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Black to play. This is from Howell-McShane, British Championship, Hull 2018. This was the conclusion of the game that enabled Luke McShane to finish joint first with Michael Adams and force a play-off. How did Black conclude? Answers via email to by Tuesday 14 August. 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 ... Re3

Last week’s winner Roy Bland, Penzance