White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 769 to 780

769

(Aleksandr Pavlovich Gulyaev - МК Т.Амиров, 1987)

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1.Qb2! zz
1...Kxe1 2.Qc1#
1...c1Q/c1B 2.Qe2#
1...c1R 2.Qd2#/Qe2#
1...c1N 2.Qd2#

Date added: 24/7/2021

770

(Godfrey F. Heathcote - Manchester Evening News, 1887)

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1.Qh8!
1...Kd4 2.Rf4#
1...g3 2.Qh4#
1...d4 2.Qh1#
1...Re8 2.Nc5#
1...Re7 2.Nc5#
1...Re6 2.Nc5#
1...Rh5 2.Nc5#
1...Rg5 2.Nc5#
1...Rf5 2.Nc5#

Date added: 25/7/2021

771

(Juliusz Kulczycki - Budapesti Sakk-Kör, 1914-1921 1st Prize, 1921)

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1.Qc4! ~ 2.Bxd5#
1...Ke5+ 2.Bf3#
1...d4 2.Rxf5#
1...dxe4 2.Be3#
1...dxc4 2.Rxf5#
1...Re5 2.Be3#
1...Rf8 (R~ ) 2.Qxc7#

Date added: 25/7/2021

772

(Henry John Clinton Andrews - J. Löwenthal MT 1st Prize, Set The Westminster Papers, 1 Jul 1878 )

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1.Ng6!
1...Kd6 2.Qd7#
1...Kc6 2.Ne7#
1...Ke6 2.Nf4#
1...Ke4 2.Qb7#
1...Kc4 2.Qd4#

Date added: 25/7/2021

773

(Edward Nathan Frankenstein - The Illustrated London News, 13 Nov 1886)

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1.Nf5!
1...Rc8 2.Re1#
1...Rc7 2.Re1#
1...Rc6 2.Re1#
1...Rd4 2.Nc5#
1...Kxd5 2.Qa8#
1...e5 2.Bxc2#
1...exf5 2.Re1#
1...exd5 2.Bxc2#
1...Nxf5 (Ng~) 2.Qxe6#
1...Nf6 (Nh~) 2.Nxf6#
1...Ra4
2.Nc5#
2.Re1#

Date added: 25/7/2021

774

(Benjamin Glover Laws - Boy's Own Paper HM, 1881)

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1.Bc5! zz
1...Bb1 2.Bxb3#
1...bxc5/Bxc5/Nxc5 2.Nc3#
1...Be5 2.Ne7#/Rxe5#
1...Bxf4+ 2.Nxf4#
1...Be7+/Bc7/Bb8 2.Nxe7#
1...Bf8 2.Re5#
1...Nc1/Nd2/Nd4/Na1/Na5 2.Rd4#
1...Nf3+/Ng2/Nd3/Nc2 2.Bxf3#
1...Rxc5 2.Nxb6#
1...Rc7/Rc8 2.Rxd6#

Date added: 25/7/2021

775

(Charles Planck)

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1.Qh1! (2.f4#)
1...Bxd5 2.Qa1#
1...exd5 2.Qh8#
1...f4 2.Qh5#
1...Nxd5 2.Nd7#

Date added: 25/7/2021

776

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - Seventy Five Chess Problems, 1883)

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1.Qa5! zz
1...Ke5/Be5/Bf6/Bg7/Bh8/Bc3/Bb2/Bxa1 2.Qxc5#
1...Kc4 2.Be6#
1...Kc6 2.Be4#

Date added: 25/7/2021

777

(Johannes Jacob Rietveld - Ostdeutsche Morgenpost 1st Prize, 1923)

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1.Rf5! (2.Qd5#)
1...Qb5 2.Rf4#
1...Qc5+/Qxc7 2.Rxc5#
1...Qd4 2.Nxa5#

Date added: 26/7/2021

778

(Boris Dmitrievich Pustovoj - Тюменский комсомолец, 1963)

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1.Ba4!
1...Ka6 2.Qb5#
1...Ka8 2.Bc6#
1...Kb6 2.Qb5#

Date added: 26/7/2021

779

(Michael Lipton - The Jerusalem Post, 1960)

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1.Bb6! (2.Bb5#/Bc4#/Bd3#/Be2#/Bf1#/Bb7#/Bc8#)
1...Ka2/Rh4 2.Bc4#
1...c2 2.Bd3#
1...Rh2 2.Be2#
1...Rh1+ 2.Bf1#
1...Rh5 2.Bb5#
1...Rh7 2.Bb7#
1...Rh8 2.Bc8#
1...Rd3 2.Bb5#/Bc4#/Bxd3#/Bb7#/Bc8#

Date added: 26/7/2021

780

(William Meredith - The Dubuque Chess Journal, Nov 1886 )

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1.Qb4! ~
2.Nf4#
2.Ne7#
1...Qxe5+ 2.Nxe5#
1...Qxb4 2.Nh8#
1...Kxf7 2.Nf4#

Date added: 26/7/2021