Chess puzzle

No. 687

29 January 2022

9:00 AM

29 January 2022

9:00 AM

Black to play. Grandelius–Rapport, Tata Steel Chess 2022. With a bishop resting on a3, the White king can never sit comfortably. Rapport’s next move was a crushing blow. What did he play? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 31 January. 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 Qh5+ Qxh5 2 e8=Q+ Kf6 3 Qxh5 and wins

Last week’s winner Anca Gramaticu, Oadby, Leicestershire

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