White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 121 to 132

121

(Charles Alexander Gilberg - Danbury News 1st Prize, 1877)

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1.Qf1!
1...Qxe1 2.Qxe1#
1...Qe2
2.Qxe2#
2.Rxe2#
1...Qe3+ 2.Rxe3#
1...Rxc5 (Rd~) 2.Qf4#
1...Kxe6+ 2.Qf5#
1...Nd6 (Se~) 2.Qf6#

Date added: 26/1/2021

122

(Ernst Otto Martin - Neue Leipziger Zeitung, 19 Aug 1934)

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1.Rb7! ~
2.Qb1#
2.Qh1#
1...Kd1 2.Qb1#
1...Kf1 2.Qh1#
1...Rxb7 2.Qh1#
1...Bxb7 2.Qb1#
1...Re8 2.Rb1#

Date added: 26/1/2021

123

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

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1.Qg1! zz
1...Kf4 2.Qg3#
1...Kf6 2.Nd7#
1...Kd4 2.Nc6#
1...Kd6 2.Nf7#

Date added: 26/1/2021

124

(Benjamin Glover Laws - Northern Figaro, 2nd Tourney 1st Prize, 1888)

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1.Rd6! ~ 2.Qxd5#
1...Rd1 (Rd5~) 2.Bh2#
1...Rd4! 2.Re6#
1...Rxd6! 2.Ng4#
1...Kxd6 2.Qc7#
1...Bxd6 2.Qg7#

Date added: 26/1/2021

125

(Edward Boswell - Svenska Dagbladet Prize, 1928)

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1.Qa8!
1...b2 2.Kb4#
1...c3 2.Kxb3#
1...d4 2.Qh1#

Date added: 26/1/2021

126

(Friedrich Theodor Steudel - Die Schwalbe, 1987)

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1.c8=N! (2.a8=Q#/a8=R#)
1...b6/b5 2.a8=Q#

Date added: 26/1/2021

127

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1. Nxc4! [2. Nb6, Nd6, Na5, Ne5, Na3, Ne3, Nb2, Nd2#]
1. ... Rxa8/b7 2. Ne5/d2#
1. ... Nb6 2. Nxb6#
1. ... Nd6 2. Nxd6, Be5#
1. ... Qd8 2. Qh6, Nd6#
1. ... Qxf7 2. Qh6#
1. ... Bd6, exf6 2. N(x)d6#
1. ... Be5 2. Nxe5, Bxe5#
1. ... Bb6 2. Nxb6, Be5#
1. ... Ba5 2. Nxa5, Be5#
1. ... e6 2. fxe6, Nd6#
1. ... e5 2. fxe6 e.p.#
1. ... a5 2. Nxa5#
1. ... bxc4 2. Rxc4#
1. ... d2 2. Nxe2#
1. ... Bb3 2. Nxd3#
1. ... e1=Q/R 2. Ne3#
1. ... Rb1 2. Nb2#
1. ... Ne3 2. Nxe3, fxe3#
1. ... Ng3 2. Bd2, fxg3#
1. ... Nd2 2. Nxd2, Bxd2#

Date added: 26/1/2021

128

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1. Nb5! [2. Na3#]
1. ... Nb6 2. cxb6#
1. ... Nd6+ 2. Nxd6#
1. ... Qxe5+ 2. Kxe5#
1. ... axb5 2. Qxb5#
1. ... exd5+ 2. Kf5#
1. ... Kb4 2. Kd3#
1. ... Rxe3+ 2. Kxe3#

Date added: 27/1/2021

129

(George Edward Carpenter - The Dubuque Chess Journal, Jan 1873)

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1.Qa6!
1...Kf3 2.Qe2#
1...Kxf5 2.Qg6#
1...Kxd5 2.Qc6#

Date added: 27/1/2021

130

(Arpad Jakab - The Chess Amateur, 1922)

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1.Re7!
1...Nd5 (Nh5) 2.Re8#
1...Ne4 (Ng4)
2.Re8#
2.Bxg7#
1...Nh7 (Ng8, Nd7) 2.Bxg7#
1...Ne8 2.Rxe8#
1...Bh6 (Bf8) 2.Rh7#

Date added: 27/1/2021

131

(Arnoldo Ellerman)

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1. Rd2! [2. Qxb7#]
1. ... bxa6 2. Bc6#
1. ... bxc5 2. Qe6#
1. ... Rxc5 2. Qd3/e2#
1. ... Rd4 2. Re2#
1. ... Qa2 2. Re1#

Date added: 27/1/2021

132

(Sven Johan Adrian Ekstrom)

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1. Ba2! [2. Re3 [C] , Rxf3#]
1. ... fxg6, Nf6, Rxg6, Bxc6, Re3/xe1, Qxe1 2. R(x)e3#
1. ... Bc3 2. Nxc7#
1. ... Bxe1 2. Nxc7, Re3#
1. ... f4, Be4 2. Nxd4#
1. ... d3 2. Qd7#
1. ... Rge4 2. Rb2#
1. ... Bd5 2. Qe7#
1. ... Ree4 2. Rd3#
1. ... Re5 2. Rxe5#

Date added: 27/1/2021