SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
IM Yochanan Afek is something of a genius when it comes to chess compositions. I have already posted a number of his creations, and today I present this gem from 2007. White to play and win. Good luck
(I will post the solution later this week, probably Wednesday.)
Solving problems like this, on a daily basis, is an essential part of any competitive player’s preparation for tournaments. Without moving the pieces, or peeking at the solution beforehand, the player can only rely on his natural resources: his imagination, his calculating skill, his intuition and his perseverance. These are the only ‘weapons’ he has when he finds himself in tournament play.
White to play and win