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White to play. This position is a variation from Hari-krishna-Studer, Biel 2017. Can you spot White’s winning thrust? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 5 September 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 Qxe6

Last week’s winner Roderick Adams, Dalkeith, Midlothian