Luke McShane

No. 757

White to play and mate in 4 moves, composed by Theodore Herlin, 1845, Le Palamède, 1845. The solution has just a single line of play. Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 26 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 axb4! Qxa1+ 2 Kd2! Qxh1 3 Qxc6+ bxc6 4 Ba6#

Last week’s winner William Jolliffe, Oxford

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