### Here are some 'mate in 2' puzzles. 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)
4r1rk/5K1b/7R/R7/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh5# ]

b)
8/1r6/8/3R4/k7/p1K5/4r3/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa3+ Kxa3 Ra5# ]

c)
6k1/8/6K1/8/8/3r4/4r3/5R1R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Rf8# ]

d)
2rkr3/2ppp3/2n1n3/R2R4/8/8/3K4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rd5# ]

e)
4rkr1/1R1R4/4bK2/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ Bxf7 Rxf7# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part II.
a)
5K1k/6pp/7R/8/8/8/8/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rgg6 gxh6 Rg8# ]

b)
2k5/1q4b1/3K4/8/7R/8/7R/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8# ]

c)
8/8/q5b1/7k/5Kp1/1R1R4/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3+ gxh3 Rxh3# ]

d)
k7/3b4/1K6/8/8/5q2/2R1R3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Bxe8 Rc8# ]

e)
8/1R1R4/8/p7/k1K5/r5r1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb4+ axb4 Ra7# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part III.
a)
kr6/1p6/8/1p5R/6R1/8/1r6/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Ra4+ bxa4 Ra5# ]

b)
6R1/8/8/7p/5K1k/r6r/8/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ R1g4+ hxg4 Rh8# ]

c)
4R3/8/5K2/7p/R5pk/5npr/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg4+ if hxg4 Rh8# or if Kxg4 Re4# ]

d)
kb6/p4q2/2K5/8/8/8/8/1R1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb8+ Kxb8 Rd8# ]

e)
8/6p1/6rk/6np/R6R/6K1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ Kxh5 Rh4# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part IV.
a)
kn1R4/ppp5/2q5/8/8/8/8/3RK3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb8+ Kxb8 Rd8# ]

b)
1kb4R/1npp4/8/8/8/8/8/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8+ Kxc8 Ra8# ]

c)
8/8/1b6/kr6/pp6/1n6/7R/R3K3 w Q - 0 1
[ Rxa4+ Kxa4 Ra2# ]

d)
5K1k/7p/8/2p5/2rp4/8/p7/1B4B1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh2 axb8/Q Be5# ]

e)
k7/p7/B2K4/8/8/8/3p2p1/4B3 w - - 0 1
[ Kc7 dxe1/Q Bb7# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part V.
a)
8/5n2/8/6B1/8/4K3/7p/5B1k w - - 0 1
[ Kf2 Nxg5 Bg2# ]

b)
8/5p2/7p/5Kpk/4BB1p/7r/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 gxf4 Bxf7# ]

c)
8/6N1/8/pp6/kp6/pp5K/2N5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 bxc2 Nc5# ]

d)
8/8/8/7N/8/8/1p5p/N3K2k w - - 0 1
[ Kf2 bxa1/Q Ng3# ]

e)
4K3/8/8/4N1pr/4b1pk/4N1nr/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng2+ Bxg2 Ng6# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part VI.
a)
k7/ppK5/2N5/3N4/8/8/7p/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kc8 bxc6 Nc7# ]

b)
7k/4K1pp/6pn/6N1/6N1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kf8 Nxg4 Nf7# ]

c)
8/8/7p/5K1k/7p/8/2pn1N2/3N4 w - - 0 1
[ Nh3 cxd1/Q Nf4# ]

d)
7k/6pp/5P1P/8/8/8/1p3K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ f7 w/f8/Q# ]

e)
7k/5P2/4n1PK/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ g7+ Nxg7 f8/Q# (or f8/R#) ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part VII.
a)
k7/pn6/p1Pp4/4P3/8/8/8/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ c7 if dxe5 c8/Q# (or c8/R#) ]

b)
8/4PKPk/5n1p/4b3/8/8/p7/q7 w - - 0 1
[ e8/Q+ Nxe8 g8/Q# ]

c)
r1k5/P7/2K1P3/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ e7 Rxa7 e8/Q# (or e8/R#) ]

d)
3k1r2/1P3P2/8/3K4/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kd6 Rxf7 b8/Q# (or b8/R#) ]

e)
8/8/2P5/8/4p2p/p4Ppk/6p1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ c7 exf3 c8/Q# (or c8/B#) ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part VIII.
a)
2b5/7P/4Pp2/7p/5K1k/7p/p6n/8 w - - 0 1
[ h8/N Bxe6 Ng6# ]

b)
1k1B4/8/1K6/1n6/q7/8/8/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7+ Nxc7 Rd8# ]

c)
7k/B7/6K1/8/8/2b5/7r/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Bd4+ Bxd4 Ra8+ ]

d)
6Bk/R4K2/8/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kg6 Kxg8 Ra8# ]

e)
kb6/6n1/K7/5p2/4p3/8/8/4R2B w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if fxe4 Bxe4# or if f4 Rxf4# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part IX.
a)
5Knk/7b/R7/8/7B/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh6 Nxh6 Bf6# ]

