no. 464
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Black to play. This is a position from Carlsen–Vachier--Lagrave, Paris blitz 2017. Carlsen was winning this game but has just blundered. How did Black exploit his lapse? Answers by Tuesday 11 July to me at The Spectator 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 Rxg7+

Last week’s winner Graham Baker,

Campsea Ashe, Suffolk