White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 625 to 636

625

(Milan Velimirovic - The Problemist 3rd HM, Oct 1975 )

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1.Nc1! ~ 2.Rb5#
1...Nd3 2.Nxd3#
1...Rxd5 2.exd5#
1...e2 2.Qd2#
1...Qxc6 2.Bc3#

Date added: 14/6/2021

626

(William Anthony Shinkman - Orillia Packet, 1885)

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1.Rf1! ~ 2.Qe3#
1...e1=Q /R 2.Rxe1#
1...exf1=Q (~ 2.Qb2#
1...Nf4 (Nh5~) 2.Qxf4#

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627

(Otto B. Wurzburg - The Pittsburgh Post, 1927)

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1.Bc1! ~ 2.Bb2+ Ke3 3.Nd5#
1...f2 2.Qe2 ~ 3.Bb2#
2...c4 3.Qe3#
1...Ke5 2.Qxc5+
2...Ke4 3.Qd5#
2...Kf6 3.Qg5#
1...c4 2.Qf5 ~ 3.Nb5#
2...c3 3.Qd5#

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628

(Otto B. Wurzburg - The Atlanta Journal, 29 Sep 1939)

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1.Ra8!
1...f3 2.Qb8#
1...Na2 (N~) 2.Ne2#
1...h3 2.Nf5#
1...Rg5 2.Qxg5#
1...Rg4 2.Qxg4#
1...Rg7 2.Qxg7#
1...Rxg8 2.Rxg8#
1...h6 (h5) 2.Qxg6#

Date added: 14/6/2021

629

(Barry Jack da Costa Andrade - Good Companion Folder 1st Prize, 1923)

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1.Qb2! ~ 2.Ne2#
1...Qf4 2.Ne4#
1...Qf5+ 2.Rxf5#
1...Qa6+ 2.Nb5#
1...Qb6
2.Rf5#
2.Ng4#
2.Nc4#
2.Nb5#
1...Qd6+ 2.Nd5#
1...Qxg6+ 2.Ne4#

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630

(Alexander Kish - American Chess Bulletin, May 1936)

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1.Bh5! zz
1...Nb1/Nb5/Nc4 2.Qxb1#
1...Nc2 2.e4#
1...Bf2/Bg3/Bh4 2.Qd3#
1...Bd2 2.e3#
1...Bxc3 2.Nxc3#

Date added: 14/6/2021

631

(Kenneth Samuel Howard - Skakbladet, Apr 1934)

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1.Rb8! (2.f8N#)
1...Kxe7 2.f8Q#
1...Nd8 2.exd8Q#
1...Nc8 2.Rxb7#
1...Qf6/Qf5/Qxf7/Qxd5 2.e8Q#

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632

(Arthur M. Sparke - Surrey Weekly Press 1st Prize, 1921)

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1.Nbc2! (2.Qd4#)
1...Ke5 2.Ng4#
1...Kf4 2.Nd5#
1...Qh8/Qg7/Qf5 2.Qf5#
1...e5 2.Ra4#
1...Rxc2 2.Nf1#
1...Rxg2 2.Nd1#

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633

(George Hume - British Chess Magazine 3rd Prize, Dec 1890)

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1.Bf6!
1...Bg1 2.Ng3#
1...Bg3 2.Nxg3#
1...Kf5 2.Qh7#
1...Qa1 2.Ra5#
1...Qb2 2.Rb5#
1...Qc3 2.Rc5#
1...Qd4 2.Re5#
1...Qxf6 2.Nxf6#
1...Qxd6 2.Nxd6#
1...Qxd5 2.Qxe6#
1...Qg5 2.Rxg5#
1...Qf5 2.Rd4#
1...Bxd5 2.Qxe5#
1...Bh3 (Bg4, Bf5) 2.Qxe5#
1...Bg8 (Bf7) 2.Qxe5#
1...Bc8 (Bd7) 2.Qxe5#

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634

(Aleksandr N. Lebedev - La Stratégie, 1933)

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1.Bd5! zz
1...f1Q/f1R/f1B/f1N 2.Qxf1#
1...Ra3 2.bxa3#
1...Ra4/Ra5/Ra7/Ra8 2.b4#
1...Ra6 2.Qxa6#
1...Rxb2+ 2.Qxb2#

Date added: 10/6/2021

635

(Kenneth Samuel Howard - Grand Rapids Herald, 3 Dec 1933)

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1.Kh2! (2.Nh1#)
1...Bxe4 2.Nxe4#
1...c6 2.Ne5#
1...c5 2.Nd6#
1...e1Q/e1R 2.Rg2#
1...e1B 2.Rg2#/Rf1#
1...e1N 2.Rf1#

Date added: 14/6/2021

636

(Thomas Taverner - Pen and Pencil 1st Prize, 1890)

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1.Rh7!
1...Nc2 2.d3#
1...Qxf1 2.Qxg6#
1...Qh1
2.Qxg6#
2.d3#
1...Qh3 (Qg1) 2.d3#
1...Qxd2+ 2.Nxd2#
1...Qe2 (Qf2) 2.Qxg6#
1...Qxh2 2.Qxg6#
1...Qg5 (Qg4, Qg3) 2.d3#
1...f2 2.Qe2#
1...d3 2.Qc4#
1...dxc3+ 2.Nxc3#
1...Nf4 (Ng7) 2.Nf6#
1...Nf6 2.Nxf6#
1...Ng3 2.Rh4#
1...g5 2.Qg6#

Date added: 14/6/2021