White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 169 to 180

169

(William Anthony Shinkman - Cumming’s Souvenir Chess Board, 1886)

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1.Ra2!
1...Qxa2 (Q~2) 2.Bb8#
1...h3 2.Nf3#

Date added: 1/2/2021

170

(Kazimierz Strzala - Вечерний Харьков (Evening Kharkiv) Special Prize, 3 Dec 1982)

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1.Bd7! zz
1...Nc2/Nd3/Nd5/Na2/Na6 2.c7#
1...Ka3 2.Qa5#
1...Nxc6 2.Bxc6#

Date added: 2/2/2021

171

(Unto Heinonen - Suomen Shakki 2nd Prize, 1973)

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1.Nh4! (2.Qg7#)
1...Bg2 2.Rf5#
1...Bg6 2.Nf3#
1...Qa6 2.Qd4#
1...Ng3 2.Qxa1#

Date added: 2/2/2021

172

(Santi Pirrone - El Ajedrez Español 1st Prize, 1960)

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1.Qg7! zz
1...Kd4 2.Rf4#
1...d4 2.Qg2#
1...Ng4/Ng8/Nf5/Nf7 2.Qxg4#

Date added: 2/2/2021

173

(Efren Petite - L'Italia Scacchistica 1st Prize, 1973)

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1.Rc5! (2.Qb2#)
1...Bxc5 2.Nxc5#
1...Rg2 2.Ng5#/Rxe3#/Qxe3#
1...Re2 2.Nfe5#

Date added: 2/2/2021

174

(Arpad Jakab - Вечерње новости (Večernje novosti), 6 Sep 1963)

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1.Nb6! zz
1...Kb8/c6/c5 2.Qxc8#
1...Kc6 2.Qd5#
1...Bd7/Be6/Bf5/Bg4/Bh3 2.Qa8#
1...cxb6+ 2.Qxb6#

Date added: 2/2/2021

175

(Charles Ephrem St. Maurice - La Presse 1st Prize, 1899)

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1.Rf1!
1...Nd1 (Nf2~) 2.Re6#
1...Nxe4 2.Nd3#
1...d4 2.Qe7#
1...dxe4 2.Qa1#
1...Kxf6 2.Qg7#
1...Kxe4 2.Re1#

Date added: 2/2/2021

176

(John Michael Rice - Chess Problems for Solving, 1995)

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1.Kg3! (2.Qh2#)
1...Ne4+ 2.Qxe4#
1...Nf1+ 2.Qxf1#
1...Nf3 2.Qxf3#

Date added: 2/2/2021

177

(John Michael Rice - Chess Problems for Solving, 1995)

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1.Rf2! (2.Nc2#)
1...Nxf3 2.Nxf3#
1...Nxd3 2.Nxd3#

Date added: 2/2/2021

178

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  1. Ra5 - bxa5

  2. Nc5#


Date added: 2/2/2021

179

(212 Surprising Checkmates)

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1. Ne6+!
1. ... Kg8 2. Rxe8#
1. ... Ke7 2. Ra7#

Date added: 2/2/2021

180

(Nico Van Dijk - Elk Wat Wils Wedstrijd, 1948)

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1.Bd1! (2.R5f3#/Re5#/R1f3#/Re1#)
1...Bg2 2.Re1#
1...Bxf1 2.Rf3#
1...Bg4 2.Re5#
1...Bxf5 2.Rf3#

Date added: 2/2/2021