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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hermann Von Gottschall.
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.
Hermann Von Gottschall vs Henry Bird, Hamburg, 1885
8/3kBPQ1/1K4p1/2Pp4/p7/Pp5p/1P2q1b1/8 w - - 1 0
[ c6+ if Ke7 f8/Q+ ]

b)
Hermann Von Gottschall vs Carl Walbrodt, Kiel, 1893
r4r2/pp1b1kn1/n1p3qQ/3p1p2/3P4/3B1PN1/PPP3P1/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ Kf6 Qh4+ Qg5 Qxg5+ Rxg7+ if Kf6 Rxd7 or if Kf4 Kd2 mates ]

c)
Hermann Von Gottschall vs Emil Schallopp, Kiel, 1893
4rrk1/ppp4q/5n1p/3p2p1/Q3p3/3PP1R1/PPP1N1PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 ]

d)
Hermann Von Gottschall vs Manfried Jakob, Munich, 1900
6rk/1bp1qp1p/p4p1Q/1p1ppP2/3bP2P/2NP3R/PPPB2r1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 fxg5 hxg5 f6 gxf6 Be3 Qh5 or if Qf7 Qxh7+ ]

e)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Hermann Von Gottschall, Breslau, 1925
rn4k1/1b3pp1/5q1p/1B1p1N2/1P4P1/1RQ4P/5P2/r3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
Hans Duhm vs Hermann Von Gottschall, Hannover, 1926
2k5/pb4r1/1ppR4/2b1P3/N1pnQP2/1P6/PB3KP1/7q b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Nxc5 Rxg2+ ]

1f)
mate in 4
Hans Duhm vs Hermann Von Gottschall

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