Saturday, 17 November 2007

Chess Puzzle - Week 7

A chess puzzle from one of our own member's game; played on Thursday night as part of the Loughboro 2 v Wigston 3 match. Because it comes from practical play, it may not be a perfect puzzle with a single solution, but it still provides an interesting position to work out:

Stephen Smith - John Glover, Leicestershire Leagues 2007. White to play.

White has sacrificed his pawn on d4 to provide attacking opportunities - what did White have in mind? Stephen, who had only about 5 minutes left on his clock at this point, made his next 3 moves in about 30 seconds - can you do as well? Solution next week.

Solution to last week's puzzle: 1. Bg8! and mate by the queen on h7 is unavoidable.