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Here are some chess puzzles from the US CH of the 1930s.
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 3.
Samuel Reshevsky vs Anthony Santasiere, New York, 1939
7k/1p1q1rpb/p3pB1R/P2pPr2/6Q1/6RP/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Weaver Adams vs Harold Morton, New York, 1936
5r2/pp3kpQ/5p2/2p5/1b6/3BK3/Pq4PP/3R3R w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Weaver Adams vs Samuel Reshevsky, New York, 1936
4r1k1/1p3p2/p1b2QBp/8/2q5/8/5PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ Kxf1 Bb5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Weaver Adams vs Samuel Factor, New York, 1936
5rk1/R1QN1pp1/7p/1p3q2/2p1b3/5P2/P2r2PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kh1 Bxf3 Nf6+ Kh8 ]


mate in 5
Israel Horowitz vs Anthony Santasiere

Puzzles from the US CH of the 1930s, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Israel Horowitz vs Anthony Santasiere, New York, 1938
3r2k1/p1q3pp/4rn2/2b5/Q1P1p3/2Np3P/PB3PP1/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 hxg4 Rh6 ]

b)
Arnold Denker vs Milton Hanauer, New York, 1936
r1bbr1k1/1p1q1pp1/p1n4p/3pN3/1Q6/P2B2B1/1P3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Rxe5 Rd6 Qe8 Bxe5 if Be7 Qb6 ]

c)
Hermann Steiner vs Sidney Bernstein, New York, 1936
5r1k/6pp/1Q1N4/p3q3/8/P5P1/1P3P1P/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Rxf7 Qd8+ ]

d)
George Shainswit vs Albert Simonson, New York, 1938
5k2/4p2p/2p2bp1/5p2/2QPb3/qr1NP2P/5PP1/3R1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 if Qb4 Rxd3 ]


Arnold Denker vs Milton Hanauer


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