White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 865 to 876

865

(Edith Elina Helen Baird - British Chess Magazine, 1901)

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1.Nc5! (2.Ne4#/Na4#)
1...Kd4 2.Nb5#
1...dxc5 2.Qf6#
1...d5/Nb3 2.Na4#
1...Nc2 2.Ne4#

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866

(Miroslav Stoshic - Thèmes-64, 1970)

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1.Kd4! zz
1...d5 2.Ne5#
1...Ng3 2.Rxg3#
1...Nf2 2.Rxf2#

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867

(Frank W. Martindale - Chess Problems, 1872)

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1.Qg5! (2.Qe3#)
1...Ke4 2.Qf5#
1...Bf2 2.Qg4#
1...Bf4 2.Qg2#

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868

(Vincente Maria Norberto Portilla)

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1.Qc3!
1...Rh1 2.Qxb2#
1...Rg1 2.Qxb2#
1...Rf1 2.Qxb2#
1...Re1 2.Qxb2#
1...Rd1 2.Qxb2#
1...Rc1 2.Qxb2#
1...Rxa3 2.Rxa3#
1...Qxc3 2.Rxb1#
1...axb3 2.Nxb3#

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869

(Wells T. Banning - The New York Clipper, 11 Oct 1856)

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1.Bb7! ~
2.Bg7#
2.Nc6#
1...Rxb7 2.Nc6#
1...Bxb7 2.Bg7#
1...Ke5 2.Bg7#
1...Ra6 2.Bg7#

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870

(Gurusisya Chess Academy, 2021)

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1. Rh1+!
1. ... Bxh1 2. Nf1#

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871

(derikschessschool.com/)

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1. Kb5! [2. Qxc4, Qd2, Qe4#]
1. ... c3 2. Qe4#
1. ... Kxd5 2. Qd2#
1. ... e1=Q 2. Qxc4#
1. ... e1=R 2. Qxc4/d2#
1. ... e1=B/N 2. Qxc4/e4#

Date added: 7/8/2021

872

(Alexander Henry Robbins - The Philadelphia Times, 25 Sep 1887)

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1.Qb3!
1...d4 2.Bc7#
1...Kd4 2.Bf6#
1...Kf4 2.Bc7#
1...Kd6 2.Qxd5#
1...Ke6 2.Qxd5#
1...f4 2.Qxd5#


Date added: 9/8/2021

873

(Joseph C. J. Wainwright - Charleston (South Carolina) Sunday News, 22 Jan 1882)

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1.f4! ~ 2.Qg2#
1...Nf2 2.Qxf2#
1...Ne2 2.Kxe2#
1...Ne4 2.0-0-0#
1...gxf4 ep. 2.0-0-0#

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874

(Joseph C. J. Wainwright - The chess news. v. 11 (Jan.-May 1916), 3 Jan 1916)

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1. Na2! waiting
1. ... Kxa5/a4 2. Nac3#
1. ... Kc5/c4/c6 2. Nb6#
1. ... Ka6 2. Ndb4#

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875

(Burney Means Marshall - The chess news, 10 Jan 1916)

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1.Rc8! - zugzwang
1...Bc1 (Bb2, Bb4) 2.Bb4#
1...Bc5 2.dxc5#
1...Nc6+ (Ne7~) 2.Rxc6#
1...Nxc8 2.bxc8=N#
1...Ne5 2.dxe5#
1...Ng5 (Nf7~) 2.Rd8#

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876

(Henry William Barry - The chess news, 17 Jan 1916)

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1.Qe8! - zugzwang
1...Kxb5 2.Qe2#
1...Kb7 2.Nc5#
1...c5 2.Nxc5#
1...cxb5 2.Qxa8#
1...Bb7 2.Ra5#

Date added: 9/8/2021