no. 557
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White to play. This position is from Ding Liren-Anand, Lindores Abbey Stars 2019. Here White played 1 Rb8 which lost a piece to 1 ... Rdb3. In fact White has only one move to avoid ruinous material loss. What is it? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 11 June 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 ... Rxf1

Last week’s winner Harry James,Mamhilad, Pontypool, Monmouthshire