Oftentimes, an introduction to a specific situation that requires deep thought is just the inspiration we need to spark new developments in our chess ability. Here is a mate in two by Александр Ажусин that a student of mine found immensely satisfying to solve. Enjoy…
White to move and mate in 4 (Erich Ernest Zepler, Ostrauer Zeitung, January 1928).
What is white’s best move?
White to move and mate in 2.