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.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

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)
White Mates in 7. Adolf Anderssen vs Louis Paulsen, London, 1862
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+ ]

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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+ ]

1860's Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Adolf Anderssen vs V Knorre, Berlin, 1865
2r2r1k/p2b1q1p/3Q4/1p2pPB1/3bP3/2p4R/P1B3RP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Qxh7 Bf6+ or if Kxh7 Bd2 ]

b)
Adolf Anderssen vs Johannes Zukertort, Breslau, 1865
r1b1kb1r/ppppn2p/n5q1/3NQ3/3PP3/8/PPP3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qxe7+ w/Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Johannes Zukertort vs Adolf Anderssen, Breslau, 1865
rnb2R2/ppk3bp/3p4/3p3Q/2q5/8/PPP2BPP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8+ Kxd8 Qe8+ w/Re7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Johannes Zukertort vs Adolf Anderssen, Breslau, 1865
rnbk3r/pQ3p1p/2n2N1b/2q5/5R2/3P4/PPPB2PP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rd4+ if Qxd4 Ba5+ Qb6 Bxb5+ or if Nxd4 Ba5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Adolf Anderssen vs Anonymous, Berlin, 1866
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)
White Mates in 7. Adolf Anderssen vs Carl Mayet, Breslau, 1867
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)
White Mates in 5. Adolf Anderssen vs Johannes Zukertort, Barmen, 1869
3r2k1/p4rPp/1b1q3Q/n1p1pP2/1p6/3B1NR1/P4P1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 f6+ if Kg8 Bh7+ ]

f)
Adolf Anderssen vs Alexander, Hamburg, 1869
rrq1k3/2p2p2/3pb1p1/3N2Pp/p1PpPR2/P2P3P/1P6/K2Q1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 Bxf7 Qf3 Be6 Qf8+ Kd7 Qg7+ ]

g)
White Mates in 7. Gustav Neumann vs Szymon Winawer, Baden-Baden, 1870
4q1k1/6r1/p2p1p1Q/r3pBn1/2p4N/1pP1P3/1P4R1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5 if fxg5 Be6+ or if Rxg5 Bh7+ ]

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)
Black Mates in 3. J Robey vs Adolf Anderssen, London, 1862
8/Qp4pk/2p3b1/5p1p/3B3P/1P4P1/P1P1rnBK/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ Kh3 Rh1+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 7. Adolf Anderssen vs George Medley, London, 1862
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)
Black Mates in 5. J Rosanes vs Adolf Anderssen, Breslau, 1863
1r1r2k1/p4ppp/1qp5/4Pb2/3b1P2/1PP2N2/P2BQ1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 4. J Rosanes vs Adolf Anderssen, Breslau, 1863
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)
Black Mates in 5. Adolf Anderssen vs Johannes Zukertort, Breslau, 1868
3q2k1/p5pp/2p5/5pR1/3P1P1K/2Q4P/P1P1r1r1/1RB5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg5+ fxg5 Re4+ ]

e)
Wilfried Paulsen vs Adolf Anderssen, Barmen, 1869
6k1/1r2n1pp/3p1p2/q2P4/p1rNPP2/1Pp3P1/2Q4P/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Rxd4 axb3 ]

f)
Cecil De Vere vs Szymon Winawer, Baden-Baden, 1870
r1b1k2r/ppppqp2/2n4p/1Bb1B1pn/4P3/3P1N2/PPP2PPP/RN1Q1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 if Nxe5 Qxe5 Qxh5 Qxb2 ]

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