Julius Silverman v Erich Eliskases, Birmingham 1937. Material is level, but White (to play) has to contend with the double threat Nxe5 and Qxb2. He found a cunning trap which caught out one of the best European grandmasters of the time. Can you work out what happened?
Silverman was a Birmingham parliamentarian and the best chessplaying member of the UK House of Commons last century. He loved the King’s Gambit 1 e4 e5 2 f4 which created this week’s puzzle, and spoke of this game as his favourite.