This is the second of a series of short chess problem training videos. Here is the problem:

Black to move…

Chess Problem 2 Video

The Solution: Removing the Guard

The key to the problem in this video is to notice that White’s Bishop is hard at work as the second guard to the e1 Rook. Black can “remove the guard” with Nxg3+! After hxg3 Rxe1+, Rxe1 Rxe1+ delivers Black a winning advantage.


I used the free analysis board on​​ for this chess problem.

Source Material T. E. Klemm, 100 Chess Problems for the Rest of Us, available on Kindle: