White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 841 to 852

841

(Frank Healey - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Feb 1887 )

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1.Qh2!
1...Nc2 2.Nxc2#
1...Nd1 (N~) 2.Nc2#
1...Rxh2 2.Nf3#
1...Rf3 2.Nxf3#
1...Rg3 2.Qh8#
1...Rh8+ 2.Qxh8#
1...Rh7 (Rh6, Rh5, Rh4) 2.Nf3#
1...g4 2.Qf4#

Date added: 2/8/2021

842

(W. J. Miller - The Sunny South (Atlanta, Georgia), 3 Aug 1889 )

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1.Qh8!
1...Ra8
2.Qh1#
2.Qxa8#
1...Ra7 2.Qh1#
1...Ra6 2.Qh1#
1...Ra5 2.Qh1#
1...Ra4 2.Qh1#
1...Ra3 2.Qh1#
1...Ra2 2.Qh1#
1...Rh1
2.Qxh1#
2.Qa8#
1...Rg1 2.Qa8#
1...Rf1 2.Qa8#
1...Re1 2.Qa8#
1...Rd1 2.Qa8#
1...Rc1 2.Qa8#
1...Rb1 2.Qa8#
1...Na3
2.Qe5#
2.Qa8#
1...Nb2 2.Qe5#
1...Nd2 2.Qe5#
1...Ne3
2.Qe5#
2.Ng3#
2.Nd6#
2.Nf2#
1...Ne5 2.Qxe5#
1...Nd6 2.Qe5#
1...Na5 2.Qe5#
1...g3 2.Qh4#
1...Ba5
2.Qd4#
2.Qa8#
2.Nf2#
2.Nc5#
1...Bg1 2.Qh1#
1...Bf2 2.Nxf2#
1...Be3 2.Ng3#
1...Bd4 2.Qxd4#
1...Bc5 2.Nxc5#
1...Bxc7 2.Qd4#
1...Ba7 2.Qa8#

Date added: 3/8/2021

843

(Jan Dobrusky - Humoristické Listy, 26 Feb 1876)

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1.Rd6! ~ 2.Re6#
1...Rf6 2.Rd5#
1...Rf5 2.Qd4#
1...Rf4 2.Qe6#
1...Kxd6 2.Bc7#
1...Bxd6 2.d4#

Date added: 3/8/2021

844

(Paul Wenman - Problems and Puzzles, 1943)

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1.Be8!
1...Ka3 2.Qa4#
1...Kc5 2.Qd4#
1...Ka5 2.Qb5#
1...Kb3 2.Qa4#
1...Kc4 2.Qb5#

Date added: 3/8/2021

845

(Henry D'Oyly Bernard - Good Companion, Mar 1918)

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1.Qb4! (2.Ne6#/N4f3#/Nf5#/Nc2#/Nc6#/N4b3#/Nb5#)
1...Kxh4/Nf3+ 2.N4f3#
1...Rxc8/Qxc8 2.Nc6#
1...Rde8+/Rge8+/Qe6+ 2.Ne6#
1...Rdf8/Rg5+/Rgf8/Qf5+ 2.Nf5#
1...Nxe2 2.Nxe2#
1...Bb3/Nb3 2.N4xb3#
1...Bc2/Nc2 2.Nxc2#
1...Bb5 2.Nxb5#

Date added: 3/8/2021

846

(George James Slater - Leeds Mercury 1st-2nd Prize, Oct 1897)

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1.Rf8!
1...Bd3 2.Qf3#
1...Bc2 2.Qxc2#
1...Ba2 2.Qc2#
1...Nb2 2.Nc3#
1...Nc3 2.Nxc3#
1...Nc5 2.Nc3#
1...Nb6 2.Nc3#
1...Qe1 2.Kh5#
1...Qf2 2.Nxf2#
1...Qg3 2.Kh5#
1...Qh1 2.Nf2#
1...Qh2 2.Nf2#
1...Qh3 2.Nf2#
1...Qf4 2.exf4#
1...Qg4 2.Nf2#
1...Qxh6+ 2.Kxh6#
1...Qh5+ 2.Kxh5#
1...d4 2.exd4#
1...dxc4 2.Qxc4#
1...g4 2.Rf4#
1...e5 2.Kg7#
1...Ba3 2.Kf6#
1...Bb4 2.Kf6#
1...Bc5 2.Kf6#
1...Bd6 2.Kf6#
1...Bf6 2.Kxf6#
1...Bxf8 2.Kf6#
1...Nb7 2.Kf7#
1...Nc6 2.Kf7#
1...Nf7 2.Kxf7#

Date added: 3/8/2021

847

(William Anthony Shinkman - Huddersfield College Magazine, Tourney no. 1, 1876-1878 1st Prize, Oct 1877)

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1.Ba4!
1...e4 2.Qxe4#
1...Kxd5 2.Bb3#
1...d6 2.Nbc7#
1...f5 2.Qg8#
1...f6 2.Ndc7#

Date added: 3/8/2021

848

(Edward Nathan Frankenstein)

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1.Kb4! zz
1...Nxe6/Nxf7/Nc6+/Nb7 2.Nc6#[A]
1...Bd2+/Bxb2 2.Qxd2#[B]
1...Rg7/Rf8/Re8/Rh8 2.Bxg7#
1...a3 2.Nb3#
1...dxe4 2.Rxe4#
1...Nf1/Nf5/Ng2/Ng4/Nd1/Nc2+/Nc4 2.Nc2#

Date added: 3/8/2021

849

(Benjamin Glover Laws - Burnley (England) Express 2nd Prize, 1881)

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1.Qd8! ~ 2.Qa5#
1...Kd5 2.Νd2#
1...Kxf5 2.Qf6#
1...Rxf5 2.Νf2#

Date added: 3/8/2021

850

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

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1.Kg5! zz
1...Kxe4 2.Bc6#
1...Kxe6 2.Nf4#
1...Nxd2/Nd6/Ne3/Nb2/Nb6/Na3/Na5 2.Rxe5#
1...exf6+ 2.Nxf6#

Date added: 3/8/2021

851

(Henry Maxwell Prideaux - The Illustrated London News, 29 Feb 1896)

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1.Kc3!
1...Kxf4+ 2.e5#
1...Kd6+ 2.e5#
1...Bxh4 (B~) 2.Nd3#
1...d5
2.b8=Q#
2.b8=B#
1...d6 2.Nd3#
1...Nc6 (N~) 2.Nd3#
1...Nd5+ 2.exd5#
1...Nf5 2.exf5#

Date added: 4/8/2021

852

(Charles Planck - Irish Sportsman)

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1.fxg7!
1...Nf2 2.Kxf2#
1...Nxe3 2.Kxe3#
1...Nb2 2.Kf2#
1...c2 2.Rxd3#
1...d2 2.Ke2#
1...h4 2.Kg4#
1...e5
2.g8=Q#
2.g8=B#
1...Ba7 2.Kf4#
1...Bxg3 2.Kxg3#
1...Bf4 2.Kxf4#
1...Be5 2.Ne7#
1...Bd6 2.Nf6#
1...Bc7 2.Qxc5#
1...Rc6 2.Qxd3#
1...Rc7 2.Kf4#
1...Rxe8 2.Qxc5#
1...Rd8 2.Qxc5#

Date added: 4/8/2021