'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Richard Teichmann.
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.
Kasimir De Weydlich vs Richard Teichmann, Leipzig, 1894
5r1k/ppp3pp/3B2n1/1P2p3/P2q4/2Nr2PP/1Q3P2/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ Kh2 Rxh3+ Kxh3 Rf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Amos Burn vs Richard Teichmann, Hastings, 1895
4r1k1/pp1b2pp/2p2r2/2PpB2q/1P3p2/4PP2/P1B1QP1P/3R2RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Richard Teichmann vs Amos Burn, Berlin, 1897
2rr1bk1/p5p1/8/1p2Pp1Q/3q1P2/3b3R/PP4PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ e6 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Richard Teichmann vs Samuel Tinsley, London, 1899
1kb4r/p1p1q3/2n1pp1p/1P6/Q4p2/2P1B3/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ bxc6 fxe3 Rb1+ Ka8 Qb5 if Ba6 Qxa6 ]

e)
Richard Teichmann vs James Mortimer, Monte Carlo, 1902
1r5n/5k2/1p1p1n1B/2p1pP2/2P1P3/3B3K/2P5/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Ra7+ if Ke8 Bg7 or if Kg8 Rg7+ w/Rb7+ ]

Richard Teichmann puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Richard Teichmann vs Albert Hodges, Cambridge Springs, 1904
r2nb3/p3R1pp/1p3r1k/1P3P2/3B4/3B3P/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be3+ Kh5 Be2+ Kh4 Re4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
W T Dickinson vs Richard Teichmann, London, 1904
k5r1/2B4p/p2N1p2/2P1p3/1P1n3P/R4p1K/P5p1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
James Mortimer vs Richard Teichmann, London, 1904
7r/pQp2pkp/8/3P1b2/2PPrb1P/6p1/PP4P1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Richard Teichmann vs Dawid Janowski, Ostend, 1906
1r5r/3R3p/pp2B1k1/5p2/P3bQpq/B7/5PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ if Kg7 Bh5+ Kf6 Bb2+ or if Kf6 Bb2# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Richard Teichmann vs Paul Johner, Ostend, 1907
r1bq1nk1/pp3Rpp/4p3/2p1P1NQ/8/1P5P/PBP3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ ]

Richard Teichmann puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Richard Teichmann vs Heinrich Wolf, Carlsbad, 1907
7r/4kp2/1pp5/p6q/2r1PR2/5Q2/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ if Ke8 Rf8+ or if Qxf7 Rd7+ ]

b)
Richard Teichmann vs Heinrich Wolf, 1910
r5kr/ppp2p1p/4b2B/4p2Q/2p3q1/2N5/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

c)
M Lowtzky vs Richard Teichmann, Breslau, 1912
8/p3rppk/7p/2q5/P1Q5/1Pp5/2R2PPP/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd6 Rc1 Qd2 Qxc3 Re1+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Richard Teichmann vs NN, Berlin, 1914
rn2kb1r/pp3ppp/4p1qn/1p4B1/2B5/3P2QP/PPP2PP1/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Qxb8+ ]

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