In order to find the correct move, it is necessary to first find out the correct plan. There are 2 ways to formulate a plan.
a) Work forwards ie. if I play this, my opponent plays this and so on and evaluate.
A nicer common idea is to:
b) Work backwards. Find out if the current board position matches up to a previous pattern you've seen before and how to get the pieces to the correct squares. If no pattern emerges, ask yourself, how best to checkmate your opponent then find out the steps to make this happen.
Yes, it's another puzzle and this one I just played a moment ago. And this one is not too easy but not overly hard (if you know what to look for).
White is obviously in a great position. How does White further press home the advantage?
When you're ready for the solution, scroll down below......
(blanks deliberately placed)
The move is
1. b6!! Do you see the idea? Now in this game, Black felt forced to take on b6 and replied with 1.... cxb6 (shown below)
Now comes the entire idea behind the whole b-pawn push......
2. Rh7! (threatening mate on a7) and now 2.... Bxh7 is met with
3. Rd7 (and unavoidable mate)