Chess Puzzle of the Week (102)

I was sorry to hear that the distinguished chess problemist (also a chess player, bridge player and bridge problemist) Don Smedley (1933-2020) died earlier this month.

Here’s a relatively simple but beautiful mate in 2 from a quick composing competition (3 Pr QCT WCCC Canterbury 1978), taken from the BCPS Centenary Review 1918-2018 by Barry Barnes and Michael McDowell.

Even if you don’t usually look at chess problems, do have a go at solving this.