Chess Puzzle of the Week (122)

This week I’m taking you back to the year 1839. We’re in Berlin to watch a game between Ludwig Bledow and Paul von Bilguer. We’ll discover how chess was played 182 years ago.

It’s time for White to play his 8th move. What would you advise him to play? How far ahead can you calculate? How would you assess the position?

Give it a go: you know you want to!