'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+ ]

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 Qd8+ mates ]

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

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