White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 733 to 744

733

(Herman Leonard Jonsson - Deutsche Schachzeitung, May 1887 )

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1.Qc3! ~ 2.Qc6#
1...Ke4 2.d5#
1...Kd6 2.Qc5#
1...c5 2.dxc5#
1...Ne5 2.dxe5#
1...Rd6 2.Qf3#

Date added: 16/7/2021

734

(Samuel Loyd - The Providence Journal, 1886)

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1.Bb3!
1...Re1 2.Nxf2#
1...Re3 2.Nxf2#
1...Nxd1 2.Bc2#
1...Nh1 2.Bc2#
1...Nxh3 2.Bc2#
1...Ng4 2.Bc2#
1...Nd3 2.Bd5#
1...Bh1 2.Bd5#
1...Bg2 2.Bd5#
1...Bh5 2.Bd5#
1...Bg4 2.Bd5#
1...Kd3+ 2.Qd5#

Date added: 16/7/2021

735

(V. K. Raman Menon - Times of India, 12th August, 1973)

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1. Bb5! waiting
1. ... Nb7/c6/c4/b3 2. Qxa4#
1. ... b3 2. Qf8#
1. ... Kb3 2. Qf3#

Date added: 17/7/2021

736

(Alain Campbell White - Good Companion, Complete Block Ty 2nd Prize, Apr 1918)

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1.Kc3!
1...Bg1 2.Qf4#
1...Bxe5+ 2.Rxe5#
1...Bf4 2.Qxf4#
1...Bg3 2.Nc5#
1...Rxd3+ 2.exd3#
1...Re3 2.Qf5#
1...Rf3 2.exf3#
1...Rg3 2.Qf4#
1...Rh4 2.Nc5#
1...g3
2.Nc5#
2.Qf4#
1...Bxg6 2.Bxg6#
1...Rxd3+ 2.exd3#
1...Rd4 2.Qxd4#
1...Rd5 2.Bxd5#
1...Ra6
2.Bd5#
2.Qd4#
1...Rb6
2.Bd5#
2.Qd4#
1...Rc6
2.Bd5#
2.Qd4#
1...Rxf6
2.Bd5#
2.Qd4#
1...Re6 2.Qd4#

Date added: 17/7/2021

737

(Zvonimir Hernitz - The Problemist, 1975)

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1.Qb3! (2.Qf3#/Qe6#/Qf7#)
1...Kf5 2.Qf3#
1...Bh6/Bh8/Bf8 2.Qf7#
1...e4/e6 2.Qe6#

Date added: 17/7/2021

738

(Eric Ernest Westbury - British Chess Problem Journal 2nd Prize, June 'Fraternity' Contest, Jun 1919)

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1.Qb4! ~ 2.Qxd4#
1...Re4 (B:b6) 2.Rg5#
1...Ne2 2.Re3#
1...Nd5 (Rd5) 2.Nc4#
1...Nb5 2.Qc5#
1...Be3 2.Re4#
1...Bc5 2.Qf4#

Date added: 17/7/2021

739

(Tibor Vesz - British Chess Problem Society 2nd Prize, 1922)

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1.Rd8! ~ 2.Qe8#
1...Nd3 2.Qxd3#
1...Nc4 2.Qb1#
1...Nf4 2.Bf3#
1...Nd4 2.Nd6#
1...Rd4 2.Re8#
1...Bf4 2.Bf3#
1...f5 2.Qe5#
1...Qf5 2.Qxf5#
1...Qg8 2.Qf5#
1...Qh8 2.Qf5#
1...Bd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Bc6 2.Qxc6#
1...Bb7+ 2.Qxb7#

Date added: 18/7/2021

740

(Johannes Jacob Rietveld - British Chess Problem Society 1st Prize, 1921)

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1.Qd7! ~ 2.Qf5#
1...Bxf1 2.Qh3#
1...Bg4 2.Rd2#
1...Bf3 2.Rd2#
1...Nc3 2.Rd4#
1...Nc5 2.Rc3#
1...Rxc4 2.Be4#
1...Rc8+ 2.Bg8#
1...Rf6 2.Be6#
1...Re6 2.Bxe6#
1...e6 2.Qh7#

Date added: 18/7/2021

741

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

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1.Ba3!
1...f2 2.Bg2#
1...Ba1 2.Nxe7#
1...Bb2 2.Nxe7#
1...Bc3 2.Nxe7#
1...Bd4 2.Nxe7#
1...Be5
2.Nxe5#
2.Nxe7#
1...Bh4 2.Ne5#
1...Bg5 2.Ne5#
1...Bh8 2.Nxe7#
1...Bg7 2.Nxe7#
1...Rxa3 2.Nd8#
1...Ra4 2.Nd8#
1...Ra5
2.Nxa5#
2.Nd8#
1...Ra6 2.Nd8#
1...Ra7 2.Nd8#
1...Rh8 2.Na5#
1...Rg8 2.Na5#
1...Rf8 2.Na5#
1...Re8 2.Na5#
1...Rd8
2.Na5#
2.Nxd8#
1...Rc8 2.Na5#
1...Rb8 2.Na5#

compare to #656


Date added: 18/7/2021

742

(Alain Campbell White - Good Companion, 7th Meredith Tourney 1st Prize, May 1918)

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1.Rb4!
1...Qd4 2.Rb3#
1...Qd5 2.Bb5#
1...Qxd7 2.Be4#
1...e5 2.Qh3#
1...Ba1 (B~) 2.Qh7#

Date added: 18/7/2021

743

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

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1.Ke3! (2.Nf2#/Ng3#/Neg5#/Nd2#/Nc5#)
1...Qa4/Qa8/Qd5/Rh3+/Ra2 2.Ng3#
1...Qa7+/Qc5+/Qb6+ 2.Nc5#
1...Qe5 2.Nh6#
1...Qxc3+/Rxc3+ 2.Nxc3#
1...g3/Bf2+ 2.Nf2#
1...Bd2+ 2.Nxd2#

Date added: 19/7/2021

744

(Edward Nathan Frankenstein)

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1.Qg1!
1...Rc1 (R~c) 2.Qg7#
1...Ra5 (Rb5, Rd5) 2.Qg7#
1...Kd4 2.f4#
1...Kf6 2.Qg7#
1...Kxd6 2.Qh2#
1...Nxb4 (N~) 2.Qg7#

Date added: 19/7/2021