Crash Bang Wallop Chess

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White draws with 1. Ke6! Kd4+ 2. Kd7 and Black has no useful checks and can’t stop the pawn from becoming a queen.

A strong Grandmaster can win a game by creating an outpost on the c-file and occupying it with his rook. This level of positional play is hard to master.

The rest of us can understand crash, bang, wallop chess much more easily.

The following position is the epitome of crash, bang, wallop chess. Black launches a King hunt, where even his own King on g8 plays a vital role. Yes, that’s right. The Black king participates in checkmating the White King.

How does Black win?

Steven Carr

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About Steven Carr

I am 57 years old, and I am trying to improve my standard of play. From 1998 to 2012, I had a break from chess, playing very few games in that period. I now play more competitive chess and I currently have a English grading of 184. I hope to get a grading of over 200 one day. I normally play in the Merseyside League and play Board 1 for Wallasey.