BARDEN’S CHESS PROBLEMS
Peter Heine Nielsen v Andrei Volokitin, Baden-Baden v Sogar Azerbaijan, European Club Cup 2011.
The first world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, liked to say that if he could settle a knight in the heart of the opponent’s position at d6/e6/ d3/e3, he could go to sleep and let the game win itself. So after Black played Nd3 here, attacking White’s f4 bishop, grandmaster Volokitin was well satisfied. He got a shock when Nielsen’s reply gained an immediately decisive advantage, and after some thought Volokitin resigned. Can you spot White’s winner? (Answer on page 60.)