In last Monday’s problem, White does best to play 1.d5.
It gains more space in the centre. After 1…Nb4 White can play 2. Be2 and his plan is to follow up with e4, gaining space.
This week’s problem illustrates one of the problems of being an ‘attacking’ player. Sometimes you have to come up with ingenious ideas or your attack will fizzle out.
Black has to find a way through the defence of White.
The obvious move to look at is 1…Ng4+. Checks always have to be calculated.
But the move doesn’t work.
How does Black increase the pressure on White’s position?