White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 397 to 408

397

(Comins Mansfield Thèmes-64 Prize, 1961)

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1.Nf6!
1...Ke6 2.Qd5#
1...Ke5 2.Qd5#
1...Kxg5 2.Qxf4#
1...e5 2.Qg4#
1...e6 2.Qxf4#
1...exf6 2.Rc5#
1...exd6 2.Qd5#

Date added: 17/4/2021

398

(Bernhard Hulsen - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Mar 1915)

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1.Qc5!
1...Kf1 2.Qf2#
1...Kh1 2.Qd5#
1...Kg3 2.Qg5#
1...h1=Q 2.Qf2#
1...h1=S 2.Qg1#

Date added: 17/4/2021

399

(Mihail I. Gorislavskij - Szachy 5th Prize, 1970)

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1.Bb6! zz
1...Nb4 2.Nc4#
1...Nb8/Nc7 2.Bxc5#
1...Nd3/Nd7/Ne4/Ne6/Nb7/Na4 2.Ra4#
1...Nb3 2.Nc2#

Date added: 18/4/2021

400

(Andrej Nikolaevich Dikusarov - StrateGems, Jul 2004)

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1.Nd5 ( ~ 2.Nb6#)
1...Bc5 2.Nc7#
1...Bc7 2.N×c7#
1...a5 2.R×a5#
1...a6 2.R×a6#


Date added: 17/4/2021

401

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1. Kg5! waiting
1. ... f2 2. Qg2#
1. ... Kh1 2. Bg2#
1. ... Sxh3+ 2. Rxh3#
1. ... Se2 2. Bf1#

Date added: 18/4/2021

402

(Henry William Barry - Checkmate, 1901)

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1.Bg6! ~ 2.Bh5#
1...Kg4 2.Ne5#
1...e3 2.Ne5#

Date added: 18/4/2021

403

(Samuel Loyd - American Chess-Nuts, 1868 )

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1.Qa8!
1...Rh1 2.Qg2#
1...Rg2 2.Qxg2#
1...g3 2.Qc8#
1...Qxh8 2.Qxh8#
1...Qh7 2.Rxh7#
1...Qh6 2.Rxh6#
1...Qh5 2.Rxh5#

Date added: 18/4/2021

404

(Samuel Loyd - American Chess-Nuts, 1868 )

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1. Re1! waiting
1. ... Kxe1 2. Qd2#
1. ... Be2/d3/c4/b5/a6/h3 2. Qg1#
1. ... Bg2 2. Qh4#

Date added: 18/4/2021

405

(Karoly Csaszi - Magyar Sakkélet, 1977)

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1.Be2! (2.Ne4#)
1...Bf5 2.Qxg7#
1...d5 2.Qc7#
1...Qd3 2.Qxd3#

Date added: 18/4//2021

406

(Karl Artur Leonid Ivanovich Kubbel' - 1941)

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  1. Rg1 - Kh5

  2. g4#


Date added: 19/4/2021

407

(Halvar Hermanson - Dagbladet 1st Prize, 1957)

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1.Qe4! zz
1...Kxb5/Rb7 2.Qa4#
1...Rc6 2.Qxc6#
1...Rb8/Rd6/Re6/Rf6/Rg6/Rh6 2.Nc7#
1...Rxb5 2.Qa8#

Date added: 19/4/2021

408

(Willem Hoek - Match Indonesia - Netherlands 16th Place Probleemblad, 1970)

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1.Ba3! zugzwang
1...Kd6 2.Rc4#
1...Kf6 2.Rf4#
1...Kf8 2.Rg4#
1...Kd8 2.Rd4#

Date added: 19/4/2021