Luke McShane

No. 593

No. 593
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White to play, a variation from McShane–-Kamsky. In the game above, I was hoping to see 31…Qa5, as I had spotted an opportunity to turn the tables completely. What is White’s next move? Answers should be sent to ‘Chess’ at The Spectator by Tuesday 3 March 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…Rd5! threatens …Qd1 mate and 2 Qxd5 Nf4+ picks up the queen.

Last week’s winner Emmet Clarke, London E11