White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 709 to 720

709

(Niharendu Sikdar - British Chess Magazine, 1968)

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1.Qh1!
1...Bh7 (Bb1~) 2.Qa1#
1...Ba2 2.Qc1#
1...Ka2 2.Ra4#
1...b5 2.Qa8#
1...b6 2.Qa8#

Date added: 10/7/2021

710

(Gerald Frank Anderson - Good Companions, 1919)

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1.Ne1! (2.Nd3#)
1...e5 2.Qc2#
1...dxe1Q/dxe1R/dxe1B/dxe1N/d1Q/d1R 2.Rc2#
1...Be5 2.Qc8#
1...Re5 2.Rxd2#
1...Rxf5+ 2.Rxf5#

Date added: 10/7/2021

711

(Antonio Bottacchi - L'Alfiere di Re 1st Prize, 15 Mar 1921)

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1.Qh4! ~ 2.Qf6#
1...Nc4 2.Nge2#
1...Rc6+ 2.Ng6#
1...Rc5 2.Nd5#
1...Re3 2.Ne6#
1...Rd3 2.Nfe2#
1...c5 2.Nf5#
1...c6 2.Re4#
1...d5 2.Nd3#
1...Be4 2.Rxe4#
1...Bd5 2.Rxd5#

Date added: 10/7/2021

712

(Valentin Viktorovich Lider - Шахматы в СССР HM, Oct 1971)

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1.Qh3! (2.Qxh6#)
1...B~ 2.Qh8#
1...Bg7 2.Qa3#
1...Kg7 2.f8Q#

Date added: 11/7/2021

713

(Miklos S. Locker - «64» Special Prize, 1970 )

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1.Kg6!
1...Bf3 2.Bf5#
1...Bg2 2.Bxg2#
1...Kf3 2.Qd3#

Date added: 11/7/2021

714

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

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1.Rxd4! (2.Qe4#)
1...f5 2.Qh8#/Qg7#
1...Bxd4 2.Qc7#

Date added: 11/7/2021

715

(F. Aurel Tauber - Magyar Sakkvilág, 1 Oct 1922)

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1.Bg4!
1...c4 2.Rh5#
1...Kc4 2.Be6#
1...Nd6 2.Nb6#
1...Ne6 2.Bf3#

compare to #716


Date added: 11/7/2021

716

(F. Aurel Tauber - Magyar Sakkvilág, 1 Oct 1922)

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1.Rg4!
1...c4 2.Rg5#
1...Ke6 2.Rg5#
1...Nd6 2.Nc7#
1...Ne6 2.Bg2#

compare to #715


Date added: 11/7/2021

717

(Alain Campbell White - Good Companions, May 1918)

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1.Bc5! zz
1...Nxe4+/Nf7+/Nxc4+ 2.Nd4#
1...Ne8+/Nb7+ 2.Nd4#/Bd3#
1...Nf5+ 2.Bd5#
1...Nxc8+/Nb5+ 2.Bd3#

Date added: 11/7/2021

718

(Walter Usath - Die Schwalbe, Aug 1924)

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1.Nh2!
1...gxh2
2.Qxg7#
2.Bxg7#
1...Bxb2+ 2.Qxb2#
1...Bc3 2.Bxc3#
1...Bd4 2.Bxd4#
1...Be5 2.Bxe5#
1...Bf6 2.Bxf6#
1...Qxh3 2.Qxh3#
1...Qh4 2.Rxh4#
1...Qh5 2.Rxh5#
1...Qh6 2.Rxh6#
1...Rxa8+ 2.Qxa8#
1...Rb8 2.Rxb8#
1...Rc8 2.Rxc8#
1...Rd8 2.Rxd8#
1...Re8 2.Rxe8#
1...Rf8 2.Rxf8#

Date added: 13/7/2021

719

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby)

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1.Qb1!
1...Kc4
2.Nf4#
2.Nb4#
1...Ke4 2.Bg2#
1...Ke6 2.Nf4#
1...Kc6 2.Bg2#
1...Nc6 2.Nf4#
1...Ne6 2.Nb4#

Date added: 13/7/2021

720

(Henry John Clinton Andrews - The Chess Problem. Text-book with illustrations, 1887)

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1.Ne8! zz
1...Qh8/Qc7/Qd3/Qg8 2.Rd3#/Nc7#
1...Qg7/Qf7/Qe7/Qd7/Qb7/Qa7/Ng6 2.Rd3#
1...Qg6/Qf5/Qe4/Qc2/Qb1/Nd7/Be7 2.Nc7#
1...Ne6/Bd6/Rb5 2.Nxf6#
1...Bxb2/Bc5 2.Rc5#
1...Bb4/Ra6/Rd6/Re6 2.Bb3#
1...Rb4 2.Nxf6#/Rc5#/Bc6#
1...Rb3 2.Nxf6#/Bxb3#/Bc6#
1...Rxb2/Rb7/Rb8 2.Nxf6#/Bc6#
1...Rc6 2.Bxc6#
1...f5 2.Qe5#/Rd3#

Date added: 13/7/2021