Chess puzzle

no. 545

16 March 2019

9:00 AM

16 March 2019

9:00 AM

White to play. This is from Finn-Abbas, Varsity Match 2019. A strategic puzzle rather than a tactical one. White has three ways to recapture on e4. Only one gives him the advantage. Which is the best move? Answers via email to victoria@spectator.-co.uk by Tuesday 19 March. 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 Qxe8+
Last week’s winner Oliver McEvoy, Elstree, Herts

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