no. 541
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Black to play. This position is from Gelfand--Kramnik, Berlin 1996. This is one of Kramnik’s finest finishes. Can you spot his amazing winning move? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 19 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 ... Bxd3+

Last week’s winner Neil Gadhok, Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire