White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 805 to 816

805

(Charles Planck)

Click to view solution

1.Qc3! zz

1...dxe3 2.Ng7#
1...Rb5/Ra5/Rd5 2.Qxc8#
1...Nxd2/Na1/Na5 2.Qxc5#
1...Bd7/Bb7/Ba6 2.Bxd7#
1...Be6 2.Rf3#
1...Rc4/Rxc3/Rc6/Rc7/Re5 2.Re5#
1...dxc3 2.Rf4#
1...fxg6 2.Bxg6#
1...Ne2/Na2 2.Qxd3#

Date added: 29/7/2021

806

(Samuel Loyd - Detroit Free Press, 27 Aug 1876)

Click to view solution

1.Qb7!
1...c2 2.Rf6#
1...d3 2.Rf6#
1...Kd3 2.Qb1#
1...Kf3 2.Rf6#
1...Kf5 2.Rf6#
1...Kd5 2.Nf6#
1...Kf4 2.Rf6#

Date added: 30/7/2021

807

(Samuel Loyd - The Hartford Globe, 1877)

Click to view solution

1.Qa8! ~ 2.Rf1#
1...Kg1 2.Qa1#
1...Qb7+ 2.Qxb7#
1...Qc6+ 2.Qxc6#
1...Qd5+ 2.Qxd5#
1...Qf3 2.Qxf3#

Date added: 30/7/2021

808

(William Anthony Shinkman - Cleveland Voice, 23 Feb 1879)

Click to view solution

1.Qa8! zz
1...Kd3 2.Qd5#
1...Kb5/b3 2.Be2#
1...d5 2.Qa6#

Date added: 30/7/2021

809

(John Ormerod Scarlett Thursby - Holyoke Transcript 3rd Prize, 1881)

Click to view solution

1.Rc3!
1...Be3 2.Rxe3#
1...Bh2 2.Re3#
1...Bg3 2.Re3#
1...d4 2.Rc5#
1...Kd4 2.Qh8#

Date added: 30/7/2021

810

(Philip Hamilton Williams - Birmingham Post, 1898)

Click to view solution

1.Bh4!
1...Nc1 (N~) 2.Nc3#
1...Ra8 (Rc~) 2.Nxc7#
1...Rxa4 2.Rc5#
1...Rxa6 2.Rc5#

Date added: 30/7/2021

811

(Valenti Marin i Llovet (N. Sardotsch) - The Boy's Own Paper, 1892)

Click to view solution

1.e5! ~ 2.exf6#
1...Kxd5 2.Qc4#
1...Kxf5 2.e6#
1...fxe5 2.Qxe5#
1...Nd6 2.exd6#

Date added: 30/7/2021

812

(Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Meyer - The Boy's Own Paper, 1898)

Click to view solution

1.c8=N!
1...Kxc8 2.Ba6#
1...Ka8 2.Bc6#

Date added: 30/7/2021

813

(Comins Mansfield - Club Argentino de Ajedrez 1st Prize, 1920)

Click to view solution

1.c3! ~ 2.Qxd4#
1...Bxc3 2.d3#
1...Be5 2.Bxe6#
1...Bc5 2.Qd3#
1...Ne2 2.Nxe3#
1...Nd5 2.Qxc6#
1...Rd5 2.Qb4#
1...c5 2.Bb5#
1...Bd5 2.Qb4#

Date added: 31/7/2021

814

(Arnoldo Ellerman - Good Companion 1st Prize, Nov 1921)

Click to view solution

1.Qg4! (2.Rxc3#)
1...Nef4 2.Qxc8#
1...Rf4 2.Rc7#
1...Rxf3 2.Qxd4#
1...Ngf4 2.Ne5#
1...Qxd2+ 2.Nxd2#
1...Qf4 2.d3#
1...c2 2.Rxc2#

Date added: 1/8/2021

815

(Anthony Dod - Liverpool Courier, 1887)

Click to view solution

1.Qb3!
1...e3 2.Qxe3#
1...d4 2.Rf5#
1...Kd4 2.Bf6#
1...Kxf4 2.Bd6#
1...Kxe6 2.Rxe4#
1...gxf4 2.Qxd5#

Date added: 1/8/2021

816

(Frank Melville Teed - Turf, Field and Farm, 1879)

Click to view solution

1.Qg2! zz
1...Kf5/Ng1/Ng5/Nh2/Nh4/Ne1/Ne5/Nd2/Nd4 2.Ng5#
1...Kxf7 2.Ba2#
1...Kd5 2.Qa2#

Date added: 1/8/2021