Here are some Mate in 2 problems composed by Theophilus A. Thompson (1873).
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)
5K2/2BB3/n7/3k4/4N3/2p3P1/2P2Q2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ ]

b)
8/3p4/4pp2/1P1Pk3/6P1/1N1b2P1/3KP3/6Q1 w - - 0 1
[ d6 ]

c)
7k/8/6PP/8/8/3nK3/B5R1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd2 ]

d)
8/4r2b/1p4R1/B4p2/5NPk/7B/7P/5K1Q w - - 0 1
[ Qb7 ]

e)
8/3N4/2p1p1b1/2Pk1p2/p3n2p/3K4/P5QP/8 w - - 0 1
[ a3 ]

Thompson Mate in 2 Problems, Part II.
a)
8/4bb2/8/2pPk1p1/4B3/4K3/5R2/4B3 w - - 0 1
[ Rf6 ]

b)
3b4/8/4Q3/pp2p2b/4k1p1/5NPB/5P2/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Qd7 ]

c)
8/8/5b2/1k6/1P6/1K6/6B1/7Q w - - 0 1
[ Ba8 ]

d)
8/pB6/2p5/kbK5/1R6/1P6/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ra4+ ]

e)
6B1/5r2/8/p6p/p5nK/k1B5/8/4N2Q w - - 0 1
[ Qb7 ]

Thompson Mate in 2 Problems, Part III.
a)
7n/8/5K2/1B1k4/3p1p2/Q7/5N2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 ]

b)
K7/3p4/6B1/8/5k1B/7p/4P2N/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4 ]

c)
8/3p3p/3K3B/5k2/5N2/5Q2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc3 ]

d)
k2N4/n4R2/8/r7/8/2Q3B1/5bK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa7+ ]

e)
6K1/1Q2p1N1/4p1k1/4Pb1p/5Bpb/3p2P1/3P4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh1 ]

Thompson Mate in 2 Problems, Part IV.
a)
2K5/2R2n2/2p5/1pPk4/1P1p1P2/3B4/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 ]

b)
6Q1/b2n3p/7k/8/4R1p1/B6n/K4PbR/4N3 w - - 0 1
[ f4 ]

c)
3K4/8/2R5/2pkP2B/2R5/8/8/B1n5 w - - 0 1
[ Rb4 ]

d)
7Q/4K3/b6q/3p4/4kp1N/2R5/8/B7 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5+ ]

e)
Q6K/4N3/3p4/2pBk1B1/8/8/1R5N/7q w - - 0 1
[ Qa1 ]

f)
7K/8/6N1/5b2/1nR5/3p1k1B/8/6Q1 w - - 0 1
[ Re4 ]


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