White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 493 to 504

493

(Sven Ture Ceder - Vart Hem, 1940)

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1.Qxh3! (2.Qxh1#)
1...Ke4/e5 2.Ngxf6#
1...Ne5 2.Ndxf6#
1...Bg2 2.Qxg2#
1...Bf3 2.Qxf3#
1...Be4 2.Nb6#
1...Be3+ 2.Nxe3#

Date added: 11/5/2021

494

(Vladimir Anatol'evich Suchkov - Schachmatnoe opsbuka, 1990)

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1.Be2! zz
1...Kc2 2.Bd1#

Date added: 11/5/2021

495

(Nenad Petrovic - Šahovski vjesnik 4th Prize, 1949)

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1.Qf7! (2.Qxd5#)
1...Ne3 2.fxe3#
1...Ne7 2.Rd1#
1...Nf4 2.Re4#
1...Nxf6 2.Qxf6#
1...Nc3 2.bxc3#
1...Nc7+ 2.bxc7#
1...Nb4 2.Qc4#
1...Nxb6+ 2.Bxb6#

Date added: 11/5/2021

496

(Lars Aksglaede Larsen - De Waarheid 1st Prize, 1968)

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1.Qd3! ~ 2.f4#
1...Re3 2.Qb5#
1...Be3 2.Qe4#
1...Re4 2.Q×e4#
1...Bg3 2.Qb5#
1...Νe6 2.R×e6#


Date added: 11/5/2021

497

(Werner Speckmann - Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1980)

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  1. Bc1 - Kxc1

  2. Qg1#


Date added: 12/5/2021

498

(Otto B. Wurzburg - American Chess Bulletin, Jan 1936)

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1.Nd4!
1...N×c4 2.Nc2#
1...Nb5 (Na~) 2.Nc2#
1...c2 2.Qe1#
1...c×d4 2.Q×e7#
1...Nc6 (Ne~) 2.N×c6#


Date added: 12/5/2021

499

(Frederic G. Lazard - La Stratégie, 1925)

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  1. Bg5 - Ne3

  2. Be7#


Date added: 13/5/2021

500

(Jacques Savournin - Magyar Sakkélet 9th HM, Mar 1966)

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1.Qc8! (2.Qf5#)
1...Kf3 2.Nh4#
1...Kd5 2.Nge7#

Date added: 13/5/2021

501

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  1. Qd5+ - Kxd5

  2. Nc5#


Date added: 13/5/2021

502

(Karl Junker - Schach-Echo, Mar 1969)

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1.Qe8! ~ 2.Qc6#
1...d2 2.Bf5 ~ 3.Qc6#
2...K×d5 3.Qe6#
2...Re4 3.Q×e4#
1...K×d5 2.Qe6#



Date added: 15/5/2021

503

(Boshko Milosheski - 11th TT Проблеміст України 4th HM, 2015)

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1.Qg3! ~ 2.Qg2#
1...Re2 2.Kxe2#
1...Re3+ 2.Kxe3#
1...Rg4 2.Kxg4#
1...Rf4+ 2.Kxf4#

Date added: 16/5/2021

504

(David J. Shire - The Problemist, 1987)

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1.Ba1! zz
1...c4 2.Bf3#
1...Nf6/Ng7/Nd6/Nc7 2.Rd6#
1...Rd2/Rh1 2.Qh1#
1...Rd3/Rc1/Rb1/Rxa1/Re1/Rf1/Rg1 2.Qxd3#
1...Rd4 2.Nc3#
1...Bb7 2.Qxb7#
1...Bc6 2.Nb6#

Date added: 16/5/2021