Monday’s chess puzzle
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Good morning Monday! Today I am not going to be as tough on you as I usually am. Today’s problem is more about art than simply finding the solution and driving home the point. White is a piece up but Black’s King is very close to the White b-pawn, and therefore White must act very fast if he is not to see his last pawn get exchanged and a draw being forced.
The solution is beautiful. I am certain you already have an idea…White to play and win. Good luck!
WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN!
Not much is known about the personal life of Dedrle except that he was born in Brno and was a teacher and chessplayer of some note. He published many studies and books, including the one given below. In international competition Dedrle won many prizes for his compositions.