Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Albert Hodges

This puzzle is from a game in New York, 1887, between two well known chess masters, Wilhelm Steinitz and Albert Hodges.

Steinitz, with white, moves and wins in 2.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. Qxh6+ Rxh6 2. Rg8#

FEN: r1b2k1r/ppppq3/5N1p/4P2Q/4PP2/1B6/PP5P/n2K2R1 w - - 1 0

About the players

Albert Beauregard HodgesAlbert Beauregard Hodges (1861-1944) was a well known American chess master. In 1894 he became US Chess Champion and decided to retire from competitions. His accession to fame came by playing inside Ajeeb, the 19th century automaton.
Wilhelm SteinitzWilhelm Steinitz (1834-1900) was an Austrian and later American chess Master. He was the first World Chess Champion between 1886 and 1894, when he lost the title to Emanuel Lasker.

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3 Responses

  1. Blaze Rush
    Blaze Rush at

    1.Qh5-h6 + Rh8 – h6


  2. Ram
    Ram at

    1. Qh5xh6+ Rh8xh6
    2. Rg1-g8#

  3. Christian
    Christian at


    1. Qxh6+ Qg7
    2. Qxg7#

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