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White to play. This position is a variation from Kramnik-Giri, Stavanger 2017. How can White exploit the terrible position of the black king? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 27 June 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 Qxh5

Last week’s winner Dave Forbes, Ellon, Aberdeenshire