White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1417 to 1428

1417

(Eigil Palle Pedersen & Iver Pedersen - Adevĕrul Literar şi Artistic 2nd Prize, 1934)

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1.Rg6! ~ 2.Nc6#
1...Qxe3+ 2.Rxe3#
1...Qb2 2.Nc2#
1...Qxa1 2.Nd1#
1...Nf3+ 2.Nxf3#
1...Rc4 2.Qxe8#
1...Ke4 2.Re6#
1...Re6 2.Rxe6#
1...Rc8 2.Re6#

Date added: 19/9/2021

1418

(Arne Strande - Norsk Sjakkblad, 1925)

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1. Nd5! waiting
1. ... Nb6/d6/a5/e5/a3/e3/b2/d2 2. R(x)e3#
1. ... Kxd3 2. Bb1#
1. ... Nd4/f4/c3/g3/c1/g1 2. R(x)d4#

Date added: 19/9/2021

1419

(Eduard Nikolaevich Nagovicyn - Семь шахматных нот Special HM, Mar 2020 )

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1.Rb5!
1...Kc4 2.Qd5#
1...Kd4 2.Qd5#
1...Ke4 2.Qd5#
1...Kc2 2.Qe2#

Date added: 19/9/2021

1420

(Marco Guida - StrateGems 1st HM, 2014)

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1. Qf6! [2. Bxh6#]
1... Bxe3+ 2. Nd4#
1... Bxh4 2. Nd5#

Date added: 19/9/2021

1421

(Peter Vogel, ~2004)

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1. b8=Q! [2. Qb5, Qxc7, Nc6, Nb3#]
1. ... c6 2. Qd8/b6/c7, Nxc6/b3#
1. ... cxd4 2. Qb4#
1. ... dxc4 2. Qb5#

Date added: 20/9/2021

1422

(Composer)

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Date added: 2/9/2021

1423

(Composer)

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1424

(Composer)

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1425

(Composer)

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1426

(Composer)

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1427

(Composer)

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1428

(Composer)

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Date added: 2/9/2021