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Mate (Mate in 2)
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29. Qf8+!
A Thorgrimsdottir vs M A Stefanidi, 2003 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

33...Rg1+ 34. Rxg1 Nf2#
Janosevic vs Petrosian, 1978 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

37...Qxe6 38. Qf8+ Qf7 39. Qxf7#
Tal vs Z Szymczak, 1974 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

If 27...Qa4, then 28. Qb7+ Ka5 29. Qb6#
Topalov vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1-0

If 23...Qf6, then 24. Qe5!
Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

13...Bxe5!
D Thompson vs Mackenzie, 1868 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 0-1

36. Qxh6+!
Lahno vs S Shepeleva, 2001 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

29. Rg8+!
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

25...Qxh2+!
A Zemouli vs A Rizouk, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

25...Qh3! 26. Rg1 Ng2 27. Bxf3 Nxe1 28. Bg2 Ng4! -+
Kaidanov vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

17. Qd8+!
Sherard / Wilmot vs Burn, 1897 
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

30. Qxg6+!
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1866 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

18. Qxd1+
D Cavallo vs J F Opalek, 1968 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

24. Rf8+!
Y Yakovich vs M Schepetkova, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

32. Rxh7+!
A Bartsch vs H Meyer, 1949 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

29. f6+!
F Amonatov vs D Gochelashvili, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

7. Qxh5+!
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

22...Qh3
B Lengyel vs V M Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

11. Qg5+
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

33. Qxa7+
K Papas vs I Krasenkova, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

12. Qxb8+
Teichmann vs NN, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

28. Qxh2+!
Loyd vs F Perrin, 1856 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

25...Qxc4!
Didier vs Marshall, 1900 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

25. Qxf8+!
E Schallopp vs R Hein, 1868 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

29...Qh2+!
P Poutiainen vs Szabo, 1975 
(B57) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

19...Qxg2+!
Hermann Neustadtl vs O Valenta, 1889 
(C25) Vienna, 19 moves, 0-1

23. Ne8+!
E J Diemer vs R A Fuller, 1957 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

26. Qxh7+!
Karjakin vs T Metsalu, 2001 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

19. Qxc6+!
Spielmann vs M Walter, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

23...Qxf3!
Albin vs O Bernstein, 1904 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

18. Qxh7+! solves an easy Monday puzzle
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

25. Qxh7+
Koltanowski vs NN, 1945 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

17. Nxf7+!
C J Corte vs Jacobo Bolbochan, 1946 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

17. Ne4+!
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

38...Qg3+!
G Burgess vs W Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

29. Qxf8+!
W Paulsen vs Anderssen, 1878 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

32...Rh1+!
C Elison vs Nimzowitsch, 1915 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

26. Qh6! sacs the Queen for mate next move
Kotronias vs D King, 1990 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

34...Qxb2+!
Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

18. Qd8+!
E J Diemer vs Burger / Bartsch, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

54...Qe1+!
A Planinc vs K Hulak, 1977 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

20...Qxf2+!
P Lyrberg vs Irzhanov, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

19. Qxd7+!
Young / Burille vs Ware / Snow, 1888 
(C28) Vienna Game, 20 moves, 1-0

31...Qxg2+!
NN vs Zukertort, 1868 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

23. Qxf7+!
Plaskett vs Emms, 1986 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

23. Qe8+!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

6...Bg3+! solves the Monday Mar 23, 2009 puzzle
L De Veauce vs Keene, 1963  
(A02) Bird's Opening, 7 moves, 0-1

37. Qxh6+!
de Firmian vs Robert E Byrne, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

17. Qd8+!
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

17...Qh5+!
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

32...Ra4+!
J Schulten vs E Rousseau, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

8...Qxf1+!
V Manko vs Jankowitz, 1900 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 9 moves, 0-1

24...Qg1+!
Gheorghiu vs Liu Wenzhe, 1982 
(A61) Benoni, 24 moves, 0-1

32...Qxh2+!
J Gast vs E Bhend, 1987 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

19. Ng6+!
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

21...Ng3+!
R Koemetter vs G Welling, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

25. Re8+!
Nezhmetdinov vs Y Kotkov, 1957 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

36...Rf1+!
W So vs A Giri, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

48...Qh3+! begins as mate-in-four with 46...Qg4+!
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

