Logical Reasoning Helps In Chess.

In this week’s problem, White can stalemate his opponent by playing 1. Bxb2

But White wants to win.

To win, White has to work out an answer to Black’s two threats of 1.. PxB=Q and 1… b1 = Q.

White has to reason logically and work out the best square for his Rook to be on to answer those two moves.

How does White win?

The solution to last week’s problem is that White wins with 1. g6 Rxc7 2. Rxh7+ Rxh7 3. h6! and he will promote a pawn.

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.