White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 061 to 072

61

(Rodolfo Prete - L'Italia Scacchistica 2nd Prize, 1958)

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1.Qd3! (2.Qxe4#)
1...Nc3 2.Bxc7#
1...Bg6 2.Rg4#
1...Nxg3 2.Qe3#
1...exd3 2.Nxd3#
1...exf3 2.Qxf3#

Date added: 13/1/2021

62

(L. Burmester)

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1. Qxc5! [2. Qe3#]
1. ... Qa7 2. Bxg6#
1. ... dxc5 2. Bc6#
1. ... Bf4 2. Nf2#
1. ... Bd4 2. Rg4#
1. ... Nxc4/d1 2. d3#

Date added: 14/1/2021

63

(Gheorghe Caliman)

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1. Qg4! [2. Qe6#]
1. ... Kxd5 2. Qxd7 #
1. ... Nc5 2. Nf7#
1. ... Ng5 2. Qb4#

Date added: 14/1/2021

64

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1. Rf4! waiting
1. ... d2 2. Bb2#
1. ... Nd5/f5/g4/g2/d1/f1 2. Rxc4#

Date added: 14/1/2021

65

(Antonio Fernandez Arguelles Ferrer)

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  1. h7+ - Kh8

  2. Nxg6#


Date added: 14/1/2021

66

(Claudio Emilio)

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1. Rxf7+!
1. ... Rxf7 2. Rxe6#
1. ... Kxf7 2. Qxe6#

Date added: 14/1/2021

67

(Werner Speckmann - Miniature Chess Problems from Many Countries, 1981)

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1.Qb1! (2.Qxb8#)
1...Bb7+/Nc6 2.Qxb7#
1...Nd7/Na6 2.Qxh1#

Date added: 16/1/2021

68

(N. N. - The Boy's Own Paper, 1903)

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1.Kb6! zz
1...Kd8/Nf8/Nc7 2.Rb8#
1...Kf8/Ng7/Nd8 2.Rh8#
1...Nf4/Ng5/Nd4/Nc5 2.Rh8#/Rb8#
(Compare to #47)

Date added: 16/1/2021

69

(Raffaele Arturo Caponetti)

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1. Rh8! [2. Bg7, Bh6, Be7, Bd6, Bc5#]
1. ... Kb8, Rd4 2. Bd6#
1. ... Re4 2. Be7#
1. ... Rc4 2. Bc5#
1. ... Rxb4 2. Bxb4#
1. ... Rg4 2. Bg7#
1. ... Rh4 2. Bh6#

Date added: 2/1/2021

70

(William Alexander Beers - American Chess Bulletin 1st Prize, 1939)

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1.Bg8!
1...Nh3 2.Qxd3#
1...Bxf1 (Bd3~) 2.Bxh7#
1...Kf3 2.Bd5#
1...Kf5 2.Qxd3#
1...Kd4 2.Qb4#
1...Nd1
2.Qxd3#
2.Rf4#

Date added: 16/1/2021

71

(Mark Benoit - The Problemist, 1975)

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1.Qa6! zz
1...Bd7/Be6/Bf5/Bg4/Bh3 2.Qxb7#
1...bxa6 2.Rb8#
1...b6/b5 2.Qxc8#

Date added: 16/1/2021

72

(Triantafilos Siaperas - Problemas, 1951)

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1. Be7! [2. Bc5#]
1... fxe4 2. Qxg7#
1... Kxe4 2. Bf6#
1... Qxe4 2. Qxc3#
1... Rxe4 2. Nxf3#
1... Ke5 2. Bc5#

Date added: 17/1/2021