Mate in Two Solutions

Here you'll find the solutions to the mate in two problems.

nr.1: 1.Rg2+, Kh7 (or Kh8) 2. Rh3#.

In words: Rook to g2 check, King to h7 or h8, Rook to h3 mate.


nr.2: 1.Bf6+, Kg8 2. Rg3#

In words: Bishop to f6 check, King to h8, Rook to g3 mate.


nr.3: 1.Rg3+, Kh8; 2.Bf6#

nr.4: 1.Nxd6+, Kf8; 2.Qe7#

nr.5: 1.Rg3+, Kh8; 2.Nf7#

nr.6: 1.Re8+, Kg7; 2.Rg8#

nr.7: 1.Rf7+, Kh8; 2.Ng6#

nr.8: 1.Ne7+, Kh7 (or h8); 2.Rh1#

nr.9: 1.Nc6+, Ka5 (or a7); 2.Ra8#

nr.10: 1.Bf8+, Kh7; 2.Rh3#

nr.11: 1.Qf8+, Kh7; 2.Qg8#.

nr.12: 1.Be6+, Kh8 (or Kh7); 2. Qh5#.

nr.13: 1.Bd8+, Ka6; 2. Ra5#.

nr.14: 1.Ne6+, Kc8 (or Kb8); 2.Rd8#.

nr.15: 1.Ne6+, Ke8; 2. Qd8#.

nr.16: 1.Nc5+, Ka7 (or Ka8); 2. Rxa6#.

nr.17: 1.Qf7+, Kh8; 2.Nxg6#; (or 1.Qxg6+, Kh8; 2. Nf7#;)

nr.18: 1. Rd7+, Kg8 (or Kg6); 2. Qg7#.

nr.19: 1.Qd6+, Kc8; 2. Ne7#; (when 1. ...Ke8, 2. Qe7#.)

nr.20: 1. Qb8+, Kd7; 2.Rb7#.

nr.21: Notice that the black king has no squares left. So:

1. Rh1, with the idea 2. Rh8#. Black has no defence.

nr.22: 1. Re8+, Rxe8; 2. Rxe8#;

nr.23: 1. Rd8+, Rxd8; 2.Rxd8#;

nr.24: 1.Rxc8+, Qxc8; 2.Qxc8#;

nr.25: 1.Rxc8+, Bxc8; 2.Qxc8#; If 1....Be8; then 2.Rxe8#;

nr.26: 1.Neg6+, hxg6; 2.Ng6#; (You can start with the other knight as well).

nr.27: 1. Qh6+, gxh6; 2.Rxh6#;

nr.28: 1.Qxf8+, Bxf8; 2.Rxf8#;

nr.29: 1.Ra6+, Rax6; 2. Qxa6#;

nr.30: 1.Rc6+, bxc6; 2.Rxc6#;

Now you're starting to solve the difficult mate in two puzzles, I assume you're already a little experienced in solving puzzles.

From here on the key moves (and maybe some variations) are given, so you should be able to work out all thedifferent  variations by yourself.

Nr.101:

1.Qb2, Threatens Qe5# and keeps the options of Qb6, Qb8 and Qg2 open.

Nr.102:

1.Nc7, interference. Threats are Qg7# and Qd8#.

Nr.103:

1.QA5 and Black is in zugzwang,  the threats are:

Qxb4, Qa1, Qd5, Qe5, Nf5.

Nr. 104:

1.Qd6, threatens Qa6#. After a rook's move it's Qxd7#. And after the c-pawn moves it's Qb8#.

Nr. 105:

1. Re1, threatens Qg1#. There's also Ke1x, Qd2#

Nr.106:

1. Kxg7, .

Nr. 107:

1. Rg1,

Nr. 108:

1. Kd3, (1...Kf5; 2. Kd4# or 1....Kd6, Ke4#).

Nr. 109:

1. c4,

Nr. 110:

1. Qb2, (Threats of Qh8, Ng3, Qg2, Nf2)

Nr. 111: 1.Rf4,

Nr. 112: 1.d8N,

Nr. 113: 1. Nb7, ( threatens Kc4 or Ka4 or Nb4 or Bxd7).

Nr. 114: 1. Rc5,

Nr. 115: 1. Re2,

Nr. 116: 1. Ba4, (threats Bb3, Ndc7,Qg8 Nbc7).

Nr. 117: 1. Rd8,

Nr. 118: 1. Bf4, (Threats Qf7, Qe6, Qg5).

Nr. 120: 1.h4