Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Johann Berger.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
Black to move and win. Josef Noa vs Berger, Berlin, 1881
3r2k1/7p/3rp3/4Np2/1PP1bp2/1R2b1PP/R3B2K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 Rba3 (if Rbb2 Rxb2 w/Bd4) Rxe2+ Rxe2 Rd1 ]

b)
Black to move and win. M Billecard vs Berger, Munich, 1900
3rr2k/q3bpp1/p4n1p/1p1bB3/1P6/P2B3P/1N2QPP1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd6 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Ignacy Popiel vs Berger, Munich, 1900
3r2k1/6p1/2Nr3p/1R1P1n2/p1Q2P1P/3R2PK/5q2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kh2 Ne3 ]

d)
Berger vs Richard Reti, Vienna, 1908
5rk1/b4ppp/p7/1p6/1P2r2q/P2R1Q1P/1B3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 Qe7 Rd7 ]

e)
White Mates in 2. Berger vs P Froehlich, Graz, 1922
r2qkb1r/2p1nppp/p2p4/np1NN3/4P3/1BP5/PP1P1PPP/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]


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