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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jacques Mieses.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)
White mates in 4.
Jacques Mieses vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Leipzig, 1888
5kr1/2p3p1/pp2Rn1p/3P1QNp/q1P5/6PP/PP4B1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ gxf6 Qxf6 Ke8 Qe6+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Jacques Mieses vs Fritz Alexander, Breslau, 1889
7r/5ppp/p2Q4/1p2B3/4k3/1n4P1/5P1P/2q2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ f3+ Kxf3 Qd5+ Kg4 h3+ Kg5 Bf4+ ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Oehquist, Nuremberg, 1895
r2qkbnr/ppp1pppp/8/3Pn3/6b1/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jacques Mieses vs Joseph Blackburne, Hastings, 1895
4r2r/1k4pp/b4p2/2Q2B1q/PpnP1B2/5P2/6PP/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc8+ if Ka8 Qc6+ or if Rxc8 Re7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Aldolf Albin, Monaco, 1903
2r2b1r/p1Nk2pp/3p1p2/N2Qn3/4P3/q6P/P4PP1/1R3K1R w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ Kxc7 Rb7+ Kd8 Nc6+ ]

1e)
mate in 5
Jacques Mieses vs Aldolf Albin

Jacques Mieses Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Jacques Mieses vs Theodore Von Scheve, Monaco, 1904
3Q4/p1p3kp/8/3P1p2/1nP2B1P/6PK/Pq6/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ if Kxh6 Qg5# or if Kf7 Qf8+ ]

b)
Jacques Mieses vs Amos Burn, Barmen, 1905
1r5k/1q3pp1/1r2P2p/2ppN3/p1p5/P1P3RP/1P2bPP1/K1Q5 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7+ if Kh7 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qh6+ or if Kg8 Qxh6 Kf8 Rxg7 ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Frank J Marshall, Berlin, 1908
1knr3r/1p6/1B1q1p2/Q4Bp1/6Pp/7P/P4P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc8 if Kxc8 Rc8+ Kd7 Qf5+ Ke8 Qg6+ or if Qd5 Ba7+ Kxc8 Rc1+ Kd7 Qd5+ ]

d)
Jacques Mieses vs Leo Fleischmann, St Petersburg, 1909
2k4r/ppp2ppp/2n5/q2r4/1b1P2b1/1Q2BN2/PP2BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Bd6 Bd2 ]

e)
Jacques Mieses vs David Przepiorka, Frankfurt, 1930
2kr4/ppqnrppp/3R4/2p5/5B2/P7/1PQ2PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 if Qxd7 Qxc5+ Qc6 Qxe7 ]

2e)
Jacques Mieses vs David Przepiorka

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