Chess Puzzle of the Week (259)

A Rex Solus direct mate problem is one where Black has no pieces apart from the king.

American problemist Steven Dowd has just started a Rex Solus group on Facebook to demonstrate problems of this nature.

This is a mate in 6 composed by Albert Grigoryan (StrateGems 2004).

Steven pointed out that moving the pawn on h2 to g2 produces a twin – also mate in 6, but with a completely different solution.

So you get two problems this week for the price of one.

Good luck in solving them!