White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 253 to 264

253

( James P. Lea - Brighton Guardian 1st Prize, 1882)

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1.Qh3!
1...c2 2.Qxf5#
1...e3 2.Qxe3#
1...Kxd4 2.Qxc3#
1...Kf4 2.Rxf5#
1...Ke6 2.Rxe4#
1...f4 2.Rd5#

Date added: 17/2/2021

254

(Thomas Taverner - Liverpool Mercury 3rd Prize, 1895)

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1.Nh4! zz
1...Nf5/Ne6/Ne8 2.Qxh5#
1...Bc5/Bd4/Be3/Bf2/Bg1/Bc7/Bd8/Ba5/Ba7 2.Qa6#
1...Nf2 2.Rfe1#
1...Nf6/Ng3/Ng5/Nd6/Nc3 2.Qd3#
1...Nd2 2.Rde1#
1...Nc5 2.Qg2#
1...d4 2.Qxe4#

Date added: 17/2/2021

255

(Thomas Taverner - Pen & Pencil 1st Prize, 1899)

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1.Nd4! ~ 2.Rd8#
1...Qxd4 2.Qa8#
1...Rxd4 2.Qxc5#
1...Bxd4 2.e4#
1...Ncxd4 2.Nxe3#
1...Nfxd4 2.Rxe5#
1...cxd4 2.Qd6#
1...exd4 2.Be4#

Date added: 17/2/2021

256

(Joseph C. J. Wainwright - The Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Wanderer 1st Prize, 1886)

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1.Bb4! ~ 2.e3#
1...Rxh2 2.Qa3#
1...Rxf3 2.exf3#
1...c3 2.Qf7#
1...d3 2.exd3#
1...e3 2.Qa8#
1...exf3 2.e4#

Date added: 17/2/2021

257

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1. f8=Q+!
1. ... Kd8 2. Ba5#
1. ... Kxf8 2. Bb4#
1. ... Bxf8 2. Bh4#

Date added: 19/2/2021

258

(Maximilian Feigl - Austrums 1st Prize, 1 May 1898)

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1.Qa8!
1...Ke4 2.Nd6#
1...Qxb5 2.e4#
1...Qh1
2.Nd4#
2.Nd6#
1...Qg2
2.Nd4#
2.Nd6#
1...Qf3
2.Nd4#
2.Nd6#
1...Qe4 2.Nd6#
1...Qd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Qe8
2.Nd4#
2.Nd6#
1...Qd7 2.e4#
1...Qxa8 2.Nd6#
1...Qb7 2.Nd6#
1...Qc5 2.e4#
1...Qxc7 2.Nd4#
1...Qe6 2.Nd4#
1...Qd6
2.Nxd6#
2.e4#

Date added: 19/2/2021

259

(Halvar Hermanson & Ottavio Stocchi - Svenska Dagbladet, 1929)

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1.e4! ~ 2.Nf4#
1...Ra8 (R~a) 2.Qg2#
1...Rf3 2.Qh4#
1...Rh3+ 2.Nh4#
1...Rg3 2.Qf5#

Date added: 21/2/2021

260

(Brian Harley & Charles Gold Watney - Good Companion, Complete Block (3rd Ty), Meredith Class 1st HM, Apr 1921)

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1.Qc8! zz
1...Kh6 2.Qh8#
1...h3 2.Qxh3#

Date added: 21/2/2021

261

(Cyril Henry Stanley Kipping, - The Chess Amateur, 1923)

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1.Qf2! (2.Qf6#)
1...e3 2.Qxe3#

Date added: 21/2/2021

262

(Julius Buchwald - American Chess Bulletin 1st Prize, 1946)

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1.Qc7! ~ 2.Qxc5#
1...Nxc4 (Nd6~) 2.Rh3#
1...Ne4 2.Ng4#
1...Nf5 2.Qe5#

Date added: 21/2/2021

263

(Karel Peter Traxler - The Leisure Hour 1st Prize, 1900)

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1.Qg7! ~ 2.Qa7#
1...Kd4 2.Ne6#
1...Qxb2 2.Ne6#
1...Qe5 2.Qxe5#
1...Qxg7 2.Ne6#
1...Qxd8 2.b4#
1...Qe7 2.b4#
1...Qxf4 2.Nb7#
1...Qf7 2.b4#

Date added: 22/2/2021

264

(G. H. Langham - The Sydney Morning Herald 1st Prize, 1901)

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1.Rf1!
1...Qxh4 2.Qd2#
1...Qg3 2.Qd2#
1...Qf2 2.Qxf2#
1...Qxc3 2.Qf2#
1...Qd2 2.Qxd2#
1...Qxb1 2.Qd2#
1...Qc1 2.Qf2#
1...Qd1 2.Qf2#
1...Qe2 2.Qa7#
1...Qxf1 2.Qd2#
1...Nf3 2.Rxf3#
1...Ne2 2.Rf3#
1...h2 2.Ng2#
1...Nf5 2.Nxf5#
1...Ng4 2.Nf5#
1...Ng8 2.Nf5#
1...f5 2.Qe6#
1...f6 2.Qe6#

Date added: 22/2/2021