubenhaus vs W Gunston, Manchester, 1890
4R1rk/p1p3pp/3p4/b1p5/q2P2Q1/2P4P/1P4P1/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg8+ Kxg8 Qe6+ if Kf8 Rf1# ]

e)
Jean Taubenhaus vs N Jasnogrodsky, New York, 1893
3rr1k1/p1p2nbp/1p4p1/6N1/2QN1q2/2P5/PP4PP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ Rxe8 Rf1 if b5 Qxf7+ ]

f)
Jean Taubenhaus vs Andrey Smorodsky, St.Petersburg, 1914
r1b2rk1/2qnppbp/p1np2p1/1p4P1/3NP3/2N1B2P/PPPQBP2/3RK2R w K - 1 0
[ Nd5 Qb7 Nxc6 if Qxc6 Nxe7+ ]

1f)
Jean Taubenhaus vs Andrey Smorodsky

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