White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 013 to 024

13

(J. G. Campbell, April 1861 - Chess Player's Chronicle)

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1.Qh8!
1...Kh3 2.Bf5#
1...Kh5 2.Bf5#
1...Kf4 2.Qd4#
1...Kh4 2.Bf5#

Date added: 9/3/2020

14

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  1. Bg2 - d5

  2. exd6 e.p. #


Date added: 10/3/2020

15

(Georges Mathieu Fuchs - Match: France - Spain 1st Prize, 1936)

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1.Kc1! ~ 2.Bb1#
1...Rxb4 2.axb4#
1...Re4 2.Nd4#
1...Rg6 2.Ng7#
1...e4 2.Ng5#
1...Rf5 2.exf3#
1...Bg5+ 2.Nf4#

Date added: 10/3/2020

16

(Marian Wrobel - L'Italia Scacchistica, 1st Prize, 1948)

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1.Qd2! (2.Qd4#)
1...Nf4 2.Rxf4#
1...Bd3 2.Qxd3#
1...Nxf5 2.Nf2#
1...e5 2.Nc3#
1...Rb4 2.Rxb4#

Date added: 10/3/2020

17

(Jan Beszczynski - Deutsche Schachzeitung, 2nd Prize, Νov 1956)

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1.Νg5! ~ 2.Qd3#
1...Νe4 2.Νf3#
1...Νc4 2.Νge6#
1...Bc4 2.Qf6#
1...Qe4 2.Bxa7#

Date added: 10/3/2020

18

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1. Qe6! [2. Nxf5 [D] , Qxe5#]
1. ... Qxe6 2. Nxe6#
1. ... Rxa4 2. Rxd5, Qxd5#
1. ... Nd7/f7/c6/g6/f3 2. Nxf5, Qe3#
1. ... Nc4+ 2. dxc4#
1. ... Ng4 2. Nxf5#
1. ... Nxd3+ 2. Rxd3#
1. ... Nxf4 2. Nxf5, c3#
1. ... Ng3 2. Qxe5, c3#

Date added: 10/3/2020

19

(Francesco Franco - L'Italia Scacchistica, 2nd-3rd Prize, 1948)

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1.Qd7! (2.Bxc3#)
1...Nb5/Nc6 2.Nc6#
1...Nf1/Ng4/Nd1/Nd5/Nxc4 2.d4#
1...Nf5 2.f4#
1...Qxd7 2.Nxd7#
1...Bb6/Ba5 2.Bd6#

Date added: 10/3/2020

20

(Ottavio Stocchi - L`italia Scacchistica 1947 - 1° Prize)

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1. Qb4! [2. Rd3#]
1... Kxe3 2. Rbe6#
1... Bxe3 2. Ne2#
1... Nxe3 2. Nb3#
1... Nc5 2. Qc3#
1... Qx5/e4/f3 2. Rd6#

Date added: 10/3/2020

21

(Edward John Catlow - The Saturday Magazine, 20 Jan 1844

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  1. c8=R - Ka6

  2. Ra8#

(if 1. c8 = Q ? stalemate !)


Date added: 14/3/2020

22

(Miklos S. Locker - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Mar 1968)

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  1. Qa5 - Kxc1

  2. Qe1#


Date added: 20/3/2020

23

(A.B.S. - Illustrated London News, 1849)

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  1. Bb2 - Ke5

  2. Kd3#


Date added: 20/3/2020

24

(Bengt Rudolf Giobel - Polistidningen, 1 Jan 1945)

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1.Qe4! ~ 2.Q×g2#
1...Bxe4 2.0-0-0#
1...Bf3 2.Kd2#

Date added: 27/12/2020