Chess Puzzle of the Week (83)


I’m currently taking advantage of lockdown to work on my next book, Chess Puzzles for Heroes. I’ll write a lot more about this, and, in general, about the Chess Heroes project (designed for those up to about 100 strength) later.

One of  the chapters will be called Trick or Treat. You’re given a move to analyse and you have to say whether or not you’d play the move. You also have to provide analysis to justify your answer.

This week’s puzzle was submitted by Richard Thursby. It’s Black’s move (Richard Thursby – Ian Henderson TVL 2010). Is Bxd4 a trick or a treat? Richard requires analysis, not just a one word answer. An ideal opportunity for our C and D team players to get some solving practice!