Chess Puzzle of the Week (187): Solution

Davidson – Ward
City of London Club Championship 1913
Black to play

In last week’s puzzle, William Ward won as follows:

17… Nf3+! 18. gxf3 Qxf4 19. fxg5 Be5! 20. Rfe1 Qh2+ 21. Kf1 Rae8 (21… Qh3+ was also winning) and Black won a few moves later.

Well played if you found the correct solution!

I’m currently writing a series of articles about William Ward, one of the strongest English players in the early years of the 20th century, and, probably only briefly, a member of Richmond Chess Club. You can read the first article here.