Luke McShane

No. 735

White to play. Emory Tate-Alexander Shabalov, Curaçao 2006. With his next move, Tate brought his attack to a crisp conclusion. What did he play? Email answers to by Monday 23 January. 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 Bxb7! If 1…Rxb7 2 Rxb7+ Kxb7 3 Qg2+ Kb8 4 Rb5+ Kc7 5 Qb7+ Kd6 6 Rd5# Or 1…Qxg3+ 2 Bg2+ Rb7 3 Rxb7+ Ka8 4 fxg3 Nxc5 5 Rb5+ wins.

Last week’s winner Ilya Iyengar, London SW15

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