Chess puzzle

No. 618

22 August 2020

9:00 AM

22 August 2020

9:00 AM

Black to play. McShane–Anand, World Rapid Championship 2017. While executing my last move, 51 Qf4-f3, attacking the h5-pawn, I got a horrible sinking feeling, as I saw what was about to hit me. What did Anand play? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 24 August. 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…Bc5+ 2 d4 Bxd4+! 3 Qxd4 Ne2+! 4 Nxe2 Qe1 mate
Last week’s winner Nicholas Hallam, Banstead, Surrey

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