White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 949 to 960

949

(Burney Means Marshall - American Chess Problemist, 1950)

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1.Kg6! (2.Rf5#)
1...d6 2.Bg7#
1...d5 2.Nf7#
1...Ng4/Nh1/Ne4/Nd1/Nd3 2.Nd3#

Date added: 17/8/2021

950

(Arnoldo Ellerman & Alberto Mari - L'Alfiere di Re, 1926)

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1.Nc2! (2.Ne3#)
1...Bc4 2.Nf6#
1...Bd3 2.Nxb6#
1...Kc4/c4 2.Rxd4#
1...Bxd7+ 2.exd7#

Date added: 17/8/2021

951

(Alain Campbell White - The Chess Amateur, 1916)

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1.Qe5+!
1...Bf5 2.Bf7#
1...Qxe5+ 2.Kxd3#
1...Rxe5+ 2.Be4#

Date added: 18/8/2021

952

(Dragan Stojnic - The Problemist, 2001)

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1.Rxd4! (2.R4xd5#)
1...Ne6 2.Rxd5#
1...e3 2.Bxf4#
1...cxd6 2.Qxd6#
1...Nd3/Nd7/Nb3/Nb7/Na6 2.Qe7#

Date added: 18/8/2021

953

(Manfred Stange - Schach (magazine), 1974)

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1.Ba2! (2.Qc5#)
1...Kxe5 2.Qxc3#
1...Qxe5 2.Qb4#
1...Ngxe5 2.Nxe6#
1...Nfxe5 2.Rf4#
1...b6 2.Nxc6#

Date added: 18/8/2021

954

(Gustaf Adolf Johansson - Schackvärlden, 1927)

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1.Rf1! zz
1...d6 2.Nd8#
1...d5 2.Bh3#
1...c2 2.d5#
1...exf6 2.Rxf6#

Date added: 18/8/2021

955

(David Shtern - Israel Ring Tourney Comm. Variantim, Dec 2014)

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1.Qf5! ~ 2.Qe6#
1...Kd6 2. Nc4#
1...Bf7 2.Qxd7#
1...Nf4 (Ng7) 2.Qxf6#
1...Kf7 2.d6#

Date added: 18/8/2021

956

(Valentin Fedorovich Rudenko - Преследование темы, 1983)

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1. Nb6! [2. Qxf5#]
1... Rxd4 2. Qd5#
1... Qxd4 2. Re1#
1... Ne7/h4 2. Qxe5#

Date added: 18/8/2021

957

(A. M. Knoop - Tijdschrift van den Koninklijken Nederlandschen Schaakbond, 1938)

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1.Ne2! ~ 2.Qf5#
1...Be4 2.Qxe4#
1...Nd4 2.Qg3#
1...Ne3 2.Qd4#
1...Ne7 2.Qxd6#

Date added: 18/8/2021

958

(Gabor Szilagyi - Tijdschrift vd KNSB, 1959)

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1.f7! ~ 2.Qf6#
1...Rc4+ 2.Qxc4#
1...Rf5 2.c8=Q#
1...Rd5+ 2.exd5#
1...Nxd8 2.cxd8=N#
1...Bf5 2.fxg8=Q#
1...Rg6 2.f8=N#
1...Rxe8 2.fxe8=Q#

Date added: 18/8/2021

959

(Benjamin Glover Laws)

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1.Qg5!
1...Kc3 2.Nd5#
1...Ke3 2.Nh3#
1...Ke5 2.Nxd3#
1...Kc5 2.Nxd3#
1...Kxc4 2.Bb6#
1...Ke4 2.Ng6#
1...Ne3 (Nf~) 2.Ne2#

Date added: 18/8/2021

960

(P. Gredis - St. John's Globe, 1902)

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1. Bxd2! [2. Bc3, Bb4, Bxa5#]
1... Qc3 2. Bxc3#
1... Qxd2 2. Qxd2#
1... bxc4+ 2. Nb5#
1... bxa4+ 2. Bxa5#
1... b4+ 2. Bg5#
1... Kd4 2. Be3#

Date added: 18/8/2021