## See 2 moves ahead - Our 'mate in 2' volume

### Here are some chess problems composed by George E Carpenter. White Mates in 2.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
8/6B1/1p2p3/3BN2R/3kp1P1/QPRN4/8/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8 ]

b)
8/6B1/p1B2R2/p4P2/K2k4/8/7Q/2N5 w - - 0 1
[ Bh1 ]

c)
2B5/3N4/3p1Pp1/5NP1/5k2/2P1b2R/Q4P2/1KB2R2 w - - 0 1
[ fxe3+ ]

d)
1Q6/1Pr1p1p1/4P3/1nN4R/1B1kP3/4p1RB/bK1NP3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf1 ]

e)
1B6/2R2PN1/8/7P/2p1pk2/2Q1pN1P/8/1B5K w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part II. White Mates in 2.
a)
8/6B1/5p2/5PN1/5k2/2K1N3/4P3/Q6R w - - 0 1
[ Qa8 ]

b)
6B1/8/2N1RP2/3k4/4N1K1/1P6/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ f7 Kxe6 f8/N# ]

c)
8/3p4/1B1p2N1/K2k2P1/6P1/8/2P5/Q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8 ]

d)
8/7p/3Q3p/7B/1p2kB2/pP6/K7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 ]

e)
8/8/3K4/8/3k4/5Q2/2R5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part III. White Mates in 2.
a)
Q7/8/2B5/b1p5/1k6/2p5/2K5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd7 ]

b)
8/2B5/4p3/8/3k4/1Q3B1K/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6 ]

c)
8/8/8/4r3/4p3/3kN2Q/4N3/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8 ]

d)
8/1Q6/p7/K7/3k4/3N4/3BB3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd1 ]

e)
3B4/8/3Q4/2NpN3/3k4/8/8/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part IV. White Mates in 2.
a)
8/4p3/1N2p1B1/1P2k2K/1P7/8/5P2/7Q w - - 0 1
[ Qa8 ]

b)
8/8/1b2B1p1/2pPk1P1/8/3P2N1/4KQ2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh2 ]

c)
8/8/1N6/4p2K/4pk1P/2P2p1R/Q7/1B6 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 ]

d)
8/6p1/R2nQNk1/3p3R/3p4/3K4/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd7 ]

e)
2N3R1/1B2p1p1/4k1p1/6K1/8/8/8/6Q1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa7 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part V. White Mates in 2.
a)
4Q3/6K1/2Rpp3/3kB3/1p6/1r4p1/5N2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rc4 ]

b)
8/2K1p3/8/2Npk1p1/5RP1/4pQ2/2n1B3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 ]

c)
8/1B6/2R2B1p/2P4p/4k2K/8/Q7/5N2 w - - 0 1
[ Ba1 ]

d)
8/1B6/2p5/1NP5/2k5/3N1K2/3P4/R6Q w - - 0 1
[ Qh8 ]

e)
6Q1/8/5p2/5p2/5pN1/5kb1/2R4B/K3R2b w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part VI. White Mates in 2.
a)
BRK5/8/8/3N3p/1Q5B/3kp3/N3p1R1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 ]

b)
8/6B1/1pP1p3/3BN2R/3kp1P1/QPRN4/8/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8 ]

c)
2B5/3N4/3p1Pp1/5NP1/4k3/2P1b2R/Q4P2/1KB2R2 w - - 0 1
[ f4 ]

d)
8/1K1p3B/3P4/5pP1/R2p3P/3QBk1b/6N1/4RN2 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5 ]

e)
6Q1/1p1p1rP1/3P4/R4Nn1/3Pk1B1/BR1p4/3PN1Kb/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc1 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part VII. White Mates in 2.
a)
8/4p3/4p3/2pB1R2/p1Pk2pB/K1ppN1p1/2QN2P1/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rf3 ]

b)
4n3/1P2K2P/6Q1/Nb2k2p/R1p2pp1/4p3/n1R4N/4B3 w - - 0 1
[ Qd3 ]

c)
K6B/3pn3/p1R5/2Npb3/2Bk1p2/NPp1p3/3p2Q1/n7 w - - 0 1
[ Qh1 ]

d)
8/1N6/R5K1/1nQpp1B1/3pk3/1n1rb2R/Nq6/5B2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd4+ ]

e)
1Q6/8/2B5/2KN4/6N1/1pBk1P2/1P1rR1n1/1R3n2 w - - 0 1
[ Qh2 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part VIII. White Mates in 2.
a)
8/1p6/1Bk5/3R4/2N5/1K2N3/8/7B w - - 0 1
[ Ng2 Kxd5 Nf4# ]

b)
8/4p3/K3p3/1B6/1Bpk2P1/2N3P1/2pnn2R/2NbR2Q w - - 0 1
[ Qa8 ]

c)
8/4p2p/5kpP/1K1RN1rp/1R5B/3QNP2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qa3 ]

d)
8/3Q4/1R6/8/3Rp3/1K2k1B1/8/3B4 w - - 0 1
[ Qa7 Kxd4 Rd6# ]

e)
8/3p1p1Q/1K2k3/1N1Np3/8/1B6/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ba4 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part IX. White Mates in 2.
a)
8/4nRB1/2B3n1/b7/P1k5/4Q3/1P1pP3/3K4 w - - 0 1
[ Bf8 ]

b)
3n4/1n1K2B1/2R5/3k1B2/N3R3/7r/2P1qbb1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re3 ]

c)
7r/4nQ2/8/8/R2BB2k/8/p6K/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 ]

d)
kr6/r2Q4/2R1P3/8/2R1K3/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd5 ]

e)
1R6/8/8/n1k5/8/8/K7/1R1Q4 w - - 0 1
[ R1b2 ]

Carpenter Problems, Part X. White Mates in 2.
a)
8/1B1p2K1/2n5/4kN1R/2Qp4/5R2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 ]

b)
4R2K/2n3P1/B2RN2p/1Q1q1Np1/n3k3/6P1/4rrP1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc8 ]

c)
1nR5/8/R1p5/5K2/3k4/1Q6/3P4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5 ]

d)
8/8/3p4/1Bp5/K2k4/4nQ2/3B4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 ]

e)
8/b2Kn3/5p2/3pk1p1/3N2p1/8/2BB4/5Q2 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 ]

f)
8/2N5/n1p3K1/2p1k1p1/Q7/1NR2nP1/3R2BB/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Qa1 ]

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