White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1609 to 1620

1609

(Alfonso Taliani - Het Belgisch Schaakbord (L'Echiquier Belge), 1957)

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1.Rh6! (2.Nfxe4#)
1...Ne6 2.Rd5#
1...Bxf6 2.Qd4#
1...Rxf6 2.Nf5#

Date added: 21/10/2021

1610

(Robert A. Lincoln - The Problemist Supplement, Jan 2018 )

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1.Nd3!
1...Kd6 2.Rf6#
1...d5 2.Rc6#
1...d6 2.Nf4#

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1611

(Fabio Magini - Sinfonie Scacchistiche, Jan 2017 )

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1. Ne3! [2. Nf5#]
1. ... Rf7, Rd5 2. Nxc6#
1. ... Be4/f3/xg2 2. Nxb5#
1. ... Rf6 2. Bc5#
1. ... Ne4 2. Rd3#
1. ... Qxc2 2. Nxc2#
1. ... Nxc3 2. bxc3#
1. ... Nxe3 2. dxe3#

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1612

(Lars Aksglaede Larsen - Thema Danicum, 1982)

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1. Qe7! [2. Nxg6#]
1. ... Kf4 2. Nxg5#
1. ... Kf5 2. Nxd3#
1. ... Rf4+ 2. Nf7#
1. ... Rxf3+ 2. Nxf3#

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1613

(Peter Vogel, 1998)

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1. Bd3! [2. Qa3#]
1. ... Kb3 2. Rb6, Qa3#
1. ... Kc5 2. Qa5#

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1614

(György Bakcsi - diagrammes, 1975)

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1. Ne1! [2. Nc2#]
1. ... Nc6 2. Qb7#
1. ... c3+ 2. bxc3#
1. ... d3 2. Nxd3#

compare to #1615

Date added: 21/10/2021

1615

(György Bakcsi - diagrammes, 1975)

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1. Kc2! [2. Nd2#]
1. ... Ne6 2. Qxe6#
1. ... c3 2. Nxc3#
1. ... d3+ 2. Qxd3#

compare to #1
614

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1616

(Ivan Ivanovich Storozhenko - Шахматная композиция 3rd Prize, 1993)

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1. Nce5! [2. Qf3#]
1. ... Qxf5 2. Bb7#
1. ... fxe5 2. Rxe5#
1. ... Nf4 2. Rxf4#
1. ... Kxf5 2. Qg4#

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1617

(Lennart Karlsson - Norsk Sjakkblad, 1935)

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1. Bg2! [2. Ng4#]
1. ... Bxh5/d7 2. N(x)d7#
1. ... c5+ 2. bxc6 e.p.#
1. ... exf6 2. Qxe8#
1. ... gxf6 2. g6#
1. ... d5 2. Bxc7#

Date added: 21/10/2021

1618

(Lutz-Dieter Gruber - Freie Presse)

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1. Ra4! [2. Nd4#]
1. ... Qd5 2. exd5#
1. ... Qxe4 2. Bxc8#
1. ... Nf5 2. exf5#
1. ... Nc6 2. Bc4#
1. ... Bf2 2. Ng5#

Date added: 21/10/2021

1619

(Frank Grob - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Mar 1968)

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1. Qe7! [2. Qg7#]
1. ... Kh6 2. Qg7/f6#

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1620

(Emil' Aleksandrovich Derevyanko - Семь шахматных нот 3rd Prize, 1 May 2016)

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1. Qc5! [2. Qe7#]
1. ... Nc6 2. Qd6#
1. ... Kd7 2. Qe7#
1. ... Nd5 2. Qc8#

Date added: 21/10/2021