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Black to play. This is from Carlo-Haast, Grenke Chess Open 2019. There is a saying in chess that when you see a good move, you should look for a better one. 1 ... Bxe5 is fine for Black but he can do a lot better. How? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 14 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 ... Qf6

Last week’s winner Ilya Iyengar, Amersham, Buckinghamshire