White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1561 to 1572

1561

(Wolfgang Pauly)

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1.Qc8! zz
1...Kxd5 2.Be6#

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1562

(YUlij Georgievich Dorohov - Шахматы в СССР, 1958 )

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1. Qe1! [2. Qxb4#]
1. ... Kd4 2. Qc3#
1. ... Kxd6 2. Qe7#
1. ... B~ 2. Ne4#
1. ... Nd5 2. Ne6#
1. ... Nd3 2. Qe3#

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1563

(Comins Mansfield - Time & Tide, 1953)

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1.Qg7! ~ 2.Qd4#
1...Ne2 2.Nf2#
1...Be3 2.Nc5#
1...Bc3 2.Nf6#
1...f6 2.Qd7#

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1564

(Herbert Siegfried Oskar Ahues - The Problemist, 2007)

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1.Ng2! (2.Re3#)
1...Bxg2 2.Qc4#
1...Qc6 2.Qh7#
1...Rc6 2.Qe5#
1...Rb7 2.Nc5#

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1565

(Sergij Oleksandrovich SHedej & Oleksandr Viktorovich Mochalkin - Thèmes-64 1st Comm., 1986)

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1. Kc8! [2. Qc6#]
1. ... Rxd7 2. Nxd7#
1. ... Kb6 2. N3c4#
1. ... Bg4 2. Nxf1#
1. ... Qh3 2. N3g4#

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1566

(Bengt Rudolf Giobel - Tidskrift för Schack, 1927 3rd Prize, 1928)

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1.Nb2! ~ 2.d4#
1...Rd4 2.d3#
1...Qd4 2.Qd1#
1...Kxb2 2.dxc3#
1...cxd2 2.Rxd2#
1...e3 2.dxe3#
1...Qxf2 2.Qd1#
1...Qe3+ 2.dxe3#

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1567

(Christopher Jeremy Morse - The Tablet, 1962)

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1.Rf4! (2.Ne2#/Ne6#/Nf3#/Nc2#/Nc6#/Nb3#)
1...a2/Bc2 2.Nc2#
1...Be2 2.Nxe2#
1...Bf3 2.Nxf3#
1...Bg4+ 2.Ne6#
1...Bxh5 2.Nc6#
1...Bb3 2.Nxb3#

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1568

(Berthold Weiss - De Problemist, 1929)

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1. Be2! [2. Bb5#]
1. ... Kc6 2. b8=N#
1. ... e5 2. Qxd5#

1. Qxb3! waiting
1. ... Kc6 2. b8=N, Qa4#
1. ... Ne8 2. Bxe8#
1. ... Nxh5 2. e8=Q#
1. ... e5 2. Qxd5#
1. ... Bc4/xb3 2. b8=N#
1. ... Bc6 2. Rd8#
1. ... Bxb7+ 2. Qxb7#
1. ... Rg4/h4/f3/f2/f1 2. Nb8#

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1569

(Georg August Kohlrausch - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Mar 1974)

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1.Rb4! ~ 2.Nc4#
1...Rc1 2.Nf7#
1...Rf7+ 2.Nxf7#
1...Rf4 2.Qa1#
1...Rf2 2.Qa1#
1...Rxg1 2.Nf7#
1...Re3 2.Nxg6#
1...Rg4 2.Nd7#
1...Bg4 2.Nxg6#
1...Nf4 2.Nf7#

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1570

(Juraj Bosak - Československý šach, 1953)

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1.c6! ~ 2.Rc5#
1...Bd6 2.Nxd6#
1...Be5 2.Ne3#
1...Bf4 2.e4#
1...Be4 2.Ne3#
1...Bf5 2.e4#
1...Re4 2.d3#
1...Re5 2.Nd6#
1...Rf4 2.Nd6#
1...Rf5

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1571

(Wieland Bruch - The Problemist 1st Prize, Jul 2014)

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1.Bd3! ~ 2.Re4# (2.Bf6? 2.Nc4?)
1...Nxd6 2.Bf6#
1...Bd4 2.Nc4#
1...Bxd3 2.Qxa1#

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1572

(Szaja Krelenbaum - Norsk Sjakkblad, 1937)

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1. dxe7! [2. Qf3#]
1. ... Rd8+ 2. exd8=Q/B#
1. ... Rb6 2. exf8=Q/R#
1. ... Rb2 2. e8=N#
1. ... Nfd7/e6 2. Q(x)e6#

Date added: 17/10/2021