Over The Edge

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that Kramnik as White played 1. Ng5 h6 2. Ne4 and the White knight finds a very good square on d6.

This week’s problem illustrates the importance of driving your opponent over the edge, when his position is only just holding together.

Black has a bishop which is pinned and attacked. The two bishops standing opposite each other create a lot of tactical tension. There is clearly a storm coming. How can White increase the pressure on Black’s position, so that one of Black’s pieces falls off the board?

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.