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Black to play. This position is from Sasikiran-McShane, Astana 2019. Black’s queen is attacked, his knight is vulnerable and b7 is also under pressure. How did Black solve his problems? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 26 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 fxe4

Last week’s winner Jeremy Hart, Yatton, Somerset