In this position black played 1. … a5? Why is this a mistake? Answer…
Month: December 2014
Chess puzzle #23: a neat finish
White to move wins. How? See solution….
Chess puzzle #22: squandering a fine position
Chess is a cruel game. A chess player can spoil a lot of hard work with one careless move. Actually that’s exactly what happened to black in the diagram position.
He played 1. … Bf8 and set himself up for losing the game. Two questions:
1. What could black have played to maintain the balance?
2. How does white win after black’s ill fated move?