Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1890.
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 5. Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, corr., 1890
r4k1r/ppp1n2p/2n2N2/4p1N1/3b2Q1/q7/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe6 if Nd8 Qf7+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Mabillis vs Goring, Regensburg, 1890
r4rk1/1pqbbppp/p1n1p3/2pp1n2/5PN1/1P2PNQ1/PBPPB1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 8. Siegbert Tarrasch vs Max Kurschner, Nuremberg, 1890
r2q1k2/p3r1pQ/1pbbp3/3p2p1/1P1B1P2/2P5/P5PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ w/fxg5+ & Rf6+ ]

d)
Joseph Blackburne vs Isidor Gunsberg, 1890
r1b1k2r/2p2ppp/p1nb1n2/1p1qp3/3P4/2P2N2/PPB1QPPP/RNB1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bb3 w/Qxe4 & Bd5 ]

e)
Mikhail Chigorin vs H Steinitz, corr., 1890
1rb1k2r/Qpqp1p1p/4n1p1/2pBp3/4P3/B1P5/P4PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 w/Bxc5 & Bb6 ]

1890 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Isidor Gunsberg vs Wilhelm Steinitz, New York, 1890
r1b1k2r/ppppnpp1/1b2n2p/4P3/Q2P3N/6P1/PB1NBq1P/R3R2K w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 w/Bb5 traps the Q ]

b)
Emanuel Lasker vs Theodore Von Scheve, Berlin, 1890
r2r2k1/2p2pp1/6q1/1pp5/5P2/N1Pb1Q2/PP4PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd3 w/Re8+ ]

c)
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Zoran Devide, New York, 1890
r1bq3k/pppp1Qp1/7p/4b3/2B5/8/P4PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]

d)
Jean Taubenhaus vs Goetz, Paris, 1890
r1b1k2r/pp1p1pp1/2p3n1/4P2p/2B1Q2P/5N2/P1P1KPP1/q1B4R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ w/Qf5+ & Qxg6 ]

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