White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 648 to 660

649

(A. C. Palmer - A. C. Palmer: Collection of Chess Problems, 1890)

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1.Bd2! zz

1...f5 2.Bg5#

1...b5 2.Ba5


Date added: 23/6/2021

650

(William Anthony Shinkman - Checkmate, Feb 1903)

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1.d3! zz
1...B~ 2.Bf2#
1...Be3 2.Qc4#
1...Na~ 2.Qxc5#
1...Nc3 2.Qxg1#
1...Nc~ 2.Ne6#
1...e4 2.Bf6#
1...g5 2.Nf5#

Date added: 24/6/2021

651

(Odon Nagy - Budai Sakkozó Társaság 1st Prize, 1922)

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1.Bd5! ~ 2.Nxe4#
1...Rxf2 2.Nxb3#
1...Rc3 2.Qf8#
1...Rd3 2.Qf8#
1...Re3 2.Qf8#
1...Rf8
2.Qxf8#
2.Nxb3#
1...Rf7 2.Nxb3#
1...Rf6 2.Nxb3#
1...Rf5 2.Nxb3#
1...Rf4 2.Nxb3#
1...Rh3 2.Qf8#
1...Rg3 2.Qf8#
1...e3 2.Nxb3#
1...Nc4 2.Na6#

Date added: 24/6/2021

652

(David Shire - The Problemist, 1990)

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1. Ke3! [2. Rd6#]
1. ... Rc6 2. Re5#
1. ... Rxc5 2. Rd1#
1. ... dxe6 2. Bg2#

Date added: 24/6/2021

653

(Gurusisya Chess Academy)

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1. Bxg4! waiting

1. ... gxh5/g5 2. Bf5#

Date added: 26/6/2021

654

(Serge Vladimir Galitznin - Le Monde Illustré, 1859)

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1.Kb1! Kb3
2.Qh3#

Date added: 10/6/2021

655

(Alain Campbell White - The Cricket and Football Field, 21 Apr 1906)

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1.Rc1! (2.Kd1#)
1...Nb2 2.Kxb2#
1...Nc3 2.Kxc3#
1...e5 2.Qd7#
1...c3 2.Qd3#
1...Qxf1 2.Rxf1#
1...Qf3 2.Rxf3#
1...e2 2.Kxd2#
1...dxc1Q+/dxc1R+/dxc1N+ 2.Kxc1#

Date added: 26/6/2021

656

(A. C. Palmer - A. C. Palmer: Collection of Chess Problems, 1890)

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1.Bh2! zz
1...Bh5 2.Nf5#
1...Bh7/Be4/Bd3/Bc2/Bb1 2.Nxf7#
1...Bf5 2.Nxf5#/Nxf7#
1...Rb7/Rb6 2.Ne8#
1...Ra8/Rc8/Rd8/Rf8/Rg8/Rh8 2.Nxb5#
1...Re8 2.Nxe8#/Nxb5#

compare to #741


Date added: 26/6/2021

657

(William Edward Lester - Empire Review, Jan 1924)

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1.Qb1!
1...Bh4 (Be1~) 2.Qf1#
1...d1=Q 2.Qe4#
1...d1=N 2.Qb5#

Date added: 27/6/2021

658

(Valerij Adol'fovich Kalashnikov - Проблемист Прибужья, Sep 1990)

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1.f8B! zz
1...Kh8 2.Rh5#

Date added: 28/6/2021

659

(Emilio Battaglia - The Problemist, Jul 1990)

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1.b7! ~
2.bxc8=Q#
2.bxc8=B#
2.b8=N#
1...Na7 2.b8=N#
1...Nb6 2.b8=N#
1...Nxe7 2.bxa8=Q#

Date added: 30/6/2021

660

(Frederick E. Gamage - Tidskrift för Schack 1st Prize, 2nd Tourney, Aug 1914)

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1.Rgg5! ~ 2.Qh6#
1...Rc3 2.Re3#
1...Rd4 2.Re4#
1...Nd4 2.Re2#
1...Bxe5+ 2.Qxe5#
1...Ra4 (Rb4, Re4, Rf4, Rg4, Rh4) 2.Bc5#
1...Rc5 2.Bxc5#
1...h5 2.Rg6#

Date added: 30/6/2021