Luke McShane

no. 583

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Black to play. This is a variation from McShane–Van Foreest, Bundesliga, November 2019. I avoided this position, and the game was later drawn. What move for Black was I afraid of? Answers via email to victoria@spectator.co.uk by Monday 9 December. 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… Bg3+! 2 Kxg3 (2 Kh1 Bxg2 mate) 2… Rxg2 mate

Last week’s winner Derek Benson, Longdon, Gloucestershire