Luke McShane

No. 623

White to play. Areshchenko–Koch, Bundesliga 2020. White has won rook for bishop, but the queen is offside and his Rf2 is pinned by the Qb6. How did White win the game at a stroke? Answers should be emailed to by Monday 28 September. There is a prize of £20 for the first correct answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address.

Last week’s solution 1…Ra2! traps the knight on b5. 2 Re3 Kc6 and White resigned a few moves later.
Last week’s winner Jeremy Hart, Yatton, Somerset

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