Chess Puzzle of the Week (236)

One of England’s leading chess problemists over many years, Michael Lipton, sadly died recently. Some of his problems were miniatures which are accessible to practical players.

I’ll be paying tribute to him by posting some of his problems here over the next few months.

Many experts now agree that solving problems of this nature is a very useful training tool, developing your calculation and visualisation skills as well as your chess creativity.

Here it’s White to play and force mate in 2 moves (Sp. HM., diagrammes, 1997)

If you think you’ve found the solution, post a 👍to let me know.