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White to play. This position is from Mareco-Nakamura, Pro-League, 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup?Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday, March 28, or via email to or fax to 020 7961 0058. The winner will be the first correct answer out of a hat, and each week I shall be offering a prize of £20. Please include a postal address and allow six weeks for prize delivery.

Last week’s solution 1 Nf6+.

Last week’s winner Dr Richard Craven, Montpelier, Bristol.