If our opponent leaves his King in the centre of the board during the opening, sometimes we can decide the game with a quick attack on his exposed King.
In this week’s problem, Black is just about to castle on the Queen side. But if we can hurry, we can open up the position and get a winning attack.
What does White play?
The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1 b4 so that he can force an entry square on c7 for his Rook.
The tactical justification for it is 1 b4 a6 2 a4 Bxa4 3 Rc7 Bc6 4 Ng5 Rf8 5 Nxf7! and White wins.