My Compositions #2: An unforeseen hero
"Every pawn is a potential queen." James Mason

My Compositions #2: An unforeseen hero

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Visualization, Awareness, Imagination. Solving chess compositions enhance these three crucial aspects of your tactical ability. Studies train your eyes to unexpected moves, crazy ideas, and significantly improve your creativity.

Welcome back to the 2nd part of the series 'My Compositions'. This series consists of studies created by me, and every blog will have the solution of the composition in the preceding blog. Here is the first part: https://www.chess.com/blog/vinniethepooh/my-compositions-1-a-king-stuck-in-enemy-territory

So what is going on in the position? White is a piece down, the position is completely locked, but Black's king is strangely stranded on h5. Initially it looks quite safe in there, sheltered by all its pawns. White needs to be very energetic in his play since Black is up material. So, what to do?

Here's the full solution:

I hope you enjoyed this position! The main theme I wanted to illustrate here that many a times King Safety holds much greater importance than even huge amount of material!
And it's time for the next study! "Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere!"- Albert Einstein
Aditya Mittal, 03.09.2018
A crazy position. With both players threatening to make their respective queens, the game seems quite balanced. But with Black's king placed on the middle of the board...
White to play and win!

(Solution and the next study in the next part. Until then, try to crack this one, and don't forget to leave your answers in the comments section below!)