White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 697 to 708

697

(Sergej A. SHumejko - Адыгейская правда, 12 Dec 1981)

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1. Nb5! - zz
1. ... e6 2. Qd6#
1. ... cxb5 2. Qd5#
1. ... h5 2. Qxg5#
1. ... c4 2. Qd4#
1. ... g4 2. Qf4#
1. ... b3 2. Qc3#
1. ... e3 2. Qxe3#
1. ... a2 2. Qb2#

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698

(Murray Marble - Revue d'Échecs, 1908)

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1.Qh8! (2.Qe5#)
1...Ke6 2.Qh6#
1...Kc5 2.Qd4#
1...e6 2.Qf8#

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699

(Otto Dfhler, 1925)

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1. c8=Q! [2. b8=Q#]

1. ... Ka7/b6 2. b8=Q#

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700

(William Anthony Shinkman - The Favorite (Montreal), 28 Feb 1874 )

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1.Rb5! ~ 2.Qe8#
1...cxb5 2.Qa8#
1...Kd8 2.Rb8#

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701

(Feliciano Mendes de Moraes Filho - L'Échiquier de France, 1961)

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1. Qa1! [2. Qa8#]
1. ... Kd8/f8 2. Qa8#

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702

(Frederic Bonner Feast - The Times, 1898)

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1.Qc8! (2.Rxc4#)
1...Ke4 2.Qg4#
1...e4 2.Qh8#

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703

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

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1.Qa6! (2.Qc4#)
1...Ke4 2.Qd3#

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704

(Henry John Clinton Andrews - The Newark Sunday Call (Newark, New Jersey), 29 Oct 1876)

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1.Qf2!
1...Bxa1 2.Qa2#
1...Bc1 2.Qa2#
1...Bd4 2.Qa2#
1...Bc3 2.Qa2#
1...Ba3 2.Qa2#
1...Kc4 2.Qc5#
1...Ke6 2.Ba2#
1...e4 2.Ba2#
1...Be6 2.Qc5#
1...Bf7 2.Qxf7#
1...Bh7 2.Qf7#

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705

(Edward Nathan Frankenstein - The English Mechanic and World of Science)

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1.Ne4! ~ 2.Qd5#
1...Qe5 2.Qa4#

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706

(Benjamin Glover Laws - Ottawa Citizen HM, 1886)

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1.Qa7! ~ 2.Qc7#
1...Nd3 2.Qxd4#
1...Nb3 2.Qf7#
1...Ne2 2.Qxe3#
1...Nxf3 2.Rg4#
1...Nf5 2.Nh5#
1...Ne6 2.Qf7#


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707

(Charles Planck - Brownson's Chess Journal, Dec 1890)

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1.Qg7! ~ 2.Qd4#
1...Kxd6 2.Ne4#
1...Rh4 2.Qe5#
1...Rd5 2.Rc6#
1...Re5 2.Qxe5#
1...e5 2.Rd5#
1...Qxd6 2.Qc3#
1...Nxd6 2.Qg1#

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708

(Walter Freiherr von Holzhausen - Akademisches Monatsheft für Schach, 1901)

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1.Na7! zz
1...Kxc7+ 2.bxa8N#
1...Kxa7+ 2.b8N#
1...Rxa7 2.Rc8#

Date added: 10/7/2021