Mate in 2 chess puzzles
Play and solve mate-in-two-moves chess puzzles. You’ll find solutions and historical details and you can play each puzzle live against the computer.
Siegbert Tarrash vs. Max Kurschner
This is the endgame between two strong German chess players, Siegbert Tarrash and Max Kurschner, Nurenberg 1893. With a surprising sacrifice, white won in two moves. Can you find Siegbert’s way?
James Mason vs. Georg Marco
Georg Marco with black defeats James Mason in a game, Leipzig 1894.
Enrico Paoli vs. Jan Foltys
The battle between two chess masters will end in a position exploited by the black.
Milan Vidmar vs. Max Euwe
It happened at Carlsbad in 1929. The game between Grandmaster Milan Vidmar and Grandmaster Max Euwe has ended with an unexpected sacrifice. Can you find Vidmars’ solution?
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Albert Hodges
Play this on line puzzle which illustrate the position strategy adopted by Wilhelm Steinitz against Hodges. He has sacrificed his Queen but won the game.
Johannes Zukertort vs. Adolf Anderssen
Play this online puzzle to see how the chess game between two chess masters of the19th century has ended.This is one more step to sharpen your mind.