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White to play. This position is from Capablanca-Fonaroff, New York 1918. Once again there is a knight on h6. What was the white tactic that made the most of this? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 20 February 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 Bxh6 (after 1 ... gxh6 2 Re8 or 1 ... Rxh6 2 Re7 Rh7 3 Ng5 d2 4 Nf7+ Kg8 5 Qxd2 and the black queen is trapped)

Last week’s winner Peter Skelly, Bedford