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Here are some chess puzzles from notable games of the 1860's. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
White Mates in 3. A Saalbach vs H Pollmaecher, Leipzig, 1861
rnbk1b1r/ppqpnQ1p/4p1p1/2p1N1B1/4N3/8/PPP2PPP/R3KB1R w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ ]

b)
Ignace Kolisch vs Louis Paulsen, London (Blindfold), 1861
r5k1/pppn2p1/2npq2p/4pr2/7B/2PPP3/PP1N2PP/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 Qxf5 Qb3+ w/Qxb7 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, Dorpat, 1862
r4k1r/ppp1n2p/2n2N2/4p1N1/3b2Q1/q7/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe6 if Nd8 Qf7+ Nxf7 Ne6# ]

d)
6kq/1bp4p/2p5/r2pp1pQ/p7/2P3NP/PP3PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Kg7 Nh5+ Kh6 Qxh8 g4 hxg4 Kg5 Qf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Frederic Deacon vs Valentine Green, London, 1862
3rnr1k/p1q1b1pB/1pb1p2p/2p1P3/2P2N2/PP4P1/1BQ4P/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ Kxh7 Nxf8+ ]

1860's Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Serafino Dubois vs O Mongredien, London, 1862
6kr/pp2r2p/n1p1PB1Q/2q5/2B4P/2N3p1/PPP3P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Rxg7 e7+ Rf7 e8/Q+ Qf8 Bxf7# ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Wilhelm Steinitz vs Peter Wilson, London, 1862
rnb3kr/ppp4p/3b3B/3Pp2n/2BP4/4KRp1/PPP3q1/RN1Q4 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ Bxf8 d6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 8. Terence Taylor vs Amateur, London, 1862
rnbqkb1r/pppp2pp/5p2/2n1N3/2B5/2N5/PPPP1PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ g6 Bf7+ Ke7 Nd5+ Kd6 Nc4+ Kc6 Nb4+ Kb5 a4+ Kxb4 c3+ Kb3 Qd1# ]

d)
Jules De Riviere vs Paul Morphy, Paris, 1863
rnb1r1k1/ppp2ppp/3p1q2/3P4/1bBP1p2/5N2/PPP2KPP/R1BQ3R w - - 0 1
[ c3 if Ba5 Qa4 ]

e)
White Mates in 8. Paul Morphy vs Dominguez, Habana, 1864
r1bqkr2/pp1pn2p/2p3p1/3BQ3/3p4/8/PPPN1PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 d6 Nxd6+ if Kd7 Be6+ ]

Tactics in the openings series

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1860's Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
2r2r1k/p2b1q1p/3Q4/1p2pPB1/3bP3/2p4R/P1B3RP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Qxh7 Bf6+ or if Kxh7 Bd2 ]

b)
r1b1kb1r/ppppn2p/n5q1/3NQ3/3PP3/8/PPP3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qxe7+ w/Nf6+ ]

c)
rnb2R2/ppk3bp/3p4/3p3Q/2q5/8/PPP2BPP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8+ Kxd8 Qe8+ w/Re7+ ]

d)
rnbk3r/pQ3p1p/2n2N1b/2q5/5R2/3P4/PPPB2PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rd4+ if Qxd4 Ba5+ Qb6 Bxb5+ or if Nxd4 Ba5+ ]

e)
2r2b2/p2q1P1p/3p2k1/4pNP1/4P1RQ/7K/2pr4/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 g6+ ]

1860's Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Wilhelm Steinitz vs V Beljaev, London, 1866
rnbk2r1/ppp2Q1p/8/1B1Pp1q1/8/2N3B1/PPP3P1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg8+ if Qxg8 Bh4+ mates or if Ke7 Qxg5+ Kd6 Ne4+ ]

b)
r3qb1r/4n1pp/p2nN3/kpp5/5P2/B7/P1Q3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb4+ if cxb4 Qc7+ Ka4 Nc5+ or if Kxb4 Qd2+ ]

c)
Ignac Kolisch vs S Loyd, Paris, 1867
r3r2k/p1q3pp/2p3n1/1p2Pp2/5P2/1BP3Q1/P5PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6 if hxg6 Rf3 ]

d)
Wilhelm Steinitz vs J Czarnowski, Paris, 1867
3r2r1/pbq1kp2/1n2pn1p/2b3p1/B1PN4/4B2P/P2QNPP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6+ if Bxc6 Bxc5+ Ke8 Bxc6+ Nfd7 Nd4 ]

e)
3r2k1/p4rPp/1b1q3Q/n1p1pP2/1p6/3B1NR1/P4P1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 f6+ if Kg8 Bh7+ ]

f)
rrq1k3/2p2p2/3pb1p1/3N2Pp/p1PpPR2/P2P3P/1P6/K2Q1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 Bxf7 Qf3 Be6 Qf8+ Kd7 Qg7+ ]

g)
4q1k1/6r1/p2p1p1Q/r3pBn1/2p4N/1pP1P3/1P4R1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5 if fxg5 Be6+ or if Rxg5 Bh7+ ]

Tactics in the openings series

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1860's Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Thomas Barnes vs John Owen, London, 1862
2r1r2k/pbqp4/1p2pp1p/8/3P1RQ1/B1P5/P5PP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg8 if Qh4 Rxg2+ mates ]

b)
Joseph Blackburne vs Frederic Deacon, London, 1862
3r1rk1/p4pp1/1p2b2p/2p1p2q/4Pn2/3BR1PP/PPP2P1K/4QRN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh3 ]

c)
8/Qp4pk/2p3b1/5p1p/3B3P/1P4P1/P1P1rnBK/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ Kh3 Rh1+ ]

d)
1r3r1k/p3R2p/8/2p2PQ1/b4K1P/2q5/P7/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb4+ Re4 Rxe4+ Kxe4 Bc6+ Kf4 Qf3+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 7. Serafino Dubois vs Wilhelm Steinitz, London, 1862
r2Nk2r/ppp5/3p1n2/2b1p3/2BnP1b1/2NP2p1/PPPQ1PPP/R4RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if gxf3 Bxf3 ]

1860's Puzzles, Part VI. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
1r1r2k1/p4ppp/1qp5/4Pb2/3b1P2/1PP2N2/P2BQ1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb3 ]

b)
4r3/p4pkp/q7/3Bbb2/P2P1ppP/2N3n1/1PP2KPR/R1BQ4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Qxf1 Bxd4+ ]

c)
Gohle vs Gustav Neumann, Berlin, 1865
r6k/ppp2p1N/2q2P2/5b2/5R2/5Q2/P4PrP/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 if Rxf3 Be4 ]

d)
3q2k1/p5pp/2p5/5pR1/3P1P1K/2Q4P/P1P1r1r1/1RB5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg5+ fxg5 Re4+ ]

e)