Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Georg Marco.
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)
Marco vs Rudolf Loman, Dresden, 1892
r1b3k1/pp3pbp/6p1/8/1Nq5/4Q3/PP3PPP/3B1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Bf8 Bb3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 2. James Mason vs Marco, Leipzig, 1894
6k1/pp4p1/2p5/2bp4/8/P5Pb/1P3rrP/2BRRN1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ ]



c) White Mates in 3. Marco vs Herbert Trenchard, Vienna, 1898
1qk1r2r/Qp4pp/1Rp5/4Nb2/2PPp3/8/P1P2PPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1

d)
Marco vs James Mortimer, Monte Carlo, 1902
2r1r3/1bpRn2k/p3P2p/1p3pp1/8/1BN5/PPP2KPP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 if c6 Bxb7 cxd5 Nxd5 ]

Marco Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Marco vs Theodor Von Scheve, Monte Carlo, 1902
2R5/6kp/p2R2p1/1p2p3/q3n3/6N1/P5PP/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 2. Arturo Reggio vs Marco, Monte Carlo, 1902
7k/1p4p1/p4b1p/3N3P/2p5/2rb4/PP2r3/K2R2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ ]



c) White Mates in 3. Marco vs Albert Hodges, Cambridge Springs, 1904
3r4/1nb1kp2/p1p2N2/1p2pPr1/8/1BP2P2/PP1R4/2KR4 w - - 0 1

d)
Marco vs Hermann Von Gottschall, Coburg, 1904
rr4k1/5pnp/p3p1p1/2RbP1N1/5P2/8/1q3QPP/RB4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ ]

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