White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 049 to 060

49

(P. A. Ravasi)

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1. Qe6! waiting
1. ... dxe6 2. Ba4#
1. ... d6 2. Qc8, Ba4#
1. ... d5 2. Qc6/c8, Ba4#
1. ... fxe6 2. Bh5#
1. ... f6 2. Qg8, Bh5#
1. ... f5 2. Qg6/g8, Bh5#

Date added: 10/1/2021

50

(E. Miniotti)

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1. h4! waiting
1. ... Re8/d8/c8/b8/a8/g8/h8/f7 2. R(x)f7#
1. ... g6 2. Ng4#
1. ... g5+ 2. hxg5#

Date added: 11/1/2021

51

(Giorgio Guidelli - L'Alfiere di Re, Apr 1924)

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1.Kg3!
1...Nc2 2.Qa8#
1...f5 2.Qh8#
1...Nc4 (Nb5) 2.Q×b1#

Date added: 11/1/2021

52

(Hermann von Gottschall - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Feb 1892)

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1.Bf5! ~ 2.Qxe6#
1...exf5 2.g8=S#
1...Kxf5 2.Qf3#

Date added: 11/1/2021

53

(Francisco Salazar Lopez - British Chess Federation 1st Prize, 1973)

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1.Qb2! (2.Rc5#)
1...Nxg5 2.Rc4#
1...Nxd8 2.Rc6#
1...Rd5 2.Rxd5#
1...Nd4 2.Qh2#

Date added: 11/1/2021

54

(Samuel Loyd - New York Graphic)

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1.Qe4+!
1...Nxe4 2.c4#
1...Rxe4 2.Nc3#
1...Qxe4 2.Rd6#
1...Kxe4 2.Bc6#
1...Bxe4 2.Be6#

Date added: 11/1/2021

55

(Alessandro Fontana)

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1. d4! [2. Nd5#]
1. ... Rxf6 2. Bf5#
1. ... Qe5 2. Qxe5#
1. ... Qf5 2. Qxf5#
1. ... Kxf6 2. Qd8#
1. ... Nb5/d5/a4/e4/a2/e2/b1/d1 2. N(x)e4#

Date added: 12/1/2021

56

(Comins Mansfield - Morning Post, 9 Dec 1933)

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1.Rh7!
1...Nxc3 2.Rc2#
1...Nd2 2.Rxd2#
1...Nf2 2.Rxf2#
1...Ng3 2.Rxg3#
1...Ng5 2.Rxg5#
1...N×f6 2.Rg6#
1...Nd6 2.Ne7#
1...Nc5 2.d5#

Date added: 12/1/2021

57

(Sam Loyd - New York Sunday Herald 1889 Peau-rouge)

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1.Bf8! ~ 2.Qa1#
1...Kxb2 2.Qa3#
1...Nc2 2.Qxc2#
1...Bxb2 2.Bxh6#

Date added: 12/1/2021

58

(Asterios Skodras - 2020)

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1. Rf2! waiting
1. ... dxe2/d2 2. Qb1#
1. ... exf2 2. e4#
1. ... gxf2 2. g4#

Date added: 13/1/2021

59

(Dimitrios N. Kapralos - Vida Rotaria 1st Prize, 1955)

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1.Qxd7! (2.Qg7#)
1...Nxd7/Nce4 2.Nxc6#
1...Nde4 2.f4#
1...Ne8/Nf7/Nc4/Nc8/Ndb7 2.g4#
1...Nf5 2.Ng4#
1...Qb7 2.Qxe6#

Date added: 13/1/2021

60

(Herbert Siegfried Oskar Ahues - Internationales Problemturnier der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Schachverbände, 1949 2nd-3rd Prize, Die Schwalbe, Jan 1950)

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1.Qe1! ~ 2.Bf4#
1...Nfg4 2.Nd3#
1...Nhg4 2.Nf3#
1...Bg4 2.Nc6#
1...Nh3 2.Nd3#
1...Nxe4 2.Qxe4#
1...Nd3 2.Nxd3#

Date added: 13/1/2021