The Endgame Study Competition of 1862 London Chess Congress
During the International Exhibition of 1862 the second Chess Congress was held in London. It was an Anderssen's triumph. Within this Congress a chess problem and an endgame studies composing competition took place. The terms for the endgame study competition were simple: "The number of moves required to obtain a draw, or a winning position not limited; but those positions will be preferred which appear to be most capable of arising from an ordinary game."
The 1st prize was £ 10 (equal to £ 1143 of 2017, not bad) that the committee of adjudication (H. Waite, Esq., H. T. Young, Esq., J. Lowenthal, Esq., Herr Kling, Silas Angas, Esq., Referee) has awarded to Herr Horwitz Bernhard.
Here are these chess studies as were appeared in The Chess Congress of 1862, edited by J. Lowental, 1864 (p. 381-382, 438-442). I hope that are given in a good and enjoyable way... In the end there's a download link, given via dropbox, of the pgn file containing the positions below
By Herr Horwitz, motto: "Quid Faciemus Nos?"
1st White to move, and win. I give it in a 7 move line puzzle, some basic explanation in the pgn