White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 337 to 348

337

(Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson - Melbourne Leader, 1923)

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1.Qxd4+!
1...Kxd4 2.Rxd3#
1...Qxd4 2.g8=Q# (B)
1...Rdxd4 2.Bc4#
1...Rfxd4 2.Nxf6#
1...Bxd4 2.c4#
1...Nbxd4 2.Rxc5#
1...Ncxd4 2.Ne7#
1...cxd4 2.Rxb5#
1...exd4 2.Nxf4#

Date added: 18/3/2021

338

(Godfrey F. Heathcote - Norwich Mercury 1st Prize, 1907)

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1.Ke5! ~ 2.Kd4#
1...Ne3 2.Nxg3#
1...Bf2 2.Rf5#
1...Ra8 (Rb8, Rc8) 2.Bg4#
1...Qa7 (Q~7) 2.Qf5#
1...Rxe4+ 2.Kxe4#
1...Bh4 2.Rxh4#
1...Bxf4+ 2.Kxf4#
1...Qxf6+ 2.Kxf6#
1...Qxg6 2.Qxg6#
1...Rxe6+ 2.Kxe6#

Date added: 18/3/2021

339

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - Shoreditch Citizen 2nd Prize, 1889)

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1.Ne5!
1...Kxe5 2.Bxc7#
1...Kxg5 2.Qxe3#
1...Ne1 2.Ng6#
1...Nh4 2.Nd3#
1...e2 2.Qg3#
1...Nb5 (Nd5, Ne8, Na8) 2.Nxh3#
1...Nxe6+ 2.Nxe6#

Date added:18/3/2021

340

(Walter William Jacobs - American Chess Bulletin 1st Prize, 1944)

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1.Bg1! ~ 2.Bh2#
1...Rc3 2.Rc5#
1...Rd3 2.Rd5#
1...Re4 2.Rf5#
1...Kg3 2.Rg5#
1...Qb3 2.Re4#
1...Qxe5+ 2.Qxe5#

Date added: 18/3/2021

341

(Halvar Hermanson - Schackvärlden, May 1930)

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1.Qb1!
1...Rg8 2.Rg7#
1...Re8+ 2.Re7#
1...Rxb7 2.Qxb7#
1...Rh8 2.Rh7#
1...Rf8 2.Rf7#
1...Rd8 2.Rd7#
1...Rc8 2.Rc7#
1...a2 2.Qxa2#

Date added: 19/3/2021

342

(Henry Wald Bettmann & Edgar Bettmann - The Nashville Daily American, Tourney no. 1, 2nd Prize, 13 Jun 1886)

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1.Rec2! ~ 2.Rd3#
1...Nf2 2.Kxf2#
1...Be3 2.Ke2#
1...Be5 2.Ke3#
1...g4+ 2.Kxf4#
1...Rxc5 2.Rxc5#
1...Rd6 2.Ne7#
1...Nf5 2.Kg4#

Date added: 20/3/2021

343

(William Meredith - The Dubuque Chess Journal, Dec 1886)

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1.Qh5!
1...gxh5 2.Nf5#
1...Kxe3 2.Bc5#
1...Nc2 2.Nxc2#
1...Nb3 2.Nc2#
1...Ne5 2.Bc5#
1...Nxb4 (Nd~) 2.Qh8#

Date added: 20/3/2021

344

(Francisco Salazar Lopez - Problemas 1st Prize, 1954)

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1. Kd6! [2. b7#]
1... Kb7 2. Nc5#
1... Qd1+ 2. Nd2#
1... Qh2+ 2. Ng3#
1... Qh6+ 2. Nf6#

Date added: 20/3/2021

345

(Niktopolion Pavlovich Kascheev)

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1. Re5! [2. Ba3#]
1. ... Nd7 2. Rc6#
1. ... Nd5 2. Re6#
1. ... Ne4, Be2/f1/c4/a6 2. Nf5#
1. ... Bc2/b1/e4/g6/h7 2. Nb5#
1. ... Bb5/f5 2. Nxb5/f5#

Date added: 20/3/2021

346

(Antonio Piatesi - L'Italia Scacchistica 2nd HM, 1962)

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1.Qc1! zz
1...Nc3/Nc7/Nd4/Nd6/Na3/Na7 2.Nxc3#
1...Ne5/Nf6/Nf8/Nc5/Nb6/Nb8 2.Nf6#
1...Kxd5 2.Bxf3#
1...f2 2.Qh1#

Date added: 20/3/2021

347

(Alberto Mari - Šahovski vjesnik 1st Prize, 1950)

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1.Nf1! (2.Ne3#)
1...Ne2/Nf3/Nf5/Nc2/Nc6/Nxb3/Nxc5 2.Nc7#
1...Qc6 2.Qc4#
1...Ne6/Nxf2/Ng3/Ng5/Nd2/Nd6 2.Nb6#
1...Nb5 2.Qc6#

Date added: 20/3/2021

348

(László Apró)

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1. Qh1! waiting
1. ... dxc4/d4 2. Qe4#
1. ... Kd4 2. Qxd5#
1. ... Ke2 2. Qf1#
1. ... Kc2 2. Qb1#

Date added: 20/3/2021