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Here are some chess problems composed by Charles A Gilberg. White Mates in 2.

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

a)
4q1B1/R7/1pkPp2p/1Np2N2/P5pQ/3P4/2R1K2b/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 ]

b)
Q3r3/3r1N2/4R2b/2p2pB1/1RBk1N1q/1K4n1/p3b3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh1 ]

c)
8/3B2pN/1n1p3b/3R4/1Pb1k1K1/p4p2/1B6/3N4 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 ]

d)
3Rr3/1p3r2/p2pN1p1/n2k1B2/7B/bN5n/2R1Q3/5K1b w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 ]

e)
8/3pR1pN/1K3p1n/p2kB3/B1p1p3/3p4/2Pb1P2/3N3Q w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6 ]

Gilberg Problems, Part II. White Mates in 2.
a)
2n3K1/1N6/2N1PB2/rb1k4/4R3/8/3b2Bp/2r2nQ1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc3 ]

b)
5B2/1b4K1/q3p3/p3kp1R/3b4/2Nn1BP1/8/1Q2N3 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6 ]

c)
3R2b1/N3p3/2ppR3/Ppk3N1/5P1q/1KnpP2p/5B2/3Q4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 ]

d)
2Q5/1p1nB1p1/6P1/1Knkp2R/1b4N1/4P3/R1P1N3/3B4 w - - 0 1
[ Ra4 ]

e)
3N4/1p4p1/1P3kN1/2n1p3/p6K/1R6/Q1B5/2r3n1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd3 ]

Gilberg Problems, Part III. White Mates in 2.
a)
2R3N1/K6Q/1BNpbP1b/3k1n2/6P1/8/4B3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Re8 ]

b)
8/2N5/1p3p1n/BR3pRB/p1kpn3/5N2/1PK1P3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be1 ]

c)
8/2Np4/2bBp3/p3nP1p/p1pk1p1P/KpR1N2Q/4R3/1B6 w - - 0 1
[ Qf3 ]

d)
5b2/1N4p1/2N2nR1/p2p3Q/1p2R3/3k1b1r/1K5p/2B5 w - - 0 1
[ Rg2 ]

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