Chess Puzzle of the Week (171)

I was saddened to hear the news that Alan May, a very strong player and mainstay of Richmond & Twickenham Chess Club from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, and, more recently, a member of Dorking Chess Club, died earlier this month at the age of 84.

I’ll be publishing a full obituary here shortly. As a further tribute, this week’s puzzle is based on one of his games.

This is a position from Alan May (Durham) – Adrian Hollis (Oxford), from the 1959 British Universities Individual Championship.

Adrian played Ne5 and eventually won, but in the post mortem the players wondered what would have happened had Black chosen an alternative move.

Your question this week is to tell me how the game would have continued had Black played h6 in this position.