Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1886.
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. Joseph Blackburne vs NN, England, 1886
r1bq3r/ppp1nQ2/2kp1N2/6N1/3bP3/8/P2n1PPP/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rfc1+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. J Speet vs J Hoes, corr., 1886
4k1nr/1p2rp1p/p2p4/n2B4/3PNQpb/2P4q/PP2K2P/R1B2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Johannes Zukertort vs Wilhelm Steinitz, USA, 1886
5rk1/5R2/4pbp1/3qN3/p1pPpP2/PrBbP3/1P3QK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Rxf6 Qh4 ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Tamas Erdelyi vs Betulin, , 1886
r1bq2r1/ppp2R2/2np2kp/3N2b1/2BPP1p1/P7/1PP3P1/2K2Q1R w - - 0 1
[ Nf4+ if Bxf4+ Qxf4 Qg5 Rf6+ ]

e)
H Jacobs vs John De Soyres, London, 1886
4r1k1/pbp2pp1/1p1q1n1p/3P2N1/2PB4/3Q4/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 ]

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