White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1489 to 1500

1489

(Jenny Weiss - Wiener Hausfrauen-Zeitung, 27 May 1883)

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1.Bf4! ~ 2.Bd6#
1...gxf4 2.Qxc5#

Date added: 13/10/2021

1490

(Giuseppe Sardella - L'Italia Scacchistica, 1984)

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1.Rf7! (2.Nf3#)
1...Nf2 2.g4#
1...Nf6 2.Rfxe7#
1...Nxg3 2.Qxe3#
1...Ng5/Rf5 2.Rf5#
1...Nd2 2.Qxa5#
1...Nd6 2.Rdxe7#
1...Nc3 2.Qd4#
1...Nc5 2.Rd5#

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1491

(Gyorgy Bakcsi - Magyar Sakkélet, 1982)

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1.Bxd5!
1...Rxg3 2.Rxg3#
1...Rf4 2.gxf4#
1...Rxg5 2.g4#
1...Rh4 2.gxh4#
1...Nxd5 2.Nxg4#
1...Nh5 2.Nxg4#
1...Nh7 2.Nxg4#
1...Ng8 2.Nxg4#
1...Ne8 2.Nxg4#
1...Nd7 2.Nxg4#

compare to #14
92

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1492

(Gyorgy Bakcsi - Magyar Sakkélet, 1982)

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1.Bh5!
1...Bxh3 2.Qxe2#
1...Bf3 2.Nf1#
1...Bxh5 2.g4#
1...Bxf5+ 2.Nxf5#
1...d4 2.Bf4#
1...Nxh5 2.Nxg4#
1...Nh7 2.Nxg4#
1...Ng8 2.Nxg4#
1...Ne8 2.Nxg4#
1...Nd7 2.Nxg4#

compare to #14
91

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1493

(Arkadij Ivanovich YAroslavcev - «64», турнир молодых проблемистов, 7 May 1941)

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1. Qg4! [2. Be5, Qe2#]
1... Ba5+ 2. Bc3#
1... Re5+ 2. Bxe5#
1... Rd5 2. Bxd5#

Date added: 14/10/2021

1494

(Anatolij Vasil'evich Slesarenko - Pula Internet Ty. 3rd Prize, 2000)

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1.Nf3! (2.Ng5#)
1...Kf5 2.Nd4#
1...Kxf7 2.Qc4#

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1495

(Hauke Reddmann - Problem-Forum Comm., Mar 2007)

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1.Nc5! ~ 2.Nd3#
1...Nb1 (N3~) 2.Nc2#
1...Nb3 (N5~) 2.Nc6#

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1496

(Hans Johner)

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1.e4! (2.Rf5#)
1...fxe3 e.p. 2.Qf1#
1...Nxg5 2.Bg7#
1...Bg6/Bxh5 2.Qxe6#
1...Nb6 2.e5#
1...Qxa6/Qb6/Qc5 2.Nxd7#

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1497

(Peter Gvozdjak - Kaila MT 3.6. Comm., 1992)

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1.Nh5+!
1...Ke3 2.Qe8#
1...Ke5 2.Qb5#
1...Kg5 2.Qg8#

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1498

(YUrij Grigor'evich Gorbatenko & Valerij YUr'evich SHan'shin - Шахматная поэзия, 2001)

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1. Nd7! [2. Qxb1#]
1... Bd3 2. Qe6#
1... Qd5 2. Qxd5#
1... Kd3 2. Qxb1#
1... Ba2/c2 2. Q(x)c2#

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1499

(Charles Planck)

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1.Kf2!
1...Nc4 2.Qxc4#
1...Nc6 2.Qc4#
1...Rc5 2.Qh1#
1...Rxd6 2.Nf6#
1...Rc6 2.Qg5#
1...g5 2.Rf5#
1...gxh5 2.Rf5#

Date added: 14/10/2021

1500

(William Anthony Shinkman)

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1.Nc5! zz
1...Kd5/Kd4 2.Qe4#
1...Kf4/d5 2.Nd3#
1...dxc5 2.Bc7#

Date added: 14/10/2021