White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 985 to 996

985

(Efren Petite - Umenie 64, 2003)

Click to view solution

1.Nb6! (2.Qxc3#)
1...Bc4 2.Nf5#
1...Nc4 2.Nc6#

Date added: 19/8/2021

986

(Volodimir Iosifovich Pipa - Белёвская правда, 1991)

Click to view solution

1.Nc2! zz
1...bxc2 2.Bxc2#
1...b2 2.Ra3#

Date added: 20/8/2021

987

(Stephan Krenz) **

Click to view solution

1.O-O-O! (2.Be3#/Be5#/Bf6#/Bg7#/Bh8#/Bc5#/Bb6#/Ba7#)
1...Qf6 2.Be5#/Bxf6#
1...Qh6+/Qf4+/Ne3 2.Be3#
1...Qe5 2.Qxc6#/Bxe5#
1...Qg3 2.Qxc6#/Be3#
1...Qc5 2.Bxc5#
1...Qb4 2.Qxc6#
1...Nxf2 2.Bxf2#
1...Nf6 2.Be3#/Be5#/Bxf6#/Bc5#/Bb6#/Ba7#
1...Ne5 2.Bxe5#
1...Ne6 2.Bxe4#
1...Rc5 2.Be3#/Be5#/Bf6#/Bg7#/Bh8#/Bxc5#
1...Rc4 2.Qxc4#
1...Rxc3+ 2.Bxc3#
1...Rxc7 2.Be3#/Be5#/Bf6#/Bg7#/Bh8#/Bb6#/Ba7#
1...Rb6 2.Be3#/Be5#/Bf6#/Bg7#/Bh8#/Bc5#/Bxb6#/Qc4#

Date added: 20/8/2021

988

(Arnoldo Ellerman - Die Schwalbe, 1933)

Click to view solution

1. Bh3! [2. Ng4#]
1. ... Nf6 2. Bxd6#
1. ... Rf6 2. Re4#
1. ... Rxd4+ 2. cxd4#
1. ... Bxf4+ 2. gxf4#
1. ... Bf6 2. Ng6#
1. ... Bxh3 2. N2d3#


Date added: 20/8/2021

989

(P. Nicolic - American Chess Problemist, 1950)

Click to view solution

1.Qb5! zz
1...Kf4 2.Qg5#
1...Kxd4/Nf2/Nf6/Ng3/Ng5/Nd2/Nxd6/Nc5 2.Nc2#
1...Nd1/Nd5/Ne2/Nb1/Nxb5/Na2/Na4 2.Rxe4#

Date added: 20/8/2021

990

(Mario filho Novis - Boletim da União Brasileira de Problemistas 1st Prize, 1965)

Click to view solution

1.Qa7! (2.Qd4#)
1...f4 2.Bg6#
1...Qf4+ 2.Rxf4#
1...Qe3 2.Qxa8#
1...Qg3+ 2.Nxg3#
1...Qf2 2.Nxf2#
1...Nc2 2.gxf3#

Date added: 20/8/2021

991

(Abdelaziz Onkoud - Práca, 2 Jan 1999)

Click to view solution

1.Rg3!
1...Ne3 2.Rxe3#
1...Nf2 2.Re3#
1...Nh2 2.Re3#
1...Nh6 2.Re3#
1...Nf6 2.Re3#
1...Nc4 2.Rxg4#
1...Nd3 2.exd3#
1...Nf3 2.Rxg4#
1...Nxg6 2.Rxg4#
1...Nf7 2.Rxg4#
1...Nd7 2.Rxg4#
1...Nc6 2.Rxg4#

Date added: 18/8/2021

992

(Aegidius Samuel van Ommeren - Probleemblad 5th Commendation, 1961)

Click to view solution

1.d5! (2.Qd4#)
1...R7f6/R7f4 2.Ne5#
1...R7f2/Rg7 2.Bf3#
1...Rxd7+ 2.cxd7#
1...R1f2/R1f4 2.Qc1#
1...R1f6/Rxg1 2.Bf5#

Date added: 20/8/2021

993

(Mark Rejtman - Dubinin MT 5th HM, 1987)

Click to view solution

1.Qa6! zz
1...f5 2.Qh6#
1...fxg5 2.Qg6#
1...f2 2.Qe2#
1...Bf7/Be6/Bd5/Bc4/Bb3/Ba2 2.Rxh7#

Date added: 20/8/2021

994

(Giwi Mosiaschwili - Die Schwalbe, 1 Apr 2004)

Click to view solution

1.Naxc6! ~ 2.Rd4# (2.Re5?)
1...Rc4 2.Re5#
1...Rd2 2.Nxe7#
1...e5 2.Qxe5#
1...Rxc6+ 2.Qxc6#

Date added: 20/8/2021

995

(Gerhard Maleika - Die Schwalbe, 2002)

Click to view solution

1.Qe7! (2.Qe5#)
1...Rxf2 2.Qxe3#
1...Bxd8 2.Qxd6#
1...Nxf4 2.Rxf4#
1...Qxf2 2.Rd3#
1...d5 2.Rxd5#

Date added: 20/8/2021

996

(Pavel Aleksandrovich Murashiov - Šachové umění, 2012)

Click to view solution

1. Qh2! [2. Qh8#]
1. ... dxc4 2. dxe7#
1. ... Bf4 2. Qxf4#
1. ... Bg5/h6 2. Qe5#
1. ... Nxb4 2. Nb3#

Date added: 20/8/2021