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White to play. This position is from a later game in the match, McShane-Howell, London 2017. How did White conclude his kingside attack? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 3 April 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 … Nxg3+

Last week’s winner Martin Dlouhý, Meziborí, Czech Republic