William Ward is a forgotten name today, but in the years before the First World War he was one of the strongest players in the country, and, in 1902, played for Richmond Chess Club in the Surrey Trophy.
I’m currently researching his life and games for a series of articles for British Chess News. Do look for these and learn more about one of our Great Predecessors.
Here’s a position from one of his best games. Can you work out how he continued from this position?