White to play and checkmate in two moves

Problems 2749 to 2760

2749

(Alex Casa - The Problemist 3rd Prize, 1995)

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1. Qf5! waiting
1. ... Na5/c5/d4/xd2/xa1/c1 2. R(x)c1#
1. ... exd2 2. Rf3#
1. ... Rh1 2. Bxg2#

Date added: 19/11/2022

2750

(Lev Ulanov - The Problemist, 1995)

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1. Nxd6! [2. Qxg3#]
1. ... Qg5 2. Nf5#
1. ... Ke3 2. Nc4#
1. ... Ke5 2. Nf7#
1. ... Kg5 2. Ne4#

Date added: 19/11/2022

2751

(Samuel Loyd - Detroit Free Press, 9 Jul 1876 )

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1. Qa8! waiting
1. ... Rb6/a6/e6/f6/g6/h6, Qc5/d7/d8/d3/d2/d1/e6 2. N(x)c5#
1. ... Rc7/c8/c4/c3/c2/c1, Qb5/a5/d6/c4 2. N(x)d6#
1. ... Rd6/c5, Qb3, Qa2, Qf7, Qg8 2. Nxd6/c5#
1. ... Qd4 2. Re3#


Date added: 19/11/2022

2752

(Hellmuth Konrad Laaksonen - Tidskrift för Schack TT 3rd Prize, 1946)

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1. Qe3! waiting
1. ... Nd8/a5/c5 2. Q(x)c5#
1. ... Nd6 2. Rc5#
1. ... Ne8/g8/d7/h7/h5/e4/g4 2. Q(x)e4#

Date added: 19/11/2022

2753

(Theodore Adrien Louis Herlin - Schachzeitung, May 1852)

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1. Qa1! waiting
1. ... Rf8 2. Rxf8#
1. ... Re8 2. Rxe8#
1. ... Rd8 2. Rxd8#
1. ... Rc8 2. Rxc8#
1. ... Rb8+ 2. Rxb8#
1. ... Rxa8 2. Qxa8#
1. ... Rh6+ 2. Rxh6#
1. ... Rh5 2. Rxh5#
1. ... Rh4 2. Rxh4#
1. ... Rh3 2. Rxh3#
1. ... Rh2 2. Rxh2#
1. ... Rxh1 2. Qxh1#

Date added: 20/11/2022

2754

(Giovanni Batista Valle - 100 Problemi di Scacchi, 1878)

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1. Rd1! waiting
1. ... Nc8/g8/c6/g6/d5/f5 2. R(x)d5#
1. ... Ne8/e6/f5/h5 2. N(x)e6#
1. ... Kxc5 2. d4#
1. ... Bf1/xd1/d3/c4/xf3 2. Qe5#
1. ... Rf2/g3/g4/g5/g6/g1 2. Q(x)f2#

Date added: 21/11/2022

2755

(Andreas Witt & Wieland Bruch - 10th World Chess Composition Tournament (WCCT) 1st Place, 2017)

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1. Nf6! [2. Qd4#]
1. ... Rxg6 2. Nxh5#
1. ... Bd5 2. Nxd5#
1. ... Nc5 2. Qd6#
1. ... Rb8 2. Bxd2#

Date added: 21/11/2022

2756

(Fabio Magini - Best Problems, Oct 2012)

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1. Ne5! [2. Qh2#]
1. ... Rxg6 2. Nxg6#
1. ... Nc8+/e8+/xb7+/f7+/b5+/e4+ 2. Nd3#
1. ... Bxe5, Ncxb7/e4 2. Qf3#
1. ... Kxe5 2. Qe4#

Date added: 21/11/2022

2757

(Bror Larsson & Jan Hartong - Bulletin Ouvrier des Échecs 2nd HM, 8 Feb 1945 )

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1. Qa1! [2. Qa8#]
1. ... e6/e5 2. Qa3#
1. ... g6/g5 2. Qh8#

compare to #27
58 and 2759

Date added: 21/11/2022

2758

(Bror Larsson & Jan Hartong - Bulletin Ouvrier des Échecs 2nd HM, 8 Feb 1945)

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1. Qh4! [2. Qh8#]
1. ... d6/d5 2. Qa4#
1. ... f6/f5 2. Qh5#

compare to #2757 and 2759


Date added: 21/11/2022

2759

(Bror Larsson & Jan Hartong - Bulletin Ouvrier des Échecs 2nd HM, 8 Feb 1945)

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1. Qa4! [2. Qa8#]
1. ... c6/c5 2. Qa5#
1. ... e6/e5 2. Qh4#

compare to #275
7 and 2758

Date added: 21/11/2022

2760

(n/a)

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1. Rb3! waiting
1. ... Ka5 2. Ra3#

Date added: 21/11/2022