White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 097 to 108

97

(Efim Naumovich Ruhlis - Szachy 1st Prize, 1970)

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1.Nf1! (2.Qh4#/Qh1#/Qxh7#/Qc6#)
1...Qb7/Qb3/Qa8/Qc8/Qc7/Ba2/e6 2.Qh4#/Qh1#/Qxh7#
1...Qb6/Qg8 2.Qh4#/Qh1#
1...Qb5 2.Qxh7#
1...Qb4 2.Qh4#
1...Qb2/Rc2 2.Qh4#/Qxh7#/Qc6#
1...Qe8/Qh8 2.Qh4#/Qh1#/Qc6#
1...Qf8 2.Qc6#
1...Qd6 2.Qh1#
1...Ne3 2.Qxe3#
1...Nf2 2.Qxh7#/Qc6#/Qe3#

Date added: 23/1/2021

98

(Jean Zeller)

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1. Nc4! [2. Qd6#]
1. ... Nbxc4 2. Nxc3#
1. ... Kxd4 2. Qd6#
1. ... Bd3 2. Ne3#
1. ... Ndxc4 2. Nb4#

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99

(Andreas Schonholzer - Probleemblad 1st Prize, 125th TT, 1970)

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1.Ng5! ~ 2.Rxc4#
1...Rxc5! 2.Qd2#
1...Nxc5 2.Bxe5#
1...Kc3 2.Qe3#
1...Kxc5 2.Qxe5#
1...Rc1 (R~) 2.Ne6#

Date added: 23/1/2021

100

(Comins Mansfield - U.S. Problem Bulletin 2nd Prize, 1969)

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1.Nd7!
1...Be1 (B~ ) 2.Rb4#
1...B×d4 2.Rb5#
1...Kd5 2.Rb4#
1...K×d4 2.Rb4#
1...K×f4 2.Qh4#
1...R×g6 (R~ ) 2.Qe5#

Date added: 23/1/2021

101

(Yurij Markovich Gordian - «64» 1st Prize, 1970)

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1.Ra3! ~ 2.Q×d3#
1...Kd5 2.Qf3#
1...Rh3 2.Nf6#

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102

(Andrej Ancin - British Chess Magazine 3rd HM, 1964)

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1. Nd2! [2. Bc4#]
1. ... b5 2. Rxc6#
1. ... fxg4 2. Qxe4#

Date added: 23/1/2021

103

(L. A. Dutton - The English Mechanic and World of Science, 24 Mar 1905)

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1.Bh7! ~ 2.Sd4#
1...K×d5 2.Se7#
1...Q×d5 2.Qe3#
1...Qf3 2.Qd4#
1...Kd3 2.Qe3#
1...Ke5 2.Qd4#

Date added: 23/1/2021

104

(Alfred Hochberger - Die Schwalbe, 1934)

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1.Nc4! ~ 2.Qd2#
1...R×f1 2.Qe5#
1...Rf3 2.Qe5#
1...Nb3 2.Bd6#
1...Ne4 2.Rf5#

Date added: 23/1/2021

105

(Arpad Jakab - Good Companion 3rd HM, Apr 1922)

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1.Kc3!
1...Ka1 2.Kc2#
1...Kxc1 2.Qf1#

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106

(Alex Casa - Europe Échecs 1st Prize, 1968)

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1.Rc3! ~
2.Qh8#
2.Qb5#
1...R×c3 2.Qh8#
1...B×c3 2.Qb5#

Date added: 23/1/2021

107

(Fritz Hoffmann - Freie Presse 2nd Prize, 1969)

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1.Qg8! (2.Nf5#)
1...Qxe7+[a] 2.Bxe7#[C]
1...Qxc6+[b] 2.Nxc6#[D]
1...Qe6 2.Qxe6#

Date added: 23/1/2021

108

(Estanislao Puig Ambros - El Ajedrez Español 2nd Prize, 1959-1960, 1959)

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1.Qa8! (2.Nd8#/Na5#)
1...Rxe6 2.Nd6#
1...Rc4 2.Nbc5#
1...Bc5 2.Na5#
1...Bd6 2.Nd8#
1...Ne5 2.Nf6#

Date added: 23/1/2021