White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 961 to 972

961

(Vladislav Oleksandrovich Metlic'kij - Минимат, 1969)

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1.Nc6! zz
1...Kd6 2.e8N#
1...Kb6 2.a8N#

Date added: 18/8/2021

962

(Dmitrij Nikolaevich Bannyj - Фестиваль «Одесса-84» 2nd HM, TT, 1984)

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1.Ng3! ~ 2.Rxe6#
1...exf5 2.Bd6#
1...Bxf5 2.Nc4#
1...f3 2.Ne2#
1...fxg3 2.Qxg3#

Date added: 18/8/2021

963

(Valentin Fedorovich Rudenko & Viktor Ivanovich CHepizhnyj - StrateGems 1st Prize, 2014)

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1.Kb5! ~ 2.Ng4+
2...Re5 3.Ne3#
2...Be5 3.Nf6#
1...Rxe5 2.Qf3+ Re4 3.Bf6#
1...Bxe5 2.Qxd3+ Bd4 3.Be3#
1...Qa1 2.Nxd3+ Qe5 (Re5, Be5) 3.Nf4#

Date added: 18/8/2021

964

(Otto Nerong - Die Schwalbe, 1930)

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1.Nf2! zz
1...Kf5/Kf4/Qe6/Qa4/Qc8 2.Nxd3#
1...Kd4/Qd6/Qd5/Qd8/Qb5 2.Ng4#
1...Qd4 2.Qg5#
1...Qxc7/Qe7/Qg4/Qc6 2.Ng4#/Nxd3#
1...Qf5 2.Nb5#

Date added: 18/8/2021

965

(Arnoldo Ellerman - Il Problema, 1933)

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1. Rb5! [2. Qd5#]
1. ... Qd8 2. Qxe6#
1. ... Bxf2+ 2. Nxf2#
1. ... Bb7 2. Bxb7#
1. ... Nd8/f8/c7/g5/f4 2. Bxf5#
1. ... Ng7 2. Ng5#
1. ... Nc5 2. Re2#
1. ... Nd4 2. Rf4#
1. ... Nc4 2. Qxc2#


Date added: 18/8/2021

966

(Vyacheslav Georgievich Kopaev - Sakkélet, 1991)

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1.Qc1! (2.Ne4#/Nf1#/Nf3#/Nc4#/Nb1#/Nb3#)
1...Qc6 2.Nc4#
1...Qe4/e4 2.Nxe4#
1...Qf3 2.Nxf3#
1...Qh1/f1Q/f1R/f1N 2.Nf1#
1...Ra3 2.Nb3#
1...Ra1 2.Nb1#

Date added: 18/8/2021

967

(Evgeni Bourd)

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1.Qe8! (2.Qe4#)
1...Kc4 2.Qc6#
1...Bh7 2.Bf7#
1...Be6 2.Qb5#
1...Nd2 2.Ne3#
1...Be5 2.Qxg8#
1...Bd4 2.c4#

Date added: 18/8/2021

968

(Paul Hoy - Freie Presse, 1966)

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1.Ke3! ~ 2.Qe2#
1...Rg3+ 2.fxg3#
1...Bg5+ 2.f4#
1...Bxf2+ 2.Rxf2#
1...Qxb3+ 2.Qxb3#
1...Qxa2 (Qa~) 2.Rc1#
1...Bd3 2.Qxd3#

Date added: 18/8/2021

969

(Frederick G. Tucker - British Chess Magazine, Jul 1919)

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1.Qa7! ~ 2.Qe7#
1...Rc7 (Rc6) 2.Nf4#
1...Rg6 2.Nd4#
1...d4 2.Nf4#
1...Ke4 2.Qe3#
1...Ke6
2.Nf4#
2.Nd4#
1...f4 2.Nd4#

Date added: 19/8/2021

970

(Gurusisya Chess Academy, 19 Aug 2021)

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1. Qc8+!
1. ... Νxc8 2. Νd7#

Date added: 19/8/2021

971

(Thomas Rayner Dawson - The Chess Amateur, Sep 1924)

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1.Qc4!
1...Ke1 2.Qe2#
1...Kxe3 2.Qf4#

Date added: 19/8/2021

972

(Sergej Petrovich Kryuchkov - El Ajedrez Argentino 5th Prize (ex aequo), 1926)

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1.Rf8! ~ 2.Bg8#
1...e6+ 2.Bb7#
1...exf6+ 2.Bf7#
1...Bxb3 2.Bxb3#
1...Nf4 2.Qxc3#
1...Nd4 2.Qb8#
1...Ne4 (Nd3) 2.Qxe4#
1...Rf7 2.Bxf7#

Date added: 19/8/2021