Here are some chess problems composed by Sam Loyd.
White Mates in 3.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
New York Albion, 1858
8/8/8/7R/3k4/8/1N1K4/3B4 w - - 0 1
[ Nd3 if Ke4 Kc3 or if Kc4 Ke3 ]

b)
New York Albion, 1856
8/8/8/2K5/6kP/4Q3/8/5B2 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if Kxh4 Qf4+ or if Kf5 Qg3 ]

c)
Ill. London News, 1867
Q7/3Np2k/4P3/8/6K1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qa1 if Kg8 (or Kg6) Nf8(+) or if Kh6 Qh8+ ]

d)
Sissa, 1868
8/8/1Q6/1pP5/k7/8/K7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if Kb4 Qc1 or if Ka5 Kb3 ]

e)
Toledo Blade, 1887
8/8/1Q6/6N1/8/2KP4/4k3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if Kf3 (or Ke1 or Kd1) Qg1(+) or if Kf1 Nf4 ]



Sam Loyd Problems, Part II. White Mates in 3.
a)
New York Albion, 1857
8/4K3/8/1R6/3kP3/8/8/4Q3 w - - 0 1
[ Rb3 if Ke5 Re3 ]

b)
4K3/4p3/8/3k4/3B2Q1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ba7 if e5 Ke7 or if e6 Qd4+ or if Ke5 Kxe7 or if Kd6 Qf5 ]

c)
8/8/8/5Qp1/7k/8/4N3/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Ke1 if g4 Ng1 or if Kh5 Nf4+ ]

d)
5K2/8/1k6/8/1pP1Q3/1N6/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Na5 if Kxa5 (or b3 or Ka6) Qc6(+) or if Kc7 Qb7+ ]

e)
2Q5/3N4/4k3/8/K7/8/1p6/1B6 w - - 0 1
[ Ka5 w/Bf5 ]

Sam Loyd Problems, Part III. White Mates in 3.
a)
Baltimore Dispatch, 1859
8/5N2/2k5/4p3/1B6/K2Q4/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7 w/Nd6(+) ]

b)
Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 1859
5K2/8/5k1N/8/8/5B2/5P2/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7 if Kf5 Rc6 or if Ke6 Be4 or if Kg6 Bg4 ]

c)
Detroit Free Press, 1877
8/2p5/2p5/k1K5/8/3Q4/8/3b4 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3 if Ka6 (or Ba4) Qxc7(+) or if Ka4 Qc3 or if Bc2 Qg8 ]

d)
Chess Monthly, 1859
8/8/8/5K1p/5p1k/5R2/7r/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg5 if Rh1 Rg2 or if Rg2 Rxh5+ ]

e)
Syracuse Standard, 1858
8/8/4K3/1pp5/2k2P2/8/R7/7Q w - - 0 1
[ Ra3 if b4 Qf1+ or if Kb4 Qa1 ]

Sam Loyd Problems, Part IV. White Mates in 3.
a)
k4b2/B2R4/5PR1/8/3K4/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 if Bg7 fxg7 or if Bd6 Rg8+ ]

b)
8/8/5B1N/3B4/3p1k2/7K/3P4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bh1 if d3 Kg2 ]

c)
Fitzerald's City Item, 1860
4kBN1/4P3/8/K7/1R6/4N3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rg4 if Kd7 (or Kf7) Rg7(+) ]


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