My Facebook friend Michael Pasman recently became a World Champion. More specifically, Michael won first place and thus the gold medal for the Studies category in the 10th FIDE World Cup in Composing. Michael Pasman is well known in the chess puzzle community for his compositional knowledge, creativity and his high output of outstanding studies.Continue reading “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 69”
Whether you prefer racking your brain, wracking your brain or even wrecking your brain, this chess puzzle is for you. White to move and mate in two by Herbert Siegfried Oskar Ahues (Troll, 1/2001).
“If you are curious, you’ll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them.” – Erno Rubik
Considering that the black king is utterly alone in a forest of white pieces, this mate in two puzzle is rather tricky. Can you find the only two move checkmating line for white?
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).