Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1887.
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 2. Wilhelm Steinitz vs David Sands, New York, 1887
r4br1/3b1kpp/1q1P4/1pp1RP1N/p7/6Q1/PPB3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. L Bachmann vs Fiechtl, Regensberg, 1887
r1bq1k1r/pp2R1pp/2pp1p2/1n1N4/8/3P1Q2/PPP2PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Amos Burn vs F Braund, London, 1887
r6k/pppb1B2/6Q1/8/3P4/2P1q3/PKP3PP/7R w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ w/Bg6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Richardson vs Delmar, New York, 1887
rnb3kr/ppp2ppp/1b6/3q4/3pN3/Q4N2/PPP2KPP/R1B1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ w/Qf8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Emil Schallop vs Amos Burn, Frankfurt, 1887
3b1r1k/1p3r1p/4Q3/p4N1R/P7/1P1q2P1/4RPK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7 ]

1887 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 7. Jean Taubenhaus vs Jakob Halpern, Germany, 1887
r3kbnr/pp3ppp/8/3p4/3Q1p2/1KN2P1B/PPP4P/R1B1q3 w - - 0 1
[ Qa4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Siegbert Tarrasch vs Irion & Kurschner, Nuremberg, 1887
r1q3k1/pp1bb2p/2p1N1n1/3P3Q/8/8/PPPB2PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 ]

c)
Joseph Blackburne vs Jean Taubenhaus, Frankfurt, 1887
7k/2rq1r1p/p5pB/1p4R1/3PPp1Q/P3nP2/7P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 w/Bxf4+ ]

d)
Isidore Gunsberg vs Hermann Von Gottschall, Frankfurt, 1887
2r2rkb/pq1b1p2/2np1Pp1/3p3p/1p1BP2R/1P6/P1PQN1PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if gxh5 Qg5+ mates ]

e)
George McKenzie vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Frankfurt, 1887
6k1/3R3p/p2p2p1/6N1/P2bP3/7P/1rr3P1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

1887 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win.
a)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Hahn, Nuremberg, 1887
1r1b3k/2q4p/p4pr1/2pBnRp1/3BP3/6Q1/PP4PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 if fxe5 Rf8+ mates ]

b)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs Johannnes Zukertort, Frankfurt, 1887
r4rk1/2pqbppp/p1n1b3/1p1pP3/3Nn3/1BP5/PP3PPP/RNBQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 w/Rxe4 ]

c)
Jean Taubenhaus vs Colchester, Paris, 1887
r2qkb1r/ppp2ppp/3p4/4n3/2B3b1/2P2N2/PPP3PP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

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