Can you tile a chessboard with two missing squares?

A chessboard with two domino tiles on top of it.

Problem statement

If you remove two opposite corners of a chessboard, can you still tile it with 2 x 1 rectangles?

In other words, looking at the image above, can you cover the whole chessboard with 2 x 1 domino tiles, except for the top-left and bottom-right corners?


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