White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 2005 to 2016

2005

(Bela Schlesinger - Magyar Sakkvilág, 14 Sep 1913)

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1. Rf1! waiting
1. ... Qe5/xc7, Bd4 2. Qh2#
1. ... f5 2. Ne6#
1. ... Bb6/a7 2. Bxd6#
1. ... Nd3 2. Qh2, Rxf3#
1. ... Nc2/g2 2. Rxf3#

Date added: 5/4/2022

2006

(Gyorgy Janos Andor von Sponer - Magyar Sakkvilág, 14 Sep 1913)

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1. Rc1! waiting
1. ... a4 2. Qd3#
1. ... Re4/e3/e2/e1 2. Bd6#
1. ... d3 2. Rc3#
1. ... bxc1=Q+/R+/B/N 2. Bxc1#

Date added: 5/4/2022

2007

(Louis Friedlander - The Pittsburgh Gazette Times , 14 Nov 1915)

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1. Nc3! [2. Ra4#]
1. ... Nb6 2. Qe7#
1. ... b5, Bb5 2. Nd5#
1. ... Kxa3 2. Qc5#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2008

(George H. Walcott - The Brisbane Courier, 22 Jul 1916)

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1. Ra4! waiting
1. ... g6, Qb6/g5/f4/d2/c1, Kc6, Nf6 2. N(x)b6#
1. ... g5, Qg6/f6/e6/d6/c6/a6/e3, Ke4, Nf4 2. N(x)e3#
1. ... fxg2 2. Bxg2#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2009

(Erno Szentgyorgyi - Zászlónk, 15 Feb 1926)

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1. Ne4! [2. Nxf6#]
1. ... Qxf7/g5 2. R(x)g5#
1. ... Qg6/g7 2. Rf4#
1. ... Qh6/xf5/xe5 2. N(x)h6#
1. ... Qh4 2. Nh6, Rf4#
1. ... Bxe5 2. Nf2#
1. ... Kxf5 2. Nxf6/f2#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2010

(Izidor Gross - The Brisbane Courier, 12 Dec 1925 )

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1. Bb3! [2. Nc3#]
1. ... fxg4 2. Qxh7#
1. ... Rc4/xb3 2. Q(x)c4#
1. ... Raxb3 2. Qxa8#
1. ... Nxf4 2. Qe6#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2011

(Peter August d’Orville - Le Palamède, 1842)

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1. Qc2! waiting
1. ... Bf2/g1/d2/c1/xd4/f4/g5/h6 2. e4#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2012

(Ferdinand Julius Brede - Almanach für Freunde vom Schachspiel, 1844)

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1. Rxd4+!
1. ... N6xd4 2. Qxc5#
1. ... Bxd4 2. Nxe7#
1. ... exd4 2. Rf5#
1. ... Rbxd4 2. Qxb7#
1. ... Rgxd4 2. Bxe6#
1. ... N2xd4 2. Nc3#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2013

(Cristobal Carrio - SEPA 5th Comm. Sociedad Española de Problemistas de Ajedrez, Sep 1945)

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1. Bg1! waiting
1. ... c6/c5 2. Nb6#
1. ... Nd8/f8/g7/c5/xg5/d4/f4 2. Nxc7#
1. ... Bd2/e1/b2/a1/xb4/d4/e5/f6/g7/h8 2. Bc6#
1. ... Ne4 2. Qa2#
1. ... Ng4/h3/d1/h1 2. e4#
1. ... Nd3 2. Qg2#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2014

(Henry Augustus Loveday - The Chess Player's Chronicle, Jun 1846 )

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1. Rd2! waiting
1. ... Kf4 2. Rd4#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2015

(Josef Kling - Bell's Life in London, 18 Jan 1846)

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1. Nd6! [2. Nf7, f4#]
1. ... exd6 2. Re8#
1. ... Nd7/d5, d3 2. Nf7#

Date added: 6/4/2022

2016

(Charles Henry Stanley - The American Chess Magazine, 1847 )

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1. Bc4! waiting
1. ... Kxe5 2. Bc7#

Date added: 6/4/2022