In a closed Sicilian we often get attacks on each side of the board. White typically plays g3,Bg2, f4,f5 and Black often counters with b5,a5,a4,b4 and a3.
This often leads to very exciting games, where it is not at all clear whose attack is best.
In this week’s problem, Black is under severe pressure. But he can turn the tables.
This is a very difficult problem. One clue is that Black’s pawns are very far advanced. Far advanced pawns can often crash through to become a Queen.
But first Black must remove as many White attacking pieces on the Kingside as he can, before he can resume his Queenside attack.
What is Black’s best move?
The solution to last Monday’s problem is that Black wins with 1….Bxg2+ 2. Kxg2 Qh3+ 3. Kxh3 Ng5+ 4. Kg2 Nh4+ 5. Kh1, and now that the White King is back in the corner , Black plays 5… g2 checkmate.