Here are some 'mate in 2' chess puzzles from the games of 2017.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 2.
Nail Bashirli vs Elvin Bayramov, Baku, 2017
6RQ/pp2p3/1q1p1b2/3P1k2/8/P7/1P3rB1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ w/Qe4# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Abhijeet Gupta vs Haik Martirosyan, Moscow, 2017
6rk/3nr1pp/p7/1p1qNP2/2pPp3/P3P1QP/1P6/3R2RK w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Jadranko Plenca vs Alp Tuna, Belgrade, 2017
3r1k2/1p2Rp1r/p1pP4/q2pN1Qb/7P/8/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Kxe8 Qg8# or if Rxe8 Nd7# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Sundar Shyam vs Van Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh City, 2017
8/p4NQp/1p4p1/8/6k1/Pn6/5PPK/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ f3+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Daniel Sadzikowski vs Aleksander Mista, Warsaw, 2017
3Q1bk1/5p2/pp2pPp1/7p/P7/1P2q3/6PP/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

'Mate in 2' Puzzles of 2017, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Vladislav Kovalev vs Maksat Atabayev, Budapest, 2017
R3bk2/5p2/3p1P1r/3Np3/1Pr1Bb2/2P5/1K6/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Adam Horvath vs Adam Tukhaev, Chennai, 2017
r4rk1/1pN2ppp/1B6/4p3/p3n3/1P6/1Pq3PP/K2RQB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...a3 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Mikhail Popov vs Sanan Sjugirov, Moscow, 2017
3N1rk1/2p2p1p/4p1p1/pB1p4/P2n1n2/4KP1P/1P1Q2q1/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5+ Kxf4 Qg3# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Alexander Alexikov vs Andrey Grekh, Lutsk, 2017
4q2k/1Q4p1/p4n1p/3n4/8/6P1/PP3PPK/1B6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Kamil Miton vs Emilio Moreno Tejera, Germany, 2017
4rk2/1pp2r2/p1n2b2/2PR1QN1/8/4q1P1/PP2B1P1/4K2R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

'Mate in 2' Puzzles of 2017, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Ludwig Deglmann vs Jakob Gstach, Austria, 2017
1b5k/1pq1nBpp/8/p6Q/2P3P1/PP2pN1K/3r3P/7R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxh2+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Thal Abergel vs Clovis Vernay, Chartres, 2017
4rr1k/2n4p/q2N1b2/2pnpp2/P3P2P/1PB3Q1/3N1P2/R3K1R1 w Q - 1 0
[ 1.Qg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Sergei Yudin vs Andrew Ivanov, Kazan, 2017
2R5/p3R1b1/7k/6p1/3r2n1/7K/PPB5/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Kateryna Lahno vs Lela Javakhishvili, Khanty Mansyisk, 2017
r2qk3/5p1p/p3p3/1pQ4N/1P6/P4N1P/5PP1/2b3K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ng7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Tapani Sammalvuo vs Mika Karttunen, Helsinki, 2017
6rk/7p/3p4/1P1P4/2p1nb1Q/5q1P/P4P2/R2R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qh1+ 2.Ke2 Nc3# ]

'Mate in 2' Puzzles of 2017, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Monika Socko vs Laura Unuk, Riga, 2017
8/p4R2/2r4p/2p3kN/8/1P6/r1n3PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Re5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Yakov Meister, Apolda, 2017
2n5/p2R4/k1p1Np2/4p2p/PP2P2P/4KP2/1r6/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nc5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Majur Juac vs Joshua Colas, New York, 2017
r6k/1q3p2/p5rp/1pp1PP2/2PbN3/7Q/PP5P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxe4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Dincer Tasdogen vs Miroslav Tosic, Nis, 2017
6r1/ppN2R1p/2bk4/4p3/1Pr5/8/P4K1P/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rg2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Uffe Kallenbach vs Peter Thorsbro, Ballerup, 2017
r4k2/1b4pp/p4B2/1pb2n2/6q1/2N5/PPQ3PP/3RR2K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ng3+ 2.hxg3 Qh3# ]

f)
Black mates in 2.
Bjarke Jensen vs Lars Hansen, Denmark, 2017
4r1kr/pb1p2pp/3Q1n2/b1Bp1P2/8/P2B4/1q2NPPP/RN3K1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qc1+ 2.Nxc1 Re1# ]


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