White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 229 to 240

229

(Oskar Blumenthal - Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1907)

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1.Qd4! (2.Qa1#[A])
1...Ka5/Bd6/Be5 2.Qa7#

Date added: 10/2/2021

230

(André Chéron)

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1. Qc6! [2. Qd7#]
1. ... Kc8 2. Re8#
1. ... Nb8/c5 2. Qxc7#
1. ... Rxe7 2. fxe7#

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231

(Laszlo Apro)

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1. Rxd4! [2. Qxd6#]
1. ... Bf8 2. Ne4#
1. ... Kxd4 2. Qe3#
1. ... Rd5 2. Rxd5#
1. ... f3 2. Nb7#
1. ... Nbc4 2. Rxc4#

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232

(Vladimir Mikhailovich Archakov)

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1. Qh1! [2. Qe4#]
1. ... Nf6/c5 2. Qh2#
1. ... Kf4 2. Nxg6#
1. ... Kd4 2. Qd5#

Date added: 10/2/2021

323

(Suleyman Abdullayev - Wizard (Кудесник), Jun 2006)

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1.Bd5! ~ 2.Qxb7#
1...Bxd5 2.Qxa7#
1...Bc6 2.Qxa7#

Date added: 11/2/2021

234

(Bertil Ernst Elmgren - Springaren 1st HM, Jun 1950)

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1.Qe3!
1...Kc4 2.Qc5#
1...Kc6 2.Qc5#
1...Kd6 2.Qc5#
1...Ba1 (Be5~) 2.Qc5#
1...Bd6! 2.Qe4#
1...Bd4 2.Qe6#

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235

(William W. Greenwood - Leeds Mercury, Jan 1880)

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1.Bb1!
1...Kd4 2.Qc5#
1...Kf4 2.Qe4#
1...Kf6 2.Qf5#
1...Kd5 2.Qe4#
1...Ke6 2.Qf5#

Date added: 11/2/2021

236

(Samuel Loyd - The New York Saturday Press, 19 Feb 1857)

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1.Qa8!
1...Ra1 2.Qxa1#
1...Nd1 2.Nd3#
1...Nd3+ 2.Nxd3#
1...Nc4 2.Nd3#
1...Na4 2.Nd3#
1...Ne2 2.Nxe2#
1...Nf1 2.Ne2#
1...Nh1 2.Ne2#
1...Nh5 2.Ne2#
1...Nf5 2.Ne2#
1...Ne4 2.Ne2#

Date added: 10/2/2021

237

(Samuel Loyd - The Household Journal, 23 Nov 1861)

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  1. Qb8 - Kg1

  2. Qg3#


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238

(Aurel M. Karpati - Magyar Nemzet 3rd Prize, 1958)

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1.e5! zz
1...Kxe5 2.Qf4#
1...Bxe5 2.Qc5#
1...Bc4 2.Qf4#
1...B5~ 2.Qc5#
1...B6~ 2.Qf4#
1...Bxe5 2.Qc5#

Date added: 11/2/2021

239

(Walther Martinus Johannes Jorgensen - Arbejder-Skak, 1950-1951 1st Prize, Mar 1950)

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1.Qf8!
1...Kxe6 2.Sc7#
1...Kxc6 2.Qa8#
1...Kc4 2.Qc5#
1...Ke4 2.Qf5#
1...Bxb2 (B~) 2.Qf5#

Date added: 10/2/2021

240

(Friedrich Amandus Leopold Kuskop - Good Companions, 1st Meredith Ty.

2nd Prize, May 1915)

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1.Ne3! ~ 2.Qf1#
1...Nc3+ (Ne4~+) 2.d4#
1...Nxd2+! 2.Ng4#

Date added: 12/2/2021