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White to play. This is from Gukesh-Paramzina, Sharjah 2019. Twelve-year-old Gukesh is the second youngest grandmaster of all time (behind Sergei Karjakin). How did he finish off here? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 16 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 Qxg7+

Last week’s winner Terry Tyson, Frizington, Cumbria