White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 553 to 564

553

( Jan Valusk - Unikonzum 3rd Prize, 1978)

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1.Bd4! zz
1...Bxd2 2.Qc4#
1...Bf2/Bg3/Bh4 2.d3#

Date added: 5/6/2021

554

(A. L. S. - British Chess Magazine, 1882)

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1.Kg7! zz
1...Nd4 2.Rxf6#
1...Ne1/Ne3/Nb4/Na1/Na3 2.d4#
1...Bd7/Bb7/Ba6 2.Qb8#
1...Rf5 2.Re4#
1...Rxf4/Rg6+ 2.Kg6#
1...Rf7+ 2.Kxf7#
1...Rf8 2.Kxf8#
1...Rh6 2.Kxh6#

Date added: 5/6/2021

555

(Joseph William Abbott - English Chess Problems, 1876 )

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1.Qf1! ~ 2.Qxg2#
1...Bxf1 2.Bf3#
1...Bh1 2.Qxh1#
1...Bh3
2.Bf3#
2.Qf3#
1...Be4 2.Qxb5#
1...Bf3
2.Bxf3#
2.Qxf3#
1...Ke4 2.Nxf6#

Date added: 5/6/2021

556

(Fadil Abdurahmanovic - The Problemist, Jul 1976)

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1.Ne2! ~ 2.c4#
1...Kf5 2.Ng3#
1...Nxb4 2.c3#
1...Nd4 2.Ng3#
1...Ne5 2.Rxf4#

Date added: 5/6/2021

557

(David Abragam - Bulletin Ouvrier des Echecs, 1949)

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1.f8=R! ~ 2.Rd8#

Date added: 15/5/2021

558

(Ralf Chris Handloser - Best Problems, Apr 2013)

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1.Ne6! ~ 2.Nc7#
1...dxe6 2.Qxc6#
1...Bd8 2.Nxe3#
1...Kxe6 2.Qg8#

Date added: 6/6/2021

559

(Veniamin Achimov - Hlas ľudu 3rd Comm., 22 Nov 1979)

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a) 1.Qa4! ~ 2.Nd6#
1...Nxc4 2.Re1#
1...Qxc4 2.Bd5#

b) 1.Rd3! ~ 2.Nd2#
1...Nxc4 2.Bg6#
1...Qxc4 2.Rxg4#

Date added: 15/5/2021

560

(Selim Achbar - Apprenti Sorcier, 1992)

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1.Rb1!
1...Kc2 2.Ne1#
1...Ke2 2.Ng1#
1...Ke4 2.Nh4#
1...Kc4 2.Ne5#
1...c4 2.Nd4#

Date added: 15/5/2021

561

(Alkis Stavrinides - British Chess Magazine 3rd Commendation, Nov 1968)

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1.Bf7! ~ 2.Ne6#
1...Qc4 2.Qe7#
1...Qe7 2.d4#
1...d4 2.Qc4#
1...Nxb5 2.Nxb5#

Date added: 6/6/2021

562

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1. Nd4! [2. Qxd2#]
1. ... Rxd4 2. Qf3#
1. ... Qxd4 2. Qe2#
1. ... Kxd4 2. Ba7#
1. ... Kf4 2. Qf3/e4#

Date added: 6/6/2021

563

(Matti Arvo Myllyniemi)

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1. Qd3! [2. Bxe3#]
1. ... Bxc2/c4 2. Q(x)c4#
1. ... Nxc2 2. Qxb3#

Date added: 6/6/2021

564

(G. W. A. Easom - Northwest Chess, Apr 1969)

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1.Nf3! ~ 2.Rxd4#
1...Nxf3 2.Rg4#
1...Rxf3 2.Qe6#
1...d3 2.Re1#
1...Bd3 2.Nd2#
1...Rc4 2.Re2#
1...Rxd5 2.Qf4#

Date added: 8/6/2021