Mate in 2 chess puzzles

Play and learn mate-in-two-moves chess puzzles. You’ll find hints, solutions and historical details for each puzzle.

Mudongo vs Olsarova

Boikhutso Mudongo vs Karolina Olsarova, Tromsoe
Black to move. Mate in 2.

4r1k1/5ppp/pp6/2pp4/3b2bq/BQN5/PPP2PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Liao vs Daly

Jo-Kai Liao vs Colm Daly, Tromsoe, 2014
Black mates in 2.

4k2r/1q1p1pp1/p3p3/1pb1P3/2r3P1/P1N1P2p/1PP1Q2P/2R1R1K1 b k - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Petrosian vs Tomic

Tigran Petrosian vs. Dragoslav Tomic, Vinkovci, 1970
Mate in 2. White to move.

Q7/2r2rpk/7p/7N/3PpN2/1p2P3/1K4R1/5q2 w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Paulsen vs Blachy

Louis Paulsen vs. Blachy, New York, 1857
Mate in 2. White to move.

1rb4r/pkPp3p/1b1P3n/1Q6/N3Pp2/8/P1P3PP/7K w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Blackburn vs Martin

Joseph Blackburne vs. Martin, England, 1876
Mate in 2. White to move.

1r1kr3/Nbppn1pp/1b6/8/6Q1/3B1P2/Pq3P1P/2BRR1K1 w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Podkriznik vs. Gassouma

Medium difficulty puzzle, mate in 2, white to move.

1r6/4b2k/1q1pNrpp/p2Pp3/4P3/1P1R3Q/5PPP/5RK1 w

Solution & Comments