Luke McShane

No. 759

White to play. Petursson-Damljanovic, New York Open, 1988. Which move decided this battle of passed pawns in White’s favour? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 10 July. 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 Bf5! gxf5 2.Kc5 soon leads to mate or a decisive skewer, e.g. 2…f6 3 Kd6 Rg8 4 Ke6 Kf8 5 Kxf6 Ke8 6 Ra8+ wins.

Last week’s winner Eric Lander, Bradworthy, Devon

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