Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1896.
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. Frank Teed vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1896
rnbqkbn1/ppppp3/7r/6pp/3P1p2/3BP1B1/PPP2PPP/RN1QK1NR w - - 0 1
[ Qxh5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Rotterdam vs Leiden, corr., 1896
4q1kr/p4p2/1p1QbPp1/2p1P1Np/2P5/7P/PP4P1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Fraser vs Farrow, corr., 1896
1rb3k1/ppN2R1p/2n1P1p1/6p1/6B1/8/PPP3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Dr Totsa vs N Mascero, Berlin, 1896
rnbq1bnr/ppp1k1pp/8/3pN2Q/2BPp3/8/PPP2PPP/RNB1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Simon Winawer vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Nuremberg, 1896
r2qr2k/ppp3p1/3p3p/3Bn1P1/5Q2/2B5/PPP2PP1/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ g6 ]

1896 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Juan Corzo vs Manuel Golmayo, Havana, 1896
3r1r2/pppb1kpp/1q4n1/5NQ1/8/4R3/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 7. David Janowski vs Joseph Noa, Budapest, 1896
r1b3kq/p2nrn1p/1p1R1p1B/4p1p1/6N1/1B3P1P/P2Q2P1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ ]

b)
Harry Pillsbury vs NN, St Petersberg, 1896
r2b2k1/p1pq1ppp/2pp4/3N3Q/8/2P5/PP3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf5 ]

a)
Adolf Albin vs Ignacy Von Popiel, Budapest, 1896
r3rkn1/1pqnb1pp/p1p2p2/3p1PPN/3P3B/P1P2Q1P/1P1N4/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 w/Ne6+ & Qh5+ ]

a)
Wilhelm Steinitz vs C Enschede, Haarlem Simul, 1896
3qn1k1/1p2b1pp/p1r1p1r1/n2p2B1/3P2B1/2N3P1/PP2QP1P/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 w/Nxd5 ]

1896 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win.
a)
AD Dadiani vs Doubrava, Kiev, 1896
r1bqkbnr/pppnpp1p/3p2p1/8/2B1P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

b)
Levin vs Simon Alapin, St Petersberg, 1896
r1b1rqk1/p1p2p1p/2p2Bp1/2b1N3/6PQ/2P5/PP3P1P/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 ]

c)
Geza Maroczy vs Kopstein, Budapest, 1896
4r2r/1p1k2p1/p6p/3Pp2P/2N1pq2/2RB4/P3KN2/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7+ w/Nd6 ]

d)
NN vs Van Rhein, 1896
r2qk1r1/pppnbp1p/4b3/3pN3/3P1BpP/8/PPP1Q1P1/2K1RB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 w/Bxc7 ]

e)
Harry Pillsbury vs George Marco, Nuremberg, 1896
r3r1k1/pb2qp1p/1pp2bpB/8/2P4P/5Q2/PPB2PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 ]

1896 Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win.
a)
Riga vs Orel, corr., 1896
7k/1pn4p/p1q2bp1/8/P2B4/1B6/4QPPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb2 ]

b)
Emanuel Schiffers vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Rostov, 1896
4r1k1/pp1n1b2/1qp3p1/4B1P1/P1P4P/3p4/2P1QR1K/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 ]

c)
Weiss vs Briefner, Germany, 1896
r2qk2r/pppbbp1p/2np3B/1B1N4/3PP2P/8/PPP3p1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 ]

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