no. 476
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White to play. This position is from Paul-Jonsson, Isle of Man 2017. How did White make a decisive material gain? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 3 October 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 Qxd4

Last week’s winner Keith Douglas, Leominster, Herefordshire