Defense Wins Games

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White does best to play 1. Qf3!

If Black swaps queens, the ending is easier for White to win. In the game, White won after 1… Qc1+ 2. Qf1 Qe3+ 3. Bf2 Qxa3 4. Bd4 with a winning attack.

In this week’s problem, White is a piece up, but he is faced with a vicious attack.

What is the best way for White to defend?

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.