Luke McShane

No. 780

White to play. Lan Yao-Pia Cramling, Women’s European Team Ch, Budva 2023. Black has just made a serious error in grabbing the pawn on f3. How did White force a decisive gain of material? Email answers to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 4 December. There is a prize of £20 for the firstcorrect answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address and allow six weeks for prize delivery.

Last week’s solution 1…Ng4! threatens …Qxh2#. If 2 Qxf4 Nxf2# or 2 fxg4 Qxe4+ wins

Last week’s winner Frances Nestor, London SE12

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