White to move and mate in 3 (Samuel Loyd, 1858).
E. Pogosiants (1935 – 1991) was a very prolific puzzle composer who created some surreal but very compelling compositions. His masterpiece below has one of my all time favorite solutions. White to move and mate in 7.
White to move and win (puzzle by Emanuel Lasker, Chess World Champion from 1894-1921).
This nineteenth century chess puzzle has a really fun solution. White to move and mate in 12 (B.S. Barrett, 1874).
One of my all time favorite puzzles. I first saw this position in Reno, Nevada in 1999 while having breakfast with the late GM Eduard Gufeld. White to move and win! (Hint: It’s always a good plan to treat a grandmaster to breakfast.)