White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 385 to 396

385

(Virgil Nestorescu - Match: Belgrade - Bucharest 2nd Comm., 1958)

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1.Qxg7! (2.Qxe5#)
1...Kxd4[a] 2.Rf4#[H]
1...Bxd4[b] 2.Nf6#[G]
1...exd4[c] 2.Qe7#[I]
1...Nxf3 2.Qxg4#

Date added: 14/4/2021

386

(Herbert Siegfried Oskar Ahues & Albert Volkmann - SK Dortmund-Hombruch-Barop 1st Prize, 1951)

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1.Bc4! ~ 2.Rd5#
1...Na4 (Nc~) 2.Nd3#
1...Nd3 2.Nxd3#
1...Nf6 2.Bd6#
1...Rd8 2.Nc6#

Date added: 16/4/2021

387

(Tibor Schonberger - Magyar Sakkvilág, Oct 1925)

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1.Bf7!
1...Nc2 2.Bh5#
1...Ne2 2.Bb3#
1...Nf3 2.Bb3#
1...Ne6 2.Bh5#

Date added: 16/4/2021

388

(Santi Pirrone - Thèmes-64, 1960)

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1.Qg5! zz
1...Kxd5 2.Qd8#
1...Nc1/Nc5/Nxd2/Na1/Na5 2.Qe3#
1...e3 2.Nf3#

Date added: 16/4/2021

389

(Antonio Piatesi)

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1. Bxd5! [2. Rcxd8, Rexd8#]
1. ... Qxc8 2. Re7#
1. ... Qxe8 2. Rc7#
1. ... Qe7 2. Qa4#
1. ... Qxf6 2. Nc5#
1. ... Qc7 2. Qg4#
1. ... Qxb6 2. Ne5#
1. ... Kxc8 2. Rexd8#
1. ... Kxe8 2. Rcxd8#

Date added: 16/4/2021

390

(Alberto Mari - Il Problema 1st Prize, 1932)

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1.Bd6! (2.Bf5#)
1...Bxe2+ 2.Rxe2#
1...Bc2 2.Nd4#
1...Bb3 2.Nf4#
1...Rc4 2.Nf4#
1...Rc2 2.Nc3#
1...exd6 2.Re8#

Date added: 16/4/2021

391

(Horacio L. Musante - L'Italia Scacchistica 3rd Prize, 1954)

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1.Qg5! (2.Qxe5#)
1...Ng2/Ne6/Nd5 2.Qc1#
1...Ne2 2.Qe3#
1...Nd3 2.Qd2#
1...Ra4 2.Rxb3#

Date added: 16/4/2021

392

(Gennadij Ivanovich Kukin - Черкаський край 3rd Prize, 1998)

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1.Rh8! (2.Nh6#/Nf6#/Ne7#)
1...Kc8 2.Nf6#
1...e1Q/e1R 2.Ne7#
1...h1Q/h1R 2.Nh6#

Date added: 16/4/2021

393

(Klaus Baumann - Problem Forum, 2018)

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1.Kb7! ~ 2.Qc4#
1...Rd4 2.Re5#

Date added: 17/4/2021

394

(Giorgio Guidelli - Good Companion, Nov 1918 )

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1.Rg4!
1...Ng3 2.Rh4#
1...e1=Q 2.Nxf3#
1...e1=N 2.Nf1#
1...Rf1 2.Nxf1#
1...Rg2 2.Nxf3#
1...e4 (exf4) 2.Qh8#

Date added: 17//2021

395

(Michael Lipton - British Chess Magazine 2nd Prize, 1967)

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1.Ndc4! (2.Rc6#/b6#/Nxf7#) 1...Bf1/Bg4/Bh5/Bd1/Bd3/Ra3/Rd8/Rxe8/Bg7/Qxc1/Qc3/Qd2/Qd1/Qd3/Qf5/Qh7 2.Rc6#/b6#
1...Bf3/Rxc4/Qe4/Nd6 2.b6#
1...Bxc4/Rxb7/Qb2/Qb3 2.Rc6#
1...Rb4/Qb1 2.Rc6#/Nxf7#
1...Bxe7 2.Qxe7#
1...Qxc4 2.Nxf7#
1...Qg6 2.b6#/Nxf7#
1...Nxe5 2.Bxe5#/Qxe5#/b6#/Rc6#
1...Nd8 2.Nf3#/Nf7#/Ng4#/Ng6#/Nd3#/Nd7#/Nc6#/b6#

Date added: 17/4/2021

396

(Valentin Fedorovich Rudenko & Jan Robert Mortensen - PCCC, Moscow, TT 1st Prize, 1 Sep 1961)

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1.Qe3!
1...f6 2.Qxe4#
1...f5 2.Qd4#
1...fxe6 2.Nd7#
1...fxg6 2.Qg5#
1...Kf6 2.Qg5#
1...Kd5 2.Qd4#
1...Kf5 2.Qg5#

Date added: 17/4/2021