Black to play. Erwin l’Ami–Luke McShane, Batumi, 2019. The pawn on e6 looks powerful, but White’s king is more vulnerable than it looks. What blow did I land? Answers should be sent to ‘Chess’ at The Spectator by Tuesday 12 November or via email to email@example.com. 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 f4!! as 1… Nxf4 2 Qxe5+ Kxe5 3 Qh8+ wins the queen
Last week’s winner Phillip Gardner, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
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