White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 613 to 624

613

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - Seventy Five Chess Problems, 1883)

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1.d6! zz
1...Kxf5/cxd6 2.Qe4#
1...Kxd6/Bd4 2.Qxe6#
1...Bf2/Bg1 2.Qxf4#
1...Bd2/Bc1 2.Qxc5#
1...exf5 2.Qd5#

Date added: 13/6/2021

614

(Barry Jack da Costa Andrade - British Chess Magazine, 1940)

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1.Re2!
1...Nf2 2.Qh8#
1...Ng5 (Nf4) 2.Qxg1#
1...b6 2.Qa8#

Date added: 14/6/2021

615

(Valerij Anisimovich Liskovec - 64 — Шахматное обозрение Special HM, 1981)

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1.Qh8! (2.Qa1#)
1...Be7/Bf6 2.Qa8#

Date added: 14/6/2021

616

(John James O'Keefe & William James Smith - Good Companion 1st Prize, 22 Feb 1917)

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1.Rf2! ~ 2.Qe6#
1...d5+ 2.Qe7#
1...Kd5 2.Qf5#
1...Ke3 2.Rf4#
1...Nf3 (Nd3) 2.Qxf3#
1...Na3 (Nb5~) 2.Qd4#


Date added: 14/6/2021

617

(Samuel Loyd - Chess Record, Centennial Tourney, Dec 1876)

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1.Nf2! ~ 2.Nxh3#
1...Kh4 2.Ne4#

Date added: 14/6/2021

618

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - The Chess Amateur, 1924)

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1.Kf6! zz
1...Kh6 2.Rh3#
1...Kh8/Kg8 2.Rd8#

Date added: 14/6/2021

619

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - The Chess Amateur, 1924)

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1.Kf6! zz
1...Kf8 2.Rc8#
1...Kh8/Kh7 2.Rh4#

Date added: 14/6/2021

620

(Thomas Taverner - Chess problems made easy (Daily News),1924 )

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  1. Rxh6! waiting
    1. ... Ne8/e6/h5 2. R(x)e6#
    1. ... fxg4 2. Nxg4#
    1. ... f4 2. Ba7#
    1. ... d2 2. Qxd2#
    1. ... gxf2, Qxf2 2. Qe5#
    1. ... g2 2. Rxh3#
    1. ... Qe1+ 2. Rxe1#
    1. ... Qxd1 2. Nxd1#
    1. ... Qg1/xh1/g2 2. Rxd3#
    1. ... Qe2 2. Qb6#

    Date added: 14/6/2021

621

(Thomas Taverner - Chess problems made easy (Daily News),1924 )

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1. Bxg3! [2. Qe5#]
1. ... Qe1+ 2. Rxe1#
1. ... Qxd1 2. Nxd1#
1. ... Qxh1/g2 2. Rxd3#

Date added: 14/6/2021

622

(John Francis Ling - The Problemist, 1953)

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1.Qc6! (2.Kd6#/Rb5#)
1...Ra3/Ra2/Ra1 2.Kd4#/Kd6#/Ke4#/Kc4#
1...Rb4 2.Ra6#
1...Rc4 2.Kxc4#
1...Rd4+ 2.Kxd4#
1...Re4 2.Kxe4#
1...Rf4/Rg4/Rh4 2.Kd6#
1...Be6+ 2.Kxe6#
1...Bxc6+ 2.Kxc6#

Date added: 14/6/2021

623

(Gerhard Paul Latzel - Die Schwalbe 5th HM, 1956)

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1.Ng5! ~ 2.Qe4#
1...d5 2.Qf6#

Date added: 14/6/2021

624

(Frederic G. Lazard - Die Schwalbe, May 1933)

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1.c4! ~ 2.Na4#
1...Qd1 2.Nd7#
1...Qxc4 2.Nd7#
1...Qd4 2.Qa3#

Date added: 14/6/2021