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.
Mikhail Tal vs. Pal Benko
From the classics. Chess puzzle, Mikhail Tal vs. Pal Benko, Bled, 1959. White moves and wins in 2.
Jacques Schwarz vs. Samsonov
Without Queen, can Jacques Schwarz defeat Samsonov? Find out what happened in Hailedberg solving this puzzle. White to move. Mate in 2.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Herbert Trenchard
A nice online chess puzzle from Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Herbert Trenchard in 1887.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. David Sands
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. David Sands, New York, 1887. White to move and wins in 2.
Boikhutso Mudongo vs. Karolina Olsarova
Boikhutso Mudongo vs Karolina Olsarova, Tromsoe. Black to move. Mate in 2.
Jo-Kai Liao vs. Colm Daly
Jo-Kai Liao vs Colm Daly, Tromsoe, 2014. Black mates in 2.
Tigran Petrosian vs. Tomic
Tigran Petrosian vs. Dragoslav Tomic, Vinkovci, 1970. Mate in 2. White to move.
Luis Paulsen vs. Blachy
Louis Paulsen vs. Blachy, New York, 1857. Mate in 2. White to move.
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