Chess Puzzle of the Week (142)

Lionel Penrose
1st Pr The Observer 1920

One of the most interesting chess developments of recent years has been the revival of interest in chess compositions: problems and studies.

Many chess teachers now recommend the regular solving of both endgame studies and problems to help develop your tactical awareness and creativity.

As usual, when Postman Pat delivers the latest Problemist, I look for something I can show you. This is taken from an article in the Supplement by David Shire: I’ll tell you more next week.

It’s White to play and mate in two moves. To appreciate problems of this type you should start by asking yourself what would happen next if it was Black’s move in this position.

Let me know if you think you’ve found the solution.