b)
8/8/8/6nr/4nB1k/8/6K1/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bg3+ if Nxg3 Rf4# or if Kg4 Rf4# ]

c)
7k/5ppr/K5p1/8/8/8/2B5/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 fxg6 Rc8# ]

d)
7k/7p/5K1b/8/6R1/8/1B6/1q6 w - - 0 1
[ Kf7+ if Qxb2 Rg8# or if Bb7 Bxg7# ]

e)
6B1/p1K5/k7/pp6/8/8/8/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Ra4 bxa4 Bc4# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part X.
a)
8/8/pp6/kb2B3/4n3/K1R5/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rc5 if Nxc5 Bc3# or if bxc5 Bc7# ]

b)
k7/pbK5/8/1B2n3/8/8/6p1/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Ba6 if g1/Q Bxb7# or if Bxa6 Rb8# ]

c)
8/8/7p/5K1k/6pp/1R6/B4n1r/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 w/Bf7# ]

d)
r7/kp6/pR1Q4/5q2/8/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa6+ bxa6 Qc7# ]

e)
4Q3/kr6/pp6/8/8/8/6q1/R2K4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa6+ Kxa6 Qa4# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XI.
a)
6rk/6n1/1R1Q4/7r/8/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Rxh6 Rxh6# ]

b)
1k4r1/ppp5/8/8/2q5/8/5Q2/3K1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ Rxf8 Rxf8# ]

c)
3R4/2q5/8/rpn5/kp5Q/2n5/1K6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb4+ Kxb4 Rd4# ]

d)
5Q2/pp6/kp1R4/8/K7/8/4q3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6+ if Kxb6 Qd6# or if axb6 Qa8# ]

e)
1q1r3k/7p/7K/8/4R3/2p5/8/1Q6 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Rxe8 Qxh7# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XII.
a)
kr6/1p6/p5R1/8/1q6/8/Q7/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa6+ bxa6 Qxa6# ]

b)
k7/p2bR3/Q7/8/3q4/8/8/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Bxe8 Qc8# ]

c)
k3r3/pR6/K7/2b5/8/8/1Q3q2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa7+ Bxa7 Qb7# ]

d)
3rkr2/R3p3/8/4K3/8/7Q/5q2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ Kxe7 Qe6# ]

e)
2k5/1ppn4/1q6/8/Q7/8/5R2/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ Nxf8 Qe8# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XIII.
a)
k1r5/p1p5/N1K5/8/3q4/8/8/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Rxb8 Nxc7# ]

b)
8/8/6Nr/5Kbk/R7/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh4+ Bxh4 Nf4# ]

c)
kr6/pp6/8/8/2N4R/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6+ axb6 Ra4# ]

d)
4nrkr/5pp1/8/7N/8/8/8/3K2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Nxg7 Nf6# ]

e)
2Nnkr2/3p3R/8/5n2/8/8/8/7K w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ Nxe7 Nd6# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XIV.
a)
2R5/8/pn6/k1N5/8/1K6/6q1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7+ Qxb7 Rc5# ]

b)
5Kbk/R7/4q1P1/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Bxh7 g7# ]

c)
5Kbk/6pp/6pR/5P2/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ fxg6 gxh6 g7# ]

d)
3k4/1P6/3K4/8/8/8/1q6/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Qh8 b8/Q# ]

e)
8/8/6rp/6pk/5b1p/5K2/6P1/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ g4+ hxg3 e.p. Rh1# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XV.
a)
8/6kp/4r1p1/q3r3/6K1/B7/8/2Q5 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ if Kxh6 Bf8# or if Kf6 Qf8# ]

b)
8/pk6/1p6/1B2r3/K7/2Q1q3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ba6+ if Kxa6 Qc8# or if Kb8 Qc8# ]

c)
kb4q1/1p1B4/pK6/8/8/8/8/5Q2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa6+ if bxa6 Bc6# or if Ba7 Qxb7# ]

d)
qkb5/4p3/1K1p4/8/5Q2/6B1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd6+ exd6 Bxd6# ]

e)
B7/8/8/7K/4b3/Q7/7p/1q4bk w - - 0 1
[ Qf3+ Bxf3 Bxf3# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XVI.
a)
8/8/B7/3qp3/2ppkpp1/8/4K3/3Q4 w - - 0 1
[ Qd3+ cxd3+ Bxd3# ]

b)
6bk/7p/7K/4N3/8/8/7B/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ hxg6 Be5# ]

c)
kB1KN3/p7/n7/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kc8 w/Nc7# or Nxc7# ]

d)
5K1k/6pp/6p1/6B1/6N1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6 gxh6 Bf6# ]

e)
8/8/7p/5K1k/6pp/1p6/2B2N2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh3 if gxh3 Bd1# or if bxc2 Nf4# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XVII.
a)
8/8/5B2/8/2pN4/K7/pp6/kb6 w - - 0 1
[ Nb3+ cxb3 Bxb2# ]

