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Black to play. This position is from Wagner–-Eckersley-Waites, Varsity Match, London 2008. How did Black make effective use of the powerful bishop pair? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 5 March 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 Bxf7

Last week’s winner Peter Skelly, Bedford