J Healy V M Lia, Barbican Open - 1980.
White (to move) is a piece down and threatened with exchange of queens. If White moves his queen away, then his knight his doubly attacked by Black's queen and bishop. How, in this seemingly desperate situation, did White turn the tables?
More by luck than judgement the last Sunday before Christmas finds us at a series end. Today we have our final puzzle from www.thegrassarena.net. This one, like all the others, started life as Leonard Barden's Evening Standard chess column.
So no more chess puzzles but I'm hoping to write a post or two about John Healy's life and chess career in the new year so if anybody has any information about the man himself please do get in touch.