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White to play. This position is from Jones-Deac, European Team Championship, Batumi 2018. Can you spot White’s crushing breakthrough? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 10 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 Rxg6+

Last week’s winner Jeremy Hart, Yatton, Somerset