White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1201 to 1212

1201

(Krzysztof Drazkowski - Шах-М (Боровичи) 4th HM, 1988)

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1.Bg5! zz
1...Kf7 2.Bc4#
1...Ke5 2.Re8#

Date added: 31/8/2021

1202

(David J. Shire - Liberté-Dimanche 1st HM)

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1.Qg6! (2.Ne5#)
1...Nc4 2.Nf4#
1...Bd4 2.Rxd4#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1203

(Eric Manfred Hassberg - British Chess Federation 45th Tourney 3rd Comm., 1944)

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1.Rd5! (2.Qxf5#)
1...Kxd5 2.Nb6#
1...Nf6 2.Ng5#
1...Qxe6+ 2.Qxe6#
1...Qxd5 2.Nxc5#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1204

(Charles William Sheppard - Good Companion 3rd Prize, ex aequo, Jan 1921)

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1.Bd8! (2.Ra5#)
1...c5 2.Na7#
1...Qxd3+ 2.Ne3#
1...Qxd8/Qc7 2.Nd4#/Nfd6#
1...Qh7+ 2.Nh4#/Nh6#
1...Qxf5+ 2.Rxf5#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1205

(V. I. SHerashov - Задачи и этюды, 2002)

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1. Bg8! [2. Rc6, Rb6, Ra6, Rf6, Rg6, Rh6#]
1... Bd4+ 2. R4e5#
1... B~ 2. Rc6#
1... Bd6 2. R6e5#
1... Qa1+/f1/f3 2. Rf6#
1... Qg1 2. Rg6#
1... Qxh1+ 2. Rh6#
1... Qg4 2. Rxg4#
1... Qh5+ 2. Qxh5#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1206

(Johannes Jacob Rietveld - L'Alfiere di Re, 1925)

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1.Qe7! (2.Qxe5#)
1...Rg5 2.Rxf4#
1...Nfe6 2.Nxc7#
1...Nd3 2.Rxc4#
1...Nce6 2.Nxf4#
1...Qd4 2.Nc3#/Rxd4#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1207

(Oleg Pavlovich Saks - Магаданская правда, 1997)

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1.Ba3! zz
1...c2 2.Bb2#
1...b5 2.Bc5#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1208

(Giwi Mosiaschwili - ЮК Р.Залокоцький-70 2nd Prize, 2012)

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1. Qd6! [2. Nc5#]
1... Na6 2. Qd5#
1... Rxd6 2. Nxd6#
1... exd4 2. Bf3#

Date added: 18/8/2021

1209

(Walter Supp - Freie Presse, 20 Mar 1998)

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1.Bd5! (2.Nd4#)
1...Ng6 2.Rf7#
1...Ne6 2.Be4#
1...Ng5/Nf4 2.Rxg5#
1...exd2 2.Qe4#
1...e2 2.Qb1#
1...c5 2.Nd6#

Date added: 1/9/2021

1210

(Colin Albert Harry Russ - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Oct 1985)

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1.Rh1! zz
1...Kh8 2.Rxh6#
1...h5 2.Rxh5#

compare to #1211 and # 1212


Date added: 1/9/2021

1211

(Colin Albert Harry Russ - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Oct 1985)

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1.Ra1! zz
1...Kh8 2.Rxh6#

compare to #1210 and # 1212


Date added: 1/9/2021

1212

(Colin Albert Harry Russ - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Oct 1985)

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1.Kg6! zz
1...K
g8 2.Ra8#
1...h5 2.R
a8#

compare to #1210 and # 1211


Date added: 1/9/2021