White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 205 to 216

205

(D. O'Sylva - The Chess Amateur, Nov 1929)

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1.Rg1! zugzwang
1...Kf6 2.Bh4#
1...Kf8 2.Bd6#
1...Kh8 2.Be5#
1...Kxh6 2.Bf4#

Date added: 6/2/2021

206

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1. Nxd4! [2. Rd8#]
1. ... cxd4 2. Rd6#
1. ... Kxd4 2. Rd8, Rd6#
1. ... exd4 2. Qg5#
1. ... Rcxd4 2. Nxc3#
1. ... Rhxd4/h8 2. Be4#
1. ... Qa5/xd4 2. Bxc4#
1. ... Nxd4 2. Ne3#

Date added: 6/2/2021

207

(Karl Hasenzahl)

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1. Bh1! [2. f4#]
1. ... f4 2. exf4#
1. ... Rh4, Ng5 2. Rxf5#
1. ... Nxd6 2. Rde7#
1. ... Nf6 2. Rfe7#
1. ... Nc5 2. Qd5#
1. ... Nxc3/g3/d2/xf2 2. Qe8#

Date added: 6/2/2021

208

(Adolf Herrmann Rudolf Ferdinand Kraemer - Funkschach, 1925)

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1.Ke4!
1...Kc2 2.Rxc3#
1...Kxc4 2.Qa4#
1...c2 2.Sd2#

Date added: 6/2/2021

209

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  1. Rf6 - Rf8

  2. f4#


Date added: 7/2/2021

210

(Andre Ferdinand Fossum - Norsk Vanføretidsskrift 1st Prize, 1951)

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1.Ne1! ~ 2.Qxc2#
1...c1=Q 2.Qd4#
1...c1=R 2.Qd4#
1...cxd1=Q 2.Qc3#
1...cxd1=N 2.Nf3#
1...cxd1=R
2.Qc3#
2.Nf3#
1...cxd1=B 2.Qc3#

Date added: 7/2/2021

211

(Walter Freiherr von Holzhausen - Deutsches Wochenschach, 26 Mar 1899)

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1.Ra8!
1...Kxa8 2.Qf3#
1...Kc6 2.Qb5#
1...Kb6 2.Qb5#
1...Bg1 (B~) 2.Qa6#
1...Bb6 2.Qf3#

Date added: 7/2/2021

212

(Samuel Loyd - Detroit Free Press, 1877)

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1. Qa1! [2. Kf7#]
1. ... Kg8 2. Qa8#
1. ... Bg8 2. Kxg6#

Date added: 7/2/2021

213

(Antonio Bottacchi - Realismo e Romanticismo nell'arte probl, 2005)

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1.Ng3! (2.Nf5#/Ne2#)
1...e2 2.Nf5#
1...Bd2/Be1/Bb2/Ba1/Bb4/Ba5 2.Ne2#

Date added: 8/2/2021

214

(A. Carfora)

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1. Bc7! [2. Nxg6#]
1. ... Rexe5 2. Bxg6#
1. ... Nxe5 2. Bxe8#
1. ... Rcxe5 2. Rxb2#
1. ... Qxe5 2. Rc2#

Date added: 8/2/2021

215

(J. C. Evans - British Chess Magazine, 1914)

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1.Ne3! zz
1...dxe3/d3 2.Qe4#
1...Bg1/Be1/Bxe3 2.Qc2#
1...a5 2.Nc5#
1...Nc6/Nd7 2.Qxc6#

Date added: 8/2/2021

216

(Spiros Bikos)

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1. Qf5+!
1. ... Ne6 2. Qxe6#
1. ... Nxf5 2. e6#

Date added: 8/2/2021