### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of George Mackenzie. 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)
White Mates in 6. Mackenzie vs James Mason, Paris, 1878
6rr/ppqb1pkp/2pb1pn1/3p3Q/3P1P1N/3B1RN1/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Kxh6 Nhf5+ Bxf5 Nxf5+ Kh5 g4+ ]

b)
Mackenzie vs Henry Bird, London, 1883
4nrkq/1p4b1/p1b1p1p1/4p3/8/2PQB2P/P1P2RP1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Bxf8 Qxg6+ Qg7 Rxf8+ Kxf8 Bh6 ]

c)
Mackenzie vs Josef Noa, London, 1883
2r3k1/p2n1p1p/1pb2qp1/2p1rN2/4P2P/P1Q1R3/1P3PP1/1BR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ w/Ng5 or Rf3 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Mackenzie vs Szymon Winawer, London, 1883
r5k1/1p2R1np/p1p3p1/6N1/5Q1P/8/q4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5 if Nh5 Rxh7 ]

Mackenzie Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Joseph Blackburne vs Mackenzie, London, 1883
2b2r2/rp3pkp/3pq3/2pR2P1/2n1P1N1/2P2B2/1P3Q1P/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd5 if exd5 Bf5+ mates ]

b) White Mates in 3. Mackenzie vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Hamburg, 1885
2bn1rk1/5q2/2p3N1/2PpB1p1/1P4p1/4P3/2Q3K1/R7 w - - 0 1

c)
White Mates in 6. Mackenzie vs Isidor Gunsberg, Frankfurt, 1887
4b1rk/3B3p/pq2pP1R/3pP1p1/2pR1PQ1/2p5/PP4PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ Kg6 f5+ ]

d)
Mackenzie vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Frankfurt, 1887
6k1/3R3p/p2p2p1/6N1/P2bP3/7P/1rr3P1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kg7 Ne6+ ]

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