Loose Pieces Drop Off

Loose pieces have a tendency to drop off the board when your opponent attacks and captures them.

If you have pieces which are not guarded by other pieces, they can form the basis of tactical combinations.

This week’s problem sees Tal using the undefended Bishop on e6 as something he can base his kingside attack upon.

What did Tal, as White,play?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1. Qxa5!

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.