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Black to play. This position is a variation from Keymer-Carlsen, Grenke 2019. Black is a piece down. What is the only move to stay in the game? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 7 May 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 Be5

Last week’s winner Alan Norman, Impington, Cambridge