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Black to play. This position is from Gledura-Topalov, Gibraltar 2017. Bulgarian grandmaster Veselin Topalov is not the force he used to be, but he played a fine attacking game in Gibraltar, of which this was the conclusion. How did he finish off? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 14 February 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 Rc1

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Richard Green, Crickhowell, Powys