b)
kbK5/p7/2pN4/3p4/8/8/8/5B2 w - - 0 1
[ Ba6 Bxd6 Bb7# ]

c)
7B/8/pb6/kpn5/b1p5/1P6/1K6/8 w - - 0 1
[ b4+ Kxb4 Bc3# ]

d)
kb1n4/8/KP6/8/B7/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6+ Nxc6 b7# ]

e)
3B1K1k/6pp/4b3/7P/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ h6 gxh6 Bf6# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XVIII.
a)
8/8/8/6pp/5p1k/5K1b/5P1B/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg3+ fxg3 fxg3# ]

b)
8/p2p4/kp6/1pP5/1K6/7B/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ c6 if dxc6 Bc8# ]

c)
7k/2r4r/5PK1/8/8/2B5/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ f7+ if Rxc3 f8/Q# or f8/R# or if Rg7+ Bxg7# ]

d)
k1r2q2/ppQ5/N7/8/8/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Rxb8 Nc7# ]

e)
4q2k/4N1pr/8/8/2Q5/8/4K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ Qxg8 Ng6# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XIX.
a)
rknN4/2p5/1rQ5/8/8/8/1q6/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Qb7+ Rxb7 Nc6# ]

b)
4r1kr/5b1p/5KN1/8/8/Q7/3q4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ Rxf8 Ne7# ]

c)
7k/4NKpp/4Q3/8/8/2q2p2/8/6r1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ hxg6 Qh3# ]

d)
k1b5/8/NKn5/8/4q3/8/7Q/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ Nxb8 Nc7# ]

e)
k4K2/p7/1bP5/8/8/8/8/6qQ w - - 0 1
[ c7+ Qxh1 c8/Q# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XX.
a)
5rkr/5ppp/8/4K3/6N1/2Q5/q7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ gxh6 Qg3# ]

b)
krQ5/p7/8/4q3/N7/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6+ axb6 Qa6# ]

c)
8/1q6/4NQ1r/5npk/8/7K/8/6r1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg5+ Rxg5 Nf4# ]

d)
k1r5/p1pq4/Qp1p4/8/3N4/8/3K4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 Qxc6 Qxc8# ]

e)
3q2rk/5Q1p/6bK/4N3/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Bxh7 Nf7# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XXI.
a)
8/8/5Q2/2q3pk/7b/8/4K1P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ g4+ Kxg4 Qf3# ]

b)
8/b2Q4/kp2p3/p2q4/1P6/K7/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ b5+ Qxb5 Qc8# ]

c)
8/8/8/pq6/kpp5/7Q/K1P5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ cxb3+ cxb3# ]

d)
5K1k/7b/8/4ppP1/8/6bQ/7q/8 w - - 0 1
[ g6 Qxh3 g7# ]

e)
1K2kb2/4p3/5P2/5Q1q/7r/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ f7+ w/Qc8# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XXII.
a)
k7/p1K2n2/p7/3p1r2/8/8/8/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 ]

b)
4k3/2r1p1p1/3pK3/8/8/8/8/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 ]

c)
7k/6R1/6Kn/8/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/8/8/1b6/1k6/8/KBB5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/8/8/4bN2/5kP1/7P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Kf2+ ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XXIII.
a)
Black mates in 2.
7K/b4k1P/8/8/8/8/8/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/7P/1b1Q3K/5k1B/8/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/8/8/Nb6/8/P7/K1k5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba3 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
K7/P1k5/2P5/8/8/7b/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kc8 c7 Bg2# ]

e)
6qk/8/7K/7Q/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5+ ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XXIV.
a)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/8/8/1n6/7N/7P/5k1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
8/2n5/8/P7/KPk5/P7/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na6 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
KBk5/2P5/3n4/8/8/8/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb5 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/p7/kpK5/p7/8/P7/8 w - - 0 1
[ ...a3 b4 axb4# ]

e)
8/p7/kPK5/p7/n7/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ b7 Nc3 b8/N# ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XXV.
a)
Black mates in 2.
7r/7r/4RP2/5RP1/7k/8/8/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Kg3 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
7r/r7/8/8/8/1kP5/1P1R4/1K4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rha8 ]

c)
2b1kb2/4p3/2K5/8/8/8/8/3BB3 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ ]

d)
8/8/6nq/3p2b1/7k/7p/5Kpp/3BB3 w - - 0 1
[ Kf3+ Kh5 Kg3# ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
5b2/8/2B5/2BK3b/5k2/3P4/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf7+ ]

Mate in 2 puzzles, Part XXVI.
a)
Black mates in 2.
8/8/4k3/2B5/3K4/3BP1b1/b7/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
7b/6kb/8/8/8/P7/8/KB5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Kf8+ ]

c)
8/6nk/3N2n1/8/4N3/8/8/K7 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

d)
kn6/1n2N3/8/3N4/8/8/8/7K w - - 0 1
[ Nc7+ ]

e)
5nk1/4K1n1/8/4N3/6N1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

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