Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 27

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.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 8

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.)