When Steve gave his illuminating and entertaining talk about chess studies and problems (positions that were composed, not reached during real games) he presented the following positions for consideration by the audience.
Take a look and try and solve them.
Both are White to play. The second position is checkmate in two moves.
The answers will follow in due course.
|Composed by G. Kasparjan, 1935|
|Composed by G. Heathcote, 195|