White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 469 to 480

469

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1. exd7! [2. d8=Q, d8=B#]
1. ... Bxf6+ 2. Rxf6#
1. ... Bxd6 2. d8=N#
1. ... Bd8 2. Re6#

Date added: 7/5/2021

470

(Alex Casa - L'Échiquier de Paris 1st Prize, 1954)

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1.Qxg7! ~
2.Qe5#
2.Qh6#
2.Qg3#
2.Qg5#
2.Qxc7#
2.Be5#
1...Rxc2 2.Qe5#
1...Rc3 2.Qxc7#
1...Rxe4 2.Qg5#
1...Rd4 2.Qg3#
1...Rg4 2.Be5#
1...Sf7 2.Qg3#
1...Sg6 2.Qh6#

Date added: 8/5/2021

471

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  1. Qxc5 - Kxc5

  2. Bxe3#


Date added: 9/5/2021

472

(Piotr Aleksandrovich Stepanov - На смену!, 1985)

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1.Qf3! zz
1...Kh4/h6 2.Bd8#
1...Kh6 2.Bf4#
1...h5 2.Qf4#

Date added: 9/5/2021

473

(Vincent Lanius Eaton - Melbourne Leader, 1936)

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1.Rb3! (2.Rge3#)
1...Kf4+ 2.Rgc3#
1...f4 2.Rxg5#
1...Re4 2.Nd3#
1...Rf4 2.Rb5#
1...Nf4 2.Nf3#

Date added: 9/5/2021

474

(Vyacheslav Pavlovich Antipov - Темп-64 (Николаев), 1995)

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1.Rg4! zz
1...Bh3/Bf1 2.Rg1#
1...Bxf3 2.Rh4#

Date added: 9/5/2021

475

(Thomas Rayner Dawson - British Chess Magazine 1st Prize, 2nd half-year, 1933)

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1.Rd8+!
1...Kc3 2.Sxa4#!
1...Kc5 2.Rh5#!
1...Ke4 2.Qe7#!
1...Qd5 2.Kh3#
1...Qd7+ 2.Kh5#
1...Qd6 2.Kf5#

Date added: 9/5/2021

476

(Abraham Meurs - Sports and Radio HM, 1933)

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1.Qc3! (2.Qg3#)
1...Ne3 2.Qxe3#
1...Nf3/Ne2 2.Qxf3#
1...Qd4 2.Qxd4#
1...Qd3/Qe5 2.Qe5#
1...Qxf6 2.Qxf6#

Date added: 9/5/2021

477

(Maximilian Philipp Friedrich von Klett - Ph. Klett's Schachprobleme, 1878)

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1. g5xf6 e.p. (2. Df5#)
1. ... g7xf6+ 2. Sg4xf6#
1. ... Kh5xg4 2. Db1-d1#
(Last move for black was f7-f5. This was the only legal move.)

Date added: 9/5/2021

478

(J Gotfryd - De Problemist, 1930)

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1.Bh2! ~ 2.Re5#
1...Se3 2.Qd2#
1...Sf4 2.Qxg5#
1...Be3 2.Qa2#
1...Bf4 2.Qg8#
1...Bf6 2.Qg8#

Date added: 9/5/2021

479

(Ottavio Stocchi - L'Italia Scacchistica, 1929)

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1.Be3! (2.Nd4#)
1...Re7 2.Qxg6#
1...bxc2 2.Bxc2#
1...Rb4 2.Qe6#
1...Nxf4/Ne5 2.Re5#
1...N6e7 2.Qe5#
1...c5 2.Qd3#
1...Be7 2.dxc8Q#/dxc8B#
1...Bxd6+ 2.Nxd6#
1...Qxe3 2.Nxe3#
1...N8e7 2.Qf6#

Date added: 10/5/2021

480

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  1. Qc5+ - Kxe5

  2. Bf2#


Date added: 10/5/2021