15. Qxe5+!
W Donisthorpe vs Mundell, 1892 
(C46) Three Knights, 15 moves, 1-0

30...Qc1+!
Potkin vs Caruana, 2010 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

31, Qxf7+!
V Vepkhvishvili vs Z Rukhadze, 1965 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

44. Rxh7+! solves a Monday puzzle
I Nepomniachtchi vs Zhou Jianchao, 2009 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

28. Rxg6+!
R Vera vs A Lesiege, 2003 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

31...Qg1+!
J M Hanham vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 0-1

20...Qg2+!
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

22...Nf3+!
P Goluch vs N Paikidze, 2010 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 0-1

28. Rg8+!
Taimanov vs R Persitz, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

18...Qg1+! 19. Rxg1 Nxh2#.
C Lolli vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1755 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

17. Qh8+!
Euwe vs Loman, 1923 
(A09) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

43...Qh1+!
Van Wely vs C Hansen, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

12. Qg6+!
P Damiano vs NN, 1512 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

35. Qxf8+!
Jobava vs H H Hernandez, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

28. Nf6+ solves a Monday puzzle
N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

45. Qxh7+! solves a Monday puzzle
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

20. Qxf8+! exploits weak back rank and solves a Monday puzzle
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

46. Qe7+! was set up by 42. Nf6+! +-
E Danielian vs Zhu Chen, 2011 
(E61) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

23. Rf8+
H Tirard vs A Silvert, 2000 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 1-0

17...Qh3!
O Field vs O Tenner, 1923 
(C58) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

18. Ng6+!
A Hordynski vs Wronicz, 1975 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

24. Rxh7+! courtesy of 23...Rd8?? solves a Monday puzzle
S Sjugirov vs K Memeti, 2010 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

45. Rxh6+!
M Grabarczyk vs E Danielian, 2000 
(A06) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

24. Qxh7+! was set up by 20. Rff3!
O Jonsson vs S Peschardt, 2009 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

29. Qg5+!
A Masters vs A McHarg, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

20. Qg8+!
T Peine vs V Budde, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

17. Qxf7+
S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 1-0

25. Qxf8+
E Karahaliou vs M Fragouli, 1997 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

13. Qxf8+ Solves Monday Jan 21, 2013
Neberman vs Silbermann, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

40...Rb1+ decoys for mate to solve Monday 1/28/2013
K Hulak vs Adorjan, 1983 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

22. Qxf8+ solves Monday 2/11/2013
J Rindlisbacher vs G Jolliffe-Byrne, 2012 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

28. Ne8+ solves Tuesday 2/12/2013
T Physick vs S Passmore, 1900 
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

28. Rxe6+!
S Zielinski vs A Olszowski, 2009 
(B56) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

39. Qxf8+ solves Monday 3/18/2013
E Guo vs S Madhurima, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

47...Rxf1!
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 47 moves, 0-1

30. Qxg6+!
Hybl vs Jansa, 1964 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

34...Rh3+!
Anderssen vs E Schallopp, 1864 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 0-1

23. Qxh6+
J McCook vs B Lee, 2006 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

17. Nf6+ solves a Monday puzzle
T Heitmann vs H Ueltzen, 2006 
(C01) French, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

36. Rxf6+
L Christiansen vs Nunn, 1991 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 36 moves, 1-0

43. Bf7+!
M Huizer vs J S Macrae, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

57. Bg5+ or 57. Ng4+ solve Monday Sep 4, 2017
Janowski vs E Tennenwurzel, 1916 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

22. Qxg7+ solves Monday Oct 16, 2017
G Lasya vs I Barchuk, 2016 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

35. h5+! solves Monday Jan 29, 2018
Ivanchuk vs N Legky, 1987 
(A81) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

36. R1h6+! solves Tuesday Feb 6, 2018
Joel Benjamin vs Mephisto, 1987 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 37 moves, 1-0

30. Rxb6+! solves Monday Feb 2, 2018
Blackburne vs NN, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

45. Qxe8+ solves Monday Apr 16, 2018
D Sadzikowski vs A Mista, 2017 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

43. Rxf8+ solves Monday Jul 9, 2018
Hector vs A Gupta, 2016 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs C Jeitz, 2016 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

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