Chess puzzle

No. 638

30 January 2021

9:00 AM

30 January 2021

9:00 AM

Kokkoris–Kavalek, Athens 1968. Kavalek’s next move initiated a beautiful forced mating sequence. What did he play? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 1 February. 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 Bxe7! Kxe7 2 cxb6! Rxc1 3 b7 Rxf1 4 b8=Q and the queen prevailed.
Last week’s winner Jonathan Tymms, Aston Clinton, Bucks

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