Luke McShane

No. 657

No. 657
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Black to play. Vodopyanov–Kantsyn, 1974. Two bishops up, White appears to have everything covered. Which move allows Black to force a quick win? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 14 June. 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…g3! 2 Kxg3 Rb3. White resigned in view of 3 Kg2 Rxe3 4 Bxe3 Kxe3 5 Kf1 Kd2.

Last week’s winner Jeff Aronson, Oxford

Written byLuke McShane

Luke McShane is chess columnist for The Spectator.

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