Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1916.
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. Charles Watson vs NN, Melbourne, 1916
rnb2b1r/p3kBp1/3pNn1p/2pQN3/1p2PP2/4B3/Pq5P/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Alexander Alekhine vs S Wainstein, Odessa, 1916
r3q2k/1bn2p2/p4P1p/1pPp2R1/3P4/P1N1Q3/1PB3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Gessner vs Whitaker, Chicago, 1916
r1b2r2/pp3Npk/6np/8/2q1N3/4Q3/PPP2RPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Orla Krause vs Gustav Nyholm, Copenhagen, 1916
r1b2r2/p4Pk1/7p/q2Nb1B1/2B1Q1n1/4P3/PP3PP1/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Bxh6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Goldschmidt vs Preinhalter, Prague, 1916
rn1qr1k1/pbpp2p1/1p2pbN1/7Q/3P4/2N5/PPP3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ ]

1916 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Estaeban Canal vs NN, Alla Cieca Lipsia, 1916
2kr3r/1pp2ppp/pb6/1RN1q3/2Q1P1n1/B1P3P1/P4P1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6 ]

b)
Efim Bogoljubov vs Alexei Selesniev, Triberg, 1916
rnb1rnk1/pp2qpp1/3p1b1p/PNpPp3/2Q1P3/4BN2/BPP2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 w/d6 & Nc7 ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Jacques Mieses, Berlin, 1916
r4rk1/p1B1bpp1/1p2pn1p/8/2PP4/1q1B1P2/1P2QP1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc2 traps the Q ]

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