It's still Oktoberfest time, therefore I continue to present problems that puzzle you even more after having drunk some Maß (1 liter stein) of beer. Cheers!
|1||The position is illegal. It requires more captures by black pawns than white pieces missing. Remove one white piece:|
This discloses a cyclical pattern. Very nice!
|2||Once again, German-speaking people have a little bit more fun. A closer look at the name of the composer tells them already it's a joke (Scherz) problem.|
White is in check, so it's him to move: 1. Ka8 Qa1#. But the position of wBh1 is not legal. Rotating the board by 180 degrees results in a legal position, however it does not allow a checkmate in one move.
The explanation is that the kit manager is a negligent guy. The chessboard was torn apart in the middle (between rank 4 and 5) and wrongly put together — upper and lower part have to be swapped. Then, there is 1. Rh7#.