White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 2629 to 2640

2629

(Jozef Tonkovic - Pravda (Bratislava), 22 Mar 1968)

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1. Qa6! [2. Qc6, Qb7#]
1. ... e5 2. Qc6#
1. ... Nge7/e5 2. Qxe6#
1. ... Nfe7/d4 2. Qd6#
1. ... Nd6 2. Qc6/xd6#
1. ... Ba4 2. Qc4#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2630

(Ottavio Stocchi - L' Enigmistica Popolare, 1933)

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1. e5! waiting
1. ... Kf5 2. Bxd7#
1. ... Kd5 2. Nc7#
1. ... Bb4/a3/b6/a7/xd6 2. Ng7#

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2631

(Antonio Piatesi - Canadian Chess Chat, 1980)

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1. Rg5! [2. Be5#]
1. ... Nc4 2. Qd3#
1. ... c4 2. Qd1#
1. ... Re4 2. Qb8#
1. ... Qxb2 2. Qe6#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2632

(Geoffrey Bliss - The Tablet, 11 Mar 1939)

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1. e8=N! [2. Rg5, Qf5, Nd3#]
1. ... Rcxe8 2. Bc7#
1. ... Rg8 2. Qxh2/f5, Nd3#
1. ... Rhxe8 2. Qxh2#
1. ... Rh5, Ne4, Bf4 2. Nd3#
1. ... Rxh3, Ng4 2. Rg5#
1. ... Bxg6/xe8 2. Qe6#
1. ... Be6 2. Qxe6, Nd3#
1. ... Nxe8 2. Qe3/f5, Nd3#
1. ... Nh7 2. Qe3/xh2/f5, Nd3#
1. ... cxd4, Qxd4 2. Qf5#
1. ... c4, Qb5, axb2 2. Rg5, Qf5#
1. ... Qc4 2. Rg5, Qf5, Nxc4#
1. ... Qxc2/xe8 2. Nc4#
1. ... Qd7 2. Nc4/d3#
1. ... Bg1/g3 2. Rg5, Nd3#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2633

(Thomas Rayner Dawson - Deutsches Wochenschach, Mar 29 1914)

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1. Nd1! waiting
1. ... Kc4 2. Qxf7#
1. ... d3 2. Ne3#

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2634

(Percy Francis Blake - Hampstead and Highgate Express, 1899)

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1. Rc3! waiting
1. ... Bb7, Rd7/a6 2. Q(x)d7#
1. ... Bc6, Rb7 2. B(x)c6#
1. ... Be7, Rc7 2. Nxb6#
1. ... Bxf6+ 2. Nxf6#
1. ... Bc7 2. Ne7#
1. ... Re7 2. Rd6#
1. ... Ne8/e6/f5+/h5 2. Q(x)f5#
1. ... b5 2. Rc5#
1. ... Nc4 2. Rd3#
1. ... Ne4/b3/b1/f1 2. B(x)b3#
1. ... Nxf3+ 2. Qxf3#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2635

(Felix Alexander Sonnenfeld - O Globo TT, Valladao Task 1st Prize, 1966)

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1. b4! [2. e6#]
1. ... d5 2. exd6 e.p.#
1. ... axb3 e.p. 2. a8=Q/R#
1. ... Ne4 2. O-O#
1. ... Nxe2 2. Kxe2#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2636

(Konstantin Grigor'evich Gavrilov - Tidskrift för Schack HM, 1907-I, 1907)

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1. Rc1! [2. Rcxg1#]
1. ... Rd5+/e4+ 2. Rb2#
1. ... Re6+/f5+ 2. Bg7#

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2637

(Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Meyer - Deutsche Schachzeitung, Sep 1875)

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1. Bh7! waiting
1. ... Na7/c7/xd6/d4/a3/c3 2. Q(x)c3#
1. ... Rfe5/f4, Ree5, Ref4 2. Nxe5/f4#
1. ... Rd5/c5/g5/h5, Re6/e7/e8/e3 2. Nf4#
1. ... Rf6/f7/f8, Rd4/c4/b4/a4/g4/h4 2. Ne5#
1. ... Bd1/b1/b3/a4 2. Qd2#
1. ... Ng2 2. Qxc2#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2638

(Ivan Kiss - Pravda (Bratislava), 11 Mar 1983)

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1. Qa4! [2. Qc6#]
1. ... Kxe4 2. Qc6#
1. ... Be3+/xc3 2. N(x)e3#
1. ... Bb6/f6+ 2. N(x)f6#

Date added: 23/9/2022

2639

(Suyunbek Ismailovich Bolotbekov - Шах (Боровичи), 1987)

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1. Qc2! waiting
1. ... Kc6 2. Be6#
1. ... Kd4 2. Nf5#
1. ... Kb4 2. Nb7#

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2640

(Andreas Witt - Badische Neueste Nachrichten, 4 Jan 1997)

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1. Na2! [2. Rcd1#]
1. ... Kd5 2. Red1#
1. ... Kd3 2. Qd1#

Date added: 23/9/2022