Chess puzzle

No. 714

6 August 2022

9:00 AM

6 August 2022

9:00 AM

Black to play. Smirnov – Duda, Chennai Olympiad 2022. With his next move, Duda forced a decisive gain of material. What did he play? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.ukby 9 August. 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 Last week’s solution: 1 Qh8! Depending on Black’s response, mate follows with Qb8, Qf8, Qe5 or Qd4.

Last week’s winner Richard Booth, Cheltenham, Glos.

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