This week’s puzzle again comes from Rewire your Chess Brain by Cyrus Lakdawala.
The problems of Fritz Emil Giegold might be considered crude by problem cognoscenti, but they’re ideal for introducing practical players to the problem art. It’s no coincidence that Leonard Barden frequently uses them in his columns, and that you’ll find a lot of them in Lakdawala’s new book.
It’s White to play and mate in 2 moves (FE Giegold Vossische Zeitung 1932).
Good luck – and Happy New Year!