Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 1927 London Chess Olympiad.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Erik Anderson vs Carl Carls, London, 1927
q1r2k2/p3p1rp/4Q3/3nN1p1/2pP1pP1/7P/P1R2P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd7+ Ke8 Qxd5 if Qxd5 Nf6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Luis Palau vs Jan Willem Te Kolste, London, 1927
rnbq3r/pp4bR/2p2pk1/3pp3/3P4/2N1PNP1/PPP2PP1/R2QK3 w Q - 0 1
[ Nxe5+ if Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qf7+ Kh7 Kd2 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Henri Weenink vs Hans Kmoch, London, 1927
r5n1/ppp1q3/2bp2kp/5rP1/3Qp3/2N5/PPP1B3/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ if Kxg5 Rdg1+ ]

d)
Frederick Yates vs M Censer, London, 1927
r1qr2k1/pb2bp1p/1p2p1pB/2p1P2N/5Q2/8/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Qh4 ]


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