White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 001 to 012

1

Click to view solution

1. Qa8 - gxh7

2. Qa1#


Date added: 8/3/2020

2

(Pal Siklosi - Fáklya Klub, 1973)

Click to view solution

1.Kg3! Kf5 2.Rd6#

Date added: 9/3/2020

3

(Spyros Bikos - Holland Int. T., 1946)

Click to view solution

1.Nc4! zz
1...Kg4/Ng6 2.Nxe3#
1...Kg6 2.Bc2#
1...Kxf4/Ke4 2.Nd6#
1...Ke6 2.Qd7#


Date added: 9/3/2020

4

(Sam Loyd - Detroit Free Press, 6 Sep 1884 )

Click to view solution

1.Bc2!
1...Ke2 2.Be4#
1...Kg2 2.Be4#
1...Kg4 2.Bd1#
1...Kf2 2.Be4#
1...e4 2.Bd1#


Date added: 9/3/2020

5

(Philip Hamilton Williams - Birmingham News, 1897)

Click to view solution

1.Rd2!
1...Bxd2 2.Qa7#
1...Bc3 2.Qa7#
1...Bb4 2.Qa7#
1...Kc5 2.Qd4#
1...Kc7 2.Qxa5#
1...Ka6 2.Rd6#

Date added: 9/3/2020

6

Click to view solution

1. Qb4! [2. Qb1#]
1. ... Ne5 2. Ndc5 #
1. ... Ngf4 2. Nec5#
1. ... Kd3 2. Bf5#
1. ... Nef4 2. Nec5, Qxd4#
1. ... Nc3 /c1 2. Qxd4#

Date added: 9/3/2020

7

Click to view solution

1. Ne3! [2. Re4#]
1. ... Bd6 2. Qxd6#
1. ... Rxf4 2. Qd5#
1. ... Nf6 2. Rf5#
1. ... Ng5 2. Nxg4#
1. ... Kxf4, Nc2/xb1 2. Nc4#
1. ... Qxb1/d4 2. Q(x)d4#

Date added: 9/3/2020

8

(Harry Johannes Hoglund - Helsingin Sanomat, 24 Mar 1934)

Click to view solution

1.Nd8! ~ 2.Nf7#
1...Bf5 2.Qxb2#
1...Ra7 2.R×e6#
1...Re7 2.Qc5#
1...Rf6 2.Qc5#
1...Nf4+ 2.Qxf4#
1...Nd6 2.Nc6#


Date added: 9/3/2020

9

(Giorgio Mirri - L'Italia Scacchistica 3rd Prize, 1955)

Click to view solution

1.Nf6! (2.Qg4#)
1...Ng5+/Nxf2 2.Qxg5#
1...c6 2.Rxe4#
1...c5 2.Be3#



Date added: 9/3/2020

10

(Werner Speckmann - Miniature Chess Problems, 1981)

Click to view solution

1.Qb1! ~ 2.Qb8#
1...Bb7+ 2.Qxb7#
1...Nd7 2.Qxh1#
1...Nc6 2.Qb7#

Date added: 9/3/2020

11

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - Times Weekly Edition, 1895)

Click to view solution

1.e5! zz
1...Kb8/Bd7 2.Nxa6#
1...Be6+/Bxb7 2.Ndxe6#
1...dxc5/d5 2.e6#
1...dxe5 2.Bxe5#
1...Rb8 2.exd6#

Date added: 9/3/2020

12

(Miroslav Svítek - ChessStar, Apr 2009)

Click to view solution

1.Rc4! ~ 2.Bc1#
1...bxc4 2.Bf8#

Date added: 9/3/2020