White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 853 to 864

853

(Maximilian Philipp Friedrich von Klett - Zum Feierabend, 1879)

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1.Qe2! - zugzwang
1...Kxc5 2.Qxe5#
1...bxc5 2.Qd3#
1...Ne4 (N~) 2.Qc4#
1...Nc4 2.Qxc4#
1...e4 2.Qh5#

Date added: 4/8/2021

854

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

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1.Nb7! zz
1...Kf5/Nd3 2.Nd6#
1...Kd3/Ng2/Ng6/Nxh3/Nh5/Ne2 2.Nc5#
1...Nd5 2.Bb1#/Nc5#

Date added: 4/8/2021

855

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1893)

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1.Rh5! zz
1...Kf6/Nd5/e3 2.Nbd7#
1...f6 2.Qxc7#
1...e6/Ne6 2.Nfd7#
1...Bb4 2.cxb4#
1...Bxc3+ 2.Bxc3#
1...Bxb6 2.c4#
1...Ne8/Nb5/Na6/Na8 2.Qxe7#

Date added: 4/8/2021

856

(Frank W. Martindale - Chess Problems, 1872)

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1. Qc6! [2. Ra8, Rh8#]
1. ... Kc8 2. Ra8, Rh8, Qxc7/e8#
1. ... Rd6 2. Ra8, Qa8#
1. ... Rxc6, Bf6 2. Ra8#
1. ... Rf6/g6/h6/e5/e4/e3/e2/e1 2. Ra8, Qa8/d7#

1. Qd6!+
1. ... Kc8 2. Rh8, Qxc7#
1. ... Ke8, exd6, Rxd6 2. Ra8#
1. ... cxd6 2. Rh8#

1. Qa4! [2. Ra8, Rh8#]
1. ... Kc8 2. Rh8, Qe8#
1. ... c6, Bd5 2. Rh8#
1. ... c5 2. Rh8, Qd7#
1. ... Rd6/c6, Bf6 2. Ra8#
1. ... Rb6/a6 2. Qd7#
1. ... Rf6/g6/h6/e5/e4/e3/e2/e1 2. Ra8, Qd7#

1. Qb5! [2. Ra8, Rh8#]
1. ... Kc8 2. Ra8, Rh8, Qe8#
1. ... c6 2. Rh8, Qb8#
1. ... c5 2. Rh8, Qb8/d7#
1. ... Rd6/c6 2. Ra8, Qb8#
1. ... Rb6 2. Qd7#
1. ... Ra6 2. Qb8/d7#
1. ... Rf6/g6/h6/e5/e4/e3/e2/e1 2. Ra8, Qb8/d7#
1. ... Bf6 2. Ra8#
1. ... Bd5 2. Rh8#

Date added: 4/8/2021

857

(Vincente Maria Norberto Portilla)

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1.Nb3!
1...Na2
2.Qxa5#
2.Rxa5#
1...Nxa6 2.Qxa5#
1...Bxc7 2.Na3#
1...Bb6 2.Na3#
1...Kxc4 2.Qxc6#

Date added: 4/8/2021

858

(William Atkinson - The Canadian Spectator 1st Prize, set, 1880)

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1.Be5! ~ 2.Qb5#
1...Nxe5 2.Be4#
1...Kxe5 2.Rf5#
1...Rxe5 2.Qc4#
1...Kc6 2.Be4#
1...Rc6 2.Qd4#

Date added: 4/8/2021

859

(Godfrey F. Heathcote - East Central Times 1st Prize, 1889)

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1.Bb2!
1...cxb2 2.Qb1#
1...Ne1 2.Qd5#
1...Nh4 2.Qd5#
1...Nf4 2.g4#
1...Ne3 2.Qf3#
1...c2 2.Nd6#
1...Ke4 2.Rg4#

Date added: 4/8/2021

860

(Joseph William Abbott - English Chess Problems, 1876)

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1.Rd7!
1...Ke5 2.Qb8#
1...e5 2.Qf7#

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861

(Herman Leonard Jonsson - Jamaica Gleaner, Tourney no. 1 1st Prize, 1885)

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1.Re6!
1...Rd7 2.Nc6#
1...Bd7 2.Rd6#
1...Nxd3 (Ne2, Na2) 2.Nb3#
1...Nb3 2.Nxb3#
1...Rxc3 2.dxc3#
1...Rxd2 (Rb2, Ra2) 2.Rc4#
1...Nxf4 (Ne1, Nh4) 2.Qg1#
1...Ne3 2.dxe3#
1...bxc5 2.Bxc5#
1...f5 2.Qg7#
1...f6 2.Re4#
1...fxe6 2.Nxe6#
1...Rd5 2.Re4#
1...Rd6 2.Rxd6#
1...Ra8 (Rb8, Rc8) 2.Rd6#
1...Bxb5 2.Nxb5#
1...Bc6 2.Nxc6#

Date added: 4/8/2021

862

(Charles Planck)

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1.Qg3! zz
1...Kxe3 2.Bc5#
1...Ke5 2.Qg7#
1...fxe3 2.Qd6#
1...fxg3 2.Rxe4#
1...e5 2.Nf5#
1...exf3 2.Qxf4#

Date added: 4/8/2021

863

(Jan V. Pilnáček - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Apr 1874 )

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1.Qd8! ~ 2.Qxd6#
1...Kxe6 2.Nc7#
1...Kxc6 2.Qa8#
1...Rxe6 2.Rc5#
1...Qxd8 2.Nb4#
1...Qd7
2.Qxd7#
2.Nb4#

Date added: 5/8/2021

864

(John Augustus Miles - The Illustrated London News, 27 Jul 1867)

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1.Rf4! ~ 2.Qf5#
1...Bxf4 2.Qf5+ Kxf5 3.Ng7#
1...gxf4 2.Qf5+ Kxf5 3.Ng7#
1...Kd7 2.Qc8+
2...Kxc8 3.Nb6#
2...Kxe8 3.Nc7#
1...Kd5 2.Nc7#

Date added: 5/8/2021