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White to play. This position is from Tal-Rantanen, Tallinn 1979. This game features a typically brilliant Tal finish. Can you spot his amazing coup? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 23 July 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 Ng5

Last week’s winner Lily Geidelberg, London W6