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The world’s top 12 chess players are in St. Louis this month for the Sinquefield Cup, which runs until Aug. 29. Three of the world’s top players are from the United States (F. Caruana, W.So, and H. Nakamura). Vishy Anand of India and the world champion prior to Magnus Carlsen’s ascension has taken an early lead.

In Britain, the Royal Protection Squad protects its royalty for the good of the country, like the Knights of the Round Table were obligated to protect the innocent. But what if knight is torn between his queen and country? With this hint in mind, please try to find black’s best move and winning tactics.

A bishop walks into a bar and goes straight up to the bartender and orders a beer. The bartender says, “You can’t do that. You can only move diagonally.” With this hint in mind, please try and find white’s best move.

“Where’s Waldo?”  is a series of children’s puzzle books by English illustrator Martin Handford. The puzzles are cluttered with persons and faces. Readers are asked to find Waldo amid the clutter. This week’s Waldo, as it were, is a fork. With this hint in mind, please try to find black’s best move.

In this week’s position white owns an extra knight. But its minor pieces – knights and bishop – are on the queen-side. Meanwhile, black’s smaller forces are gathering like a storm on the king-side. With this hint in mind, please try to find black’s best move.