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Here are some chess puzzles from notable games of 1871-5. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Adolf Anderssen vs Claus Pitschel, Altona, 1872
4rr2/3b1pkp/1p1q1bp1/p1ppNP2/2PP4/2Q3N1/PP2R1PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh5+ gxh5 Qg3+ Kh8 Nxf7+ Rxf7 Rxe8+ Bxe8 Qxd6 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Adolf Anderssen vs Samuel Rosenthal, Vienna, 1873
r1bnk2r/pppp1ppp/1b4q1/4P3/2B1N3/Q1Pp1N2/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873
Q4R2/3kr3/1q3n1p/2p1p1p1/1p1bP1P1/1B1P3P/2PBK3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Schwarz, Vienna, 1873
2rrk3/QR3pp1/2n1b2p/1BB1q3/3P4/8/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ Kf8 Re8+ ]

e)
Samuel Rosenthal vs Louis Paulsen, Vienna, 1873
4Qbk1/ppq2ppn/8/3PNpP1/2p2P2/7P/4K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6 if Qxd6 Qxf7+ Kh8 Ng6+ ]

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1874-5 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
H Hosmer vs F Perrin, Chicago, 1874
3r2k1/p3r1p1/2p1p3/2PqP2p/3Pn1p1/PP6/1B2Q1RP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe3 w/Re1 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Joseph Blackburne vs Peyer, England (Blindfold), 1875
rkq4r/pppb1ppp/B1R5/1Q1pP3/8/B7/P4PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 if Bxb5 Rxb7+ Qxb7 Bd6 Qc7 Bxc7# or if Bc6 Rxb7+ Bxb7 Bd6+ Qc7 Qxb7# ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Johannes Zukertort vs William Potter, London, 1875
3r4/pR2N3/2pkb3/5p2/8/2B5/qP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ Kc5 Rc1+ Bc4 b4# ]

d)
Black Mates in 3. Consultants vs Mikhail Chigorin, St Petersburg, 1875
7k/pbp3bp/3p4/1p5q/3n2p1/5rB1/PP1NrN1P/1Q1BRRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ hxg3 Qh1+ ]

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1873-5 Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Adolf Anderssen vs Max Fleissig, Vienna, 1873
2kr2r1/ppp2p1p/4n3/R7/4P3/N1P2Q2/Pq4PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 6. Claus Pitschel vs Joseph Blackburne, Vienna, 1873
3r3k/1pp1qppp/r5n1/p3p2n/3pP1KP/P2P1N2/BPPB1P2/2RQ3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7+ Kxh5 Nf4+ Bxf4 g6+ Kh6 g6 ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Veraart vs A Lelie, Amsterdam, 1874
6k1/QpB2ppp/p3b2q/8/1P2PP2/P2r2Pn/3r3P/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 Nxf4+ ]

d)
F Elder vs Frederic Bock, Chicago, 1874
6k1/pb2r1pp/2pNp3/1p1nP3/5n1q/1Q3P2/PP4PP/1B2NRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Ng3+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 6. Joseph Blackburne vs Amos Burn, England, 1875
7Q/p1pk1ppp/8/2b5/2qnpn2/2P1B3/PP4PP/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 if Qxg7 Nf3+ ]

f)
John Owen vs Amos Burn, Match, 1875
2kr1b2/ppp5/6Q1/3n4/2q1nBb1/5P2/PP2N1PP/2R2K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe2+ Kxe2 Nxf4+ ]

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