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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ignatz Von Kolisch. 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 5.
Ignatz Von Kolisch vs Thomas Barnes, London, 1860
r2k4/p4r1p/1p1P1q2/1N6/8/8/P1Q2PbP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ d7 Qxf2+ if Rf8 Qc7# or if Qxf2 Bd5 Re8+ Kxd7 Qxf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Ignatz Von Kolisch vs Cremorne, 1860
2r1kqnr/pRb3pp/2p1p3/6B1/2NQ4/2P5/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 if Rxc7 Qd8+ or if Nf6 Rxc8+ Kf7 Ne5+ ]

c)
Ignatz Von Kolisch vs Louis Paulsen, London, 1861
r5k1/pppn2p1/2npq2p/4pr2/7B/2PPP3/PP1N2PP/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 Qxf5 Qb3+ Kh8 Qxb7 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
br1k3r/n1p2Ppp/3nQ3/b6q/2B5/B4N2/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd6 if cxd6 Rxd6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Ignatz Von Kolisch vs P Hirschfeld, Paris, 1864
r5nr/pppk2p1/1b1pN3/n2N3q/6Q1/8/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf8+ Kc6 Nb4+ ]

f)
Ignatz Von Kolisch vs Sam Loyd, Paris, 1867
r3r2k/p1q3pp/2p3n1/1p2Pp2/5P2/1BP3Q1/P5PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6 if hxg6 Rf3 mates ]

1e)
mate in 4
Ignatz Von Kolisch vs P Hirschfeld

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