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Paul Morphy’s problem
This problem is attributed to Paul Morphy as being created at the age of nine.
It was published on June 28, 1856 in “New York Clipper”
White mates in 2.
kbK5/pp6/1P6/8/8/8/8/R7 w - -
Lasker vs Marshall
Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St Petersburg, 1914
1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 1 0
Peptan vs Macek
Corina-Isabela Peptan vs Vlasta Macek,
White to move and win in 3.
7k/1p4R1/3bp2p/3p3N/p2P4/4NQPP/PP5K/2r1q3 w - - 1 0
Gyozo Forintos vs Boris Spassky
Gyozo Forintos vs Boris Spassky, Leningrad 1960
Black to move and win in 3.
2k4r/pp3pQ1/2q5/2n5/8/N3pPP1/P3r3/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
Walter vs Lasker
Max Walter vs Lasker, Ostrava, 1923
Lasker with the black wins in 3.
4r1k1/3n1ppp/4r3/3n3q/Q2P4/5P2/PP2BP1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1