Chess puzzle

No. 600

18 April 2020

9:00 AM

18 April 2020

9:00 AM

Black to play. Andrew Stone–Martin Jogstad, 4NCL Online, April 2020. The queen is trapped on f4, so 1…Rxg5 looks worth a try, as after 2 Rxf4 Bxf4 threatens Rg5-g3+. But in the diagram, Black found a far stronger move. Which one? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 20 April. 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 Ne8+! Qxe8 2 Qxe8 Nxe8 3 d7 wins.

Last week’s winner Mark Benson, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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