We spotted this nice chess puzzle in Leonard Barden’s chess column in The Guardian this weekend. The column was about some interesting aspects of the new format at the Aeroflot Chess Tournament this year. Which reminds us: Did you read ‘Chess Queen Kosteniuk Top Woman at Super Strong Aeroflot Blitz Tournament’? Back to the puzzle. White plays and checkmates in two (by Adolf Krämer, 1922). A ‘Release Rex’ puzzle where White’s first move must grant the king an escape square.

Release Rex chess puzzle

Result: 1-0
[…] 1.¦c8 ¢xg3 2.£c7# (0:00:08) 1.