Luke McShane

no. 582

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Black to play. Zelcic–Melkumyan, Tournament of Peace, November 2019. Melkumyan enjoys a big endgame advantage, and he found a cute way to finish the game off. What did he play? Answers to ‘Chess’ at The Spectator by Tuesday 3 December or via email to There is a prize of £20 for the first correct answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address.

Last week’s solution 61…Rg6! 62 d7 Black plays 62…Kf5! 63 d8=Q Rh6+! 64 Bxh6 g6 mate

Last week’s winner Jonathan Tymms, Aston Clinton, Bucks