White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1393 to 1404

1393

(Efrén Petite,)

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1. Rxc7! [2. Rc5#]
1. ... d5 2. Rf7#
1. ... Kxf5 2. Qd5#
1. ... Ne4/d3 2. Q(x)e4#



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1394

(H. M. Berliner - The Chess Review, 1935)

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1.Bf4!
1...Ng3+ 2.Nxg3#
1...Nf2 2.Ng3#
1...Kxe4 2.Qb1#
1...Rxd5 2.Qxd5#
1...Rd6
2.Qh7#
2.Nxd6#
1...Rxb7 2.Nd6#
1...Rc7 2.Nd6#
1...Rd8 2.Qh7#
1...Rh7+ 2.Qxh7#
1...Rg7 2.Nd6#
1...Rf7 2.Nd6#
1...Re7 2.Nd6#

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1395

(Vladimir V. Nikitin - Freie Presse, 18 Jul 1997)

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1.Qf1! zz
1...Ka5 2.Qb5#
1...Ka7 2.Nc8#

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1396

(Lewis Rothstein - Шахматное обозрение, Jan 1904 )

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1.Qh8! ~
2.Qxh1#
2.c4#
2.c3#
1...Qd5 2.c4#
1...Qe4 2.c4#
1...Qxh8+ 2.c3#
1...Nh6 2.c4#
1...Nxh8 2.c4#
1...Rxd3 2.Qxh1#
1...Ra8 2.Qxh1#
1...Rb8 2.Qxh1#

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1397

(Valentin Fedorovich Rudenko - Tidskrift för Schack, 1958)

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1. Be3! waiting
1. ... Ne7/g7/d6/h6/d4/h4/g3 2. Nce5#
1. ... Nfxe3 2. Nge5#
1. ... Nb4/d4/a3/a1/e1 2. N(x)b4#
1. ... Ncxe3 2. Nf2#
1. ... Rc1/b1/a1/d2/e1/f1/g1/h1 2. R(x)d2#

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1398

(Nikolaj Aleksandrovich Ivanovskij - Минимат, Jan 1969)

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1.Rh7! zz
1...Ke6 2.Rh6#
1...e6 2.Rd7#
1...e5 2.Rc6#

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1399

(Anatolij Kirilovich Mojsienko - 64 — Шахматное обозрение, 1990)

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1. Rf5! [2. Rcxe5#]
1... Rxf5 2. Qa8#
1... exf5 2. Qd5#
1... gxf5 2. Qg2#
1... Kxf5 2. Bd3#

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1400

(Gustaf Lennart Larsson - Revista Română de Şah, 1968)

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1. Bg3! [2. Qf4#]
1. ... e5 2. Nd6#
1. ... Re5, Nd5 2. Q(x)e5#
1. ... Rxf5+ 2. Ng5#
1. ... Kxf5 2. Qf4#
1. ... Nh3 2. N3xd4#

1. Bh2! [2. Qf4#]
1. ... e5 2. Nd6#
1. ... Re5 2. Qxe5#
1. ... Rxf5+ 2. Ng5#
1. ... Nd5 2. Qe5, Ng3#
1. ... Kxf5 2. Qf4#
1. ... Nh3 2. N3xd4#

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1401

(Ettore Foschini, - Świat Szachowy, 1929)

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1. Nb4! [2. Nbd3#]
1. ... Bb5/xa4 2. Qd5#
1. ... Ke4 2. Nc6#
1. ... Kd4 2. Nbd3#

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1402

(Stefan Parzuch - 7th ECSC 8th Comm. Łowicz, 2011)

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1. Rc4! [2. Rxe4#]
1... Rf5 2. Re7#
1... Bf5 2. exf4#
1... Nc5, Rb4 2. Rd5#

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1403

(Maximilian Feigl - Tidskrift för Schack, 1904)

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1. Rf6! [2. Re6#]
1. ... exf6/e6/e5 2. Qa7#
1. ... f3 2. Rxf3#
1. ... Kd4 2. Re6#
1. ... Nxh4/e1 2. Qg1#

1. Bf2+!
1. ... Kxf2 2. Qg3#

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1404

(Peter Heyl)

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1.Ba1! (2.Rf6#)
1...Bg4 2.Qxe4#
1...Qg4 2.Qc8#
1...Rg4 2.Qa2#

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