Here are some chess problems composed by Mrs Baird.
White mates in 3.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
The Standard, 1895
8/4p3/1K2p3/3k4/5Q2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kb5 e5 Qc4+ ]

b)
Hackney Mercury, 1893, 1st prize
8/8/8/2k5/2P5/2N5/2N3Q1/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7 if Kxc4 Qd4+ or if Kc6 c5 or if Kb6 (or Kd6) Nb5(+) ]

c)
Leeds Mercury, 1894, 2nd prize
1K3Q2/8/8/4k3/8/N7/N7/7B w - - 0 1
[ Nc1 if Ke6 Nd3 or if Kd4 Qf6+ ]

d)
Illustrated London News, 1896
8/1K4B1/8/7Q/4k3/P7/8/5N2 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 if Kf4 Nh2 or if Kd5 Qf5+ ]

e)
Cape Times, 1894
1K6/5Q2/8/4k2B/P7/3P4/3P4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd1 if Kd4 Qh5 or if Kd6 d4 ]

f)
6N1/8/8/2p2k2/2N5/8/1K1B4/3Q4 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 K moves Qg4+ ]

Mrs Baird, Part II. White mates in 3.
a)
Brighton Society, 1894
2K3N1/8/2Q5/4kp2/8/5p1N/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc4 Kd6 Ng5 ]

b)
The Field, 1894
1K6/6Q1/4k3/8/2N5/1N2P3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8 if Kd7 e4 or if Kd5 Qf7+ ]

c)
8/5Q2/8/4k3/8/K6R/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kb4 if Kd6 Rh5 or if Kd4 Qe8 ]

d)
8/K7/8/5B2/2k5/2N5/8/Q7 w - - 0 1
[ Na4 K moves Qc3(+) ]

e)
8/5Q2/7K/B7/3k4/8/8/5B2 w - - 0 1
[ Bg2 Ke3 Qf3+ or if Kd3 (or Kc5) Qb3+ or if Ke5 Qd5+ ]

f)
8/2K1N3/8/8/8/3k2p1/Q5N1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Ke4 Qc2+ or if Kc3 Ne1 ]


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