Chess puzzle

No. 622

19 September 2020

9:00 AM

19 September 2020

9:00 AM

Black to play. Jones–McShane, London Chess Classic 2019. Last year I played two games of no-castling chess with Gawain Jones, each of us winning one. Here, Jones has won a pawn, but his pieces are scattered. Which move won me the game? Email answers to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 21 September. 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…Rf5! threatens h6-h5 mate. 2 Nxf5 exf5+ costs the queen.
Last week’s winner Tim Watkin, Oxford

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