Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1899.
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. Harry Pillsbury vs Samuel Tinsley, London, 1899
3k1r1r/pb3p2/1p4p1/1B2B3/3qn3/6QP/P4RP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Aaron Nimzowitsch vs Gustav Neumann, Riga, 1899
r1b3nr/ppqk1Bbp/2pp4/4P1B1/3n4/3P4/PPP2QPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf5+ ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Ryder vs NN, Leipzig, 1899
rn2kb1r/1pQbpppp/1p6/qp1N4/6n1/8/PPP3PP/2KR2NR w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Geza Maroczy vs Heinrich Wolf, Berlin, 1899
3r4/2p2k1p/pqp1RB2/2r5/PbQ2N2/1P3PP1/2P3P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Harry Pillsbury vs George Lyman, Chicago, 1899
3r1rk1/ppp2p1p/6p1/4B1N1/8/2n5/PqB1Q1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 ]

1899 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Mikhail Chigorin vs Samuel Tinsley, London, 1899
3k4/R2pq1p1/3Rp2r/1r1bPpNp/5P1P/Q1P5/1P6/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ R6xd7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Dawid Janowski vs Carl Schlechter, London, 1899
2b3k1/4rrpp/p2p4/2pP2RQ/1pP1Pp1N/1P3P1P/1q6/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Harry Pillsbury vs NN, Toronto, 1899
2rqk2r/3n1ppp/1p2n3/p7/3P4/B2B2Q1/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Geza Maroczy vs Henry Bird, London, 1899
4r2k/3n1R2/2pq3p/p1p5/3n3P/P2P4/B1P2QP1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ ]

e)
Simon Alapin vs Zinkl, Vienna, 1899
2b3r1/3kq1r1/2n1pQ1p/1p1pP2B/pPpP3N/P1P2R2/5P2/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7 ]

1899 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win.
a)
Henry Atkins vs Jan Te Kolste, Amsterdam, 1899
2rqr1k1/1b1nbppp/pp2p3/3nN1B1/3P4/1BN5/PP2QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 ]

b)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Jankovitch, Moscow, 1899
1k1n4/1P4pp/r1rp1p2/1R2p3/4P3/4BP2/5P1P/R4K2 w - - 0 1
[ Ba7+ ]

c)
Grossbach vs Emerich, Vienna, 1899
rnb1r1k1/ppppBppp/1b1P4/1q6/4N3/8/PP3PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

d)
H Imbusch vs H Goring, Munich, 1899
r1bq1bkr/pppp2pp/2n5/4p3/4N3/5Q2/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K1NR w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

e)
Harry Pillsbury vs NN, Newark, 1899
rnbq1rk1/ppb1nppp/2p1p3/3pP3/2PP4/2NB1N2/PP3PPP/R1BQK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ ]

1899 Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win.
a)
Adolf Rosentreter vs Leopold Hoffer, Berlin, 1899
r1bqk2r/pppp1p2/5n1p/4p3/2BnPp1B/8/PPP3PP/RN1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf4 if Ne2+ Bxe2 w/Qd4 & Bxf6 ]

b)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Karel Hromadka, Maehrisch-Ostrau, 1899
kb4r1/pp1r1Rp1/1Qpq3p/P3p3/2B1P3/2PP2Pn/1PK5/R5B1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 Rxf7 Bxd6 Rf2+ Qxf2 Nxf2 Bc5 ]

c)
Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, Berlin, 1899
8/p5Q1/2ppq2p/3n2p1/3B2Pk/2P2P2/P7/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ if Qxh6 Kh2 mates ]

d)
Shorochov vs Pirtzhalava, corr., 1899
1Rb4r/4kr2/p1p1pb2/4p2p/2P5/q7/P2QB1PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh5+ if R7c8 Rb7+ mates ]

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