White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 433 to 444

433

(Horacio L. Musante - L'Italia Scacchistica 1st Prize, 1955)

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1. Be3! [2. Qf4#]
1... Bh6 2. Nc8#
1... Be5 2. Qf3#
1... Ke5+ 2. Nc6#
1... K:e3+ 2. Nd5#
1... R:e3 2. Qf5#

Date added: 20/4/2021

434

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1. Nd2! [2. Qxf6#]
1. ... Qxd6 2. Bc3#
1. ... Be6 2. Nxf3#
1. ... Kd4 2. Qe4#
1. ... Kxd6 2. Nc4#

Date added: 20/4/2021

435

(Guido Cristoffanini - The Grantham Journal 1st Prize, 1931)

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1.Qd8! (2.Qxd4#)
1...Ke4 2.Neg6#
1...Kf2/Qc5/Qb6/Qxa7 2.Nxg4#
1...Kf4 2.Nd3#
1...Kd2 2.Nc4#

Date added: 20/42021

436

(M. Bertok)

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  1. Qxc6 - Bxc6

  2. Ba6#


Date added: 20/4/2021

437

(Jacobus Haring - L'Italia Scacchistica 2nd HM, 1959)

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1.Bc6! (2.Qe4#)
1...Kf5/d5 2.Bxd7#
1...f5 2.Qe1#
1...Nf6 2.Qxf6#

Date added: 20/4/2021

438

(Lars Aksglaede Larsen)

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1. Qe6! [2. Qxe5#]
1. ... Qxe6 2. Nxe6#
1. ... Rxa4 2. Rxd5, Qxd5#
1. ... Nd7/f7/c6/g6/f3 2. Qe3#
1. ... Nc4+ 2. dxc4#
1. ... Ng4 2. Nxf5#
1. ... Nxd3+ 2. Rxd3#
1. ... Nxf4 2. c3#

Date added: 20/4/2021

439

(Cyril Henry Stanley Kipping - Chess, 1948)

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1.Ne7! (2.Nd5#)
1...Rg3 2.Rf5#
1...f6/f5 2.Ng6#
1...Ng4 2.Rxg4#

Date added: 24/43/2021

440

(Karl-Heinz Ahlheim)

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1.Qf3! zz
1...Bxb5+ 2.Nxb5#
1...Rd5 2.Re4#
1...Rd7/Bf7/Bg6/Bc6 2.Nc6#
1...Rd6/Rc8/Rb8/Ra8/Bd7 2.Rxd6#
1...Rc3 2.Qe4#
1...Rc2/Rc1/Rb4/Ra4 2.Qd3#
1...Nxh2/Nh6/Nf2/Nf6/Ne3 2.Qe3#
1...Nxe5 2.Bg1#

Date added: 24/4/2021

441

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1. Rf5! [2. Rc5#]
1. ... c5 2. Bd5#
1. ... Be7 2. Nxe3#
1. ... Nb3/d3 2. B(x)d3#

Date added: 24/4/2021

442

(Joseph William Abbott - The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, Apr 1871)

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1.Nxe6! ~
2.Nf4#
2.Nf8#
2.h5#
2.Bxf5#
1...Rxe6 2.Bxf5#
1...Rxd3 2.h5#
1...Rxg3 2.Nf4#
1...Re5
2.Nf4#
2.Nf8#
2.h5#
1...Re4 2.h5#
1...Rf3
2.Nf8#
2.h5#
1...Bc7
2.Nf8#
2.h5#
2.Bxf5#

Date added: 25/4/2021

443

(Arnaud de Savignac-Castelet - L'Échiquier Marseillais, 1925)

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1.Qe7! zz
1...Kc8 2.Rxa8#
1...Kxa7 2.Nc6#
1...Qxa7 2.Qd8#
1...b6 2.Qc7#

Date added: 25/4/2021

444

(Karl-Heinz Ahlheim - stella polaris1st Prize, 1967)

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1.Kd6! ~ 2.Ba4# (B~ )
1...g3 2.Be2#
1...Rh5 2.Qd8#
1...Kh5 2.Be8#
1...h5 2.Qd2#

Date added: 28/4/2021