White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 781 to 792

781

(Charles Promislo - Good Companion, 1915 1st HM, 22 Feb 1915)

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1.Qc3!
1...Rxh3 2.Qxh3#
1...Rf4 2.Ng3#
1...Rg4 2.hxg4#
1...Rxh6 (Rh5) 2.Qf3#
1...Na3 (Nb5~) 2.Nd4#
1...e5 (exd5) 2.Qc8#
1...Ne7 (Ng8~) 2.Qxf6#

Date added: 26/7/2021

782

(Osservazioni Teorico-Pratiche sopra il Giuoco degli Scacchi, 1763)

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1.Qc5+! dxc5
2.Rd8#


Date added: 26/7/2021

783

(Giambattista Lolli - Osservazioni Teorico-Pratiche sopra il Giuoco degli Scacchi, 1763)

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1.Rd8+!
1...Kxd8 2.Qd7#
1...Qxd8 2.Qb7#

Date added: 24/7/2021

784

(Werner Speckmann - Schach-Echo, 1961)

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1.Qd6! ~ 2.Rf4#
1...e5 2.Qd3#
1...Bd5 2.Qf4#

compare to #785


Date added: 27/7/2021

785

(Werner Speckmann - Schach-Echo, 1961)

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1.Kg3! ~ 2.Re3#
1...e5 2.Qc4#
1...Bd5 2.Qe3

compare to #784


Date added: 27/7/2021

786

(Joseph William Abbott - The Illustrated London News, 1886)

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1.Bc5!
1...Na3 (N~) 2.Nc3#
1...Kd3 2.Qb1#
1...Kd5 2.Nc3#
1...Bd5 2.Qb1#
1...Bh3 (B~) 2.Qxc4#

Date added: 27/7/2021

787

(Eduard YAkovlevich Livshic & Viktor Oleksandrovich Mel'nichenko - Прапор перемоги 1st Prize, 1967)

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1.Bf4! zz
1...b1Q/b1B 2.e4#
1...b1R 2.e4#/Rc2#
1...b1N 2.Rc2#

Date added: 27/7/2021

788

(Michael Lipton - The Problemist, Sep 1952)

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1.Qg6! zz
1...Qe1/Qc1/Qa1 2.B~#
1...Qd1/Qe2 2.Bf3#
1...Qb1/Qd3/Qc4 2.Be4#
1...Qxg2+ 2.Qxg2#
1...Qb5 2.Bd5#
1...Qa6 2.Bc6#

Date added: 10/6/2021

789

(Samuel Loyd - Sunny South, 1885)

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1.Qa8!
1...Ra6 (Rg6...6~) 2.Qg8#
1...Rg8 2.Qxg8#
1...Rg7 2.Qh1#
1...Rh6 2.Qg8#
1...Kg7 2.Qg8#

Date added: 27/7/2021

790

(John James O'keefe - Good Companion, Complete Block Ty 2nd HM, Apr 1918)

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1.Qa2!
1...Kb5 2.Qc4#
1...Ka7 2.Nc6#
1...b5 2.Nc4#
1...bxa5 2.Qxa5#

Date added: 27/7/2021

791

(Imre Telkes - Tükör, 1934)

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1.Qa2! ~
2.Bb3#
2.Bc4#
2.Bd5#
2.Be6#
1...Rxa2 2.Bxa2#
1...Rb2 2.Bb3#
1...Rc2 2.Bc4#
1...Rd2 2.Bd5#
1...Re2+ 2.Be6#
1...Rg3 2.Bh5#
1...Rg4 2.Bh5#
1...Rg5 2.Bh5#
1...Qxg8+ 2.Bxg8#

Date added: 27/7/2021

792

(Comins Mansfield - Good Companion, Meredith Ty 1st HM, Nov 1918)

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1.Nc5! ~ 2.Qf2#
1...Nd1 2.Qxd2#
1...Nd3 2.Qe4#
1...Nxa4 2.Qxd2#
1...Be1 2.Bd1#
1...Be3 2.Qd1#

Date added: 27/72021