no. 439
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Black to play. This position is from Topalov-Anand, London Classic 2016. How did Black conclude? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 17 January or via email to 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 Qh6+

Last week’s winner Michael Blott, Fulbourn, Cambridge