Luke McShane

No. 633

White to play. A position taken from Chess Improvement (perhaps from Luchowski–Gridnew, Moscow 1992.) Black’s menacing pieces make the situation look desperate. How can White turn the tables? Answers should be emailed to by Monday 7 December. 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 Qc8+! Kxc8
(or 1…Kd6 2 Qe6#) 2 a8=Q+ Kd7 3 Qe8+ Kd6 4 Qe6 mate.

Last week’s winner Neil Limbert, Sheffield

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