White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 277 to 288

277

(Godfrey F. Heathcote - The Leisure Hour, 1899-1900 2nd Prize, 1900)

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1.Nd6!
1...Nd1 (Nf2~) 2.Ne4#
1...Qa5 2.Nb7#
1...Qa8 (Qb5) 2.Rb5#
1...Qxd3 (Qc4, Qb7, Qc8, Qa7) 2.Nb7#
1...Qxd6 2.Rc3#
1...cxd6 2.Bd4#
1...Qc6 2.Nxe6#
1...c6 2.Nxe6#
1...Qb6 2.Rc1#
1...e5 2.Rd5#

Date added: 24/2/2021

278

(Thomas Henry Billington - Birmingham Weekly Mercury 1st Prize, 1900)

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1.Rf4! ~ 2.Qd4#
1...Nxf4 2.d4#
1...Kxf4 2.Qf6#
1...Nc6 2.Re4#
1...Be4 2.Rxe4#
1...Bd5 2.Qxb8#
1...Bd6 2.Qg5#

Date added: 24/2/2021

279

(Alberto Mari - «64» 2nd Prize, 20 Apr 1928)

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1.Rh4! (2.Rxh5#)
1...Nxh4 2.Bd2#
1...Qg6 2.Qf4#
1...Qxf7+ 2.Nxf7#
1...Qh6 2.Qf5#
1...Qf6 2.Qxh5#
1...Rxc8 2.Qxg7#

Date added: 24/2/2021

280

(Antonio Piatesi - Italien-Ungarn 2nd Place, 1971)

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1.Rc3! (2.Rc5#)
1...Nb7 2.Nd4#
1...Bf2 2.Qe4#
1...Qxe5 2.Nxe5#
1...Rb6 2.Nxd8#
1...Rxb5+ 2.cxb5#

Date added: 24/2/2021

281

(Abraham Meurs - De Problemist, 1933)

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1.Qg7! (2.Qg1#)
1...h2 2.Qg2#
1...Ng3 2.Qxg3#
1...Qb2 2.Qxb2#
1...Qf6 2.Qxf6#
1...Qg6/Qd4 2.Qd4#

Date added: 10/2/2021

282

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1. Qh8! [2. Qa8#]
1. ... Na7/c3 2. Q(x)c3#
1. ... Nd6, Rd8 2. N(x)d8#
1. ... Nbd4 2. Qe8#

Date added: 24/2/2021

283

(Joseph Jean Louis Marie Opdenoordt - De Problemist 1st Prize, 1935)

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1.Bf5! ~ 2.Kg4#
1...Bxf5 2.Kf3#
1...Rxf5 2.Qe3#
1...Kxf5 2.Qxd5#
1...d4 2.Qa5#
1...g4 2.Qf4#

Date added: 25/2/2021

284

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1. Bc2! [2. Bb3 #]
1. ... Kd5 2. Bb3#

1. Nc2! waiting
1. ... dxc5 2. Qf7#
1. ... d5 2. Na3#
1. ... e4 2. Qd4#
1. ... Kd5 2. Bg8#

Date added: 25/2/2021

285

(Barry Peter Barnes - Lublin-Turnier 2nd Prize, 1973)

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1.Qa7! zz
1...Rb7/Rb8/Ra6/Rc6 2.Rxf5#
1...Ne1/Nxf2/Nf4/Nc1/Nc5/Nb2/Nxb4 2.Bb2#
1...Kd4 2.Nc6#
1...Kxf6 2.Qg7#

Date added: 25/2/2021

286

(CompB.J.M. Markxoser)

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1. Rd4! waiting
1. ... Ke6 2. Rxe4#
1. ... Kf4 2. Nd3#
1. ... Kxd4 2. Bf6#

Date added: 26/2/2021

287

(B. J. M. Markx - Tijdschrift van den Nederlandschen Schaakbond, 1897)

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1.Bd3!
1...Ne2 2.Qh1#
1...Nxd3 2.Qh1#
1...Nb3 2.Qh1#
1...Nb4 2.Qa8#
1...c2 2.Qxd4#

Date added: 26/2/2021

288

(Lionel Sharples Penrose - Good Companions (April Complete Blocks) 3rd Prize, 1920)

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1.Ng5!
1...Bg4 2.Rxe4#
1...Rg4 2.Qf3#
1...Rf4 2.Qa7#
1...Bf3 2.Qxf3#
1...Bh2 2.Qf2#
1...Bf2+ 2.Qxf2#
1...c3 2.Rd3#
1...Rh1 (Rh4...h1) 2.Rxe4#
1...Bxg6 2.Qf3#

Date added: 26/2/2021