White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 577 to 588

577

(Gino Mentasti - Skakbladet 1st Prize, 1939)

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1.Nxf6! (2.f4#)
1...Qxf6 2.Qxf6#
1...Ne2/Ne6/Nxf3/Nc6/Nb3/Nb5 2.Nc6#
1...Ndf5 2.Re4#
1...Nf1/Ng2/Ng4/Nd1/Nc4 2.Ng4#
1...Nef5 2.Nd3#

Date added: 8/6/2021

578

(Antonio Piatesi)

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1. Nc5! [2. Qb6#]
1. ... Ba6 2. Nxa6#
1. ... d6 2. Nc6#
1. ... Rxc5 2. Qb1#
1. ... Rf6 2. Nd5#
1. ... Qd3/e6 2. N(x)d3#
1. ... Qxc5 2. Rb3#

Date added: 8/6/2021

579

(N. Geran)

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1. Qxh4! [2. Qh1#]
1. ... Nd4 2. Nd2#
1. ... Re6 2. Rxe6#
1. ... Rxe7 2. Qxe7#
1. ... Re2 2. Rxe2#
1. ... Rxe1 2. Qxe1#

Date added: 10/6/2021

580

(S. Pontuskin)

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1. Qf5! [2. Qxh7#]
1. ... Bg6 2. Qf4#
1. ... g6 2. Qh3#

Date added: 10/6/2021

581

(Nikolaj Mihajlovich Gerasimenko & Viktor Oleksandrovich Mel'nichenko - British Chess Magazine 1st HM, Oct 1968)

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1.Nxd5! ~ 2.Qf4#
1...Ng2 2.Nc7#
1...Nxd5 2.Bxd5#
1...Kf3 2.Nc7#
1...Kd4 2.Ne7#
1...Bxc3 2.Nxc3#
1...Bc7 2.Nxe3#
1...Rxf6 2.Nxf6#

Date added: 10/6/2021

582

(Rudolf Buchner - De Maasbode 1st Prize, 1938)

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1.Nc8! ~ 2.Na7#
1...Nb3 (N4~) 2.Nd6#
1...Nf3 2.e4#
1...Nf5 2.e3#
1...Nc5 2.Rb6#

Date added: 10/6/2021

583

(Alberto Mari - Alain C. White MT, 1952-1953 4th HM problem (Zagreb), Jun 1954)

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1. Nc5! [2. Qxd6#]
1. ... Be5 2. Ke2#
1. ... Be4 2. Rxe4#
1. ... Bd3 2. Rxd3#
1. ... d5 2. Ne6#
1. ... Nb7/c4 2. Nb3#
1. ... Nc3 2. Kf3#

Date added: 10/6/2021

584

(Giorgio Mirri)

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1. Qxf4! [2. Qxd2#]
1. ... Nc4 2. Nxd3#
1. ... Ne4 2. Rxd4#
1. ... N2b3 2. a3#
1. ... N2f3, Qxe2/g5 2. Rdxb5#
1. ... Nb1/f1 2. Qxd4#
1. ... Qxd5+ 2. Nxd5#

Date added: 10/6/2021

585

(Josef Kupper)

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1. Qd8+!
1. ... Bxd8 2. Re8#

Date added: 15/5/2021

586

(Nenad Petrovic - Volksgazet 1st Prize, 1952)

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1.Qc2! (2.Nf3#)
1...Nd4[a]/Ne3/Ne7/Nf4/Nf6/Ndc7/Nb4/Nb6 2.Qc7#[A]
1...Ndc3 2.d4#

Date added: 10/6/2021

587

(Antonio Fernandez Arguelles Ferrer - Els Escacs a Catalunya, 1929)

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1.Bxb2! ~ 2.Qxd6#
1...f4 2.Qf3#
1...Rf4 2.Qg8#
1...Nf4 2.Qb3#
1...Ne5 2.Qxe5#
1...Nxc5 2.Qe5#
1...Rxg3 2.Bc4#
1...Qe7 2.Nc7#
1...Qxd7 2.Nf6#
1...Qb8 2.Nf6#

Date added: 10/6/2021

588

(Alain Campbell White - Good Companion, 22 Feb 1919)

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1.Rg8! ~ 2.Rxf8#
1...c5+ 2.Nf4#
1...c6+ 2.Nd6#
1...d5 2.Nxf8#
1...d6 2.Qxe6#

Date added: 10/6/2021