White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 241 to 252

241

(Samuel Loyd - New York Commercial Advertiser, 1897)

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1.Qh7!
1...Kxd4 2.Nd3#
1...Ke5 2.Nd3#
1...Nxh7 2.Nxd5#
1...Ne3 2.Qe7#
1...Nxf4+ 2.Kxf6#
1...Ne7+ 2.Qxe7#
1...Nc7 2.Kxf6#
1...Nb6
2.Qe7#
2.Kxf6#
1...Nxg4 2.Kg5#
1...Nb4
2.Qe7#
2.Kxf6#
1...Nh5
2.Kxh5#
2.Kf7#
2.Kg5#
2.Kh6#
1...Ng8
2.Kh5#
2.Kf7#
2.Kg5#
2.Nxd5#
1...Ne8
2.Kh5#
2.Kf7#
2.Kg5#
2.Kh6#
2.Nxd5#
1...Nd7
2.Kh5#
2.Kf7#
2.Kg5#
2.Kh6#

Date added: 12/2/2021

242

(Adolf Herrmann Rudolf Ferdinand Kraemer - Lösungsturnier des Westfälischen Schachverbandes, 1927) ****

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1.Rb1!
1...Ba2 2.Qe3#
1...Bd1 2.Qe3#
1...Bc2 2.Qe3#
1...Bc4 2.Qe3#
1...Bxa4 2.Qe3#
1...Kxf3 2.Rf1#
1...Rc1 2.Qf8#
1...Rc2 2.Qf8#
1...Rc3 2.Qf8#
1...Rc4 2.Qf8#
1...Rb5 2.Qf8#

Date added: 13/2/2021

243

(Nils Gustav Gerhard van Dijk - Die Schwalbe, Sep 1959)

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1.Kf7!
1...Kh4 2.Nf3#
1...Kh6 2.Qg6#
1...fxg5 2.Qh3#

Date added: 13/2/2021

244

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1. Bc8! [2. Qb7#]
1. ... Kxc8 2. Qa8#
1. ... Ka7 2. Qb7#

Date added: 15/2/2021

245

(Eric Manfred Hassberg - New York Post, 21 Apr 1945)

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1.Qc2! ~ 2.Qh7#
1...Rxc2 2.Rh7#
1...Rxg7 2.Qxh2#
1...Rg6 2.Qxh2#
1...Rg5 2.Qxh2#

Date added: 15/2/2021

246

(Pieter ten Cate - Nederland in Miniatuur, 1972)

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1.Qc7!
1...Kd4 2.Qe5#
1...Ke3 2.Qf4#
1...Kd5 2.Qc4#
1...Kf5 2.Qe5#
1...Kf3 2.Qf4#

Date added: 15/2/2021

247

(Cornelis Goldschmeding - The Jerusalem Post 4th HM, 1954)

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1.Nd5! (2.Qf7#)
1...Kh5 2.Qg5#
1...Kh7 2.Qh6#

Date added: 15/2/2021

248

(Richard Grewe & Fritz Karge & Hans Voigt - Die Schwalbe, Dec 1940)

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1.Qe8! zugzwang
1...Kf4 2.Qe3#
1...Kh4 2.Qh5#
1...Kh6 2.Qg6#
1...Kf6 2.Qe7#

Date added: 16/2/2021

249

(Knud Harald Hannemann - Nationaltidende, 16 Mar 1924)

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1.Kf7!
1...Rb7 2.Qc8
1...Bb7 2.Qb6#
1...Bxb5 (Bc8) 2.Qc8#
1...Ra8 2.Qb6#
1...Rxd7+ 2.Qxd7#
1...Rc7 2.Qf6#

Date added: 17/2/2021

250

(A. Harth - Reynolds's Miscellany, 29 Aug 1868)

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1.Qd8! ~ 2.Qxa5#
1...Bxb4 2.Qd1#
1...Kxb4 2.Qd4#
1...axb4 2.Qa8#

Date added: 10/2/2021

251

(Frederic Bonner Feast - Birmingham Post, 1923)

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1.Bd6! (2.Rc5#)
1...Bd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Be4/Rxf5 2.Qd4#
1...Qb1/Qc3/Qxa2 2.Qc3#
1...Qb4 2.Qe2#
1...Qd3 2.Qb4#
1...Qxe3 2.Nxe3#
1...Qc2 2.Qxc2#

Date added: 17/2/2021

252

(Percy Francis Blake - Kentish Mercury 2nd Prize, 1898)

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1.Kf2! (2.Bc7, Bb8+? Bxe7!)
1...Bc6 2.Qxc6#
1...Bd5 2.Sd6#
1...Bb7 2.Qxb7#
1...Bxg3+ 2.Bxg3#
1...Bxe7 (Bf6) 2.Re3#
1...Ne2 (Nc1~) 2.Qd3#
1...Na1 2.Qd4#
1...Nd2 (Nb3~) 2.Qd4#
1...Bg5 2.Nxg5#
1...f4 2.Bf6#

Date added: 17/2/2021