Chess Puzzle of the Week (34)


Last week I left you with this position. Black missed the beautiful move Ne4, which wins the exchange.

Black’s threatening both Rc1+ (the knight interferes with the white rook’s control of e1) and Qxd5, so White has nothing better than Qxe4, when Black will reply by capturing the white rook.





This week a tough challenge for you.

I’m currently going through some old Richmond Junior Club games looking for possible puzzle questions. This is a position which might have happened in a game from 1998.

White’s sacrificed a piece for a king side attack. How should the game continue? What result would you expect with best play? You’ll need to look a few moves ahead to receive full marks.