“I have often expressed the opinion that it is no easy task to compose a good two-move problem…” Sam Loyd
Former world no. 3 and renown chess trainer, Arthur Yusupov, writes in his book Boost Your Chess that mate-in-two-puzzles “..are very useful for training in the calculation of variations. One is often forced to take into account a lot of candidate moves in order to reach the solution. It is very important to consider all possible replies for your opponent. This develops your skill in calculating short variations.”
* Diagram - White mates in 2 - Sam Loyd.
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