White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 037 to 048

37

(Samuel Loyd - Musical World 1859)

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1.Re1!
1...Ba6 (B~) 2.Qg1#
1...Bg2 2.Qh4#
1...Kxe1 2.Qd2#

Date added: 5/1/2021

38

(Miroslav Havel - Der Romanleser, 11 Feb 1900)

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1.Rg4!
1...Bxg4 2.Qb1#
1...Bf3 2.Qb1#
1...Be2 2.Qb1#
1...Kd3 2.Qe4#
1...Kb3 2.Qxd1#
1...Kc1 2.Rc4#

Date added: 6/1/2021

39

(Maurice Rosenthal)

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1. Bf2! [2. Bg3#]
1. ... Rg7 2. Nf3#
1. ... Rc3 2. Ng4#
1. ... Bxe5+ 2. Qxe5#

Date added: 7/1/2021

40

(K. Sujitno)

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1. Bd5! waiting
1. ... a5 2. Nc3#
1. ... Kb5 2. a4#
1. ... Nc6/e6/f5/f3/c2/e2 2. B(x)c6#
1. ... Nb5 2. Bxb3#

Date added: 7/1/2021

41

(S. Leebach)

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1. Rf4! [2. Bd2#]
1. ... Nf1 2. Bf2#

Date added: 8/1/2021

42

(Antonie Eelde)

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1. Qh2! waiting
1. ... Nb8/f8/b6/f6/c5/e5 2. Q(x)e5#
1. ... Ke3 2. Nf5#
1. ... Kc5, Be3 2. Qd6#
1. ... Nf4/c3/g3/c1 2. Qxg1#
1. ... Bf2/xh2 2. B(x)f2#

Date added: 8/1/2021

43

(N.Hoeg - Deutsche Schachblatter 1937)

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1.Nc7! ~
2.Qg7#
2.Qd8#
1...Rxc7 2.Qd8#
1...Bxc7 2.Qg7#
1...Bd4 2.Qd8#
1...Bc5 2.Qg7#
1...Ra8 2.Qg7#

Date added: 8/1/2021

44

(Eduard Mazel - Schachminiaturen, 1903)

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  1. Kb3 - Kxb1

  2. Qf1#


Date added: 8/1/2021

45

(Lajos Riczu - Schach-Echo, Feb 1969)

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1.Rg1!
1...Kxf3 2.Qe2#
1...Kh3 2.Qxh4#
1...h3
2.Qe4#
2.Rf4#
1...hxg3 2.Rgxg3#

Date added: 9/1/2021

46

(Manuel López - Brownson's Chess Journal, Mar 1890)

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1.Qe3+!
1...Kd6 2.Qe7#
1...Kf5 2.Bh3#
OR
1.Nd5! ~ 2.Qf4#
1...Kd4 2.Qc3#
1...Kd6 2.Qc7#

Date added: 10/1/2021

47

(Script "Bonus Socius" ca. 1266)

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1.Rhg7!
1...Kc8 2.Ra8#
1...Ke8 2.Rg8#
1...Nf7 (Nc8) 2.Rg8#
1...Nb7 (Ne8) 2.Ra8#
1...Nb5 (N~)
2.Rg8#
2.Ra8#

(Compare to #68)

Date added: 10/1/2021

48

(André Chéron - Les Echecs Artistiques, 1934)

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1. Qg4+ - Re2

2.Qa4#


Date added: 10/1/2021