Welcome back chess fans – it’s been a while since our last Puzzle #008, way back in December.
Pleased to say we have a winner from that round in the form of Carsten, our Great Dane. Congratulations Mr Pedersen!
This week’s puzzle comes courtesy of Carsten, and it’s straight out of a London 4 match v Wanstead last week. Hammer’s John Ryan had completely outplayed his opponent and managed to bury his opponents Queen on h8! Unfortunately from this position he missed a very flashy win, and later ended up losing on time in a better position – painful!!
It was sadly typical of the match, where Hammer lost 5-3, despite having been comfortably ahead on most boards (read about it here)!
Anyway, to the puzzle – White to move, answers in the comments please: