White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 181 to 192

181

(Ferdinand Julius Brede - Almanach für Freunde vom Schachspiel, 1844)

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1.Qd6! ~
2.Qg6#
2.Nf4#
1...Qa6 2.Nf4#
1...Qxg2 (Qf3, Qe4) 2.Qg6#
1...Qc6 2.Nf4#
1...Qb4 2.Qg6#
1...Qb6 2.Nf4#
1...Rxd6 2.Nf4#
1...Rg7 2.Nf4#
1...Rg8 2.Nf4#

Date added: 2/2/2021

182

(Unknown composer - Tägliche Rundschau 1st Prize, 1909)

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1.Qd2! ~ 2.Kc4#
1...Kb5 2.Qd5#
1...b5 2.Qxd8#
1...Bb5 2.Kc2#

Date added: 2/2/2021

183

(Otto Georg Edgar Dehler - Tidskrift för Schack, Jul 1928)

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1.Qh7! ~
2.e8=Q#
2.e8=R#
1...Kb7 2.e8=Q#

Date added: 2/2/2021

184

(M. Henry Cudmore - The English Mechanic and World of Science, 30 Mar 1900 )

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  1. 1.Qd4!
    1...Bxd4+ 2.Nxd4#
    1...Kxe6 2.Ne3#
    1...Bxf4 2.Qe4#
    1...Bb8 (Bc7, Bd6) 2.Qe4#
    1...Ne3 2.Nxe3#
    1...Nf2 (Nh2, Nh6) 2.Ne3#
    1...Nxf4 2.Nxe7#
    1...Nh4 (Nh8, Nf8) 2.Nxe7#
    1...Rg7 2.Nxg7#
    1...Ra8 (R~8) 2.Ng7#

    Date added: 2/2/2021

185

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

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1.Qb5 (2.Qxd7#)
1...Ra7 2.Qb8#
1...Rd8 2.Qh5#
(There is escape for black 1...O-O-O!)

Date added: 2/2/2021

186

(Lev Il'ich Loshinskij - Süddeutsche Schachzeitung 1st HM, 1957)

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1.Be6! (2.Rc4#)
1...dxe6 2.Nc6#
1...d5 2.Qf8#
1...Qe2 2.Qc5#
1...Rxe6/Rxd4 2.Qb1#

Date added: 3/2/2021

187

(Alfred Clement Challenger - The Chess Bouquet, 1897)

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1.Rf3! (2.Rc5#)
1...Kxf3 2.Rd3#
1...Bxb5 2.Rxb5#
1...Nf6 2.Nxg5#
1...Ne3 2.Rf4#
1...Ne5 2.Rd4#
1...Rxf5 2.Rdxf5#

Date added: 3/2/2021

188

(Pavel Murashev (Павел Александрович Мурашёв) - Chess star, 2011)

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1. Nxd6! [2. Ne2#]
1. ... Kd5/xd6 2. Nb3#
1. ... Kf4 2. Qe3#
1. ... Kf6 2. Nf3#

Date added: 3/2/2021

189

(Joseph William Abbott - Book of the Counties' Chess Association, 1886)

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1.Be4!
1...Ke2 2.Qe1#
1...Kxe4 2.Nd2#
1...f4 2.Qe1#
1...fxe4 2.Ng1#

Date added: 4/2/2021

190

(R. Scozzari)

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1. Qxf6! [2. Qf2#]
1. ... Nf4 2. Qd4#
1. ... Be4 2. Nc4#
1. ... Bf3 2. Rb3#
1. ... Rf4 2. Qc3#
1. ... Re4 2. Qf3#

Date added: 4/2/2021

191

(Dimitris N. Kapralos - Olympiade Skopje 1st Prize, 1972)

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1.Qd8! (2.Ne8#/Nxf5#/Nf7#/Nc8#/Nb5#/Nb7#)
1...Bf7 2.Nxf7#
1...Be8 2.Nxe8#
1...Bf2 2.Rd2#
1...Nxf3 2.Bxe2#
1...exf1Q/exf1R/exf1B/exf1N 2.Nxf5#
1...Ra5 2.Nb5#
1...Ra7 2.Nb7#
1...Ra8 2.Nc8#

Date added: 4/2/2021

192

(Bengt Rudolf Giobel - Svenska Dagbladet, 28 Jan 1923)

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1.Qh3!
1...Nd1 2.Qd3#
1...Nd3 2.Qxd3#
1...Nc4 2.Qd3#
1...Na4 2.Qd3#
1...f1=Q 2.Qe3#
1...f1=S 2.Qg2#
1...f1=R 2.Qe3#
1...f1=B 2.Qe3#


Date added: 5/2/2021