Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1902.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
Carl Schlechter vs David Janowski, Carlsbad, 1902
rbr3k1/1b1nBpp1/p1p1p2p/QpP5/2qPB2R/5N2/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ b3 w/Rd2 ]

b)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Ignacy Von Popiel, Hanover, 1902
1k1r4/p4p2/3qp1p1/1PR4p/3p1PnP/3N1QP1/P7/K7 w - - 0 1
[ Nb4 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Frank J Marshall vs William Napier, Hanover, 1902
4r2k/p3PRbp/4Q1p1/8/1P6/P2q2PB/3r3P/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ w/Qe5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. George Marco vs T Scheve, Monte Carlo, 1902
2R5/6kp/p2R2p1/1p2p3/q3n3/6N1/P5PP/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. F Wellmuth vs S Johnston, Chicago, 1902
rnbqkbnr/pppp3p/5p2/8/2B1PR2/2N5/PPPP2pP/R1BQ2K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ ]

f)
Emanuel Lasker vs J Fahey, Philadelphia, 1902
r2q1k2/ppp2n2/4bPQ1/3p4/8/8/PP4PP/1Bn2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Re1 ]

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