# 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever: Part 2

09.17.2014
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Category: Problems

Solving chess tactics is an important part of any chess training program. Today we present a continuation of the first series of 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever that was released previously.

The greatest composers of 20th century created these 5 compositions we are offering you to try. It’s not your typical mate-in-2 problem where you need to find an obvious fork or a mate. Here you need to take a few minutes (hours?) to think how to cooperate the chess pieces in a single, the most effective and deadly way, to… deliver a checkmate in 2 moves. Take your time, don’t move until you see it!

## Problem 1: F. Kuscop, “Good Companion”, 1916

White to move and mate in 2

## Problem 2: B. Neill, “Good Companion”, 1918

White to move and mate in 2

## Problem 3: O. Wurzburg, “Pittsburgh Gazette”, 1917

White to move and mate in 2

## Problem 4: F. Janet, “British Chess Magazine”, 1918

White to move and mate in 2

## Problem 5: G. Bernard, “Chess Amateur”, 1918

White to move and mate in 2

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Updated 09.13.2023

The answers were actually pretty obvious. I don't think they deserve to be considered in the top ten hardest.
Goodness guys! There is a mate in two. It is so obvious. I solved all five quickly. Do you want the answers?
Problem 1. Solution:F4 if any piece move from black then Rec4 mate,if Bd4 or Kd4 then Re6 mate,if Kxc6 then Rd4 mate.