no. 455
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White to play. This position is from So--Kramnik, Gashimov Memorial 2017. So retreated with 1 Ne3 and eventually won. How could he instead have initiated a winning attack? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 9 May or via email to victoria@spectator.co.uk. 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…Qxh2+

Last week’s winner C.J. Ellis, Rochester, Kent