Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rudolf Spielmann.
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)
Spielmann vs Leo Fleischmann, Barmen, 1905
2kr3r/2p3p1/1pb1qp1p/R1n1pN2/2P1P3/3P3P/3N2P1/QR4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc5 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Spielmann vs Saviely Tartakower, Munich, 1909
r3nrkq/pp3p1p/2p3nQ/5NN1/8/3BP3/PPP3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ ]

c)
Spielmann vs Saviely Tartakower, Vienna, 1910
rn1q1rk1/pp2bppp/4b3/2pn4/4B3/2B2NN1/PPPQ1PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxg7 w/Nh5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Spielmann vs E Dyckhoff, Munich, 1921
r6k/1p5p/p1pqPR1P/3p1pb1/8/2P5/PP6/1K4Q1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd4 w/Rg6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 8. Spielmann vs Henri Weenink, Scheveningen, 1923
1r1k1r2/p1q3pp/3pR3/1ppQ1pPn/8/3P3P/PPPB2PK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Ba5 ]



Spielmann Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Spielmann vs Frederick Yates, Semmering, 1926
2rq2k1/4bpp1/5n1p/p1p5/P2p2NB/1P3Q1P/2P2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 w/Nxf6+ & Qg4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Spielmann vs Eduard Glass, Vienna, 1928
3R4/1pk2p1p/p3p3/r1q2p2/2P1bP2/1P6/PK1Q2PP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ ]

c)
Spielmann vs Hans Muller, Vienna, 1928
1rb1r1k1/p1q1bppp/1p2pn2/8/2PQ2N1/1P4P1/PB3PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Spielmann vs Walter, Trencianske Teplice, 1928
r2Nqb1r/pQ1bp1pp/1pn1p3/1k1p4/2p2B2/2P5/PPP2PPP/R3KB1R w KQ - 0 1
[ a4+ ]

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