White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 1849 to 1860

1849

(Barry Peter Barnes - The Problemist 5th HM, Jul 2002)

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1. Kxd7! waiting
1. ... b6/b5 2. Kd6#
1. ... Nf8+/xg5 2. R(x)f8#
1. ... Nxf6+ 2. Qxf6#
1. ... gxh5 2. Qg7#
1. ... d4 2. Bxc4#
1. ... e4 2. Qxd5#
1. ... c3 2. Bxd5#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1850

(Walther Michalitschke - Deutsche Schachblätter)

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1. f3! waiting
1. ... Kd5, g4 2. f4#
1. ... f4 2. Rxg5#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1851

(Svenn Madsen - Norsk Sjakkblad, 2 April 1957)

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1. Ngf8! [2. e4#]
1. ... Rc6/b6/a6/e6 2. N(x)b6#
1. ... Rxd7 2. Rxd7#
1. ... Rxf6+ 2. Nxf6#
1. ... Nc5/d2 2. R(x)c5#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1852

(Espen Backe - The Problemist 1st Prize, 1998)

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1. Rd6! [2. Rxd5#]
1. ... Qc5, Ke5 2. Qh8#
1. ... Kc5 2. Ne6#
1. ... f3 2. Rxc4#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1853

(Hrvoje Bartolovic - The Problemist 1st Prize, Jul 1969)

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1. Bg8! [2. Rxd7#]
1. ... Ne6 2. Ne3#
1. ... d6 2. Rxc7#
1. ... Rd6 2. Qa2#
1. ... Re6 2. Nxe5#
1. ... Rc4+ 2. Nf4#
1. ... Kd6/e6 2. Qxe5#
1. ... Kc4 2. Rf4#
1. ... Bd6 2. Rf5#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1854

(A. S. Bernshtejn & Lev I. Sokolov-Bardanov - «64» 1st Prize, 30 Jul 1936)

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1. Rb3! [2. Re3#]
1. ... Nd6 2. Qc6#
1. ... Na5/c5 2. N(x)c5#
1. ... Nf7/h7/f3/h3 2. B(x)f3#
1. ... Ne6 2. Qh7#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1855

(Kazimierz Grabowski - Haagsche Post 1st Prize, 1921)

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1. Qg8! [2. Qc8#]
1. ... Nb5 2. R5d4#
1. ... Ne4 2. Rg5#
1. ... Qf2 2. Rf5#
1. ... Qxd5 2. Qxd5#
1. ... Bc3+ 2. R3d4#
1. ... Bb4 2. Rc5#
1. ... Bf2 2. Rxg3#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1856

(Joe Bunting - Western Morning News and Mercury 1st Prize, 1924)

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1. Rc5! [2. Nd7#]
1. ... Rc4+/b4+/xa4+/xe4+ 2. Be5#
1. ... Rd5+ 2. Qxb2#
1. ... Rxd6+ 2. Rc3#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1857

(Josif Michailowitsch Kricheli - Probleemblad 2nd Prize, 1972)

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1. Ng5! [2. Ne6#]
1. ... Nf8 2. Qxb6#
1. ... cxd5 2. Qb5#
1. ... Qe4/f5 2. Ba3#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1858

(Johannes Albarda - Probleemblad 1st Prize, 1948)

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1. f5! waiting
1. ... g4 2. Bc6#
1. ... Qg4 2. Re3#
1. ... Nxf5 2. Qxf5#
1. ... Kg4, g1=Q/R/B/N 2. Qe4#
1. ... Nb3/d3/a2/e2 2. Q(x)e2#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1859

(Lev Il'ich Loshinskij & Georgij Baev - «64» 2nd Prize, 1932)

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1. Ba7! [2. Rd6#]
1. ... Nbc5 2. Re4#
1. ... Bc5 2. Rexe6#
1. ... Nec5 2. Rxe7#
1. ... Nxf4+ 2. Qxf4#
1. ... Qxb6 2. Nc6#
1. ... Qc5/d5 2. Rb4#
1. ... Qxe5+ 2. Qxe5#
1. ... Qc6 2. Nxc6, Rb4#

Date added: 12/3/2022

1860

(Valentin N. Ovchinnikov - «64» Special Prize, 1st half-year, 1929 )

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1. Nd6! waiting
1. ... Qxg4 2. Qe8#
1. ... Qe6 2. Qxb7#
1. ... Ng6/f3/g2 2. Bxf5#

Date added: 13/3/2022