Material advantage

One advantage of having more material than your opponent is that you have more flexibility of plans. One plan available to you that is hardly ever available to your opponent is to return some of the material to obtain a position that you can win easily.

In this week’s problem, White has a Bishop for a Pawn material advantage. The question is – how does White use that material advantage to win the game?

The solution to last week’s problem is that White plays 1 Ne5 Bh5 2 Nf7+ Kg8 3 Nh6+ Kh8 4 f7 Bxf7 5 Kxf6 c3 6 Kf8 c2 7 Nf7 mate

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.