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Chess puzzle

no. 493

17 February 2018

9:00 AM

17 February 2018

9:00 AM

White to play. This position is from Capablanca-Fonaroff, New York 1918. Once again there is a knight on h6. What was the white tactic that made the most of this? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 20 February or via email to victoria@spectator.co.uk. There is a prize of £20 for the first correct answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address and allow six weeks for prize delivery.
 
Last week’s solution 1 Bxh6 (after 1 … gxh6 2 Re8 or 1 … Rxh6 2 Re7 Rh7 3 Ng5 d2 4 Nf7+ Kg8 5 Qxd2 and the black queen is trapped)
Last week’s winner Peter Skelly, Bedford


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