Sometimes, zugzwang is the only way to win a game. When your opponent’s pieces are placed as well as they can possible by posted, then he has to move them to a worse position when he would prefer to leave them where they are.

In this week’s position, White has to arrange a zugzwang to win.

How can White win the position?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White wins with 1. Bd8 Bxd6 2. Be7

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.