Luke McShane

No. 762

White to play. Navara-Bassem, Biel 2023. This arose from a game of ‘Chess960’ where the pieces are shuffled on the back ranks at the start of the game. Navara’s rook is attacked, but which move allowed him to score a quick win? Email answers to by Monday 31 July. There is a prize of £20 for the first correct answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address.

Last week’s solution 1 Kg4! threatens mate with Rf2-h2+. 1…Kh7 2 Rh2+ Kg6 3 Rh6#

Last week’s winner Richard Berman, London NW7

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