White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 2425 to 2436

2425

(Nikolaj A. Tschikanow - Tribuna Sibiului - TT Revista de Sah , Dec 1969)

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2426

(Philip Hamilton Williams - The Chess Amateur, 1910)

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1. Rf5! waiting
1. ... Qb8 2. cxb8=N#
1. ... Qa8/d7/e6/xf5 2. Q(x)a8#
1. ... Qxc7 2. Nxc7#
1. ... Qb7 2. Qa2#
1. ... Nb7/f7/c6/e6 2. Q(x)c6#

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2427

(G. A. Ayliffe - Australian Columns 1st Prize, 1926)

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1. Bb1! waiting
1. ... Qxa3 2. bxa3#
1. ... Qxb2 2. Bxb2#
1. ... Qxb1 2. Nc2#
1. ... Qxb3 2. Nxb3#

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2428

(David M. Howard - Problem Observer, 1996)

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1. Qb3! waiting
1. ... d5 2. Nd2#
1. ... f4 2. Nf6#
1. ... cxb3/c3, Bc3 2. N(x)c3#
1. ... Be3/xf2/b2/a1 2. Qd3#
1. ... Kd5 2. Qb7#
1. ... Nf3/xh3/e2 2. Q(x)f3#

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2429

(Jozsef Tafferner - Pesti Napló, 19 Mar 1933)

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1. Nd2! [2. Nxf3#]
1. ... Qxd5 2. Qxa7#
1. ... exd5 2. Qxe5#
1. ... Rxd5 2. Qf4#
1. ... Re3 2. fxe3#
1. ... Nxd5 2. Qb2#
1. ... Bxd5 2. Qxb4#

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2430

(Anatolij Grigorovich Vasilenko - Belgrade Internet Tourney 5th Comm., 2008 )

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1. Ne5! [2. Qg6#]
1. ... Qxe5 2. Rxe5#
1. ... Qe8 2. Nc6#
1. ... Rh6 2. Qxg4#
1. ... Nf4 2. Qg5#
1. ... Nf2+ 2. Rxf2#

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2431

(Rafael' Moiseevich Kofman - Paul Keres MT 3rd Prize, 1978)

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1. Nd5! [2. Be6#]
1. ... Qf6/xe5 2. N(x)f6#
1. ... f5 2. Bf3#
1. ... Nf3 2. exf3#
1. ... Nxh3 2. Bxh3#
1. ... hxg4 2. Qxg4#
1. ... Bxe5 2. Nc3#
1. ... Nd3 2. exd3#
1. ... Nxe2 2. d3#

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2432

(Gerhard Maleika - The Problemist, 2007)

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1. f8=N! [2. Nd7#]
1. ... Ba4 2. Nxa6#
1. ... Bxc4+ 2. Rcxc4#
1. ... Ne5 2. Bd4#
1. ... Nxb4 2. Qa7#
1. ... Qxe4+ 2. Nxe4#
1. ... Qxb4 2. Qc7#

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2433

(Per Ivan Rune Asplund - Szachy 5th HM, Dec 1958)

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1. Qd5! waiting
1. ... Ra8 2. Qd7#
1. ... Rb7/c7/e7/f7/g7/h7/a5 2. R(x)a5#
1. ... Rd7 2. Qxd7, Ra5#
1. ... Ra6 2. Rb4#
1. ... Rxa4 2. Qb7#
1. ... Kxa4 2. Qc6#

Date added: 6/8/2022

2434

(Lennox F. Beach - Good Companion, 1919)

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1. Bg4! [2. Bxd7#]
1. ... Nxb6 2. Rc5#
1. ... Rd8 2. Nxd8/e5#
1. ... Re7/e6 2. Nd8#
1. ... cxb6 2. Qxd6#
1. ... Rde6 2. Ne5#
1. ... Nf5/xg4 2. Qxc1#

Date added: 6/8/2022

2435

(Odon Nagy - Teplitz-Schönauer Anzeiger 6th Prize, 1921)

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1. Qg2! [2. f4#]
1. ... Nf6 2. Rxf5#
1. ... Be5, Ng5/f4 2. Qa2#
1. ... Nc5 2. Nb6#
1. ... Nd4 2. e4#
1. ... Ke5 2. f4#

Date added: 6/8/2022

2436

(Ramaswamy Ganapathi - The Problemist Supplement, 2009)

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1. Qf2! [2. Rfe7#]
1. ... gxh5 2. Qf5#
1. ... Ke6 2. Rfe7#
1. ... Kxe4 2. Qe2#

Date added: 6/8/2022