Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jackson Showalter.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Norman MacLeod vs Jackson Showalter, New York, 1889
5rk1/p1p2ppp/8/2b5/2Pq4/5QPb/PP5P/R1BR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 ]

b)
Jackson Showalter vs James Hanham, New York, 1893
r4rk1/pp1q3p/1np2pp1/2P1pN2/6Q1/1P6/1PP2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Nh6+ Kg7 cxb6 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Jackson Showalter vs Horatio Caro, Vienna, 1898
4rk2/1bq2p1r/p4P2/2p4p/Pp6/1B4Q1/1P4PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

d)
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 ]

e)
Jackson Showalter vs Harry Pillsbury, Cambridge, 1904
1r5k/p1p3pp/8/8/4p3/P1P1R3/1P1Q1qr1/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Re2 ]



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