In this position, it is Streatham & Brixton Chess Club's first-teamer Adam Fysh-Foskett to play as white, against Ilford's Russell P White, from a recent London League clash.
"White is currently attacking two (!) pieces and has an extra Marshall pawn," writes Adam, "but his king is under pressure and he is behind in development. How should he proceed?
"The game went: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 0-0 8. h3 (possible, as 8. … Na5 leaves the e5 pawn hanging) 8. … d5?! (the disadvantage of playing a Marshall after 8. h3 is that White still has c3 free for his knight, 8. … d6 9. c3 transposes back to the main Spanish line) 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 Nf6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Ng4?! 14. Qf3 Qh4 reaching the diagrammed position, after which White won."
Thanks to Adam for sending this miniature & puzzle in to the blog, for our readers to test their chess with!