Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1911.
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)
White Mates in 2. George Rotlevi vs Hugo Suchting, Carlsbad, 1911
6k1/1p1r1pp1/p1r3b1/3pPqB1/2pP4/Q1P4R/P3P2K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Oscar Chajes vs Charles Jaffe, New York, 1911
4k3/r2bnn1r/1q2pR1p/p2pPp1B/2pP1N1P/PpP1B3/1P4Q1/5KR1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Aaron Nimzowitsch vs Saviely Tartakower, Carlsbad, 1911
r1b2k2/pppq1prp/3p1Qp1/8/2B5/2P5/PPP2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7 ]

d)
Oldrich Duras vs Erich Cohn, Carlsbad, 1911
2R5/4Q3/5pk1/6n1/8/1P3PPq/r7/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ w/Qc5+ ]

e)
Alexander Alekhine vs Oskar Tenner, Cologne, 1911
r2qk2r/ppp2ppp/8/2p1n2n/2B1P1b1/3PBN2/PPP3PP/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 w/Bxf7+ & Bxd5+ ]

1911 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Hans Fahrni vs Boris Kostic, Carlsbad, 1911
3r1r1k/2p4p/p3q3/1pbpP3/5p1Q/2PR1N1P/PP4P1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ w/Ng5+ ]

b)
Kluxen vs JR Capablanca, Hamburg, 1911
r4r1k/ppp2Bpp/5q2/4NQ2/8/8/PP3PPP/n4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
Karel Hromadka vs Hafe, Cologne, 1911
7r/3k4/p3p3/3b1p2/5Q2/2b2PP1/q4B2/1R1B2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba4+ w/Qc7+ & Qxc3+ ]

d)
George Salve vs Milan Vidmar, Sr, Carlsbad, 1911
r4rk1/3b1pp1/5q2/1p1PpN2/2pbP1P1/2N2P2/1P1Q2K1/R3R3 w - - 0 1
[ g5 ]

e)
H Wegemund vs Thoenes, Cologne, 1911
r3k2r/1pp2pp1/p1p4p/4b3/4P1b1/1QPq1N2/PP1N1PPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ w/0-0-0 or Nxe5+ ]

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