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White to play. This is from Kramnik-Adams, Shamkir 2017. How did Kramnik complete his rout of the black position? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 16 May 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 Rxf7 (1 ... Kxf7 2 Qxc7+ Kf6 3 Qxc6 is overwhelming)

Last week’s winner Martin Dlouhý, Czech Republic