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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Salo Landau.
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)
Black mates in 3.
C Dawbarn vs Salo Landau, Scarborough, 1926
2br2k1/1p3ppp/2p5/2q1p3/r1P5/5P2/2P1N1PP/RBK2Q1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Salo Landau vs Akiba Rubinstein, Rotterdam, 1931
3r1r2/1R6/pN2q1nk/P2p2pp/1P2pp2/4P1PP/4QP1K/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5+ ]

c)
Salo Landau vs Johannes Van Den Bosch, Amsterdam, 1934
3r3r/pp2kpb1/1q6/1Bp1n1p1/4P1p1/P1N1B1P1/1P4K1/1R1Q2N1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ Rxd5 Qxd5 Qxb5 Bxg5+ if Kf8 Qd8+ Qe8 Be7+ or if f6 Qxe5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Johannes Van Den Bosch vs Salo Landau, Amsterdam, 1934
r4rk1/pp4pp/2b5/4Pp2/3R1PnK/6P1/PP4qP/R1BQ1N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2 if Kg5 h6+ Kh5 Qh3+ ]

e)
Salo Landau vs Eduard Spanjaard, Baarn, 1939
1nr3k1/p3rpp1/1p2b2p/8/3N4/2R1P2P/P2RBPP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if Rxc3 Rd8+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kg8 Ng6+ ]


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