Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1918. 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 3. Holger Norman-Hansen vs Finkelstein, Copenhagen, 1918 r1b5/kpQ4p/p1q5/2P5/3B4/8/P4PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1 [ Qb6+ ]
b) White Mates in 4. David Janowski vs Oscar Chajes, New York, 1918 r3r3/3R1Qp1/pqb1p2k/1p4N1/8/4P3/Pb3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1 [ g4 ]
1918 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
c) White Mates in 4. Zoltan Von Balla vs Gyula Breyer, Kaschau, 1918 r3k2r/pp3p2/2pQ1Pnp/2P1nqp1/8/1B6/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1 [ Rxe5+ ]
d) White Mates in 5. W Brown vs Gibbs, London, 1918 r2q2kr/ppp2p1p/1b3p1B/4n3/2ppN1b1/5N2/PPP1QPPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1 [ Nxe5 w/Nd7 ]
e) White Mates in 6. Rosch vs Krumbach, 1918 r1br2k1/pp3p1N/2p3pB/n3pP2/4P1Q1/8/PPq3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1 [ Nf6+ ]
1918 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a) JR Capablanca vs Marc Fonaroff, New York, 1918 5rk1/ppq2ppp/2p5/4bN2/4P3/6Q1/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1 [ Nh6+ w/Qxe5 ]
b) Harry Borochov vs McCudden, New York, 1918 r1b1r1k1/ppqnbpp1/2p2n1p/4p3/P1B1P2N/2N1B3/1PP1QPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1 [ Bxf7+ w/Qc4+ ]
c) Richard Reti vs J Brach, Kaschau, 1918 1q6/1p1k2p1/1RpPppQ1/2r5/8/7P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 0 1 [ Rxb7+ ]