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I don't know whether this is the right place to ask to help to solve a chess puzzle.

I am trying to solve the below chess puzzle for more than 2 days. Can someone help me to solve it? (White to play and mate in two moves)

[FEN "n1N1Kn/2p/P1k/2p1Q/P/2P/7B/6Nq w - - 0 1"]

I tried to do but this is taking more than two moves:

[FEN "n1N1Kn/2p/P1k/2p1Q/P/2P/7B/6Nq w - - 0 1"]

1.c4 Qf3 2.Nxf3 Nb6 3.Ne7 

ANSWER:

[FEN "n1N1Kn/2p/P1k/2p1Q/P/2P/7B/6Nq w - - 0 1"]

1.Qe2 Ng6 2.Qe6
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BTW, white pawns are going top and black ones should go bottom. I am not much good in chess. so thought to make this a point. :) –  Mr_Green Mar 31 at 7:34

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Maybe 1. Qe2 and zugzwang:

1... Nb6 2. Ne7#

1... Kd5 2. Ne7#

1... Qd5 2. Qb5#

1... c4 2. Qc4#

1...Qxh2 2. Qe4#

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The puzzle should be completed in two moves of white.. this puzzle is in my mobile app. –  Mr_Green Mar 31 at 9:52
    
Please check my updated post.. –  Mr_Green Mar 31 at 10:34
    
@Mr_Green it does seem that 1.Qe2 is correct... –  Rauan Sagit Mar 31 at 10:57
    
@RauanSagit yes I got that now.. but how this worked? what is the danger to black king if I keep the white queen on Qe2? please explain.. –  Mr_Green Mar 31 at 11:00
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@Mr_Green Well, after 1.Qe2 black has to make a move. And any move that black makes will lose. The white queen on e2 allows Qe2-b5, Qe2-c4 as well as Qe2-e6 and control over g2, f3 and e4. The white queen has to control all these squares in order to deliver a checkmate in move two. –  Rauan Sagit Mar 31 at 11:03

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