White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1453 to 1464

1453

(D. D. Commerce & Gilbert S. Dobbs - The Brisbane Courier, 1914-1915 5th Prize, 1915)

Click to view solution

1.Rg2! ~ 2.Re2#
1...Ng3 2.Rxg3#
1...Rb2 2.Qxd3#
1...Rd2 2.Nd5#
1...Kf3 2.Rg3#
1...Nc3 2.Qxd3#
1...Qxe4+ 2.Nd5#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1454

(Ricardo Franceschini & Gyorgy Bakcsi - Problemas, Oct 2019)

Click to view solution

1.Be4! ~ 2.Nf3#
1...Nxg7 2.Nc6#
1...Rxe4 2.dxe4#
1...Bxe4 2.dxe4#
1...Qxc7 2.Nxe6#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1455

(Barry Jack da Costa Andrade - The Tablet, 27 Oct 1962)

Click to view solution

1.Rg4! (2.Rf6#/Rg5#)
1...Qe4+ 2.Rexe4#
1...Qe3+/Qc3+ 2.Rxe3#
1...Qxe2+ 2.Rxe2#
1...Qxe6 2.Rg5#
1...Qf4+ 2.Rxf4#
1...Qf6 2.e4#
1...Qg7 2.e4#/Rg5#/Rf4#
1...Qxh8/Qb2/Qa1 2.e4#/Rg5#/Rf4#/Ree4#/Re3#/Re8#
1...Qd4 2.Rg5#/Ree4#/Re3#/Re8#
1...Qd6/Qc7 2.e4#/Rg5#
1...Qb8 2.e4#/Rg5#/Ree4#/Re3#/Re8#
1...d4+ 2.Rc6#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1456

(Peter Heyl - Sächsische Zeitung, 1 Aug 2009)

Click to view solution

1.Rd3! (2.Ng6#)
1...fxg4 2.Rf7#
1...Be3 2.Rb7#
1...exd3/e3 2.Rc4#
1...Rb6 2.Ng2#
1...Rxh2 2.Rxa7#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1457

(Sergij Oleksandrovich SHedej - Hlas ľudu 3rd Prize, 1970)

Click to view solution

1.Nxc4! (2.Qe5#)
1...Kf4 2.Qd4#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1458

(Cornelis den Toom - Schakend Nederland, 1985)

Click to view solution

1.Nc3! (2.Nd7#)
1...Nf6 2.Qxc7#
1...f6 2.Qxd5#
1...Bf3 2.Nd3#
1...Nf3 2.Rxe2#
1...Nxf5 2.Rxf5#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1459

(Rudolf Leopold - Deutsche Schachzeitung, 1931)

Click to view solution

1.Qb7! (2.Qb1#)
1...Kxe1 2.Qxh1#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1460

(Luke Neyndorff - Chess Life 5th Honorable Mention, Apr 1985)

Click to view solution

1.Nb3! zz
1...Kxb3 2.Qxc3#
1...Kxb5 2.Qd3#
1...Bxb3 2.Rc5#
1...Bxb5 2.Nd2#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1461

(Dimitris N. Kapralos - Problemista, 1970)

Click to view solution

1. f6! waiting
1. ... Ng6 2. Qb3#
1. ... Rg7/h6/h5/h4/h3/h2/h1 2. Q(x)g7#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1462

(Dimitris N. Kapralos - Olympiade Skopje 1st Prize, 1972)

Click to view solution

1.Qd8! (2.Ne8#/Nxf5#/Nf7#/Nc8#/Nb5#/Nb7#)
1...Bf7 2.Nxf7#
1...Be8 2.Nxe8#
1...Bf2 2.Rd2#
1...Nxf3 2.Bxe2#
1...exf1Q/exf1R/exf1B/exf1N 2.Nxf5#
1...Ra5 2.Nb5#
1...Ra7 2.Nb7#
1...Ra8 2.Nc8#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1463

(YUrij Nikolaevich YAkovlev - Mat-Pat, 1988)

Click to view solution

1.Ra4! zz
1...gxh3 2.g3#
1...g3 2.Kf5#

Date added: 12/10/2021

1464

( Johannes van Dijk - De Maasbode, 1911)

Click to view solution

1.Qc3! ~
2.Rxd4#
2.Qxd4#
1...Nf3
2.Qxc2#
2.Qxf3#
1...Bxf7 2.Qxd4#

Date added: 12/10/2021