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White to play. This is from Horton--Murphy, Varsity Match 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 21 March 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 ... Rh1+

Last week’s winner P.A. Sarluy, The Hague