White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 073 to 084

73

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - Seventy Five Chess Problems, 1883)

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1.Rg4! zz
1...Kxf5 2.Nd4#
1...Kf7/Kd5 2.Bc4#
1...Kd7 2.Nc5#

Date added: 17/1/2021

74

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - Seventy Five Chess Problems, 1883)

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1.Qf8! zz
1...Ke3 2.Qf2#
1...Kxe5 2.Nc6#
1...Kc3 2.Qc5#

Date added: 17/1/2021

75

(Thomas Taverner - The Dubuque Chess Journal 1st Prize, 1889)

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1.Rh1!
1...c3 2.Νd3#
1...Bxc7 2.Rh4#
1...Bh4 2.Rxh4#
1...Bg5 2.Qh2#
1...Bf6 2.Qf5#
1...Be7 2.e3#
1...Rxe2+ 2.Νxe2#
1...Re3 2.Bh2#
1...Re4 2.fxe4#
1...Re5 2.Qg4#
1...Re6 2.Νd5#
1...Re7 2.Rh4#
1...Rf5 2.Qxf5#
1...Rf6 2.Rh4#
1...Rf7 2.Νd5#
1...Bd5 2.Νxd5#
1...Be6 2.e3#
1...Bf7 2.Qf5#
1...Bxh7 2.Νd5#

Date added: 17/1/2021

76

(Thomas Taverner - Chess Problem, 1924)

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1.Nd4! (2.Re1#)
1...Nd5 2.Nc6#
1...Bg1/Bg3 2.Rxh5#
1...Bf4 2.Qxe6#
1...Ng3 2.f4#
1...Nf4 2.Qg7#
1...Nf6 2.Qc7#

Date added: 17/1/2021

77

(Thomas Taverner - The English Mechanic and World of Science 1st Prize, 9 Oct 1885)

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1.Bb5!
1...Νe3+ 2.Rxe3#
1...Νc3 (Sb2) 2.Re3#
1...c3 2.Qe6#
1...cxd3 2.Qxd3#
1...Rf3 2.Rd4#
1...Rxf6 2.Νxf6#
1...Rf5 2.Qd4#
1...Rxg4 2.Qh7#
1...Νb3 (Sb7) 2.Bxc6#
1...c5 (cxb5) 2.Qd5#

Date added: 17/1/2021

78

(Barry Jack da Costa Andrade - Empire Review, Oct 1923)

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1.Re6!
1...Kxe6 2.Qxe5#
1...Sd3 (Se5~) 2.Qa2#
1...Sc4! 2.Qe4#
(Mirror to #79)

Date added: 18/1/2021

79

(Gerhard Ringel - Neue Leipziger Zeitung, 23 Oct 1938)

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1.Rd6! zz
1...Ne3/Ne7/Nf6/Nc3/Nc7/Nb4/Nb6 2.Qh2#
1...Nf 2.Qd4#
1...Kxd6 2.Qxd5#
(Mirror to #78)

Date added: 18/1/2021

80

(Pierre Biscay)

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  1. Rd5 - Kxd5

  2. Bxf3#


Date added: 18/1/2021

81

(Per Ivan Rune Asplund - Tidskrift för Schack, May 1957)

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1.Rd8!
1...c6 2.Qd4#
1...Ba7 2.Qxc7#
1...Ba2 (Bb3, Be6, Bf7, Bg8) 2.Qb5#
1...Bf1 (Be2, Bd3, Ba6) 2.Qd5#
1...Bd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Bb5
2.Qxb5#
2.Qd5#

Date added: 18/1/2021

82

(Godfrey F. Heathcote - American Chess Bulletin, Block-threat Tourney 1st Prize, 1911)

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1.Nd4! ~ 2.Rg4#
1...Qxd4 2.Qxh7#
1...Bxd4 2.Qb1#
1...exd4 2.Qxd5#
1...Kxd4 2.Qb4#

Date added: 19/1/2021

83

(Gerd Rinder - Schach (magazine) 2nd Prize, 1961)

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1.Qd5+!
1...Kxd5 2.Rf5#
1...Rxd5 2.Ne4#
1...Nbxd5 2.Rxc6#
1...Nfxd5 2.Ne6#
1...cxd5 2.Bb6#

Date added: 19/1/2021

84

(Comins Mansfield - The Good Companion Chess Problem Club 1st Prize, Mar 1917)

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1.Be4! ~ 2.Nxc4#
1...Nxe3+ 2.Nb5#
1...Ne5+ 2.Rd3#
1...Nxd6+ 2.Bd3#

Date added: 19/1/2021