Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 1898.
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 4. Joseph Blackburne vs Herbert Trenchard, Vienna, 1898
2k5/p1p1q3/2P3p1/3QP3/7p/7P/1PK3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. T Carreras vs Battle, Barcelona, 1898
rnb1Q3/ppp2p1p/8/3kN3/8/B1P5/P1PP1K1P/q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. George Marco vs David Baird, Vienna, 1898
8/3R1R2/pp1p1pk1/3r3p/8/1P3P2/P2p1KN1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Dawid Janowski vs Harry Pillsbury, Vienna, 1898
1R6/3r4/5Pp1/k1p3P1/ppR3K1/3rB3/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Joseph Blackburne vs Johann Lowenthal, Manchester, 1898
r5qr/pk4pp/1np1n3/QN6/8/B3R3/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ ]

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1898 Puzzles, Part II.
a)
White Mates in 6. Wilhelm Steinitz vs Herbert Trenchard, Vienna, 1898
r2qrb2/p1pn1Qp1/1p4Nk/4P3/3P4/7N/P3n1PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf5 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Carl Walbrodt vs Amos Burn, Vienna, 1898
2rqr2k/pp1b1R1p/3B4/2nP4/3bp3/2N1N1Q1/PP4P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ w/Rf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Carl Walbrodt vs Horatio Caro, Vienna, 1898
2q5/1p3k2/p1bQ1P1p/8/3p4/1P3N2/1P4r1/4RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Carl Carls vs J Bannet, corr., 1898
r2q1rk1/pbb1nppp/1p1p4/1PpPP1BQ/2B1N3/8/P4PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Siegbert Tarrasch vs George Marco, Vienna, 1898
r3n1k1/3b1p2/1q1p1Pp1/2pP2b1/1pP5/1P1B2B1/7Q/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 ]

1898 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 8. Joseph Blackburne vs Leith, Glasgow, 1898
rnbq4/pp5n/2pp4/b3k1p1/4P1Q1/3P4/PPP3P1/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. V Soldatenkov vs Durnova, 1898
rnb2rk1/ppqp1p1p/2p3pQ/8/2B5/8/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 10. Carl Schlechter vs Philip Meitner, 1898
1r2q2r/pp1nn2k/2p1p1pp/b2p3N/P2P4/Q2BBP2/5P1P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7+ Qxe7 Rxg6 ]

d)
Carl Carls vs Franz Gutmayer, corr., 1898
5r2/1pp1q3/p1np1N1p/2b1P1k1/6pN/2Q1P3/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

e)
Rudolf Charousek vs Amos Burn, Cologne, 1898
r4r1k/pp1b3p/2pq3P/3pnp1N/8/2P3P1/PP1Q2B1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 w/Re1 ]

1898 Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win.
a)
Joseph Blackburne vs Benfy, Manchester, 1898
r2r3k/pppb1R2/2n4p/6q1/2BPP1p1/2P5/PP2K1P1/5R1Q w - - 0 1
[ R1f6 if h5 Qh4 ]

b)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Horatio Caro, Vienna, 1898
2r1k3/6pr/p1nBP3/1p3p1p/2q5/2P5/P1R4P/K2Q2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 ]

c)
Cole vs Ward, London, 1898
r1bqnrk1/pp2bp1p/2p3p1/3pR2Q/8/1PNB4/PBPP1PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if cxd5 Qxh7+ mates ]

d)
Kantakusin vs NN, St Petersburg, 1898
r1b2rk1/pppp1p1p/2n2p2/2b5/3N3q/2PB4/PP3PPP/RN1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 traps the Q ]

e)
Carl Schlechter vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Cologne, 1898
r2q2r1/pp2kpQ1/2pbb2p/2p1p3/4PN2/1PN5/P1P2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ w/Rxd6+ ]

1898 Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win.
a)
Jackson Showalter vs Wilhelm Steinitz, Cologne, 1898
N1k1q3/1p2r1pp/2p2p2/Qn6/2p5/7P/P1P2PP1/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ a4 if Na3 Nb6+ Kb8 Nxc4 wins ]

b)
Smith vs Ali Ferrouh Bey, Philadelphia, 1898
rn1qkbnr/p1ppp1pp/1p3pb1/6N1/2B4P/8/PPPP1PP1/RNBQK2R w - - 0 1
[ h5 ]

c)
Siegbert Tarrasch vs NN, 1898
r1bqr1k1/pppnbppp/2np4/8/2BNP3/2N4P/PPP2PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ w/Ne6 ]

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