Black to play. Plat-Esipenko, European Team Championship, 2021. The 19-year-old Russian playing Black found a way to force mate in three moves. What did he play next? Answers should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 6 December. 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 Qb8+! Kg7 2 Qa7+ Kh6 3 Rxf6 Qd1+ 4 Qg1 wins with the extra rook
Last week’s winner Robert Tove, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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