Winning Pieces Without Taking Them

This week’s problem is about how to be a piece up without taking more of your opponents pieces than he has taken of yours.

The solution is that you bury one of your opponent’s pieces alive so that it can never enter the game.

How can Black to play ensure that he is , to all intents and purposes, playing with an extra piece?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White plays 1.f5! and then Black will have a weak pawn on e6 for White to attack.

Steven Carr


Author: 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.