### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Edgar Colle. 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)
Colle vs Emanuel Sapira, Brussels, 1925
r4k2/p1q2p1r/2p1P1pp/8/2N2P2/2Q1P2P/PP6/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 w/Qf6 ]

b)
Colle vs William Fairhurst, London, 1927
5r1k/R4p1p/2p2q1p/8/6Q1/1Bn5/P2r1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Re8+ w/Qg8+ ]

c)
Colle vs George Thomas, Carlsbad, 1929
5rk1/p1r1qppp/bp1N4/2P5/4pP2/1P2P3/PB4PP/2RQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Rd8 Qg4 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Colle vs Victor Soultanbeieff, Liege, 1930
r1b1rk2/ppq3p1/2nbpp2/3pN1BQ/2PP4/7R/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 gxf6 Ng6+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. George Fontein vs Colle, Sheveningen, 1923
6k1/1p3p2/2p3r1/P1Pq1p1p/1P1brP2/3Q2RP/2R1p1P1/4B2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3 ]

Colle Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
2rr2k1/b4p1p/6p1/1pq1p3/2p5/2P2P2/PPR1QNPP/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ if Qxf2 Rxd1+ ]

b)
Vera Menchik vs Colle, Carlsbad, 1929
5rk1/pp3qpp/2pb3r/3p1pQ1/3P1P2/3BP2P/PP4P1/2R1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be7 Qg3 Bh4 ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Savielly Tartakower vs Colle, San Remo, 1930
5rk1/pp3qpp/2pb3r/3p1pQ1/3P1P2/3BP2P/PP4P1/2R1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Ke2 Rxe3+ ]

d)
William Winter vs Colle, Scarborough, 1930
2r3k1/pb1pq1pp/1pn1p1r1/5pn1/1PPN4/P3P3/2Q2PPP/R2RBB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if exd4 Nf3 w/Qh4 ]

e)
Gosta Stoltz vs Colle, Bled, 1931
6k1/p1pp4/bp2p1p1/2P1RrN1/2P4P/3Q4/PP3pq1/1K3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 if Qxc4 Rxe5 Qd3 Qxf1+ ]

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