White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1705 to 1716

1705

(Karl Junker)

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1. Qxf7! [2. Qxe7, Qe6, Nc4#]
1. ... Re8 2. Qe6, Nb5/f5, Nc4#
1. ... Rf8 2. Nb5/f5, Nc4#
1. ... Ra4 2. Qxe7/e6#
1. ... Ba6+, Kd6 2. Nb5#
1. ... Bc8 2. Nc4#
1. ... e6 2. Qxe6#
1. ... Bf4 2. Qxe7/xf4/e6#

compare to #1
706

Date added: 15/1/2022

1706

(Karl Junker - Deutscher Schachbund 5th Prize, GSB, 1934)

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1. Qf8! [2. Qxe7#]
1. ... Rae8 2. Nb5/f5#
1. ... Rxf8+ 2. Ndf5#
1. ... Ba6+, Kd6 2. Nb5#
1. ... Ree8/f7+/g7/h7/e6 2. Nf3#

compare to #1
705

Date added: 15/1/2022

1707

(Otto Wurzburg - American Chess Bulletin 3rd Hon., 1942)

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1. Kc2! [2. Nb3#]
1. ... R5g2+ 2. NS3e2#
1. ... bxc3 2. Bxc3#
1. ... Bf5+ 2. Ne4#
1. ... R1g2+ 2. N1e2#

Date added: 16/1/2022

1708

(Comins Mansfield - Teplitz-Schönauer Anzeiger 1st Prize, Meredith-Ty, 1932)

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1. Kf2! [2. Ng3#]
1. ... gxf3 2. Bxf3#
1. ... Bc1+ 2. N1d2#
1. ... Ba3+ 2. N3d2#

Date added: 16/1/2022

1709

(Marian Wróbel)

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1. cxd7! [2. dxe8=Q, dxe8=B, d8=N#]
1. ... Bc7, Ng7/d6/xf6, Qxb7 2. d8=N#
1. ... Nec7 2. Nxd5#
1. ... e5 2. dxe8=Q, d8=N#
1. ... Ndc7 2. Nxe8#
1. ... Ne7 2. Nh8#

Date added: 16/1/2022

1710

(Efren Petite - Canadian Chess Chat, 1980)

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1. Nd6! waiting
1. ... Rxd8/e7 2. Q(x)e7#
1. ... Rg8/h8/f7 2. Q(x)f7#
1. ... Rxf6 2. dxe8=Q/R#
1. ... g4 2. Qxg4#
1. ... Be5 2. Nc5#
1. ... Bxd6 2. Nd4#

Date added: 18/11/2022

1711

(Jozef Taraba - L'Italia Scacchistica HM, 1972)

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1. Ke2! waiting
1. ... exf5 2. Nc6#
1. ... exd5 2. Ng6#

compare to #17
12 and 1713

Date added: 18/1/2022

1712

((Jozef Taraba - L'Italia Scacchistica HM, 1972)

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1. Nfe2! waiting

1. ... exf5 2. Rxf5#

1. ... exd5 2. Nc6#

1. ... Kxd5 2. Rc5#

compare to #171
1 and 1713

Date added: 18/1/2022

1713

((Jozef Taraba - L'Italia Scacchistica HM, 1972)

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1. Nde2! waiting
1. ... exf5 2. Ng6#
1. ... exd5 2. Rxd5#
1. ... Kxf5 2. Rg5#

compare to #171
1 and 1712

Date added: 18/1/2022

1714

(K. R. Chandrasekaran - The Hindu, 1966)

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1. Qg4! waiting
1. ... Bb7 2. Bxc7#
1. ... Rb7 2. Nxc6#
1. ... f5 2. Qg7#
1. ... d3, Qf3/f5/c4+ 2. N(x)c4#
1. ... Rd1/xc1/e4, Be3 2. Q(x)e4#
1. ... Re2, Qf2 2. N4d3#
1. ... Re3, Bh2 2. Qxd4#
1. ... Qf4 2. Qxf4, gxf4, Nc4#
1. ... Qe2/b5, Bf2 2. Qf4#
1. ... Qd3 2. N4xd3, Qf4, N2xd3#

Date added: 18/1/2022

1715

(Chithathur Gopalan Sathya Narayanan - The Hindu, 1993)

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1. Re2+!
1. ... Kxf5 2. Qd3#
1. ... Kd4 2. Qxd5#

compare to #1716 and 1717

Date added: 18/1/2022

1716

(Chithathur Gopalan Sathya Narayanan - The Hindu, 1993)

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1. Bxd6+!
1. ... Kxf5 2. Qxf4#
1. ... Kd4 2. Qd3#

compare to #171
5 and 1717

Date added: 18/1/2022