Opening to Middle Game Transitions Again

In last Monday’s problem, GM Plaskett played 1.Bg5!

If Black plays 1…h6 , White replies with 2. Bxf6 Bxf6 3.Qe4

In the game Black tried 1… g6 and White came up with 2.Ba6 with a winning advantage.

In this week’s problem, White has developed almost all his pieces and castled, and now has to think of a plan as the middle game has started.

What should he play? 1. Bd2 is far too dull.

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.