Chess puzzle

No. 637

23 January 2021

9:00 AM

23 January 2021

9:00 AM

White to play. Howell — Adams, Caplin Hastings Online 2021. Adams’s last move, 35…Ba4-b3, gave Howell the chance for a tactical strike, gaining a decisive advantage. What was his next move? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 25 January. 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 b4! Qxd7 2 Nxd7 Rd8 3 bxa5 Rxd7 4 Re8 mate
Last week’s winner Frank Upton, Solihull

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