White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 541 to 552

541

(YAkov Petrovich Ursegov - L'Italia Scacchistica 4th HM, 1971)

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1. Kc5! waiting
1... Ne~ 2. Kd6#
1... a5 2. K:b5#
1... Ba~ 2. K:c4#
1... c3 2. Kb4#
1... Q~ 2. Kd5#
1... Ke3 2. Qd4#
1... Be~ 2. Q:g1#
1... Ng~ 2. R:f3#

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542

(Kousnechoff)

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1. Bf1! [2. Ne2#]
1. ... Be6 2. Qb6#
1. ... Re6 2. Qxd5#
1. ... Nc3 2. Qxc3#
1. ... Rd2 2. Qe3#

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543

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1. Qg4! [2. Qd7#]
1. ... Be6/e8 2. Q(x)e6#
1. ... exd4 2. Qf5#
1. ... Nc4 2. Qxe4#

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544

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1. Bd6! [2. Bg6#]
1. ... Qc8 2. Qxc6#
1. ... Rxd6/c5 2. N(x)c5#
1. ... e2, Bd3 2. Q(x)d3#
1. ... Nd4 2. Rxd4#
1. ... Rd2 2. Bf3#
1. ... Rxf4 2. Rxf4#

1. Bg6+!
1. ... Rxg6 2. Qxg6#

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545

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1. Rf3! [2. Ne6#]
1. ... Ra6 2. Rc4#
1. ... Rxc5+ 2. Bxc5#
1. ... Qxf3 2. Nxf3#
1. ... Ba2 2. c3#
1. ... Bxc2+ 2. Nxc2#

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546

(Ernesto Ferrón de la Fuente - L'Italia Scacchistica, 1968)

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1.Be6! zz
1...Kf4 2.Qxf6#
1...Kd6 2.e5#
1...Nb4/Nb8/Nc5/Nc7 2.Qc7#

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547

(Marcel Segers - Schackspelaren 1st Prize, 1933)

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1.Qf8! (2.Qc8#)
1...Qh3+ 2.Nef5#
1...Qb5+ 2.Nec6#
1...Qxd4+ 2.Nd5#
1...Qg3 2.Ne6#
1...Qxe4 2.Nb3#

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548

(Arthur Robert Gooderson - British Chess Magazine 3rd HM, Oct 1968)

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1.Nf6!
1...Bxe4 2.Nd7#
1...Nxe4 2.Ng4#
1...Ba4 (Bc~) 2.Bd6#
1...Ng4 (Nf~) 2.Nxd3#
1...Nxb2 (Nd~) 2.Qh2#
1...Nf4 2.d4#
1...Kf4 2.Qh2#
1...Bxf8 (Bg7) 2.Qxg5#

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549

(Ernst Witte - Harzer Tageszeitung, 1937)

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1.Qf7! Kc6 2.Qd5#

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550

(Arthur Ford Mackenzie - The Sydney Morning Herald 1st Prize, 1905)

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1.Na3! ~ 2.Nc2#
1...Kxe3+ 2.Ne4#
1...Rh2 2.Re4#
1...Re4 2.Rxe4#
1...Rxd5+ 2.Nb5#
1...Rd6+ 2.c6#
1...Re7+ 2.c6#

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551

(Petko Andonov Petkov - L'Italia Scacchistica 1st Prize, 1970)

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1.Bb2! (2.Re5#)
1...g3 2.Bh3#
1...d6 2.Qc8#
1...Bd4/Bc7 2.Nxd4#

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552

(Hrvoje Bartolovic - Probleemblad 2nd Prize, 1965)

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1.c7! (2.Bc6#)
1...Kd7 2.Nc5#
1...Bxd6 2.f8N#
1...Nf5 2.Qxf5#
1...Nxf7 2.Qf5#/Qxf7#
1...Bd5 2.Bf5#
1...Nxd6 2.c8Q#/c8B#

Date added: 4/6/2021