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White to play. This is from Giri-Mamedyarov, ­Croatia 2019. White is a piece down and needs a dramatic continuation. What did he play? Answers to me at The Spectator by Tuesday 30 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 Bh8

Last week’s winner Sergio Petro, Upton-by-Chester, Cheshire